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Past due, Moody Blues inducted into Rock Hall

Past due, Moody Blues inducted into Rock Hall

Bon Jovi, the Moody Blues, Dire Straits, the Cars, Nina Simone and Sister Rosetta Tharpe joined music royalty on Saturday as they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Bon Jovi reunited onstage with former members for a powerful performance celebrating its admission into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, and the late icon Nina Simone was welcomed to the prestigious music club with show-stopping performances from Lauryn Hill and Andra Day.

During a 20-minute speech, Jon Bon Jovi recounted the band's rise to superstardom from basements to sold-out arenas. "To all of you who have been a part of this ride for the last 35 years, and all the fans, we share this honor with you - because this life is a gift", Bon Jovi said. "I said 'thank you very much, my 25th show, your music has meant a lot", and that was that".

The Democratic governor hailed the band as "one of the most famous, enduring rock bands of all time".

"We took that journey together at certain times as a group, and I think it's wonderful we can re-enact that - not only for us, but for the fans", said Bon Jovi keyboardist David Bryan back in February.

Overall, the Dire Straits Rock Hall Induction experience will be remembered for not having a proper presenter, as well as a performance.

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The jazzy and soulful Simone, who died in 2003, was a leader in pushing for civil rights and influenced the likes of Alicia Keys and Aretha Franklin. The Killers earned a loud applause from the audience when they started performing "American Girl", then transitioning to "Free Fallin'". Her brother, Jon Wayman, accepted the enshrinement trophy on her behalf.

Alabama Shakes singer Brittany Howard will pay homage to late gospel artist Tharpe, an early influence on the music that became rock 'n roll.

The Cars have pulled into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

Illsley thanked the entire band and described the group as "a collective, a brotherhood". The event also saw the band's reunion with former member Richie Sambora, who shared a microphone with the band's lead singer on 'When We Were Us'. I love these guys and so do you. "I've actually written it many ways, many times".

Rock Hall voters have recently opened their hearts to progressive rockers, which benefited "Nights in White Satin" singers The Moody Blues, to be inducted by Ann Wilson of Heart.

Overall, while this year's Induction Ceremony didn't have the star power of previous evenings held in Cleveland, the high-profile event had its moments.

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