Band is among five
artists selected for this year’s induction.
By Fred Mills
While Cleveland’s Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame was busy
yesterday announcing the 2011 inductees, Down Under in Australia, the ARIA
Hall of Fame was announcing its latest crop of inductees – among them, BLURT
faves The Church. It’s an especially sweet stroke of timing as this year also
marks the band’s 30th anniversary in the music industry. Salute!
Entering the ARIA Hall this year will be The Church plus ‘60s
popsters the Loved Ones, punk legends the Models, pop artist Johnny Young and
country singer John Williamson.
In a statement, ARIA chairman Denis Handlin commented, “It’s
very exciting to be again celebrating the extraordinary history of Australian
popular music and the many incredible artists who have made it so special. We
are delighted to induct such a distinguished group of Australian artists into
the ARIA Hall of Fame. Between them there are many years of unforgettable music
history, including the 40th career anniversary of John Williamson and the 30-year
anniversary of the church. We are proud to honour them all.”
The induction ceremony will be at the Hordern Pavilion in Sydney on Oct. 27.