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Bon Jovi, Nina Simone, Moody Blues among Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees

Bon Jovi, Nina Simone, Moody Blues among Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees
From CBC - December 13, 2017

Iconic singer Nina Simone and New Jersey rockers Bon Jovi lead 2018 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees, a list that includesfour first-time nominees.

The Cars, as well as first-time contenders Dire Straits, the Moody Blues and Sister Rosetta Tharpe, also are part of theclass announced Wednesday.

They will be inducted on April 14in Cleveland.

The six inductees were chosen from19 nominees, including Radiohead, who were expected to enter the hallin their first year of eligibility, but did not make it.

Tharpe, a pioneering guitarist who performed gospel music and was known to some as "the godmother of rock 'n' roll," will be inducted with the Award for Early Influence.She died in 1973. The other five acts will be inducted as performers.

The jazzy and soulful Simone, also a first-time nominee, was a leader in pushing for civil rights and influenced the likes of Alicia Keys and Aretha Franklin before her death in 2003.

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