After careful consideration the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum has announced the 2014 Inductees into the Hall of Fame. Over 700 voters (made up from members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation) chose from a list of nominees that included artists that became eligible for inclusion 25 years after the release of their first recording.
Once again this year, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame offered fans the chance to participate in the voting process by going on line and choosing their favorites. The five top artist as chosen by the fans was then tallied with the other ballots as part of the process of choosing the inductees. This year, three of the top five fan choices made the list for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
The inductees are:
• Hall and Oates
• Linda Ronstadt
• Cat Stevens
Ahmet Ertegun Awards
• Brian Epstein
• Andrew Loog Oldham
The Award for Musical Excellence
• The E Street Band
For the first time ever, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony that is being held in New York City on Thursday, April 10, 2014 will be open to the public. The ceremonies in Cleveland in 2009 and 2012 as well as Los Angeles in 2013have already been opened to the public
“This year’s Hall of Fame Inductees really capture the passion of the fans,” said Joel Peresman, President and CEO of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation. “We’re thrilled to again be able to have the fans be a part of the show, especially as we bring the ceremony to Barclays Center and partner again with HBO and Playtone.”
“Brooklyn has always been a hotbed for rock and roll and we’re proud to continue that tradition by hosting the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony,” said Barclays Center CEO Brett Yormark. “Barclays Center has hosted many of the world’s biggest artists and we are looking forward to welcoming the new Inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as we celebrate for the first time ever in Brooklyn.”
Tickets will go on sale to the public in January. A pre-sale for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame members will take place in advance of the public on-sale date. To be eligible for the member pre-sale, you must be an active Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum member by December 31, 2013 at 11:59 PM EST. Exact sale dates will be announced in January. Details at www.rockhall.com.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland, Ohio, will also open a special exhibit on the 2014 Inductees in conjunction with the 2014 Induction Ceremony. The Museum is a nonprofit organization that tells the story of rock and roll’s cultural influence through its exhibits, public events, educational programs and a world-class Library and Archives.
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About the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, Inc. is the nonprofit organization that exists to educate visitors, fans and scholars from around the world about the history and continuing significance of rock and roll music. It carries out this mission through its operation of a world-class museum that collects, preserves, exhibits and interprets this art form and through its library and archives as well as its educational activities. For more information, visit rockhall.