Earlier this week when Eurythmics was nominated for the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame, the news was met with a crazy wave of support from the duo’s legion of admirers. It was about time!
This would be the second nomination for Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart’s new wave act, after skipping out on opportunity for induction into the class of 2018. They missed out on that occasion to Nina Simone, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Bon Jovi, the Cars and the Moody Blues.
Exclusively speaking with Billboard, Lennox says the Rock Hall nomination is a big win for all music industry survivors.
“Dave and I have a long history. We’ve pretty much done everything it takes to survive in the industry of music, just like all the artists who’ve been nominated for the Hall of Fame,” she expounds in a statement. “We each have our individual pathway and our own unique life stories, through music making, recording and performance.”
Lennox, the firebrand Scott, and Stewart, the English polymath, combined forces in the late 1970s in The Tourists, and then went ahead to change the game with Eurythmics.