Brian Wilson and James Brown enter UK Music Hall of Fame

Sixties pop and soul greats appear at UK awards

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Genius songwriter Brian Wilson and soul legend James Brown are to be inducted into the UK Hall of Fame at a ceremony in London next month.

Other inductees for this year have already been announced: Led Zeppelin, Rod Stewart, Dusty Springfield and Beatles producer Sir George Martin.

Live performances on the night will come from Brian Wilson, James Brown as well as musicians performing tributes to those inducted.


Wolfmother will honour Led Zeppelin, James Morrison will play in tribute to Rod Stewart, and Patti Labelle and Joss Stone will sing two Dusty Springfield songs.

Beach Boys songwriter Brian Wilson will enter the hall of fame, 40 years after the landmark Pet Sounds album was released.

The UK Hall of Fame show takes place on November 14, and will be broadcast live on BBC Radio 2.


Created in 2004, the Hall of Fame is for artists integral to “UK music culture”.

A considered panel of more than 60 artists, journalists and music industry executives decide which artists go into the hall of fame each year.

Previous inductees include The Beatles, Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones, U2, and Elvis Presley.


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