Australian org honors Cadd, Radio Birdman

SYDNEY — The Australian Recording Industry Assn. has announced its list of artists to be included in the 2007 Hall of Fame.

Singer-songwriter Brian Cadd, ’80s hard rock band Radio Birdman and early Down Under R&B act Jo Jo Zep and the Falcons will be inducted. They join the previously announced “Australian Idol” judge Marcia Hines, Frank Ifield and band Hoodoo Gurus.

Radio Birdman was an aggressive rock group that broke up at the height of its fame before reforming late last decade. Group will head Stateside in July to tubthump its new disc “Zeno Beach.”

Brian Cadd had huge success in the ’60s and ’70s with hits such as “A Little Ray of Sunshine” with his band Axiom.

Jo Jo Zep and the Falcons was fronted by Joe Camilleri, who has been a huge force in Oz music with his subsequent outfit the Black Sorrows and his recording studio in Melbourne, which supports a new generation of young musicians. In his time with the Falcons, he had hits such as “Hit and Run” and “Shape I’m In.”

The Hall of Fame inductions will take place July 18 in Melbourne, with VH1 airing the event.

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