ABBA Leads Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2010 Inductees
Five performers are set to join the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in the year 2010. ABBA of the famous Mama Mia! leads the inductees.
Joining the Swedish group are reggae superstar Jimmy Cliff, American rockers The Stooges, British group The Hollies and British rock band Genesis. They were voted by 500 members of the Hall of Fame Foundation.
They are to be honored in a ceremony in New York on March 15, 2010. All group bands are saying that they would be performing at the ceremony. The Stooges were rejected the honor seven times in the past. Genesis is still trying to convince Peter Gabriel to participate. ABBA never accepted an offer to appear live together again since 1982. They were however photographed together in the Swedish premier of the film Mama Mia!, which is now the highest grossing musical film of all time. Benny Anderson said however that the chances of them showing in the ceremony are 99:1.
To be inducted to the Hall, a performer’s first recording should have been released at least 25 years ago.