Grammy Hall of Fame Inductees Include Elton John, "New York, New York" and "Lost in the Stars"

By Adam Hetrick
21 Nov 2012

Elton John
Elton John
Photo by Joseph Marzullo/WENN

The original Broadway cast album of of Kurt Weill's Lost in the Stars, Frank Sinatra's single of the Kander and Ebb classic "New York, New York" and Elton John's self-titled 1970 album are among the recordings inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame collection.

The collection recognizes "singles and album recordings of all genres at least 25 years old that exhibit qualitative or historical significance." The list, which is on display at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles, added 27 new titles for 2013, bringing the total list to 933.

"With the Grammy Hall Of Fame celebrating 40 years, it's especially important to note that these entries continue the tradition of inducting a wide variety of recordings that have inspired and influenced both fans and music makers for generations," said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy, in a statement. "Memorable for being both culturally and historically significant, we are proud to add them to our growing catalog of outstanding recordings that have become part of our musical, social, and cultural history."

The full list of 2013 inductees follows:



"Act Naturally"
Buck Owens
(Johnny Russell, Voni Morrison)
Capitol (1963)
Country (Single)

"Ain't Nobody Here But Us Chickens"
Louis Jordan And His Tympany Five
(Joan Whitney, Alex Kramer)
Decca (1946)
R&B (Single)

"Allons A Lafayette (Lafayette)"
Joe Falcon
Columbia (1928)
Folk (Single)

Back In Black
AC/DC
Albert/Atlantic (1980)
Rock (Album)

Band On the Run
Paul McCartney & Wings
Apple (1973)
Rock (Album)

"Bonaparte's Retreat"
W.H. Stepp
(Traditional arr. Stepp)
Library of Congress (1937)
Country (Single)

Crosscurrents
Lennie Tristano Sextet
Capitol (1949)
Jazz (Album)

"El Dia Qe Me Quieras"
Carols Gardel
(Carlos Gardel, Alfredo Le Pera)
Paramount (1935)
Latin (Single)

Elton John
Elton John
Uni Records (1970)
Pop (Album)

Foggy Mountain Banjo
Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs And The
Foggy Mountain Boys
Columbia (1961)
Country (Album)

Here's Little Richard
Little Richard
Specialty (1957)
Rock (Album)

"Hit the Road Jack"
Ray Charles
(Percy Mayfield)
ABC-Paramount (1961)
R&B (Single)

"Hound Dog"
Willie Mae "Big Mama" Thornton
(Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller)
Peacock (1953)
Blues (Single)

"I Got You (I Feel Good)"
James Brown
(James Brown)
King (1965)
R&B (Single)

John Coltrane And Johnny Hartman
John Coltrane And Johnny Hartman
Impulse! (1963)
Jazz (Album)

Lost in the Stars
Original Broadway Cast
Decca (1949)
Musical Show (Album)

Mingus Ah Um
Charles Mingus
Columbia (1959)
Jazz (Album)

"My Black Mama [Parts 1 & 2]"
Son House
(Son House)
Paramount (1930)
Blues (Single)

"Near You"
Francis Craig And His Orchestra
(Francis Craig & Kermit Goell)
Bullet (1947)
Pop (Single)

"On Broadway"
The Drifters
(Jerry Leiber, Barry Mann,
Mike Stoller, Cynthia Weil)
Atlantic (1963)
R&B (Single)

"Piano Man"
Billy Joel
(Billy Joel)
Columbia (1973)
Pop (Single)

"Stealin' Stealin'"
Memphis Jug Band
(Will Shade)
Victor (1928)
Blues (Single)

That Nigger's Crazy
Richard Pryor
Partee/Stax (1974)
Comedy (Album)

"Theme from 'New York, New York'"
Frank Sinatra
(Fred Ebb & John Kander)
Reprise (1980)
Traditional Pop (Single)

"The Times They Are A-Changin'"
Bob Dylan
(Bob Dylan)
Columbia (1964)
Folk (Track)

"The Titanic"
Ernest V. "Pop" Stoneman
(Ernest V. "Pop" Stoneman)
Okeh (1924)
Country (Single)

Whitney Houston
Whitney Houston
Arista (1985)
Pop (Album)