'Born to Be Wild' and 'Louie Louie' to Be Inducted Into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

The new Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Singles category features Steppenwolf's 'Born to Be Wild', The Kingsmen's 'Louie Louie' and 'Rocket 88' by Jackie Breston and his Delta Cats among others.

AceShowbiz - Rock and pop classics "Born to Be Wild" and "Louie Louie" have made history by becoming part of the first class of songs to be inducted in to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Officials at the fabled museum in Cleveland, Ohio kicked off this year's artist inductions on Saturday, April 14 by listing the tunes that would be added to the institute for the first time.

Introduced by Steven Van Zandt, the new Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Singles category featured "Rocket 88" by Jackie Breston and his Delta Cats, "Rumble" by Link Wray and his Ray Men, The Kingsmen's "Louie Louie", Procol Harum's "A Whiter Shade of Pale" and "Born to Be Wild", which was a huge hit for Steppenwolf in the late 1960s.

Listing the Class of 2018, Van Zandt said, "We all know the history of music can be changed with just one song, one record. In three minutes we suddenly enter a new direction, a movement, a style, an experience. That three-minute song can result in a personal revelation, an epiphany that changes our lives."

The list was announced before The Moody Blues, Nina Simone, Dire Straits, The Cars, Bon Jovi, and Sister Rosetta Tharpe were inducted in to the Hall of Fame on Saturday night.

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