CLEVELAND: Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen and Billy Joel head up the list of 10 people who will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next year.
Rhythm and blues singer Curtis Mayfield, early rocker Del Shannon, singer Dusty Springfield and gospel singers the Staple Singers also will be inducted March 15 at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York, the hall's New York-based foundation announced Tuesday.
Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys and Charles Brown will be inducted in the early influence category and Beatles' producer George Martin will be inducted in a category set aside for someone who is not a musical performer.
McCartney, already in the hall as a member of the Beatles, will be honored for his solo work.
Musicians are eligible for nomination to the hall 25 years after the release of their first recording.
London Beatles Fanclub Exclusive!
All Star Sgt Pepper Concert Planned for London!!
Promoters are working to bring together an all-star line up for concert version of Sgt Pepper in May next year (at a venue to be announced). Artists rumoured to be appearing include Elton John, Oasis, David Bowie, Bruce
Springsteen, Bob Dylan and Paul Simon, backed by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
Such an event is this that George Martin and Paul McCartney are believed to be on board, along with Ringo Starr and George Harrison - so watch this space, or visit the London Beatles Fanclub Website http://members.xoom.com/londonbeatle for new details as they become available!
There will be a 2nd Fireman rebroadcast on Friday November 20, aimed at the European and Australian viewers. The event will be available on-demand for the entire day. The link can be found on November 20 at http://www.fire-man.com.
Third Classical Recording
Paul's third classical album "Working Classical" is now scheduled for release in late 1999. Although its release was already announced at the time of the Standing Stone premiere last year, and the album was apparently long completed, EMI Classics shifted the release date.
There will be chamber music, including a string quartet called "Inebriation", a piece for four horns titled "Stately Horn", and two pieces for small orchestra, "A Leaf" (which was available as a piano piece on CD single) and "Spiral" (which was performed at the Standing Stone premieres).
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