The Recording Academy® Announces 2014 GRAMMY Hall Of Fame® Inductees

27 Recordings Added to the GRAMMY Hall Of Fame Residing at the GRAMMY Museum®

Collector’s Edition Book Will Celebrate GRAMMY Hall Of Fame 40th Anniversary

Continuing the tradition of preserving and celebrating great recordings, The Recording Academy® has announced the newest additions to its legendary GRAMMY Hall Of Fame®. This latest round of inducted recordings continues to highlight diversity and recording excellence, and acknowledges both singles and album recordings of all genres at least 25 years old that exhibit qualitative or historical significance. Recordings are reviewed annually by a special member committee comprised of eminent and knowledgeable professionals from all branches of the recording arts, with final approval by The Recording Academy’s National Board of Trustees. With 27 new titles, the list currently totals 960 and is on display at the GRAMMY Museum® at L.A. LIVE. (For a full list of recordings inducted into the GRAMMY Hall Of Fame, please go to: http://www.grammy.org/recording-academy/awards/hall-of-fame.)

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Representing a great variety of tracks and albums, the 2014 GRAMMY Hall Of Fame inductees range from the Mary Poppins Original Cast Sound Track album to Sugarhill Gang’s early rap hit “Rapper’s Delight.” Also added to the highly regarded list are the Drifters’ “Under The Boardwalk,” B.B. King’s “3 O’Clock Blues,” Kris Kristofferson’s self-titled debut album, Dolly Parton’s “Jolene,” the Rolling Stones’ “Honky Tonk Women,” and U2’s album The Joshua Tree. Other inductees include the original soundtrack from Woodstock and recordings by James Brown, Chicago, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Miles Davis, Run-D.M.C., B.J. Thomas, and Neil Young, among others.

2014 GRAMMY Hall Of Fame Inductees (Songwriters of singles in parentheses)

AFTER THE GOLD RUSH “NOBODY KNOWS THE TROUBLE I’VE SEEN”
Neil Young Louis Armstrong And The All Stars
Reprise (1970) (Spiritual Arranged by Henry “Harry” Thacker Burleigh)
Album Decca (1938) Single

ALL THINGS MUST PASS “RAINDROPS KEEP FALLIN’ ON MY HEAD”
George Harrison B.J. Thomas
Apple (1970) (Burt Bacharach, Hal David)
Album Scepter (1969) Single

THE CHICAGO TRANSIT AUTHORITY “RAPPER’S DELIGHT”
Chicago Sugarhill Gang
Columbia (1969) (Bernard Edwards, Nile Rogers)
Album Sugar Hill (1979) Single

COSMO’S FACTORY RELAXIN’ WITH THE MILES DAVIS QUINTET
Creedence Clearwater Revival Miles Davis
Fantasy (1970) Prestige (1958)
Album Album

DOC WATSON “THE REVOLUTION WILL NOT BE TELEVISED”
Doc Watson Gil Scott-Heron
Vanguard (1964) (Gil Scott-Heron)
Album Flying Dutchman (1970) Single

“FORTUNATE SON” “STRANGE THINGS HAPPENING EVERY DAY”
Creedence Clearwater Revival Sister Rosetta Tharpe
(John Fogerty) (Rosetta Tharpe)
Fantasy (1969) Decca (1945)
Single Single

“GEORGIA (ON MY MIND)” SWEET HOME CHICAGO”
Hoagy Carmichael And His Orchestra Robert Johnson
(Hoagy Carmichael, Stuart Gorrell) Robert Johnson)
Victor (1930) ocalion (1937)
Single Single

“GET UP -I FEEL LIKE BEING LIKE A
SEX MACHINE” “3 O’CLOCK BLUES”
James Brown B.B. King
(James Brown) (Lowell Fulson, B.B. King)
King (1970) RPM (1952)
Single Single

“HONKY TONK WOMEN” “UNDER THE BOARDWALK”
The Rolling Stones The Drifters
(Mick Jagger, Keith Richards) (Artie Resnick, Kenny Young)
London (1969) Atlantic (1964)
Single Single

“JOLENE” “WALK THIS WAY”
Dolly Parton Run-D.M.C.
(Dolly Parton) (Joe Perry, Steven Tyler)
RCA (1973) Profile (1986)
Single Single

THE JOSHUA TREE “WONDERFUL WORLD”
U2 Sam Cooke
Island (1987) (Sam Cook, Herb Albert & Lou Adler)
Album Keen (1960)
Single

KRISTOFFERSON WOODSTOCK -MUSIC FROM THE ORIGINAL SOUND TRACK AND MORE
Kris Kristofferson Various Artists
Monument (1970) Cotillion (1970)
Album Album

“LOW RIDER” “YARDBIRD SUITE”
War Charlie Parker Septet
(Allen, Brown, Dickerson, Goldstein,
Jordan, Miller, Oskar & Scott) (Charlie Parker)
United Artists (1975) Dial (1946)
Single Single

MARY POPPINS -ORIGINAL CAST SOUNDTRACK
Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke & Various Artists
Buena Vista (1964)
Album

Celebrating the GRAMMY Hall Of Fame’s 40th Anniversary, The Recording Academy has partnered with FX Marketing Group to publish a 150-plus-page collector’s edition book. GRAMMY Hall Of Fame 40th Anniversary Collector’s Edition features in-depth insight into many of the recordings and artists represented in the Hall. Legendary artists provide exclusive firsthand accounts of the making of their GRAMMY Hall Of Fame-inducted recordings, including Mel Brooks, Herbie Hancock, Loretta Lynn, the Mamas And The Papas’ Michelle Phillips, Carlos Santana, James Taylor, the Who’s Pete Townshend, and Bill Withers, among others. The full-color book also highlights the legacy of the Beatles, the group with the most titles inducted into the Hall. The book is available online at the official GRAMMY store, and is sold in Barnes & Noble, Target and Walmart stores as well as on newsstands nationwide and at the GRAMMY Museum in downtown Los Angeles. For information on the Hall Of Fame’s 40th Anniversary, please go to http://www.grammyhalloffame40.com.

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