Beach Boys Inducted Into Grammy Hall Of Fame

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Beach Boys 1965 classic ‘California Girls’ has been inducted into the Grammy Hall Of Fame, alongside 25 other tracks and albums.

The Doors’ ‘Riders On The Storm’, Janis Joplin’s ‘Pearl’ and Bob Marley And The Wailers‘ album ‘Catch A Fire’ are also to be included.

All songs and albums chosen for the Hall Of Fame must be at least 25 years old. Neil Portnow, president of The Recording Academy, said that the chosen recordings are “timeless staples that all greatly deserve to memorialised”.

Comedy is also recognised. George Carlin’s 1972 LP ‘Class Clown’, featuring his legendary “seven words you can never say on television” routine, is also honoured.

The 2010 Grammy Hall Of Fame inductees are:

• As Time Goes By – Dooley Wilson (1944)
• Birdland – Weather Report (1977)
• California Girls – The Beach Boys (1965)
• Catch A Fire – Bob Marley & The Wailers (1973)
• Class Clown – George Carlin (1972)
• Crazy He Calls Me – Billie Holiday (1949)
• Dippermouth Blues – King Oliver & His Jazz Band (1923)
• Don’t Get Around Much Anymore – Duke Ellington (1940)
• Ella and Basie – Ella Fitzgerald and Count Basie (1963)
• Feliz Navidad – Jose Feliciano (1970)
• For Me And My Gal – Judy Garland & Gene Kelly (1942)
• His Eye Is On The Sparrow – Mahalia Jackson
• I Feel Like Going Home – Muddy Waters
• It’s A Man’s Man’s Man’s World – James Brown (1966)
• Jazz Samba – Stan Getz and Charlie Byrd (1962)
• Kansas City Stomps – Jelly Roll Morton (1928)
• Lazy River – Louis Armstrong (1931)
• …Plays WC Handy – Louis Armstrong & His All-Stars (1954)
• Mr Bojangles – Nitty Gritty Dirt Band (1970)
• Pearl – Janis Joplin (1971)
• Riders On The Storm – The Doors (1971)
• Twist And Shout – The Isley Brothers (1962)
• Who Do You Love – Bo Diddley (1956)
• You Made Me Love You – Harry James & His Orchestra (1941)
• Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah – Johnny Mercer


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