The 2017 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony took place earlier this month in Brooklyn, New York, and you can watch an HBO special featuring highlights from the extravaganza that premieres Saturday, April 29 at 8 p.m. ET. Among the artists honored at the ceremony were Journey, Yes, Electric Light Orchestra, Chic‘s Nile Rodgers and folk singer Joan Baez.
Here’s a rundown of some of the moments you can expect to see on the special:
–Ex-Journey singer Steve Perry joined his former band mates to accept his induction, although he didn’t perform. Perry warmly greeted the other members, and delivered a heartfelt speech. With current frontman Arnel Pineda, Journey performed “Separate Ways,” “Lights” and “Don’t Stop Believin’.” Founding Journey keyboardist/singer Gregg Rolie and drummer Aynsley Dunbar took part in the “Lights” performance.
–Yes was inducted by Rush‘s Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson. Following speeches, most of the band’s classic lineup reunited during the performance segment, which saw Lee filling in for late bassist Chris Squire.
–Electric Light Orchestra opened the ceremony with their cover of “Roll Over Beethoven,” in tribute to the late Chuck Berry. The late George Harrison‘s son, Dhani, inducted ELO. After speeches from frontman Jeff Lynne and founding singer/multi-instrumentalist Roy Wood, the band performed its classics “Evil Woman” and “Mr. Blue Sky.”
–Rodgers, recipient of the Rock Hall’s Award for Musical Excellence, was inducted by Pharrell Williams. Jackson Browne inducted Baez.
–This year’s other inductees were grunge rockers Pearl Jam and late rapper Tupac Shakur, who were inducted, respectively, by David Letterman and Snoop Dogg.
–The show also included a Prince tribute by Lenny Kravitz, performing “When Doves Cry” and “The Cross.”
–The night ended with all the inductees coming together for a rendition of Neil Young’s “Rockin’ in the Free World.”
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Source: Oldies News