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Recordings by Frampton, The Allman Brothers, The Police & Elton inducted into Grammy Hall of Fame

Written by on January 14, 2020

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Courtesy of the Recording AcademyRecordings by Peter Frampton, The Allman Brothers Band, Elton John, The Police, Joni Mitchell and Devo are among the 2020 class of Grammy Hall of Fame inductees.

Each year, a Recording Academy committee chooses select works to be inducted, as part of its “commitment to preserving and celebrating timeless recordings.”

The albums being honored include Frampton’s 1976 classic Frampton Comes Alive!, The Allman Brothers’ 1972 record Eat a Peach, Mitchell’s 1969 sophomore collection Clouds, and Devo’s 1978 debut Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo!

The songs being inducted include The Police’s chart-topping 1983 ballad “Every Breathe You Take,” Elton’s enduring 1972 tune “Tiny Dancer,” and Eurythmics’ “Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This),” which also hit #1 in 1983.

Overall, 26 recordings are being inducted this year, raising the total number of Grammy Hall of Fame recordings to 1,114. To qualify, the recordings must be at least 25 years old and “exhibit qualitative or historical significance.”

“We are so honored to welcome these timeless masterpieces to our growing catalog of iconic recordings that serve as a beacon of music excellence and diverse expression that will forever impact and inspire generations of creators,” says Deborah Dugan, the Recording Academy’s president and CEO.

This year’s inductees will be mentioned during the Grammy Awards, which airs January 26 on CBS.

Here’s a full list of 2020 Grammy Hall of Fame inductees:

“Carolina Shout” (single) — James P. Johnson (1921)

“How Can a Poor Man Stand Such Times and Live” (single) — Blind Alfred Reed (1930)

“Devil Got My Woman” (single) — Skip James (1931)

Capitol Presents The King Cole Trio (album) — The King Cole Trio (1944)

Zodiac Suite (album) — Mary Lou Williams (1945)

“I’ll Fly Away” (single) — The Chuck Wagon Gang (1949)

“Afro-Cuban Jazz Suite” (track) — Machito (1950)

“I’m a Man of Constant Sorrow” (single) — The Stanley Brothers & The Clinch Mountain Boys (1951)

“I’m a Man” (single) — Bo Diddley (1955)

“Walkin’ After Midnight” (single) — Patsy Cline (1957)

“Oh Mary Don’t You Weep” (single) — Swan Silvertones (1959)

“Miserlou” (single) — Dick Dale and The Del-Tones (1962)

“Wipe Out” (single) — The Surfaris (1963)

“These Boots Are Made for Walkin'” (single) — Nancy Sinatra (1965)

Taj Mahal (album) — Taj Mahal (1968)

Clouds (album) — Joni Mitchell (1969)

“Sweet Caroline (Good Times Never Seemed So Good)” (single) — Neil Diamond (1969)

Piano Rags by Scott Joplin (album) — Joshua Rifkin (1970)

Eat a Peach (album) — The Allman Brothers Band (1972)

“Tiny Dancer” (single) — Elton John (1972)

Frampton Comes Alive! (album) — Peter Frampton (1976)

Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo! (album) — Devo (1978)

“Pancho and Lefty” (single) — Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard (1982)

“Every Breathe You Take” (single) — The Police (1983)

“Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)” (single) — Eurythmics (1983)

It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back (album) — Public Enemy (1988)

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