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Nina Simone and Bon Jovi included in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Also Dire Straits, The Moody Blues, Rosetta Tharpe, and The Cars got a spot in the pantheon of pop and rock music.

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Nina Simone, Bon Jovi, The Moody Blues, Dire Straits and The Cars make from now on part of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. That made the museum, which, since 1986, every year new acts to add, Thursday known. Sister Rosetta Tharpe gets a particular position in the category Early Influence. Previously received, among others, Hank Williams, Billie Holiday, Louis Armstrong and Nat King Cole to the same distinction.

Other acts on the list of nominees included the Eurythmics, Judas Priest, Depeche Mode, Radiohead and Rage Against The Machine. Of the last two bands was the first shot in 2017 will be 25 years old, the most important criterion to be included in the Hall of Fame.

For Simone, it was a very long wait. The legendary jazz singer, who in 2003 died, had been around since 1983 are eligible. The Moody Blues had to be patient since 1989. For The Cars (eligible since 2003), Dire Straits (2003) and Bon Jovi (2008) came to recognition considerably faster.

For the first time in three years there will be no hiphopper included in the Hall of Fame. In 2016 was the group N. W. A. the honor, last year was 2Pac.

The elected officials of this year will receive their prize on april 14, 2018.

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