Martin Luther King's Speech, 'Born in the U.S.A.' Album Enter Grammy Hall of Fame
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech and albums from Bruce Springsteen (Born in the U.S.A.) and the Rolling Stones (Exile on Main St.) are among the latest batch of 25 recordings inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame.
Cole Porter’s “Anything Goes,” Gloria Gaynor’s “I Will Survive,” Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five’s “The Message,” Tina Turner’s “What’s Love Got to Do With It,” Bill Cosby’s comedy album I Started Out as a Child and the original Broadway cast recording of “St. Louis Woman” also gained entry.
The collection acknowledges recordings of all genres at least 25 years old that exhibit “qualitative or historical significance,” according to the Recording Academy. Recordings are reviewed annually by a member committee comprising professionals from all branches of the recording arts.
With the 25 new titles announced Monday, the list now totals 906; all are displayed at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles.
Others inducted include “Deep in the Heart of Texas” by Gene Autry; Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young album Deja Vu; Doris Day’s theme song “Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be)”; and Freddy Fender’s “Wasted Days and Wasted Nights.”