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January 13, 1998 | ROBERT HILBURN, TIMES POP MUSIC CRITIC
In what may have been their final performance together, the Eagles sang their first hit, 1972's "Take It Easy," and their most celebrated hit, 1977's "Hotel California," during the closing moments of the 13th annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremonies here Monday night.
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April 11, 2014 | By Randy Lewis
BROOKLYN, N.Y. - The man formerly known as Cat Stevens quietly walked on stage at the Barclays Center arena to be honored at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 2014 induction ceremony. Now known as Yusuf, the singer-songwriter of 1970s folk-rock hits such as "Wild World" and "Moonshadow" converted to Islam and turned his back on pop music stardom at the end of the decade. Thursday during the ceremony, Yusuf re-entered that fray after being introduced by Art Garfunkel. PHOTOS: Rock Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony 2014 The 65-year-old, dressed in a crisp gray suit over a yellow T-shirt, drew surprised laughs from the crowd when he thanked Rock Hall voters for electing "someone who doesn't drink, doesn't do drugs, doesn't throw television sets out of hotel rooms and only sleeps with his wife....
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March 26, 2001 | MASSIE RITSCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Fans and family of Ritchie Valens packed a recreation center Sunday to celebrate his recent induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the culmination of the community's long campaign to honor Pacoima's favorite son and America's first Latino rock star.
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February 28, 2014 | By Steve Appleford
The sideshow at Dodger Stadium is about to begin as Paul Stanley emerges from his backstage trailer, shirtless and in full kabuki drag: bright red lips, his face painted harlequin white, a black star over his right eye. The singer-guitarist is here to perform with his band KISS but hears his name and walks over to a crowd gathered at the fence. " Arriba !" yells one fan, and Stanley reaches over to shake hands, as dozens of cellphones take snapshots. "Let me see your shoes!" shouts another, and Stanley half-climbs the fence to swing a tasseled silver-and-black platform boot over the top. "Thanks, Paul!"
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March 18, 2001 | ERNESTO LECHNER, Ernesto Lechner is a regular contributor to Calendar
When 17-year-old Ritchie Valens died with Buddy Holly and the Big Bopper in an Iowa plane crash in 1959, the pop world was left with two intriguing questions. The first is the easy one: What kind of future would Valens--who already had three hits, including "Donna" and "La Bamba," in his short, eight-month career--have had if he hadn't made the last-minute decision to take the plane rather than ride the tour bus to the next city?
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January 12, 1993 | ROBERT HILBURN, TIMES POP MUSIC CRITIC
John Fogerty interviews during the last two decades have been almost as scarce as John Fogerty albums, but the creative force behind Creedence Clearwater Revival agreed to talk about the band and rock music on the eve of CCR's induction in Los Angeles into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
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March 6, 2000 | RANDY LEWIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Odds are the names James Jamerson, Hal Blaine, Earl Palmer, Scotty Moore and Curtis Ousley would be identified correctly on "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" by only the most studious rock aficionado. But it's a lock that anyone who has listened to pop music in the last 45 years has heard them play. Repeatedly.
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January 10, 1993 | ROBERT HILBURN, Robert Hilburn, The Times' pop music critic, is a member of the Hall of Fame's nominating committee.
Congratulations to Guns N' Roses and Public Enemy. No, they won't be among the seven acts saluted Tuesday night when the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame holds its induction dinner in Los Angeles for the first time. Those honorees at the Century Plaza Hotel will be Ruth Brown, Cream, Creedence Clearwater Revival, the Doors, Etta James, Van Morrison and Sly & the Family Stone.
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October 10, 1993 | ROBERT HILBURN, Robert Hilburn is The Times' pop music critic
For most of its nine-year history, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has been far too generous in opening its doors to new members. One widely suspected reason is that hall directors believe that the more acts inducted, the more colorful the induction dinner. The problem with rules that allow up to seven recording artists to be voted in each year is that there often aren't seven top-caliber artists eligible in a given year.
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January 15, 2004
Hall of Fame: Rolling Stone magazine publisher Jann Wenner will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on March 15 in the hall's non-performer category.
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December 16, 2013 | By Randy Lewis, Los Angeles Times
In the same year that Linda Ronstadt told the world she could no longer sing a note because of Parkinson's disease, she has been elected to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, a possibility that she recently told the Los Angeles Times she'd never "given a second thought to. " Ronstadt, 67, is one of six new members who will be formally inducted next year, along with Peter Gabriel, KISS, Hall and Oates, Nirvana and Cat Stevens. Acts that made the final ballot but did not make the cut for induction are Yes, N.W.A, Chic, the Meters, Deep Purple, the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, LL Cool J, the Replacements, Link Wray and the Zombies.
