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Read Up on 2013 Hall of Fame Rock and Rollers

 Tuesday night in Los Angeles, Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea announced the roster for the 2013 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony, which will take place April 28.

This year's lineup is an eclectic mix spanning generations and genres, comprised of rap pioneers Public Enemy, stalwart arena rockers Rush, classic rock sister act Heart, prolific singer-songwriter Randy Newman, Queen of Disco Donna Summer, Mississippi blues guitarist Albert King, legendary producers Lou Adler and Quincy Jones.

How did they get here? An artist must have a recording career spanning at least 25 years in order to be eligible, and the committee considers more subjective criteria, as well, including the "influence and significance of the artists' contributions to the development and perpetuation of rock and roll."

Learn more about the 2013 inductees and their rich histories.


Don't Rhyme for the Sake of Riddlin': The Authorized Story of Public Enemy by Russell Myrie Contents Under Pressure: 30 Years of Rush at Home and Away by Martin Popoff Kicking & Dreaming: A Story of Heart, Soul, and Rock & Roll by Ann Wilson, Nancy Wilson and Charles R. Cross

 Anthology by Newman and Randy Donna Summer: The Thrill Goes On, A Tribute by Nik Ramli The Essential Albert King: A Step-by-Step Breakdown of the Styles and Techniques of a Blues and Soul Legend (Signature Licks Guitar) by Wolf Marshall and Albert King Q: The Autobiography of Quincy Jones by Quincy Jones


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There is another book you should post on this site:
"DONNA SUMMER: Her Life and Music" by Josiah Howard (Tiny Ripple Books)
If I could post an image here, I would send you the cover,
a Donna portrait by Dagmar!

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