Donna Summer, Deep Purple, Public Enemy nominated for Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame

Chic, Rush, Kraftwerk, N.W.A also on list of nominees

Donna Summer, Deep Purple, Public Enemy nominated for Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame

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Donna Summer, Deep Purple and Public Enemy are among the nominations for 2013's Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame.

The other hopefuls are Chic, Rush, Albert King, Heart, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Kraftwerk, The Marvellettes, The Meters, NWA, Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Procul Harum and Randy Newman.

Those with the most votes will be inducted on April 18, 2013 at the Nokia Theatre in LA and, for the first time, the public gets to vote alongside the artists, historians and music industry insiders of the Rock Hall voting committee. From now until December 5 you can vote via Rolling Stone.

At the 2012 event, the chairman of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominating committee had said he regretted that Donna Summer was never inducted prior to her death.

Speaking to the New York Times, Jon Landau said: "There is absolutely no doubt that the extraordinary Donna Summer belongs in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Regrettably, despite being nominated on a number of occasions, our voting group has failed to recognise her - an error I can only hope is finally and permanently rectified next year."

Summer was born in Massachusetts in 1948 and began her career as a backing singer for 1970s trio Three Dog Night. She released her first solo album in 1974 and hit Number One in the UK in 1977 with the groundbreaking Giorgio Moroder-produced 'I Feel Love'. She died at the age of 63 in May 2012 after a lengthy battle with cancer.

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