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Jay-Z And Tina Turner Among Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Inductees As Fela Misses Out

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Jay-Z, Tina Turner and Foo Fighters are among the 2021 inductees in to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.


Carole King, The Go-Gos and Todd Rundgren have also been listed among this year’s entrants, who become eligible for the Hall of Fame 25 years after the release of their first record.

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Tina was 44 when her solo breakout Private Dancer came out in 1984, Jay-Z – aka Mr Beyonce – released his album Reasonable Doubt in 1996, while the Foo Fighters’ self-titled album came out in 1995.

The 2021 recipients will receive their awards at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony on October 30 at the Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse in Cleveland.
The Proud Mary singer, 81, was inducted alongside her ex-husband in 1991 when they were Ike & Tina Turner, but has bagged a solo spot for 2021.

It will also be the second induction for Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl who inducted as part of the group Nirvana in 2014, and songwriter and singer Carole who was inducted in 1990 with writing partner Gerry Goffin.

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Elsewhere the Musical Excellence Award will go to rapper LL Cool J, guitarist Randy Rhoads and session musician Billy Preston. German electro band Kraftwerk are set to receive an Early Influence Award along with spoken word artist Gil Scott-Heron and blues guitarist Charley Patton.

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The What’s Love Got To Do With It? star recently released a documentary about her life and rise to fame as a way of saying farewell to her fans.
The star has battled various health issues over the years including cancer, a stroke and kidney failure which forced her to have a transplant in 2017.

Ike Turner Tina Turner
Ike Turner and Tina Turner

As she is seen visiting the Broadway premiere of her stage show in the film, her husband Erwin Bach says: ‘She said, “I’m going to America to say goodbye to my American fans and I’ll wrap it up”. And I think this documentary and the play, this is it — it’s a closure.’

Tina also opened up about her various ordeals in her life – including her abusive marriage to late husband Ike – saying: ‘It wasn’t a good life. The good did not balance the bad.

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‘I had an abusive life, there’s no other way to tell the story. It’s a reality. It’s a truth. That’s what you’ve got, so you have to accept it.’

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