Bronx-born singer Laura Nyro, who died in 1997, is just one of the influential musicians who will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this spring, it was announced Wednesday.
Niro, who might be best remembered for the track "Emmie," will be honored alongside The Beastie Boys, Guns N' Roses and the Red Hot Chili Peppers. She might be the only one of those musicians, however, who later in life entered into a lesbian relationship (after, of course, dating Jackson Browne.)
Who didn't make it into the oddly finicky Hall of Fame this time around? Nominees who were not granted the final go-ahead include Joan Jett and the Blackhearts and The Cure.