CLEVELAND - President and CEO of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum Greg Harris boasted Wednesday of the diversity of 2014's nominees for induction.
From a racially mixed band whose leader was born in 1941, Paul Butterfield, to a television and movie actor who just happens to be a smooth hip-hop singer and rapper, L.L. Cool J, the 2014 nominees are sure to start another inductee-worthy conversation.
"It's a real diverse, broad-spectrum to go from Cat Stevens to Linda Ronstadt all the way up to Deep Purple and Yes. It's pretty remarkable,” Harris said.
The nominees for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2014 are:
- The Paul Butterfield Blues Band
- Deep Purple
- Peter Gabriel
- Hall and Oates
- LL Cool J
- The Meters
- The Replacements
- Linda Ronstadt
- Cat Stevens
- Link Wray
- The Zombies
In addition to the voting ballot for the induction that is now active, Harris said a special concert next Saturday night at Playhouse square celebrating and honoring the Rolling Stones .
"There a very few tickets still available, it's going to be an incredible evening. People should check it out" Harris said.
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Elvis Presley items including his ID bracelet, some of his rings and his wallet-size Army induction portrait are going on display at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland.
Saturday night's all-star tribute concert focused on musicians who have performed with the Rolling Stones over the past 50 years and helped shape the band's extraordinary sound.