Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees include five British acts

5 British artists were among 7 to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. [Image GordonMakryllos/Wikimedia]
5 British artists were among 7 to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. [Image GordonMakryllos/Wikimedia]

The seven inductees have been announced with Brits making up five of the seven artists to be inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in March 2019.

The 2019 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees were announced on 13th December and the official induction ceremony will be held in Barclays Centre in Brooklyn, New York on 29 March next year. A panel of more than 1,000 figures in the Music industry voted, as well as a fan ballot which was run. Five British acts make up the seven inductees this year.

According to The Guardian, artists who received a nomination but didn’t make the grade this year in the Hall of Fame include Devo, MC5, Kraftwerk, LL Cool J, Rage Against the Machine, John Prine, Todd Rundgren and Rufus featuring Chaka Khan.

The five British acts listed below did, indeed, make the grade and stand tall among seven artists who were eligible 25 years after the release of their first record. The two US inductees are also listed.

1

Alt-rockers Radiohead

Radiohead was eligible last year after their debut single “Creep” was released 25 years ago. However at that stage they didn’t manage to pass the nomination stage. However, this year they were lucky to become inductees in the famous awards. Ed O’Brien said last year that as a British band, they feel it is lovely to be nominated but added that it is a “very American thing” and that Brits aren’t very good at celebrating themselves.

2

60s psych-rockers The Zombies

The Zombies, who released their new album “Still Got That Hunger” in September this year, are set to be inducted into the Hall of Fame. They scored hits in the US and UK with “She’s Not There” in 1964. Their album “Odyssey and Oracle” is ranked at No. 100 on Rolling Stones Magazine’s 500 Greatest Albums of all Time.

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