Hall of Fame for Bon Jovi, Simone

Central Station | 16 Apr 2018

Bon Jovi, the Cars, Dire Straits and the Moody Blues have been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Guitarist Richie Sambora reunited with frontman Jon Bon Jovi on stage at the 33rd annual induction ceremony in Cleveland, as the group that got its start in New Jersey in the early 1980s played stadium-hits Shot Through The Heart, It's My Life and Livin' on a Prayer to cheering fans.

The rock-heavy 2018 list marks a return to the roots of the US Hall of Fame, which for the past two years has broadened its base to include rap artists such as the late Tupac Shakur and NWA.

Sister Rosetta Tharpe, said to have influenced the likes of Johnny Cash and Chuck Berry, and Nina Simone were inducted posthumously..

Singer-songwriter and civil rights activist Simone, who died in 2003 aged 70, was inducted by Mary J Blige, who called her "the High Priestess of Soul," adding she "could sing anything" but that "everything she sang she made her own."

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