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Nina Simone Inducted Into Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Brother Samuel Waymon and Mary J. Blige speak, Andra Day and Lauryn Hill perform

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Nina Simone’s music long resisted any sort of categorization—she’s claimed in equal measure by jazz, R&B and even folk devotees. Nevertheless, the nominating committee and voters at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this year deemed her a worthy addition to their fellowship. Simone was one of six artists inducted on Saturday at Cleveland’s Public Auditorium.

Simone was inducted along with more conventional rock acts Bon Jovi, the Cars, Dire Straits, the Moody Blues and ur-rocker Sister Rosetta Tharpe.

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