>> To be young, gifted, and black, sultans of swing, but no longer living on a prayer when it comes to getting into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. And that is our lyrical attempt at announcing this year's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees, including late Jazz great Nina Simone, British rockers Dire Straits and one-time 80s American hair band Bon Jovi, who's locks have become shorter and grayer over the years.
Rounding out the list are The Moody Blues, their 1960s hit Nights in White Satin still a classic rock radio staple, and American band The Cars who emerged during the 70s new wave music era. The criteria for making the cut? 25 years must have passed since an act's first album or single.
And 900 industry experts, along with average music fans, must have you voted in there by deeming you super influential or maybe just really, really good. The 33rd annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony will be held on April 14th, at the Hall's home in Cleveland, Ohio, and will air at a later date on HBO.