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liveDaily (01/24/2003), New batch of recordings enters GRAMMY Hall of Fame

liveDaily, January 24, 2003

New batch of recordings enters GRAMMY Hall of Fame

by Rob Evans, liveDaily Editor
January 24, 2003 11:23 AM - The Recording Academy has bestowed GRAMMY Hall of Fame Awards on 21 recordings, including Led Zeppelin's single "Stairway To Heaven" and Fleetwood Mac's "Rumours" album.

There are now 606 titles on the list of Hall of Fame Awards recipients. The award was established in 1973.

Six of the recordings voted into the Hall this year were released in the 1960s (including Judy Collins' single "Both Sides Now" and Petula Clark's single "Downtown"), 11 from the '70s (among them Bruce Springsteen's "Born To Run" album) and four entries come from earlier decades.

"The purpose of the Hall Of Fame is to spotlight recorded musical masterpieces that have significantly impacted our musical history," Academy President Neil Portnow said in a statement. "This year's selections are outstanding recordings and compositions of social significance that uniquely represent pieces of our country's cultural history. They all greatly deserve to be memorialized."

Hall of Fame recordings are selected "by a panel of respected professionals from the recording arts field, including musicologists and historians," from among recordings released more than 25 years ago, according to the Recording Academy.

A complete list of the Hall of Fame inductees for 2003 follows. A list of all Hall of Fame recipients is available at the official GRAMMY website.

Pop Albums
"Aja," Steely Dan (1977)
"Still Crazy After All These Years," Paul Simon (1975)

Pop Singles
"Blowin' in the Wind," Peter, Paul & Mary (1963)
"Both Sides Now," Judy Collins (1968)
"Days of Wine and Roses," Henry Mancini (1963)
"Downtown," Petula Clark (1964)
"It's Too Late," Carole King (1971)
"Up Up and Away," The 5th Dimension (1967)

Rock Albums
"Born To Run," Bruce Springsteen (1975)
"Goodbye Yellow Brick Road," Elton John (1973)
"Rumours," Fleetwood Mac (1977)

Rock Singles
"Hotel California," Eagles (1977)
"I Shot the Sheriff," Eric Clapton (1974)
"Proud Mary," Ike & Tina Turner (1971)
"Stairway To Heaven," Led Zeppelin (1971)

R&B Singles
"I Only Have Eyes for You," The Flamingos (1959)
"Lady Marmalade," Labelle (1975)

Classical Albums
"Chopin: Mazurkas (Complete)," Artur Rubinstein, piano (1967)
"Shostakovich: Violin Concerto No. 1 In A Minor, Op. 99," David Oistrakh; Dimitri Mitropoulos cond. New York Philharmonic (1956)

Jazz Album
"The Genius Of Modern Music, Vols. 1 & 2," Thelonious Monk (1949)

Traditional Pop Single
"Stormy Weather (Keeps Rainin' All the Time)," Ethel Waters (1933)

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