Rolling Stones, CCR, Neil Young and U2 Records Join Grammy Hall of Fame
Albums by Chicago, George Harrison, Neil Young and U2 will join songs by the Rolling Stones and War in the Grammy Hall of Fame next year. Creedence Clearwater Revival will have both an album (1970's 'Cosmo's Factory') and a single (1969's 'Fortunate Son') inducted as part of the 56th annual Grammy Awards.
Whether that leads to a reunion for John Fogerty with the surviving members of CCR remains to be seen, but the band's erstwhile leader hasn't been ruling it out lately. "I think it's a possibility in the future," he said. "It's not something I'm actively seeking, but I'm not totally against the idea either."
In all, 27 recordings will be honored by the Recording Academy, which sponsors the Hall of Fame to preserve and celebrate the greatest recordings in history. The Grammy ceremony, which will be held on Jan. 26 at Los Angeles' Staples Center, will be broadcast live on CBS.
Young and Harrison released their classic albums in 1970. Young's 'After the Gold Rush' included 'Southern Man,' while Harrison's monster-selling post-Beatles solo debut featured the chart-topping 'My Sweet Lord.' Chicago's genre-establishing jazz-rock triumph 'Chicago Transit Authority' was released in 1969.
U2 are being recognized for their 1987 masterwork 'The Joshua Tree.' The 1970 Woodstock soundtrack will also be inducted. The Rolling Stones' 'Honky Tonk Women,' a single from 1969, topped the charts in both the U.S. and the UK; War's funky Top 10 hit 'Lowrider' came out in 1975.