Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
US stars Tina Turner, Jay-Z (real name Shawn Carter), Carole King, Todd Rundgren and rock bands The Go Go's and Foo Fighters were inducted into the Rock Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio. The awards ceremony and concert took place on Saturday night at the Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse complex near the Hall of Fame.
This year's winners were announced on May. Jay-Z was the first solo rap artist to be inducted into the Rock Hall of Fame. Tina Turner was inducted in 1991 with her first duet with her ex-husband Ike Turner (1931-2007), her second. In 2014 Dave Grohl was inducted into the Rock Hall of Fame, the nirvana where he served as drummer. Carole King was inducted in 1990, but only as a songwriter, not an artist.
Tickets for the ceremony, now in its 36th year, were sold out long before it started. There was no online streaming of the event, which was streamed live on YouTube, except for the red carpet, where the performers arrived.
The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony featured musicians such as Paul McCartney, Taylor Swift, Christina Aguilera, H.E.R. in addition to the honorees themselves. (Gabriella Wilson) and others. Organizers promise that anyone wishing to watch the ceremony will be able to do so beginning Nov. 20 on the HBO Max streaming platform.
Musicians can qualify for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame only after the 25th anniversary of the release of their first record. Already included are bands and artists such as The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Elvis Presley, The Rolling Stones, B.B. King, Chuck Berry, Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin and many others.
Listeners are invited to decide who is worthy of inclusion in the community by voting for musicians on the organization's official website. In addition, nearly 1,000 music experts, including other singers, critics, showbiz professionals and historians, participate in determining the winners.