AC/DC among hall of fame additions
Angus Young. Picture: Ben Crabtree/The West Australian

Classic tracks by AC/DC, Billy Joel and Ray Charles are to be added to the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2013.

In total, 27 tunes will be inducted into the museum during the 40th Anniversary Celebration in February.

They include AC/DC’s Back In Black, Frank Sinatra’s recording of Theme from New York, New York, Piano Man by Billy Joel, Ray Charles’s Hit The Road Jack, Paul McCartney and Wings’s Band on the Run, Bob Dylan’s The Times They Are A-Changin and James Brown’s I Got You (I Feel Good).

The ceremony will also honour albums by Elton John, Wings and Whitney Houston.

Whitney and Elton have been honoured for their respective 1985 and 1970 self-titled albums.

The posthumous honour for Whitney comes nine months after her death at the age of 48.

The Grammy Hall of Fame collection recognises singles and album recordings from all genres.

Recordings must be at least 25 years old and "exhibit qualitative or historical significance".

The list of honourees are on display at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles. With the new additions the list total is at 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," Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy, said in a statement issued on Wednesday.

"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," he added.

The West Australian

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