Now, it's finally getting inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
Bon Jovi, The Moody Blues, The Cars, Dire Straits and Nina Simone will be enshrined in the Rock Hall in the performer category, while Sister Rosetta Tharpe will be recognised with an award for Early Influence. 2018 Rock Hall nominees who were not chosen included Depeche Mode, the Eurythmics, Judas Priest and Radiohead. Bon Jovi reportedly received more than a million votes in the fan poll, suggesting that its sizable fanbase threw its support behind the band.
"So whether you are a fan of progressive rock Moodies from the 1960s, the band's synthesizer-driven rock sounds of the 1980s, or have recently seen them playing for multiple generations of rock and roll fans, one thing is clear - the Moody Blues have created more than 50 years of exhilarating and significant music", a post about the band on the organization's website said.
The third time was a charm for The Cars, who had also been nominees in the past two years.
The other inductees were all inducted the first time on the ballot, though "Money For Nothing" rockers Dire Straits have been eligible since 2003, "Nights in White Satin" The Moody Blues have been eligible since 1989 and "Feeling Good" singer Nina Simone has been eligible since 1986.More news: Bloomberg Admits: We Goofed on Trump-Russia
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The 33rd Annual Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place April 14. An edited version of the ceremony will air on HBO.
Bon Jovi has remained active, but without guitarist Richie Sambora, who has not played with the band since 2013.
Likewise, former Moody Blues' members Mike Pinder and Ray Thomas could rejoin the pioneering English band after many years apart.
Artists and bands become eligible for induction 25 years after the release of their first commercial single or album. "I also want to say how much I love my fans and thank them for helping us get here".