For Hall & Oates, it means a sort of validation. For Cat Stevens, there's a bit of embarrassment at how good it makes him feel. And for Linda Ronstadt, there's the awful realization that Parkinson's will probably keep her away from her big night.
Kiss, Linda Ronstadt, Peter Gabriel, Nirvana, Hall & Oates and Cat Stevens have been elected into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 2014 class. That means Deep Purple, Yes and the Zombies are among the nominees who were not chosen this year.
The unfortunate retirement of Linda Ronstadt due to Parkinson's disease has caused her career to be looked at in a new light. However, in a new interview, the chart-topping singer says that it has never mattered to her if she gets inducted into that ultimate measure of respectability, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Parkinson's Disease has silenced Linda Ronstadt, but not before she helped reacquaint a generation of music fans in the '70s with then-forgotten rock and R&B songs from the '50s and '60s, even as she introduced figures like Andrew Gold and Warren Zevon to a wider audience.