Pistols, Sabbath, Blondie, Skynyrd Make Rock Hall
After years of rejection, the Sex Pistols, Black Sabbath, Blondie, and Lynyrd Skynyrd are finally getting a spot the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Sabbath and Skynyrd had been nominated seven times each prior to being inducted, and the Pistols had four unsuccessful noms. The accolade comes too late for Sex Pistols bassist Sid Vicious, who succumbed to a drug overdose in 1979, and for four members of Lynyrd Skynyrd who perished in a 1977 plane crash. Most of Lynyrd Skynyrd’s current lineup is not included in the induction.
Each year hundreds of music industry figures vote on nominees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Artists become eligible 25 years after the release of their first record. This year’s induction will take place March 13 in New York, and other inductees include Miles Davis, and A&M Records founders Herb Alpert and Jerry Moss.
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