News The Beatles & Prince Amongst Nominees For Grammy Hall Of Fame

The awards aims to honour historically significant recordings.

The Beatles and Prince have been nominated to enter the Grammy Hall Of Fame.

The award was established by The Recording Academy's National Trustees in 1973, and aims to honor recordings of 'lasting qualitative or historical significance' that are at least 25 years old.

Nominated for the prize are: The Beatles' 'Penny Lane' (from 1967), Prince's 'Purple Rain' (1984), Otis Redding's 'I've Been Loving You Too Long' (1965) and Ray Charles's 'Genius + Soul = Jazz' (1961).

'The Grammy Hall Of Fame represents all genres of music, acknowledging the diversity of musical expression for which The Academy has become renowned,' comments Neil Portnow, CEO of The Recording Academy. 'These musical treasures have brought us timeless recordings, and each of them deserves to be memorialised. These recordings are living evidence that music remains an indelible part of our culture.'

This year's inductee, which will be selected by a 'special committee of eminent and knowledgeable professionals', will be announced at the Grammy Awards on 13th February.

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