Taylor Swift, Obama lead tributes in star-studded Rock Hall of Fame ceremony

Taylor Swift, Obama lead tributes in star-studded Rock Hall of Fame ceremony
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Taylor Swift serenaded Carole King, former U.S. President Barack Obama, praised rapper JAY-Z, and Paul McCartney paid tribute to the Foo Fighters on Saturday at a Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony that also honored Tina Turner and The Go-Gos.

Obama, talking through video, called 23-time Grammy champ JAY-Z “the exemplification of the American Dream” for his ascent from a poor New York neighborhood to a tycoon lyricist, record executive and finance manager.

JAY-Z, 51, appeared to be overpowered by the recognitions, which included one from comic Dave Chappelle.

“That is a ton. Attempting to make me cry before this load of white individuals!” he kidded. “Growing up we didn’t figure we could be accepted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. We were informed that hip-bounce was a prevailing fashion.”

Quick opened the show with a pop form of “Will You Love Me Tomorrow” while Jennifer Hudson sang “A Natural Woman” to pay tribute to the vocalist musician King, 79, who led the crowd in a singalong of her hit “You’ve Got a Friend.”

“I can’t recall when I didn’t know Carole King’s music,” said Swift, calling her 1971 “Embroidered artwork” collection “a turning point for people on the planet with sentiments.”

The service in Cleveland, Ohio, was loaded with A-listers including Dr. Dre, Eminem, Jennifer Lopez, Lionel Richie and Keith Urban.

Christina Aguilera led a mixture of Turner’s greatest hits.

The “Basically the Best” artist, who presently lives discreetly in Switzerland, couldn’t go to Saturday’s service however sent thanks by video.

“In case they’re actually giving me grants at 81, I should accomplish something right,” Turner said.

Turner was first given the honor in 1991 with her former husband Ike Turner yet on Saturday she was praised for her considerably greater performance profession during the 1980s and 1990s.

Lord and Dave Grohl were likewise double cross honorees. Lord had recently been drafted with her songwriting accomplice Gerry Goffin, while Foo Fighters frontman Grohl was an individual from grit band Nirvana which was enlisted in 2014.

McCartney said he and Grohl were both “normal sort of ridiculous” kids who had by one way or another fallen into rowdy music.

Female 1980s musical crew The Go-Gos, rapper LL Cool J, German electronic pioneers Kraftwerk and the late Billy Preston were likewise enlisted.

American multi-instrumentalist Todd Rundgren, 73, was a flake-out from his own enlistment service. Rundgren had said he would not go to in light of the fact that he didn’t believe music to be a challenge.

The distinctions perceive specialists who have gone through over 25 years in the music business. They are chosen dependent on voting forms sent by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame to in excess of 1,200 craftsmen, antiquarians and individuals from the music business. Individuals from the public additionally gave votes.

The 2021 service will be communicated on link channel HBO on Nov. 20.

Reuters

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