"I mean, it's a long time ago, but I'm constantly reminded about how people still love the music. I'm honoured to induct Sister Rosetta Tharpe into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame", Howard yelled following a video package featuring past interviews from Johnny Cash, Aretha Franklin and others praising Tharpe's musicality.
"It's getting pretty surreal, I got to admit", the Cars' Greg Hawkes told Billboard Friday night (April 13) at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's VIP Party at the museum in Cleveland. She was the one who put a 14-year-old Little Richard Penniman on stage for the first time, and Little Richard's life was never the same.
Tharpe died in 1973 and was a pioneering guitarist who performed gospel music.
Dire Straits went into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame without its leader.
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Illsley told the crowd that Knopfler's decision not to come was a "personal decision".
The fan favorite by far was Bon Jovi.
"These guys are a band of brothers joining their fellow musicians in the hall", Stern said.
During a 20-minute speech, Jon Bon Jovi recounted the band's rise to superstardom from basements to sold-out arenas. They've had a string of classic rock anthems since their first album in 1984 including "You Give Love a Bad Name, ' "Livin" on a Prayer" and 'Wanted Dead or Alive'.
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Flowers will deliver the induction speech to welcome The Cars into the Hall.
WKYC will bring you full coverage from Saturday's festivities in Cleveland, starting with the red carpet walk at Public Hall. The New Jersey rock band will join the Cars, Dire Straits the Moody Blues and others as the class of 2018. Sister Rosetta Tharpe received a lifetime achievement award.
Dire Straits lead singer Mark Knopfler isn't attending the event.
Jon Bon Jovi will be inducted alongside current bandmates David Bryan and Tico Torres, as well as former members Richie Sambora and Alec John Such. But neither the comedian nor the band showed up that day, and while Stern quickly made up with Kinison, he wouldn't reconcile with Bon Jovi for a few more years.
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This game, in which he shot 6-for-17, illustrated that he has become an expert in doing just that. "His 3-point shooting is huge". The first step in the journey", Miles said. "He's one of the best, if not the best big-man shooter in the league".
A flawless Brittany Howard, of the critically acclaimed rock act Alabama Shakes, gave an extraordinary Tharpe impression onstage, winning over the audience with her rousing live performance in honour of the godmother of rock "n" roll.
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