Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction
Neil Diamond, Alice Cooper and Tom Waits were inducted into the Rock and Roll hall of Fame at the annual ceremony in New York. They will forever be remembered in the hearts of fans for their great contributions to music. The trio of music legends were inducted alongside Dr. John, girl-group star Darlene Love and singer-songwriter Leon Russell at New York’s Waldorf-Astoria on Monday night.
One of the most successful artists of all-time, Diamond’s global hits include Sweet Caroline and Solitary Man. He also wrote tracks for other artists such as I’m a Believer for The Monkees. While Alice Cooper is the stage name of Vincent Furnier. Cooper and his band are best known for their theatrical stage shows and hard rock tracks including School’s Out and No More Mr Nice Guy.
Love, who sang on several Phil Spector tracks with groups such as The Crystals and Bob B Soxx & the Blue Jeans, called her induction into the Hall her best 70th birthday present.
Singer John Legend, who inducted pianist John, said: “He has never stopped flying the flag of funk.”
John’s songs include Right Place,Wrong Time with Allen Toussaint’ and the Meters, which he performed at the ceremony.