Rock Hall of Fame Induction
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Mon Mar 14 23:34:11 CST 2005
>Rock Hall Of Fame Inducts New Members Monday
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame will induct a new class Monday night at the
Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City. This years inductees include the
OJays, U2, Percy Sledge, Buddy Guy and the Pretenders.
The event will not be broadcast live, although it will be beamed back to the
museum in Cleveland, where it will be shown on several large screens. VH1
will air an edited version of the ceremony on Saturday.
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(Source: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame)
Buddy Guy - Known as the towering master of Chicago blues guitar, he is a
musician's musician who has had a major influence over countless guitarists
including Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jeff Beck, Pete Townshend and
Percy Sledge - Nicknamed "The Golden Voice of Soul," Sledge sired the
legendary Muscle Shoals sound. His vocals on songs such as "When a Man Loves
a Woman," "Take Time to Know Her," "It Tears Me Up" and "Warm and Tender
Love" resonate around the world as he continues to tour the Americas,
Europe, Asia, and Africa.
The O'Jays (Eddie Levert, Bobby Massey, William Powell, Sammy Strain, Walter
Williams) - The Ohio based group landed on Gamble & Huff's Philadelphia
International Records in 1972, becoming the premier vocal standard-bearers
for the sound that dominated black music for nearly a decade. They have
amassed dozens of hits including "Love Train," "Backstabbers," and "For the
Love of Money," and their smooth style has never gone out of vogue.
The Pretenders (Martin Chambers, Pete Farndon, James Honeyman-Scott,
Chrissie Hynde) - Formed in late Seventies London, The Pretenders have
endured as one of the most successful groups to emerge from the New Wave
era. Singer and rhythm guitarist Chrissie Hynde writes songs (such as "Brass
in Pocket, "Back on the Chain Gang," "Don't Get Me Wrong" and "Middle of the
Road") about everyday survival with a tough, self-assured persona.
U2 (Bono, Adam Clayton, The Edge, Larry Mullen Jr.) - This quartet from
Dublin has displayed an extraordinary capacity to create exhilarating music
that continues to change with the times. Their creative restlessness has
given each new record a never-before-heard style that influenced a countless
number of artists. Songs such as "One," "Where the Streets Have No Name" and
"Sunday Bloody Sunday" address complex, compelling social and spiritual
issues but still manage to be accessible. The band's recently released
record, How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb ranks among their best work and they
will embark on a world tour in 2005.
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