Blondie, Fleetwood Mac And Grateful Dead inducted into 2016 Grammy Hall Of Fame

Bob Dylan, The Pretenders and Miles Davis are also among 26 inductees

Blondie, Fleetwood Mac and Grateful Dead have been inducted into the 2016 Grammy Hall Of Fame.

The annual inductees include both singles and album recordings, all of which must be at least 25 years old. The recordings are chosen for their “historical and cultural significance”

Fleetwood Mac’s self-titled album, Grateful Dead’s ‘American Beauty’ and Bob Dylan’s ‘The Basement Tapes’ are among the Hall Of Fame inductees.

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LPs by Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, Miles Davis and Fats Domino also make the list of titles joining the class of 2016, as selected by the Recording Academy, hosts of the annual Grammy Awards.

“Spanning more than 50 years, the 2016 Grammy Hall Of Fame entries are an outstanding collection, marked by both historical and cultural significance,” said Recording Academy president Neil Portnow, in a statement.

“These works have influenced and inspired music fans for generations and we are proud to induct them into our catalogue of distinguished recordings.”

The full list of 2016 Grammy Hall of Fame inductees are as follows:

Grateful Dead – ‘American Beauty’
Bob Dylan And The Band ‘The Basement Tapes’
John Lee Hooker – ‘Boom Boom’
Kool & The Gang – ‘Celebration’
James Brown And The Famous Flames – ‘Cold Sweat – Part 1’
James Carr – ‘The Dark End Of The Street’
Andrews Sisters – ‘Don’t Sit Under The Apple Tree With Anyone But Me’
Ella Fitzgerald And Louis Armstrong – ‘Ella And Louis’
Fats Domino – ‘The Fat Man’
Roberta Flack – ‘First Take’
Fleetwood Mac – ‘Fleetwood Mac’
The O’Jays – ‘For The Love Of Money’
Blondie – ‘Heart Of Glass’
Joan Jett & The Blackhearts – ‘I Love Rock ‘N Roll’
Little Eva – ‘The Loco-Motion’
John Coltrane – ‘Lush Life’
Jimmy Buffett – ‘Margaritaville’
Miles Davis Quintet – ‘Miles Smiles’
The Pretenders – ‘Pretenders’
Randy Newman – ‘Randy Newman’
Lead Belly – ‘Rock Island Line’
Sir Douglas Quintet – ‘She’s About A Mover’
The Zombies – ‘She’s Not There’
Sister Rosetta Tharpe – ‘This Train’
Louis Armstrong And His Orchestra – ‘(What Did I Do To Be So) Black And Blue’
Joe Cocker – ‘You Are So Beautiful’
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