Grammy Hall of Fame Inducts Janis' "Pearl"

14 Sep Grammy Hall of Fame Inducts Janis' "Pearl"

The Recording Academy announced the newest additions to its GRAMMY Hall of Fame, adding 25 recordings to a timeless list that now includes 851 titles.

Pearl was released on February 1, 1971. It is her fourth album and the first album she recorded with the Full Tilt Boogie Band. The album features the hits “Me and Bobby McGee,” (commercially released with “Half Moon”, another album cut, on the flipside) written by Kris Kristofferson and Fred Foster, and “Move Over,” which Joplin penned.

“This year’s GRAMMY Hall of Fame inductees highlight a diverse array of masterpiece recordings that have had a profound impact on our musical history,” said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy. “The selections are timeless staples that span six decades and represent a wide range of genres from comedy to rock, reggae, jazz, and R&B. They all greatly deserve to be memorialized.”

The Hall Of Fame serves as a celebration and reminder of the triumphs and achievements of the recording arts. Selections are drawn from all categories of music, acknowledging the diversity of musical expression for which The Recording Academy has become renowned. The list and recordings now reside as a collection on display at the GRAMMY Museum.