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MLK's 'I Have a Dream' speech headed to Grammy Hall of Fame

Nov. 21, 2011 at 4:47 PM   |   Comments

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SANTA MONICA, Calif., Nov. 21 (UPI) -- Bruce Springsteen's "Born in the U.S.A." and Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech are to be inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame, organizers said.

Also among the recordings selected for induction next year are Cole Porter's "Anything Goes," the Rolling Stones' album "Exile on Main St.," Gloria Gaynor's "I Will Survive," Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five's single "The Message," Bill Cosby's comedy album "I Started Out as a Child, the original Broadway cast recording of "St. Louis Woman" and Tina Turner's "What's Love Got to Do with It."

Others inductees include the entire Anthology of American Folk Music, and works by Gene Autry, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Doris Day, the Serge Koussevitzky-conducted Boston Symphony Orchestra, Los Panchos, Santana and Paul Simon.

"The Recording Academy is dedicated to celebrating a wide variety of great music and sound through the decades," Neil Portnow, president and chief executive officer of the Recording Academy, said in a statement Monday. "We are especially honored to welcome this year's selection of some of the most influential recordings of the last century. Marked by both cultural and historical significance, these works truly have influenced and inspired audiences for generations, and we are thrilled to induct them into our growing catalog of outstanding recordings."

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