The Impressions, Ike and Tina Turner, Wilson Pickett, the Byrds and six others are being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, officials announced Monday. They will be inducted at a banquet at the Waldorf-Astoria on Jan. 16, said Ahmet Ertegun, head of Atlantic Records and chairman of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation Inc.
In the early-influences category, the single inductee is Howlin' Wolf, who died in 1976. Wolf wrote Sitting on Top of the World, popularized by the group Cream.
Producers Dave Bartholomew and Ralph Bass will be inducted in the non-performing category.
Bartholomew headed the New Orleans rhythm and blues movement in the 1950s. He discovered Fats Domino and co-wrote many of his hits. Bass discovered James Brown and helped to start the Platters on their career.
More than $40-million has been raised to build the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland, but groundbreaking has not yet begun. Some 300 recording industry workers voted for this year's inductees.
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Actress Mary Martin, who starred in such musicals as Peter Pan, The Sound of Music and South Pacific, has been hospitalized for tests, a spokesman said Monday.
Richard Grant, publicist for Miss Martin's son, actor Larry Hagman, refused to say where the actress was hospitalized or the reason for the tests.
Charlie Rose, the longtime host of CBS' overnight Nightwatch broadcast, is leaving his new job as anchor of the syndicated interview show Personalities because of differences with the show's producers.
Mickey Spillane knows exactly what he's going to say when he sits down to write his best-selling crime novels.
In three weeks, the job is done, and he takes the rest of the year off. And Spillane, 72, said he doesn't care what the critics think.
Allyson Blackwell, 10, urges her Dalmatian, Domino, to sit while awaiting the beginning of a pet parade and contest in Tega Cay, S.C., this weekend. Allyson and Domino took first place in the pet and owner look-alike contest.