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Mickey Hart of the Grateful Dead accepts induction

"I guess it's time to talk about the 17th-Century balladeers, and the African drummers and singers whose songs and rhythms all came together on these shores to make that soup that became the music we love.  There won't be time tonight to thank all the great blues, country, and jazz players who honed this music, and then passed it on to us - but one of them, Mr. Willie Dixon, is being honored here tonight."

The Grateful Dead