This week saw the nomination committee for pop/rock museum/archive/expo centre Rockheim’s Norwegian popular music’s Hall of Fame unveiling its list of 15 nominees for the honorary award. The nominees had to meet a set of criteria, most notably having made their album at least 25 years ago, meaning that all nominees released their debut albums prior to 1985. A maximum of five new entries to the prestigious Hall of Fame will be made each year – the number of nominees is set to 15.
Based in Trondheim, Rockheim is Norway’s national, governmentally funded museum, archive and expo centre for pop and rock. Rockheim collects archives and disseminates key memorabilia, releases, artifacts and other assets of Norwegian popular music dating back to the 50s up until the present.
The nominees for the 2011 Rockheim Hall of Fame:
Anne Grete Preus
Jokke & Valentinerne
A jury of app 100 music industry and media reps will cast their votes based on the list of nominees. The top five nominees will be inaugurated in the Hall of Fame at a ceremony held a Rockheim on August 21st.
A-Ha (Performing Bodies\Bands (rock/pop/jazz etc.))
Popol Vuh / Popol Ace (Performing Bodies\Bands (rock/pop/jazz etc.))
Jokke & Valentinerne (Performing Bodies\Bands (rock/pop/jazz etc.))
Monn Keys, The (Performing Bodies\Bands (rock/pop/jazz etc.))
Bjørn Eidsvåg, Artist, Songwriter
Radka Toneff, Singer
Åge Aleksandersen, Artist
Terje Rypdal, Composer, Guitarist, Soprano Saxophonist, Flutist, Arranger
Lars Lillo-Stenberg, Artist
Anne Grete Preus, Composer
Arne Bendiksen, Composer, Artist
Wenche Myhre, Artist, Actress
Mari Boine, Artist