The 2010 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees Announced

Ron Asheton of The Stooges at The Virgin Mobile Festival (08/10/08)
Ron Asheton of The Stooges
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“We are very happy to present this year’s inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as they represent a great cross-section of artists that define the broad spectrum and history of rock and roll and people that have contributed immeasurably to our business,” says Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation President & CEO Joel Peresman.

The performer inductees are:

* ABBA
* GENESIS
* JIMMY CLIFF
* THE HOLLIES
* THE STOOGES

Ahmet Ertegun Award (nonperformers):

* DAVID GEFFEN
* BARRY MANN & CYNTHIA WEIL
* ELLIE GREENWICH & JEFF BARRY
* JESSE STONE
* MORT SHUMAN
* OTIS BLACKWELL

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony will take place on March 15, 2010 at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City and will air live on Fuse TV.

In other RnR HOF news, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Annex in NYC will close on January 3, 2010.

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Annex NYC will conclude its stay in New York on January 3 at 8PM. The Rock Annex is exploring opportunities for a tour that would bring exclusive artifacts to music fans and rock enthusiasts around the world. Fans have just one more month to experience the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Annex NYC, showcasing rare artifacts from legendary artists including Springsteen, The Beatles, Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones, Michael Jackson and its featured exhibit, JOHN LENNON: THE NEW YORK CITY YEARS. [RockAnnex.com]

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