Classic recordings by the Rolling Stones, the Four Tops, Linda Ronstadt, Jimi Hendrix, Nirvana, David Bowie, Queen, Whitney Houston, Aerosmith, and others have been added to the Grammy Hall of Fame by the Recording Academy. Criteria to enter the Grammy Hall includes works that are at least 25 years old and have “cultural and historical significance.” The Grammy Museum in Los Angeles includes 1,063 recordings and is on display at Grammy Museum L.A. Live. The inductees will be honored on January 28th at The 60th Annual Grammy Awards live broadcast on CBS at New York City’s Madison Square Garden.
Neil Portnow, President/CEO of the Recording Academy said in a statement: “The Grammy Hall Of Fame strives to embody the changing climate of music throughout these past decades, always acknowledging the diversity of musical expression for which the Academy has become known. Iconic and inspiring, these recordings are an integral part of our musical, social, and cultural history, and we are proud to have added them to our growing catalog.”
Guitar aficionados have always asked Keith Richards about the various tunings and tricks he’s used on his Rolling Stones classics. He told us, it’s really the last thing anyone should be worrying about: “Guitars and tunings, hey, that’s for us to know and other people to wonder about. What does it matter whether you’ve got five or six strings? It’s. . . are you getting out of that thing what you’re hearing in your head? And is it coming out the right way? The rest of it’s. . . a dark secret (laughter).”