Aerosmith stars Steven Tyler and Joe Perry and R&B singer John Legend inducted into the Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame on Saturday night (22Jun13).
The musicians were all honoured during a star-studded concert at the Los Angeles venue to mark the beginning of the summer concert season.
Actress Angela Basset hosted the event, and presenters included Glee star Darren Criss and funnyman Arsenio Hall, while music legend Stevie Wonder was on hand to induct Legend.
In a subsequent post on Twitter.com the Green Light hitmaker wrote, “Stevie Wonder inducted me into the Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame tonight. Feeling very grateful.”
Veteran actor Peter Fonda inducted the Aerosmith stars, and Perry tweeted about the honour, “Thanks to the amazing Peter Fonda for our great introduction introduction into the Hollywood Bowl Hall of
Fame… Thanks to all who congratulated us tonight on our induction into the Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame. We couldn’t have done it without you.”
Jazz singer Patti Austin was also among the inductees.
The event raised money for the Los Angeles Philharmonic orchestra and the organisation’s music education program for youngsters.
Rebe McEntire will be inducted into the Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame when the fabled venue’s summer season begins in June.
The country star will be the guest of honor when Julie Andrews hosts the opening night gala on June 22nd.
The Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame was founded in 2000 and features stars like Frank Sinatra, George Harrison, Stevie Wonder and McEntire’s fellow country music icon Garth Brooks.