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13 May 2021

Kraftwerk, Tina Turner Among Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame’s 2021 Inductees

Kraftwerk Tina Turner Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame 2021
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The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame have announced that Kraftwerk and Tina Turner will be included in their class of 2021 inductees.

The induction ceremony will take place on October 30, 2021 at the Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse in Cleveland, Ohio, with a radio simulcast on SiriusXM’s Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Radio channel 310. The Induction Ceremony will air at a later date on HBO and stream on HBO Max.

Tina Turner will be inducted in the performer category alongside Carole King, The Go-Go’s, JAY-Z, Foo Fighters, and Todd Rundgren; with Clarence Avant (Ahmet Ertegun Award), LL Cool J, Billy Preston, Randy Rhoads (Musical Excellence Award) and Kraftwerk, Charley Patton, and Gil Scott-Heron (Early Influence Award).

Kraftwerk will finally enter the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame after being snubbed by the academy on six occasions. The pioneering outfit’s influence on electronic music really can’t be overstated and as an official statement says, they have “directly influenced and helped inspire and evolve rock and roll and music that has impacted youth culture.”

Turner and Carole King both join Stevie Nicks as the only women to be inducted multiple times, with Turner previously inducted as part of Ike & Tina Turner back in 1991.

Earlier this year, the feature documentary ‘TINA’ was released to critical acclaim, from Academy Award-winning directors Dan Lindsay, T.J. Martin and Lightbox, the production company founded by Academy Award-winning producer Simon Chinn and Emmy-winning producer Jonathan Chinn, together with Emmy-nominated producer Diane Becker.

The film is a revealing and intimate look at the life and career of musical icon Tina Turner, charting her improbable rise to early fame, her personal and professional struggles throughout her life and her even more improbable resurgence as a global phenomenon in the 1980s.

It’s available to watch now on HBO (US), Sky Documentaries and (UK), FOXTEL (Australia).

The full list of inductees for the 2021 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame is as follows:

Performer Category:
Tina Turner
Carole King
The Go-Go’s
Foo Fighters
Todd Rundgren

Early Influence Award:
Charley Patton
Gil Scott Heron

Musical Excellence Award:
LL Cool J
Billy Preston
Randy Rhoads

Ahmet Ertegun Award:
Clarence Avant

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