Even if some of the current generation are painfully ignorant to The Beatles’ contribution to music, the powers that be haven’t forgotten.
Ringo Starr will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s music excellence category in April, and his former bandmate Paul McCartney will be doing the honors, Reuters reports. Starr has already been inducted as a Beatle, but is now to be the last member inducted as a solo artist.
McCartney was the second member inducted, in 1999, preceded by John Lennon 5 years before him and followed by George Harrison in 2004.
This year marks the 30th annual round of inductions, with other inductees being Joan Jett & The Blackhearts (“I Love Rock’ n Roll”), the late Lou Reed, Green Day, Bill Withers, the “5” Royales , and the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, as well as the late Stevie Ray Vaughn and Double Trouble.
The honorees will be inducted by stars like Stevie Wonder, Patti Smith, and John Mayer.
Beck, the Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl, and John Legend will be performing at the ceremony.
The induction takes place in Cleveland on April 18, and airs on HBO on May 30.