Friday, 2 October 2009

MUSIC NEWS: Jimmy Cliff among 2010 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame nominees

ICON: Cliff gets Hall of Fame nomination

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame organisers have announced their nominations for 2010 inductees, and Jamaican-born music legend Jimmy Cliff has been given a nod.

According to their website, "Five of the twelve nominees will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. To be eligible for nomination into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, an act must have released its first single or album at least 25 years prior to the year of nomination. This year’s nominees had to release their first single no later than 1984.”

Among the other nominees are Swedish pop group ABBA, rapper LL Cool J, rock band The Red Hot Chilli Peppers and pop singer Donna Summer. Ballots will be sent to more than 500 voters, who will select artists to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at the 25th Annual Induction Ceremony on March 15, 2010 at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City.” The inductees will be announced in January.

Cliff, born James Chambers, is known across the world for his role in the classic film The Harder They Come and for hits such as "Sitting In Limbo," "I Can See Clearly Now" and "The Harder They Come."

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