TORONTO - The '80s pop band Platinum Blonde is being inducted into the Canadian Music and Broadcast Industry Hall of Fame.

Known for such melodic new wave hits as "Standing In The Dark," "Crying Over You" and "It Doesn't Really Matter," the band will be recognized at a luncheon March 12, 2010 in Toronto.

Vocalist Mark Holmes, drummer Chris Steffler and guitarist Sergio Galli broke onto the music scene in 1982 with catchy singles, big blond hair and glam-rock style.

Keyboardist Kenny MacLean joined the band in 1985, roughly four years before they would split up.

MacLean died in November 2008 at age 52 just as he was preparing to release his third solo CD and as the band was planning a long-awaited reunion gig.

The award will be handed out as part of festivities planned for Canadian Music Week, set for March 10-14, 2010.