The Grammy Hall of Fame has added 25 new recordings to its collection. The new inductees represent rock, reggae, R&B, and even a bit of humor.
This Beach Boys anthem to the beautiful women of the Golden State, “Riders on the Storm” by the Doors, and the late George Carlin’s comedy album Class Clown are on the list.
The Grammy Hall of Fame started 36 years ago to honor recordings released before the Grammy Awards began in 1958. Now, the Hall of Fame is open to any recording that’s been out for at least 25 years.
The latest inductees expand the Hall of Fame to 851 titles. Other new recordings include the Isley Brothers’ “Twist and Shout,” Janis Joplin’s “Pearl,” and Bob Marley and the Wailers’ “Catch a Fire.” These and other titles will be part of the permanent landscape at the Grammy Museum in downtown Los Angeles.