Transcript for Throwback Thursday: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2014
Now -- -- Thursday looking ahead to. Tonight's 29 annual rock and roll hall of fame induction ceremony the festivities take place in Brooklyn the new Barclays center and of course this one had to be our. Favorite story of the day and this morning we've got a preview of some of the costs of 2014. All right we start with the British folk rock singer songwriter Cat Stevens. That's something strange -- -- Stevens. You start in the 1971 his first. US top ten hit. In 1976 Stevens nearly drowned -- coast of Malibu. Up front with the death triggered this conversion -- long and he took the name Yusuf Islam in 1978 not play my guitar as a one man that is because the barbecued beef up. That -- -- through my back. -- eyes. -- here is now a -- -- -- to kids die hard rock band known for its black and white face pain and flamboyant stage outfits. -- big party. And most of them my favorite son now kids rose to fame in the mid to late seventy that there are elaborate performance -- It's taken -- kinda funny things like fire breathing blood banning smoking in cars. Pyrotechnics seasons as tall. They you can forget that kid has 28 gold albums selling more than forty -- Million -- in the United States. Alone they must be awesome to watch. That right -- pop. -- from Philadelphia gaining fame in the late seventies and early eighties best known for their smash hits like rich girl kisses on my list. And this one from 1981. Your ability to cross stylistic boundaries Hall & Oates -- their own brand of rock and roll and -- -- -- rhythm and blues. Rock and soul favorite favorite holding the song itself. Many so hard to -- right definitely maniac but I know this until -- you can you just listen to this confidence in the segment -- have got right. I think that connect he's our best known for a home they performed behind most famously -- bursts from state. The 1972 -- Performed behind. All kinds of people who is still beautiful musical artists ranging from Bob Dylan Bonnie Tyler air supply Ringo Starr. Franklin even. Clarence -- -- -- -- -- next conduct -- is achieved more than one career than entire groups of artists have achieved in their lifetimes eleven Grammy Awards -- country music awards -- any internationally certified gold platinum and multi platinum. Platinum albums. And -- that was number -- studio albums fifteen compilations 38 billboard hot 100 signals. When he won -- -- in the top forty. -- Top 103 at number two in this one and -- no good him. -- want another eighties phenom joins the class of 2014 rising to prominence after he left the rock band Genesis. -- -- -- MTV generation. Yes -- cameras Peter Gabriel but the biggest hit -- A record nine MTV awards in 1987. And get this the most played video in the history event today. The concert last summer it was often -- sounds great how filing a new kid on the block relatively speaking 1987 singer guitarist Kurt Cobain and bassist Chris. Nova Celek and the former group Nirvana. -- -- -- -- -- Itself in Seattle it. It's -- back to snap considered flagship and a Generation X. By releasing great full length studio albums in -- seven Iran Obama has come to be regarded as one of the most influential important rock bands of the moment. Very -- wish I can be there. -- the rock hall of fame induction ceremony is tonight and that is get right back Sunday drive back everybody.
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