Recordings by Paul McCartney and Bob Dylan are among 27 inductees into the Grammy Hall of Fame, along with entries by AC/DC, Frank Sinatra, Elton John, Billy Joel and Whitney Houston. McCartney and Wings' Band on the Run, Dylan's "The Times They Are A-Changin'," AC/DC's Back in Black, Sinatra's "Theme From New York, New York," John's Elton John, Joel's "Piano Man," and Houston's Whitney Houston will join the Hall of Fame on display at the Grammy Museum.
"With the Grammy Hall of Fame celebrating 40 years, it's especially important to note that these entries continue the tradition of inducting a wide variety of recordings that have inspired and influenced both fans and music makers for generations," Neil Portnow, President and CEO of the Recording Academy, said in a release. "Memorable for being both culturally and historically significant, we are proud to add them to our growing catalog of outstanding recordings that have become part of our musical, social, and cultural history."
The 55th Grammy Awards will be broadcast on February 10, 2013. The full list of inductees is below.
Buck Owens, "Act Naturally"
Louis Jordan And His Tympany Five, "Ain't Nobody Here But Us Chickens"
Joe Falcon, "Allons À Lafayette"
AC/DC, "Back In Black"
Paul McCartney & Wings, Band On The Run
W.H. Stepp, "Bonaparte's Retreat"
Lennie Tristano Sextet, Crosscurrents
Carols Gardel, "El Día Que Me Quieras"
Elton John, Elton John
Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs And The Foggy Mountain Boys, "Foggy Mountain Banjo
Little Richard, Here's Little Richard
Ray Charles, "Hit The Road Jack"
Willie Mae "Big Mama" Thornton, "Hound Dog"
James Brown, "I Got You (I Feel Good)"
John Coltrane And Johnny Hartman, John Coltrane And Johnny Hartman
Original Broadway Cast, Lost In The Stars
Charles Mingus, Mingus Ah Um
Son House, "My Black Mama [Parts 1 and 2]"
Francis Craig And His Orchestra, "Near You"
The Drifters, "On Broadway"
Billy Joel, "Piano Man"
Memphis Jug Band, "Stealin' Stealin'"
Richard Pryor, That Nigger's Crazy
Frank Sinatra, Theme From New York, New York"
Bob Dylan, "The Times They Are A-Changin'"
Ernest V. "Pop" Stoneman, "The Titanic"
Whitney Houston, Whitney Houston