Miles Davis Nominated for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Classic Arts News   Miles Davis Nominated for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Jazz trumpeter Miles Davis is among 16 musicians and groups nominated for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next year, the Cincinnati Post reports.

Five to seven of the nominees, who also include Blondie, Cat Stevens, Black Sabbath, and the Sex Pistols, are likely to be inducted in 2006.

Curator Jim Henke told the Post that Davis had been nominated in recognition of his work in the 1970s, when he recorded the groundbreaking fusion album Bitches Brew.

Inductees are selected by music historians, record-industry figures, journalists, and members of the hall, which is located in Cleveland. No jazz musicians have been named to the main section of the hall, but Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday, Charlie Christian, and others have been honored as "early influences."

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