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Thriller producer Quincy Jones and rock bands Rush and Heart have been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland.

For the first time, the ceremony was held in Los Angeles on Thursday night and featured performances by Usher, Christina Aguilera and Jennifer Hudson.

Rappers Public Enemy, singer-songwriter Randy Newman and late disco queen Donna Summer were also inducted at the event.

Heart’s Nancy Wilson said: “I feel like I got into the cool ball team”.

Music producers Lou Adler and Quincy Jones were also honored. Jones – who produced Michael Jackson’s biggest hit albums including Off The Wall and Thriller – was inducted by media mogul Oprah Winfrey.

He said: “It’s been a crazy week all week. We celebrated two days ago my birthday with Michael Caine. We’re celestial twins, you know.”

Director Spike Lee and singer Harry Belafonte presented rap pioneers Public Enemy with their award. Frontman Chuck D paid tribute to fellow inductees, Heart.

“Heart persevered and just broke through a mold and it’s the same thing with us in our genre,” he said.

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Article courtesy bbc.co.uk