2013 Grammy Hall of Fame inductees announced

  • Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan, Elton John and late singers Whitney Houston and James Brown are to be inducted into the 2013 Grammy Hall of Fame, The Recording Academy announced on Wednesday.

    Paul McCartney & Wings' 1973 album Band on the Run, seen to boost McCartney's career following the Beatles' split in 1970, is one of the 27 new inductees into the Grammy Hall of Fame.

    Houston's self-titled 1985 debut album was also named as an inductee, following her sudden death at the age of 48 in February this year.

    Australian hard-rock band AC/DC's top-selling 1980 Back in Black album was also named as a new entry.

    The Recording Academy, which also runs the Grammy awards, chooses songs and albums across all genres that are at least 25 years old, with either "qualitative or historical significance" to be considered annually for the Grammy Hall of Fame by a committee.

    The Grammy Hall of Fame also includes songs of historic and cultural significance.

    Dylan’s iconic The Times They Are A-Changing from 1964, singer Ray Charles' 1961 song Hit the Road Jack, Frank Sinatra's 1980 Theme from ‘New York, New York’, and soul star James Brown's 1965 I Got You (I Feel Good) were all honored for 2013.