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Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Prince Given Nod by UK Music Hall of Fame

The U.K. Music Hall of Fame has revealed that Prince will be inducted into this year's class. Those previously revealed as members of the 2006 Class are James Brown, Bon Jovi, Dusty Springfield, Rod Stewart, Brian Wilson, and Led Zeppelin.

Beatles producer Sir George Martin will receive an honorary membership.

Brian Wilson, James Morrison, and Wolfmother will perform during the ceremony. Patti LaBelle will also perform, as is required by US and UK Hall of Fame Bylaws.

London's Alexandra Palace ('A Palace for the People' - no, that doesn't mean you're allowed to crash the ceremony and sit next to Bon Jovi) hosts the glamorous event on November 14. It will be aired on tape delay on BBC Radio 2 to allow time to censor any unglamorous language found unacceptable for public broadcast. The Hall of Fameapalooza airs two nights later in the UK on Channel 4 and in the States on November 25 on VH1.

Prince, Brian Wilson, Rod Stewart... please let there be a group jam, and please let people like Patti LaBelle stay out of it. It's nothing against people not being honored that night. We just don't need their voices interfering or overwhelming the magical purity of a combination like Prince/Brian Wilson/Rod Stewart.

Prince - Escape (available on The Hits/The B-Sides)

I Close My Eyes and Count to Ten (available on Dusty: The Very Best Of Dusty Springfield)


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