Wednesday, May 04, 2022

Carly Simon, Pat Benatar, Dolly Parton and Eurythmics Among Inductees Into Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

I have been on tenterhooks since the nominations were announced -- Joni Mitchell, Linda Ronstadt and Carole King are already in -- so let me be the first to say congratulations to my girl Carly Simon on her long-overdue induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, along with other KIT212 faves Pat Benatar, Eurythmics, Dolly Parton and Duran Duran! 

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame announced its latest inductees on Wednesday: Eminem, Dolly Parton, Duran Duran, Eurythmics, Carly Simon, Lionel Richie and Pat Benatar will join the Cleveland institution’s pantheon at its 37th annual ceremony, scheduled for Nov. 5 in Los Angeles. 

The class of 2022 embraces the musical diversity of pop, including artists that span many decades and genres, from rap to country. Eminem, a protégé of Dr. Dre, was the first rapper in U.S. history to release a year’s best-selling album (“The Eminem Show,” in 2002).

Ms. Parton is a godmother of modern country music, whose songwriting reflects her hardscrabble roots in East Tennessee. Carly Simon, famous for chart-topper “You’re So Vain” and other hits, is one of the most popular singer-songwriters of the early 1970s. 

This year’s batch of inductees also nods to the 1980s. Duran Duran rode a new wave of dance-friendly, synthesized pop to global success, thanks partly to the fledgling MTV. The melodic new-wave duo Eurythmics (Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart) became karaoke fixtures with international hits like “Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This).” 

Pat Benatar combined arena rock and pop hooks on the soaring anthem “Hit Me with Your Best Shot.” Five of this year’s seven inductees were nominated for the first time: Eminem, Duran Duran, Mr. Richie, Ms. Simon and Ms. Parton. Ms. Parton had initially rebuffed the nomination process -- saying she hadn’t earned it -- but recently changed her mind.
Read the incredible tale of Carly's Bond theme, with a dark twist HERE.

1 comment:

das buut said...

I'm going to assume based upon this list of inductees that everyone who has ever played rock'n'roll is now in the hall of fame.