Rock & Roll Class of 2013

Today the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced the 2013 inductees. There are four categories: Performers (singers, vocal groups, bands, and instrumentalists of all kinds), Non-Performers (people who primarily work behind the scenes in the music industry, including record label executives, songwriters, record producers, disc jockeys, concert promoters, and music journalists), Early Influences (artists from earlier eras, such as country, folk, and blues, whose music inspired and influenced rock and roll artists), and Side-men (musicians who have spent their career out of the spotlight, performing as backup musicians for major artists on recording sessions and in concert). Occasionally, they will add in a Lifetime Achievement Award. Artists are eligible for induction into the Hall twenty-five years after the release of their first record. The Hall of Fame also reviews the influence and significance of the artist’s contribution to the development and continuation of rock and roll.

2013 Performers

2013 Non-Performers (Ahmet Ertegun Award)

Those are some pretty influential folks! I hope to visit the R&R Hall of Fame in Cleveland one of these days… maybe I’ll need to add that to the bucket list!

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