Grounded in blues, they blended orchestral sounds into standard songs without missing a beat.
Justin Hayward, the band's lead vocalist, guitarist and composer, said the band is honored to be "in the home of our heroes". A tribute to Simone included singers Lauryn Hill and Andra Day with backing from the Roots.
A classically-trained pianist, Simone is often referred to as "The High Priestess of Soul". "She influenced the influencers". He said he always protected Simone, and continues to do so. "This is really more about a group of people more than one person, it's a collective, a brotherhood and that's something that needs acknowledging tonight".
Simone died in 2003. Her brother, Sam Waymon, accepted the induction on his sister's behalf. But while he was excited about the Rock Hall honors, Ocasek downplayed the chance for a future Cars album without Benjamin Orr.
The band clearly loved the speech, laughing hysterically in the audience.
Playing electric guitar and singing gospel songs, Tharpe became a major star in the 1940s.
So did the two talk about anything while she was on stage? And then at one point he said "sorry gotta go".
Illsley did compliment Knopfler for writing music that made the band "stand out from the crowd".
Sambora, who left the New Jersey band in 2013, and Alec John Such, who left in 1994, embraced their former bandmates after each spoke onstage to accept the honor.
The 2018 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony will air May 5 on HBO and will also be heard on SiriusXM Radio.
Petty, who was enshrined with his band The Heartbreakers in 2002, died in October of an accidental drug overdose shortly after wrapping up a highly successful North American tour. During an In Memoriam tribute, old photos of deceased rock "n' rollers showed as part of a video treatment, and Heart singer Ann Wilson and Alice in Chains guitarist Jerry Cantrell performed a rendition of the Soundgarden song "Black Hole Sun" as a tribute to Soundgarden Chris Cornell, a close friend of Wilson's who passed away past year". Decked out in a black and white checkered jacket, a very enthusiastic Brandon Flowers talked about discovering the Cars while growing up in a small town in Utah.
The party hasn't started at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony but the atmosphere already is rocking.
Stern also thanked Bon Jovi for its music, which he is a big fan of, and stressed how big of a deal it is that the band has sold more than 130 million albums.
The final set came from fellow new inductees the Moody Blues, who were inducted by the returning Ann Wilson. Each member of the band then said a few words of thanks before handing the microphone over to singer Jon Bon Jovi who recounted the band's history in great detail and acknowledged the influence of Bruce Springsteen and Southside Johnny.
Watch the full hour-long Bon Jovi induction below.
The other artists that were inducted in the Hall of Fame were The Moodys, Nina Simone, Dire Straits, The Cars, and Sister Rosetta.
They were inducted by Howard Stern, who provided many laughs at the event.
The Cars members bass player John Illsley and keyboardists Alan Clark and Guy Fletcher were at the ceremony, but frontman Mark Knopfler was absent.
Syria's Foreign Ministry said Wednesday that Trump's threats to attack are "reckless" and endanger worldwide peace and security. Multiple IS terror attacks have targeted France, including one last month.
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RCB bowlers bowled with a game plan and apart from Yadav (3/23), all other bowlers chipped in and restricted Punjab to 155. A ball earlier, he had pulled Yadav for a four and was expecting the same from him the next ball.
As long as Southampton doesn't win the FA Cup, seventh place will earn Arsenal a Europa League qualifying spot. Matt Ritchie scored the victor as the Magpies went past the 40-point mark, 13 clear of the relegation zone.
Guardiola's switch paid dividends, in that it secured victory and left his team within one win of the Premier League title. City started the brightest and nearly took the lead on three minutes but Leroy Sane's shot crashed off the post.
He added: 'Children were harmed - some physically, some sexually, some were introduced to drugs for the first time'. Thousands of teachers gathered at the Capitol to ask lawmakers to override the vetoes.
That win gave her Indian teammates the confidence they can beat Singapore, the dominant force at Commonwealth Games . Also, this was for the first time where both the men's and the women's team bagged top honour in table tennis event.
Vice President Mike Pence announced Friday that the USA will spend an additional $16 million for Venezuelan refugees. The U.S. president has been pushing a tougher line on immigration and seeking stronger protections along the U.S.
Vettel dropped behind after colliding with Verstappen at turn 14 before the end of the race, which dropped him down the order. It isn't going my way at the minute so I'll go away and analyse this and hopefully come back stronger.
Rupani said the government was always committed to protect the rights, given in the Constitution, of any community. It also referenced how Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi had been inspired by the life and message of Dr Ambedkar.
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