Classic Rock Tracks Dominate 2017 Grammy HOF Induction Class
Classics by David Bowie, Deep Purple, the Beach Boys, Rod Stewart and others will be inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame during Grammy Awards week in February.
The annual list of 25 inductees features Bowie’s “Changes,” Deep Purple’s “Smoke On The Water,” the Beach Boys’ “I Get Around” and Stewart’s “Maggie May” along with Sly & the Family Stone’s “Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin),” Elvis Presley’s “Jailhouse Rock,” Arlo Guthrie’s “The City Of New Orleans,” Dion’s “The Wanderer,” the Everly Brothers’ “Wake Up Little Susie,” Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit,” R.E.M.’s “Losing My Religion,” the Jackson 5’s “ABC” and Sonny & Cher’s “I Got You Babe.”
The class of 2017 brings the Grammy Hall of Fame total to 1,038 recordings. The songs will be honored at a special ceremony in Los Angeles and also mentioned during the Grammy Awards telecast on February 12.
The full list of inductees can be found at Grammy.com.
Gary Graff is an award-winning music journalist who not only covers music but has written books on Bob Seger, Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen.