The late Afrobeat legend, Olufela Olusegun Oludotun Ransome-Kuti, popularly generally known as Fela Kuti, has misplaced out on the race to be inducted into the 2021 Rock and Roll Corridor of Fame.
The late musician was nominated alongside worldwide artistes like Tina Turner, The Go-Go’s, Iron Maiden, Foo Fighters, Jay-Z, Dionne Warwick, and Carole King.
This was the primary time the late legend had ever been nominated for the induction, however he misplaced to Tina Turner on the Fan Vote Ultimate Followers’ Poll.
The Rock & Roll Corridor of Fame revealed its 2021 inductees on Wednesday, marking essentially the most numerous group by musical style within the group’s historical past.
To be eligible for induction into the Corridor of Fame, a person artist or band should have launched its first business recording not less than 25 years earlier than the yr of nomination.
For the performer’s class, Foo Fighters, The Go-Go’s, JAY-Z, Carole King, Todd Rundgren and Tina Turner have been inducted.
The Ahmet Ertegun Award went to Clarence Avant, whereas Singers like LL Cool J, Billy Preston and Randy Rhoads acquired the Musical Excellence Award.
For the Early Affect Award, Kraftwerk, Gil Scott Heron, and Charley Patton have been recipients.
“This numerous class of proficient inductees displays the Corridor’s ongoing dedication to honour artists whose music created the sound of youth tradition,” John Sykes, chairman of the Rock and Roll Corridor of Fame Basis mentioned in a press release.
This would be the second journey to the Rock Corridor for 3 of this yr’s inductees. Foo Fighter’s frontman Dave Grohl acquired his first Rock Corridor induction with Nirvana in 2014. Turner was welcomed into the Corridor in 1991 as a member of Ike and Tina Turner, and King has held a spot with songwriter Gerry Goffin since 1990. This time round Turner and King might be honoured for his or her solo careers.
The thirty sixth Annual Rock & Roll Corridor of Fame Induction Ceremony will happen on Saturday, October 30, 2021.