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Whitney Houston, Elton John Albums Among Grammy Hall of Fame Inductees

On the Grammy Hall of Fame’s 40th anniversary, the Recording Academy is honoring Whitney Houston, Elton John, AC/DC and more.

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In total, 27 recordings will be added to the collection this year. Among them are Ray Charles’ “Hit the Road Jack,” James Brown’s “I Feel Good,” Billy Joel’s “Piano Man,” Frank Sinatra’s theme from “New York, New York” and Bob Dylan’s “The Times They Are A-Changin’.” Also being inducted is AC/DC’s classic 1980 album Back in Black, Paul McCartney & the Wings’ Band on the Run from 1974 as well as self-titled albums from Elton John (1970) and Whitney Houston (1985). See a complete list on the next page.

"With the Grammy Hall of Fame celebrating 40 years, it's especially important to note that these entries continue the tradition of inducting a wide variety of recordings that have inspired and influenced both fans and music makers for generations," said Neil Portnow, president and CEO of the Recording Academy. "Memorable for being both culturally and historically significant, we are proud to add them to our growing catalog of outstanding recordings that have become part of our musical, social and cultural history."

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The growing collection on display at the Grammy Museum at L.A. Live now includes a total of 933 recordings. Albums and singles chosen must be at least 25 years old and exhibit qualitative or historical significance.

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"ACT NATURALLY"
Buck Owens

(writers: Johnny Russell, Voni Morrison)
Capitol (1963)

Country (Single)

"AIN'T NOBODY HERE BUT US CHICKENS"
Louis Jordan and His Tympany Five
(Joan Whitney, Alex Kramer)
Decca (1946)
R&B (Single)

"ALLONS À LAFAYETTE (LAFAYETTE)"

Joe Falcon
(Traditional)
Columbia (1928)
Folk (Single)


BACK IN BLACK

AC/DC

Albert/Atlantic (1980)

Rock (Album)


BAND ON THE RUN

Paul McCartney & Wings

Apple (1973)

Rock (Album)


"BONAPARTE'S RETREAT"

W.H. Stepp
(Traditional arr. Stepp)
Library of Congress (1937)
Country (Single)

CROSSCURRENTS
Lennie Tristano Sextet
Capitol (1949)
Jazz (Album)

"EL DÍA QUE ME QUIERAS"
Carols Gardel
(Carlos Gardel, Alfredo Le Pera)
Paramount (1935)
Latin (Single)

ELTON JOHN
Elton John
Uni Records (1970)
Pop (Album)

FOGGY MOUNTAIN BANJO
Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs and the Foggy Mountain Boys
Columbia (1961)
Country (Album)

HERE'S LITTLE RICHARD
Little Richard
Specialty (1957)
Rock (Album)

"HIT THE ROAD JACK"
Ray Charles
(Percy Mayfield)
ABC-Paramount (1961)
R&B (Single)

"HOUND DOG"
Willie Mae "Big Mama" Thornton
(Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller)
Peacock (1953)
Blues (Single)

"I GOT YOU (I FEEL GOOD)"
James Brown
(James Brown)
King (1965)
R&B (Single)

JOHN COLTRANE AND JOHNNY HARTMAN
John Coltrane And Johnny Hartman
Impulse! (1963)
Jazz (Album)

LOST IN THE STARS
Original Broadway Cast
Decca (1949)
Musical Show (Album)

MINGUS AH UM
Charles Mingus
Columbia (1959)
Jazz (Album)

"MY BLACK MAMA [PARTS 1 & 2]"
Son House
(Son House)
Paramount (1930)
Blues (Single)

"NEAR YOU"
Francis Craig and His Orchestra
(Francis Craig & Kermit Goell)
Bullet (1947)
Pop (Single)

"ON BROADWAY"
The Drifters
(Jerry Leiber, Barry Mann, Mike Stoller, Cynthia Weil)
Atlantic (1963)
R&B (Single)

"PIANO MAN"
Billy Joel
(Billy Joel)
Columbia (1973)
Pop (Single)

"STEALIN' STEALIN'"
Memphis Jug Band
(Will Shade)
Victor (1928)
Blues (Single)

THAT NIGGER'S CRAZY
Richard Pryor
Partee/Stax (1974)
Comedy (Album)

"THEME FROM 'NEW YORK, NEW YORK' "
Frank Sinatra
(Fred Ebb & John Kander)
Reprise (1980)
Traditional Pop (Single)

"THE TIMES THEY ARE A-CHANGIN'"
Bob Dylan
(Bob Dylan)
Columbia (1964)
Folk (Track)

"THE TITANIC"
Ernest V. "Pop" Stoneman
(Ernest V. "Pop" Stoneman)
Okeh (1924)
Country (Single)

WHITNEY HOUSTON
Whitney Houston
Arista (1985)
Pop (Album)