Neil Diamond, Elton John recordings among 2020 GRAMMY Hall of Fame Induction

Twenty-six recordings added to iconic catalog

The Recording Academy welcomes the newest inductions to its distinguished GRAMMY Hall Of Fame, continuing its ongoing commitment to preserving and celebrating timeless recordings. This year’s additions recognize a diverse range of both single and album recordings at least 25 years old that exhibit qualitative or historical significance. Recordings are reviewed each year by a special member committee comprised of eminent and knowledgeable professionals from all branches of the recording arts, with final approval by the Recording Academy’s National Board of Trustees. With 26 new titles, the Hall, now in its 47th year, currently totals 1,114 recordings. The 2020 GRAMMY Hall Of Fame inductions are available to stream via an Apple Music playlist.

“Each year it is our distinct privilege to preserve a piece of cultural and music history with our GRAMMY Hall Of Fame inductions,” states Deborah Dugan, President/CEO of the Recording Academy. “We are so honored to welcome these timeless masterpieces to our growing catalog of iconic recordings that serve as a beacon of music excellence and diverse expression that will forever impact and inspire generations of creators.”

The 2020 GRAMMY Hall Of Fame inductees range from Neil Diamond’s “Sweet Caroline (Good Times Never Seemed So Good)” to Joni Mitchell’s Clouds. The list also features Eurhythmics’ “Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This),” Elton John’s “Tiny Dancer,” Devo’s Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo!, Swan Silvertones’ “Oh Mary Don’t You Weep,” and Public Enemy’s It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back. Other inductees include recordings by the Allman Brothers Band, the Chuck Wagon Gang, Patsy Cline, Dick Dale And The Del-Tones, Bo Diddley, Peter Frampton, the King Cole Trio, Skip James, James P. Johnson, Machito, Taj Mahal, Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard, the Police, Blind Alfred Reed, Joshua Rifkin, Nancy Sinatra, the Stanley Brothers & The Clinch Mountain Boys, the Surfaris, and Mary Lou Williams.

Eligible recipients will receive an official certificate from the Recording Academy.

2020 GRAMMY Hall Of Fame Inductees:

  • Afro-Cuban Jazz Suite
    “Afro-Cuban Jazz Suite”
    Mercury (1950)
  • Capitol Presents The King Cole Trio
    The King Cole Trio
    Capitol (1944)
  • “Carolina Shout”
    James P. Johnson
    OKeh (1921)
  • Clouds
    Joni Mitchell
    Reprise (1969)
  • “Devil Got My Woman”
    Skip James
    Paramount (1931)
  • Eat A Peach
    The Allman Brothers Band
    Capricorn (1972)
  • “Every Breath You Take”
    The Police
    A&M (1983)
  • Frampton Comes Alive!
    Peter Frampton
    A&M (1976)
  • “How Can A Poor Man Stand Such Times And Live”
    Blind Alfred Reed
    Victor (1930)
  • “I’ll Fly Away”
    The Chuck Wagon Gang
    Columbia (1949)
  • “I’m A Man”
    Bo Diddley
    Checker (1955)
  • “I’m A Man of Constant Sorrow”
    The Stanley Brothers & The Clinch Mountain Boys
    Columbia (1951)
  • It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back
    Public Enemy
    Def Jam (1988)
  • “Miserlou”
    Dick Dale And The Del-Tones
    Deltone (1962)
  • “Oh Mary Don’t You Weep”
    Swan Silvertones
    Vee-Jay (1959)
  • “Pancho And Lefty”
    Willie Nelson And Merle Haggard
    Epic (1982)
  • Piano Rags By Scott Joplin
    Joshua Rifkin
    Nonesuch (1970)
  • Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo!
    Warner Bros. (1978)
  • “Sweet Caroline (Good Times Never Seemed So Good)”
    Neil Diamond
    Uni (1969)
  • “Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)”
    RCA (1983)
  • Taj Mahal
    Taj Mahal
    Columbia (1968)
  • “These Boots Are Made For Walkin'”
    Nancy Sinatra
    Reprise (1965)
  • “Tiny Dancer”
    Elton John
    Uni (1972)
  • “Walkin’ After Midnight”
    Patsy Cline
    Decca (1957)
  • “Wipe Out”
    The Surfaris
    Dot (1963)
  • Zodiac Suite
    Mary Lou Williams
    Asch (1945)

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