Rock & Roll Hall of Fame names its latest round of inductees

Some of the music industry’s most influential members will be joining the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame later this year.

News 12 Staff

May 13, 2021, 1:36 AM

Updated 1,108 days ago

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Some of the music industry’s most influential members will be joining the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame later this year.
Tina Turner broke barriers as a music icon, and now the legendary singer is among a history-making group to be inducted into the Hall. The 2021 inductees were revealed on Wednesday.
“I’m just taking it as a popular music and these artists’ effects on the new generation that's coming around and unquestionably, they're all fantastic artists,” says Princeton Record Exchange owner Jon Lambert.
Lambert says he has sold the music and followed the careers of many of the inductees for years.
The Hall of Fame says that this is the most diverse group of inductees in the organization’s history.
Female musicians have a lot to do with it. Half of the six inductees in the performing categories are women, including New Jersey resident Carole King, and the Go-Gos. Todd Rundgren, Foo Fighters and Jay-Z round out the group.
The Hall of Fame also inducts hip-hop artists it believes influenced rock and roll.
Turner, King and Dave Grohl, of the Foo Fighters, are among the few artists to now be inducted twice, either as a solo artist or part of a group.
The Hall of Fame is also expanding specialty categories. In all, 13 artists and groups will be inducted. Lambert says while the annual induction doesn't boost his record sales for those artists, it holds a special place.
“I love that people are continually reminded of the joys and beauty of music – of popular music,” he says.
The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductions are set for Oct. 30.


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