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Radiohead, Simone and Moody Blues are Rock Hall nominees

| Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017, 7:57 a.m.
In this April 14, 2017, file photo, Ed O'Brien of Radiohead performs at Coachella Music & Arts Festival in Indio, Calif. Radiohead is among first-time nominees on the ballot for induction next year into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP, File)
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In this April 14, 2017, file photo, Ed O'Brien of Radiohead performs at Coachella Music & Arts Festival in Indio, Calif. Radiohead is among first-time nominees on the ballot for induction next year into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP, File)
In this June 27, 1985, file photo, Nina Simone performs at Avery Fisher Hall in New York.  Simone is among first-time nominees on the ballot for induction next year into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. (AP Photo/Rene Perez, File)
In this June 27, 1985, file photo, Nina Simone performs at Avery Fisher Hall in New York. Simone is among first-time nominees on the ballot for induction next year into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. (AP Photo/Rene Perez, File)
In this Aug. 20, 2009, file photo, guitarist Justin Hayward, left, and bassist John Lodge of The Moody Blues perform at Radio City Music Hall in New York. The Moody Blues are among first-time nominees on the ballot for induction next year into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow, File)
In this Aug. 20, 2009, file photo, guitarist Justin Hayward, left, and bassist John Lodge of The Moody Blues perform at Radio City Music Hall in New York. The Moody Blues are among first-time nominees on the ballot for induction next year into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow, File)

NEW YORK — British rockers Radiohead, singer Nina Simone and The Moody Blues are among first-time nominees on the ballot for induction next year into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

The hall on Thursday announced 19 nominees for induction in Cleveland next spring. Generally, each class has five to seven members. Nine of the acts are on the ballot for the first time, with Rage Against the Machine joining Radiohead in earning the opportunity in their first year of eligibility.

Other first-time nominees are Judas Priest, Kate Bush, Dire Straits, Eurythmics and Sister Rosetta Tharpe.

Nominees also include the J. Geils Band, Bon Jovi, Depeche Mode, The Cars, LL Cool J, The Meters, MC5, Link Wray, Rufus featuring Chaka Khan and The Zombies.

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