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April 19, 2013 | By Randy Lewis
It was an emotional roller-coaster at the 2013 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony Thursday night in Los Angeles, even more so than usual for the annual event. Consider disco queen Donna Summer , whose husband and three daughters accepted the award for her posthumously, 11 months after the singer and songwriter lost her battle with cancer. Or 80-year-old producer Quincy Jones -- the most nominated Grammy Award winner ever -- who said his induction into the Rock Hall made him feel “that finally, I have arrived.” Also enduring a long wait for recognition was Heart, whose founding sisters Ann and Nancy Wilson were finally admitted to what's historically been the boys' club of hard rock music after a decade of eligibility.
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October 4, 2012 | By Randall Roberts, Los Angeles Times Pop Music Critic
The nominees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame were announced Wednesday night. That and the following fact are perhaps the only two things we'll all agree on over the coming few minutes. The nominees are: the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Chic, Deep Purple, Heart, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, Albert King, Kraftwerk, the Marvelettes, the Meters, N.W.A, Randy Newman, Procol Harum, Public Enemy, Rush and Donna Summer. Now let's get this straight. Joan Jett without the Runaways?
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April 14, 2012 | By Randy Lewis, Los Angeles Times
Shortly after being hired about a decade ago to up the ante of musical talent offered at the Orange County Fair's summer concert series in Costa Mesa, veteran talent buyer Ken Phebus rolled out his schedule for the fair's board. But one of the performers on the list was given a thumbs-down. A board member "didn't recognize the name and neither did any of her friends," said Jim Washburn, a writer who covers pop music in Orange County and became friends with Phebus. "It was Norah Jones, and that was right before she took home a boatload of Grammy Awards," Washburn said.
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January 28, 2012 | By Randy Lewis
Pioneering R&B singer Etta James was saluted at her funeral service Saturday by fellow musicians, including Stevie Wonder and Christina Aguilera, and eulogized by the Rev. Al Sharpton as an artist who not only "changed the world of music [but] the cultural paradigm of the United States. " Best known for the rapturous joy or primal ache she brought to ballads of love and heartbreak such as "At Last," "I'd Rather Go Blind" and "All I Could Do Was Cry," James, who died Jan. 20 at age 73, also was lauded for overcoming adversity and persevering long enough to see a career renaissance that included multiple Grammy Awards, induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, a hit Hollywood film based on her life and numerous other accolades.
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December 21, 2011 | By Randall Roberts, Los Angeles Times Pop Music Critic
Axl Rose is wearing a white cotton bathrobe and white tube socks, relaxing on a couch backstage Friday night after a three-hour concert at Seattle's Key Arena, where he'd snaked his way through 34 songs with a version of the band he co-founded a quarter-century ago, Guns N' Roses. It's 3 a.m., and the singer, the sole remaining original member, has shed the bad-ass sunglasses and flat-brimmed Stetson-style hat he wore onstage, pulled off the snakeskin boots and changed out of his faded bell bottoms.
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January 12, 1998
The Eagles will be part of a strong California contingent of artists who'll be inducted tonight during the 13th annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremonies at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York. The others: Fleetwood Mac, the Mamas & the Papas and Santana. Also scheduled to be inducted: R&B singer Lloyd Price and rock pioneer Gene Vincent.
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September 13, 2003 | From Associated Press
Former Beatle George Harrison, Prince, John Mellencamp and Jackson Browne are among the nominees on the 2004 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ballot. Harrison, who died of cancer in 2001, is already in the rock hall as a member of the Beatles. Former bandmates John Lennon and Paul McCartney preceded him for their solo work. Previous nominees back for another try include the Sex Pistols, Black Sabbath, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Gram Parsons and Patti Smith.
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July 17, 2011 | By Bob Pool, Los Angeles Times
Fortunately, requests to preserve clothing made out of raw meat are rare, Sergio Vigilato admits. But when the Burbank taxidermist got the call to turn Lady Gaga's infamous Argentinean beef gown into a museum display, he bit at the opportunity. Vigilato was contacted by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum two months after the pop singer wore the meat dress on stage Sept. 12, 2010, to accept the trophy for the year's best music video at the MTV Video Music Awards. "The first thing I asked was, 'Where is the dress?
ENTERTAINMENT
March 15, 2011
A roundup of entertainment headlines for Tuesday. Alice Cooper showed up to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with a giant boa constrictor draped over his shoulders. ( Los Angeles Times ) Bon Jovi says Steve Jobs is responsible for killing the music business. ( Huffington Post ) Aflac realizes Gilbert Gottfried isn't funny, fires him over Japan tsunami "jokes. " ( Los Angeles Times ) Charlie Sheen's "Torpedo of Truth" tour sells out in under 20 minutes; a TLC documentary on the former sitcom star is on the way; baby Jesus is crying.
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