2022 ROCK & ROLL HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE:
NEW YORK, NY(SMI-ENTERTAINMENT, 05.04-08, 2022)-The Rock and Roll foundation announced today May 04, its 2022 Inductees in the following performers categories : Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo, Duran Duran, Eminem, Eurythmics, Dolly Parton, Lionel Richie & Carly Simon, whom will be honor during an induction ceremony on November 05, 2022 at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California.
"This diverse group of inductees each had a profound impact on the sound of youth culture and helped change the course of rock & roll, " said John Sykes, Chairman of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. " Their music moved generations and influenced so many artists that followed ".
The 2022 Rock & Roll inductees were classified in 4 categories:
• Performers: artists who have created music whose originality, impact, and
influence has changed the course of rock & roll.
• Early Influence Award: artists whose music and performance style have directly influenced, inspired, and evolved rock & roll and music impacting youth culture.
• Ahmet Ertegun Award: non-performing industry professionals who have had a
major influence on the creative development and growth of rock & roll and music that has impacted youth culture.
• Musical Excellence Award: given to artists, musicians, songwriters and
producers whose originality and influence creating music have had a dramatic
impact on music.
To be eligible, artists are required to have released their first record 25 years prior to Induction. Eminem, Duran Duran, Dolly Parton, Lionel Richie, and Carly Simon were on the ballot for the first time. This is Eminem’s first year of eligibility. This is the first year in the Hall’s 37-year history that six female acts will be inducted in one class.
The 37th Annual Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place on
Saturday, November 5, 2022 at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California. The
Induction Ceremony will air at a later date on HBO and stream on HBO Max, along witha radio simulcast on SiriusXM’s Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Radio channel 310 and SiriusXM’s Volume channel 106.
BIOGRAPHY: CARLY SIMON
In the early 1970s, singer-songwriter Carly Simon emerged as a gifted storyteller and lyricist who broke established narratives, writing exquisite songs about modern women’s lives. Her confessional balladry, gorgeous melodies, and catchy choruses made her a captivating voice among a new generation of singer-songwriters.
Born into an affluent New York City family, Simon had met such icons as Albert Einstein and Eleanor Roosevelt by the time she attended college. Inspired by Odetta, she first began performing folk music with her sister, Lucy, as the Simon Sisters. Her unique viewpoint as a songwriter became evident in Simon’s 1971 self-titled solo debut. It yielded the Top Ten single “That’s the Way I’ve Always Heard It Should Be,” and she won the Best New Artist Grammy.
Her sophomore album, Anticipation, garnered even more success and attention. With nuanced and sophisticated songcraft like “Anticipation,” Simon explored love, breakups, and family relationships; her alto vocals and crystal-clear enunciation gave her songs a buoyancy, even when their subject matter was heartbreak.
Her third album, the masterful No Secrets, included the Number One smash “You’re So Vain,” a pop juggernaut that connected with audiences worldwide and became her signature song. Following Simon’s 1972 marriage to James Taylor, the couple recorded the playful duet “Mockingbird,” a Number Five hit in 1974. Three years later, Simon sang “Nobody Does It Better” for the James Bond film The Spy Who Loved Me. As one of the franchise’s most enduring theme songs, it sparked the admiration of Radiohead, who later covered it in live performances. Simon’s “Let the River Run,” written for the film Working Girl, resulted in Simon
becoming the first performer to win an Academy Award, a Golden Globe, and a Grammy for a song composed and performed entirely by a single artist.
Simon’s influence on fellow artists is incalculable – among them, Taylor Swift, who invited her onstage in 2013 to perform a duet of “You’re So Vain” and considers Simon one of her “absolute heroes.”
Selected discography: “That’s the Way I’ve Always Heard It Should Be,” Carly Simon (1971) •“Anticipation,” Anticipation (1971) • “You’re So Vain,” “The Right Thing to Do,” “We Have No Secrets,” No Secrets (1972) • “Mockingbird,” Hotcakes (1974) • “Waterfall,” Playing Possum (1975) • “Nobody Does It Better,” The Spy Who Loved Me soundtrack (1977) • “You Belong to Me,” Boys in the Trees (1978) • “Let the River Run,” Working Girl soundtrack (1989).
Inductee: Carly Simon