In her first time on the ballot, the late American singer/songwriter and musician Nina Simone has been inducted into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame.
Simone, a North Carolina native, played a huge role in the Civil Rights movement, incorporating Civil Rights themes within her music, as well as speaking/performing during Civil Rights marches and events.
Along with honoring Simone, other groups like Bon Jovi, Dire Straits, Moody Blues, and The Cars were inducted in Rock ‘n’ Roll’s most prestigious fraternity as well.
Simone died in August of 2003, but her legacy in music and racial equality lives on.
Read about all who were inducted in the full article from the Los Angeles Times HERE!