The 2013 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees were announced Tuesday. Being enshrined in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame will be Rush, Donna Summer, Public Enemy, Chic, Heart, Randy Newman and Albert King.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2013 class of inductees is quite diverse, covering the musical map of rock, disco, blue, rap and pop, notes Reuters. Canadian progressive rock pioneers Rush have had a career that spans four decades with 20 studio albums, including “Moving Pictures,” which featured the hits “Tom Sawyer” and “YYZ.”
On hearing about their selection, Rush said on Facebook, “We are honored to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The 3 of us are especially appreciative of our loyal fans whose support and dedication has gone a long way to making this possible. P.S. And special thanks to our moms for voting 6000 times!”
Disco queen Donna Summer, who passed away in May 2012, is a five-time Grammy Award winner. Summer's hits include “Bad Girls,” “On the Radio,” “MacArthur Park,” “Love to Love You Baby” and “Last Dance.”
Randy Newman's career has spanned the radio and movies. Newman has won two Oscars, winning Best Original Song in 2001 for “If I Didn't Have You” from “Monster's Inc.,” and winning in 2011 for “We Belong Together” from “Toy Story 3," and winning six Grammy Awards, reports Reuters.
Heart, led by Ann Wilson and Nancy Wilson, had a string of hits including “Barracuda,” “Crazy for You” and “Magic Man.”
While Public Enemy never had the pop success as Summer or Heart, the rap group's legacy cemented their place in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Albert King's legacy as a blues guitarist also earned him a place.
Two producers were also inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, reports Reuters. Lou Adler was executive producer of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” and produced albums by Carole King, Sam Cooke and The Mamas & The Papas. Quincy Jones has worked with everyone from Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra and Aretha Franklin to Michael Jackson and Donna Summer.
You can listen to all of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees below.
Charles Poladian joined IBTimes in October 2012 and, when not reporting on all things topical, can be found reading or photographing concerts.