Continuing the tradition of preserving and celebrating timeless 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 987 and is on display at the GRAMMY Museum® at L.A. LIVE.
"With recordings dating as early as 1909 through the late '80s, this year's GRAMMY Hall Of Fame entries not only represent a diverse collection of influential and historically significant recordings but also reflect the changing climate of music through the decades," said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy. "These memorable, inspiring and iconic recordings are proudly added to our growing catalog — knowing that they have become a part of our musical, social, and cultural history."
Representing a great variety of tracks and albums, the 2015 GRAMMY Hall Of Fame inductees range from Autobahn by Kraftwerk to Lou Reed's controversial hit "Walk On The Wild Side." Also added to the highly regarded list are The 4 Seasons' "Big Girls Don't Cry," ABBA's "Dancing Queen," Neil Young's 1972 album Harvest, Chic's disco classic "Le Freak," the Sex Pistols album Never Mind The Bollocks, Here's The Sex Pistols, and Alice Cooper's "School's Out."
Additionally, The Recording Academy will publish a collector's edition book. GRAMMY Hall Of Fame 2015 Collector’s Edition features in-depth insight into the 27 titles inducted into the GRAMMY Hall Of Fame class of 2015. The book will be available online at the official GRAMMY store, at retailers such as Barnes & Noble, Target, and Walmart, as well as on newsstands nationwide and at the GRAMMY Museum in downtown Los Angeles.
For a full list of recordings inducted into the GRAMMY Hall Of Fame, please go to:www.grammy.org/recording-academy/awards/hall-of-fame.