Aerosmith, Eric Clapton and Queen head up the list of 15 nominees for induction next year into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. Also nominated were: the O'Jays; soul performer Solomon Burke; Earth, Wind & Fire; doo-wop groups the Flamingos and the Moonglows; the Lovin' Spoonful; jazz-rock group Steely Dan; rock-and-roll pioneer Ritchie Valens; heavy metal act Black Sabbath; singer-guitarist Bonnie Raitt; singer-songwriter Lou Reed and James Taylor. The artists who win induction will be announced in November . . .
Scratchers and segue masters turned out in droves for the DMC Technics World DJ Championships in New York City last weekend, and last year's champ, Craze, a 21-year-old from Miami, won for the second year in a row. The two-day event consisted of the individual world finals, the first-ever world team championships, performances by the X-ecutioners and Rock Steady Crew, and appearances by such legendary deejays as Grandmaster Flash and the World Famous Beat Junkies . . .
Pop superstars Elton John and George Michael will headline a concert marking the 10th anniversary of the formation of Stonewall, Britain's leading gay activist group. The event will take place in late November at London's Royal Albert Hall . . .