A group of artists spanning decades have been selected for induction into America’s Pop Music Hall of Fame, which focuses on artists with charted songs prior to 1974, chosen by popular vote. This, the third round of inductees, includes Paul McCartney, Linda Ronstadt, Glen Campbell, Paul Anka, Chubby Checker, the Eagles, the Everly Brothers, the Four Seasons, Tom Jones, Ricky Nelson, the Righteous Brothers, Johnny Tillotson and Andy Williams. Ronstadt received the most number of votes. Candidates were selected by a national music-industry panel, and finalists were chosen by more than one million unduplicated votes.
Editor’s $0.02: Prior to this item crossing our news desk, I’d never heard of America’s Pop Music Hall of Fame. Turns out it’s the brainchild of the city fathers in miniscule Canonsburg, PA (pop. 8,960), the boyhood home of crooner Perry Como and longtime home of WWCS Radio, 540 on your AM dial. For more about the Hall of Fame, click here for the Spin article.