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December 5, 2005

Miles Davis Inducted Into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Written by
cindy mcleod

Miles Davis, jazz trumpet master and innovator, has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The foundation announced Davis and other seminal artists will be inducted to the prestigious museum on March 13, 2006 in New York.

Davis is known for his voluminous works that changed the sound of popular music several times during his six decade career, and is considered one of the 20th Century’s most creative artists. His work began in the late 60’s, and created a fusion of jazz with rock & roll, soul, funk and hip hop.

Once inducted, the artists are further honored when they are featured in the Museum’s Hall of Fame exhibit, which includes a computerized “juke box” containing virtually every song of every performer inductee; etched-glass signatures of the inductees; a film on three huge screens recounting their careers and music; and a display of artifacts from the current year’s inductees.

Davis joins Black Sabbath, Blondie, Lynyrd Skynyrd, the Sex Pistols and A&M Records founders Herb Alpert & Jerry Moss on the list for 2006 inductees. Inductees in the Side-Man category will be announced at a later date.

For complete listings, visit www.rockhall.com

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