DEEP PURPLE's 'Smoke On The Water', NIRVANA's 'Teen Spirit' Added To Grammy Hall Of Fame

DEEP PURPLE's 'Smoke On The Water', NIRVANA's 'Teen Spirit' Added To Grammy Hall Of Fame

In keeping with its ongoing dedication to preserving and celebrating timeless recordings, The Recording Academy has announced the 25 newest additions to its Grammy Hall Of Fame. This year's collection acknowledges a diverse range of both singles and album recordings at least 25 years old that exhibit qualitative or historical significance. Each year recordings are reviewed by a special member committee comprised of eminent and knowledgeable professionals from all branches of the recording arts, with final approval by The Recording Academy's National Board of Trustees. The Hall, now in its 44th year, currently totals 1,038 recordings.

"The Grammy Hall Of Fame represents all genres of music, acknowledging the diversity of musical expression for which The Academy has become renowned," said Neil Portnow, president/CEO of The Recording Academy. "Memorable and inspiring, these recordings are proudly added to our growing catalog and are an integral part of our musical, social and cultural history."

Representing an array of tracks and albums, the 2017 Grammy Hall Of Fame inductees range from the JACKSON 5's "ABC" to N.W.A.'s "Straight Outta Compton". The list also features DEEP PURPLE's "Smoke On The Water", NIRVANA's "Smells Like Teen Spirit", David Bowie's "Changes", Elvis Presley's "Jailhouse Rock", Billie Holiday's "Lady Sings The Blues", Prince's "Sign 'O' The Times", Merle Haggard's "Okie From Muskogee" and the BEACH BOYS' "I Get Around".

The 59th annual Grammy Awards will take place on Sunday, February 12, 2017, at Staples Center in Los Angeles and will be broadcast live on CBS from 8 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. (ET/PT).


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