Other inductees include folk-rock mainstay Donovan, late songwriter Laura Nyro and British R&B/psychedelia outfit the Small Faces/Faces(the later iteration of which included a young Rod Stewart and Ron Wood). Among those listed on the ballot yet passed up for honors this year are acts such as Eric B. & Rakim, War, Heart, the Cure and Donna Summer.
Bluesman Freddie King will also be inducted as an “early influence” honoree, with producer Don Kirshner receiving the Ahmet Ertegun award, and producers Cosimo Matassa, Tom Dowd and Glyn Johns claiming awards for musical excellence.
The induction ceremony will take place at the Cleveland museum on April 14, to be aired on HBO in May.