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VERVE RECORDS

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s Class of 2018 includes many acts that have been eligible for decades. Here’s what record collectors should be looking for from this year’s inductees.

All of the acts being inducted this year debuted when vinyl was king, and released most of their big hits before CDs and cassettes became the dominant music formats.

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The 2018 class of Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees announced today include a jazz icon and a gospel legend.