‘Paint It, Black’ inducted into the Grammy Hall Of Fame

The Recording Academy has revealed that the Rolling Stones recording Paint It, Black is to be inducted into the Grammy Hall Of Fame 2018.

The Rolling Stones recording is part of 25 songs this year to be inducted, and was selected due to its qualitative and historic importance.

The recordings were selected by committee before receiving final approval by the Recording Academy’s National Board of Trustees. A total of 1,063 recordings have been immortalised at the Grammy Museum L.A. Live since its inception 45 years ago.

“The Grammy Hall Of Fame strives to embody the changing climate of music throughout these past decades, always acknowledging the diversity of musical expression for which the Academy has become known,” said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of the Recording Academy.

“Iconic and inspiring, these recordings are an integral part of our musical, social, and cultural history, and we are proud to have added them to our growing catalogue.”

You can watch a view of the song Paint It, Black below and read more about the induction at Planet Rock.

Little known fact (and you heard it here first!): When Bill felt the song needed more “balls”, he played the organ petals with his fists laying on the floor. Have a listen to hear the effect…


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