Art Garfunkel had the honor of inducting his friend Yusuf Islam into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame tonight, and the Simon and Garfunkel star did a fine job pointing out why the artist formerly known as Cat Stevens's music was so enduring...
This year's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony was already set to go forward without nearly half of its 2014 class members - including Kiss, Linda Ronstadt and the late Kurt Cobain of Nirvana. Now, Cat Stevens maybe be bowing out as well.
For Hall & Oates, it means a sort of validation. For Cat Stevens, there's a bit of embarrassment at how good it makes him feel. And for Linda Ronstadt, there's the awful realization that Parkinson's will probably keep her away from her big night.
Kiss, Linda Ronstadt, Peter Gabriel, Nirvana, Hall & Oates and Cat Stevens have been elected into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 2014 class. That means Deep Purple, Yes and the Zombies are among the nominees who were not chosen this year.