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News createt: 20-09-2012 09:20:00

The American Pop Music Hall of Fame

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The American Pop Music Hall of Fame has announced its first round of nominees to be inducted into the new, western Pennsylvania-based hall. The list of 40 nominees includes pop heavyweights like the Beatles, Elvis Presley and Frank Sinatra.

Other nominees include The Beach Boys, Tony Bennett, the Carpenters, Chubby Checker, Bobby Darin, Neil Diamond and Simon and Garfunkel.

Music fans and people in the industry can vote for their favorite nominees online starting later this week. The final list of 20 candidates will be inducted next May. Eligible artists must have lodged a national hit between 1946 and 1975.