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A month after handing out its annual Grammy Awards, the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences released the newest list of records and artists inducted into its Grammy Hall Of Fame, including works from The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, The Eagles, the Byrds, Derek And The Dominos, and Buffalo Springfield.

Among the 49 recordings announced as the Class Of 2000 inductees on Monday by NARAS President Michael Greene in Santa Monica, California, were three Beatles’ albums: “A Hard Day’s Night,” “Rubber Soul,” and “The Beatles” (better known as “The White Album”) — bringing the legendary Liverpool group’s Grammy Hall Of Fame count to nine.

In previous years, The Beatles’ “Revolver,” “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band,” and “Abbey Road” albums had all been inducted, along with its “I Want To Hold Your Hand,” “Yesterday,” and “Strawberry Fields Forever” singles.

Other rock songs chosen for the Grammy Hall Of Fame were “Purple Haze” from the Jimi Hendrix Experience,
“For What It’s Worth” by Buffalo Springfield, and “Layla” by Derek And The Dominos. Rock albums also selected for inclusion this year were “Desperado” by The Eagles and “Sweetheart Of The Rodeo” from The Byrds.

A complete list of the songs and recordings just inducted into the Grammy Hall Of Fame:

  • “Amazing Grace” The Dixie Hummingbirds (Apollo, 1946) Gospel

  • “Bells Are Ringing” (Album) Original Broadway Cast (Judy Holliday, Sydney Chaplin (Columbia, 1958) Musical Show

  • “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy” Andrews Sisters (Decca, 1941) Traditional Pop

  • “A Change Is Gonna Come” Sam Cooke (RCA Victor, 1965) R&B

  • “Cheek To Cheek” Fred Astaire With Leo Reisman And His Orchestra (Brunswick, 1935) Traditional Pop

  • “Chega De Saudade” Joao Gilberto (Odeon, 1958) Pop

  • “Conversations With Myself” (Album) Bill Evans (Verve, 1963) Jazz

  • “Copland: Appalachian Spring” (Album) Aaron Copland
    Cond. The Boston Symphony (RCA Victor, 1959) Classical

  • “Desafinado” Stan Getz & Charlie Byrd (Verve, 1962) Jazz

  • “Desperado” (Album) The Eagles (Asylum, 1972) Rock

  • “Don’t Make Me Over” Dionne Warwick (Scepter, 1962) Pop

  • “Early Autumn” Woody Herman And His Orchestra (Capitol, 1949) Jazz

  • “Ella Fitzgerald Sings Cole The Porter Song Book” (Album) Ella Fitzgerald (Verve, 1956) Traditional Pop

  • “For What It’s Worth” Buffalo Springfield (Atco, 1967) Rock

  • “Frenesi” Artie Shaw And His Orchestra (Victor, 1940) Jazz

  • “The Girl From Ipanema” Stan Getz & Astrud Gilberto (Verve, 1964) Pop

  • “Groovin’ High” Dizzy Gillespie & His Sextet (Guild, 1945) Jazz

  • “A Hard Day’s Night” (Album) The Beatles (United Artists, 1964) Rock

  • “Hello Walls” Faron Young (Capitol, 1961) Country

  • “I Loves You, Porgy” Nina Simone (Bethlehem,
    1959) Jazz

  • “I’m Movin’ On” Hank Snow (RCA Victor, 1950) Country

  • “The King And I” (Album) Original Cast; Yul Brynner, Gertrude Lawrence (Decca, 1951) Musical Show

  • “La Bamba” Ritchie Valens (Del-Fi, 1958) Rock & Roll

  • “Lady In Satin” (Album) Billie Holiday (Columbia, 1958) Jazz

  • “Layla” Derek And The Dominos (Atco, 1971) Rock

  • “Lush Life” John Coltrane With Johnny Hartman (Impulse, 1963) Jazz

  • “Mustang Sally” Wilson Pickett (Atlantic, 1967) R&B

  • “My Way” Frank Sinatra (Reprise, 1969) Pop

  • “Night At Birdland” (Album) Art Blakey Quintet (Blue Note, 1954) Jazz

  • “Nuages” Django Reinhardt And Stephane Grappelli With The Quintet Of The Hot Club Of France (Decca, 1946) Jazz

  • “Pistol Packin’ Mama” Al Dexter (Okeh, 1943) Country

  • “Porgy And Bess” (Album) Miles Davis & Gil Evans (Columbia, 1958) Jazz

  • “Puccini:
    La Boheme” Sir Thomas Beecham Cond., Soloists: De Los Angeles, Bjorling, Merrill, Tozzi, Amara (RCA Victor, 1956) Classical

  • “Purple Haze” The Jimi Hendrix Experience (Reprise, 1967) Rock

  • “Rollin’ Stone” Muddy Waters (Chess, 1950) Blues

  • “Rubber Soul” The Beatles (Capitol, 1965) Rock

  • “The Sidewinder” (Album) Lee Morgan (Blue Note, 1956) Jazz

  • “Songs For Swingin’ Lovers!” Frank Sinatra (Capitol, 1956) Traditional Pop

  • “Stormy Weather” Lena Horne (RCA Victor, 1942) Traditional Pop

  • “Stravinsky: Petrouchka, Le Sacre Du Printemps” Igor Stravinsky Cond. Columbia Symphony Orch (Columbia, 1961) Classical

  • “Sweetheart Of The Rodeo” The Byrds (Columbia, 1968) Rock

  • “The Beatles” (“White Album”) The Beatles (Apple, 1968) Rock

  • “Theme From A Summer Place” Percy Faith And His Orchestra (Columbia, 1960) Traditional Pop

  • “(They Long
    To Be) Close To You” Carpenters (A&M, 1970) Pop

  • “The Twist” Chubby Checker (Parkway, 1960) Rock & Roll

  • “Unchained Melody” The Righteous Brothers (Verve, 1965) Pop

  • “Unforgettable” Nat “King” Cole (Capitol, 1951) Traditional Pop

  • “What’d I Say (Part I)” Ray Charles (Atlantic, 1959) R&B

  • “Wichita Lineman” Glen Campbell (Capitol, 1968) Country