John Hammond

Rock & Roll Hall of Famer

Category: Lifetime Achievement

Inducted in: 1986

Inducted by: Ahmet Ertegun


Inducted into Rock Hall Revisited in 1991 (ranked #7 in the Non-Performers - Producers/Engineers category) .


John Hammond @ Wikipedia

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A talent scout who discovered some of the greatest jazz, blues and rock and roll singers in the 54 year association with Columbia Records, John Hammond played a hugh role in starting the careers of Billie Holiday and Aretha Franklin. 11 years after he sighed Bob Dylan to Columbia, he was the one who auditioned Bruce Springsteen and told him, "You've got to be on Columbia Records."

Without John Hammond, these great singers would not have been able to make an impact on rock and roll.

Posted by Andrew on Wednesday, 04.10.13 @ 12:49pm


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