The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, established in 1983 and located in Cleveland, Ohio, United States, is dedicated to recording the history of some of the best-known and most influential musicians, bands, producers, and others that have in some major way influenced the music industry, particularly in the area of rock and roll.[1] Originally, there were four categories of induction: performers, non-performers, early influences, and lifetime achievement. In 2000, "sidemen" was introduced as a category.

The only category that has seen new inductees every single year is the performers category. Artists become eligible for induction in that category 25 years after the release of their first record.[2] In order to be inducted, an artist must be nominated by a committee that selects a number of candidates, the highest being 16 for the 2020 class. Ballots are then sent to more than 1,000 "rock experts" who evaluate the candidates and vote on who should be inducted. The performers that receive the highest number of votes are inducted. This number varies; for example, seven were inducted in 2019. Starting in 2012, fans could vote on a fan ballot with an equal weight to the other ballots.[2] As of 2017, new inductees are honored at an annual ceremony held alternately in New York and at the Hall of Fame in Cleveland; prior to that, the ceremonies rotated between Cleveland, New York, and Los Angeles.[3] As of 2023, there are 378 inductees.[4]

Inductees

Performers

The performers category is meant for recording artists and bands that have "influence and significance to the development and perpetuation of rock and roll".[2]

Year Image Name[5] Inducted members Prior nominations[6][7] Induction presenter[8]
1986 Publicity photo of Chuck Berry. Chuck Berry Inaugural class Keith Richards[N2]
James Brown performing in Hamburg, Germany, February 1973 James Brown Steve Winwood[N2]
Photo of Ray Charles in one of his classic poses at the piano. Ray Charles Quincy Jones[N2]
Sam Cooke Herb Alpert[N2]
Fats Domino in Amsterdam 1962 Fats Domino Billy Joel[N2]
Phil (left) and Don (right) Everly in 1958 The Everly Brothers Don Everly and Phil Everly.[9] Neil Young[N2]
Buddy Holly in 1957 Buddy Holly[10] John Fogerty[N2]
Lewis performing in the 1950s Jerry Lee Lewis Hank Williams Jr.
Little Richard in 1967 Little Richard[11] Roberta Flack
Presley in a publicity photograph for the 1957 film Jailhouse Rock Elvis Presley[12] Julian and Sean Lennon
1987 The Coasters Carl Gardner, Cornell Gunter, Billy Guy, and Will "Dub" Jones.[13] 1 (1986) Lester Sill
Eddie Cochran 1 (1986) Mick Jones[N2]
Publicity portrait of American blues musician Bo Diddley, 1957, sitting with his "Twang Machine", a unique square electric guitar built for him by Gretsch. Bo Diddley 1 (1986) ZZ Top[N2]
Publicity photo of Aretha Franklin from Billboard, 17 February 1968 Aretha Franklin First nomination Keith Richards[N2]
Gaye in 1973 Marvin Gaye 1 (1986) Nick Ashford and Valerie Simpson
Haley in 1974 Bill Haley 1 (1986) Chuck Berry[N3]
B.B. King 1 (1986) Sting[N2]
Clyde McPhatter 1 (1986) Ben E. King[N2]
Ricky Nelson 1 (1986) John Fogerty[N2]
Orbison in 1965 Roy Orbison 1 (1986) Bruce Springsteen[N2]
Perkins in 1977 Carl Perkins First nomination Sam Phillips[N3]
Robinson in March 2018 Smokey Robinson 1 (1986) Daryl Hall[N2] and John Oates[N2]
Robinson in concert at the Chumash Casino Resort in Santa Ynez, California, 2006 Big Joe Turner 1 (1986) Doc Pomus[N2]
Muddy Waters with James Cotton, 1971 Muddy Waters 1 (1986) Paul Butterfield[N2]
Jackie Wilson 1 (1986) Peter Wolf
1988 The Beach Boys Al Jardine, Mike Love, Brian Wilson, Carl Wilson, and Dennis Wilson.[14] First nomination; First year of eligibility Elton John[N2]
Top: Lennon, McCartney Bottom: Harrison, Starr The Beatles George Harrison, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, and Ringo Starr.[15] First nomination; First year of eligibility Mick Jagger[N2]
The Drifters Ben E. King, Rudy Lewis, Clyde McPhatter, Johnny Moore, Bill Pinkney, Charlie Thomas, and Gerhart Thrasher.[16] 1 (1986) Billy Joel[N2]
Dylan performing live onstage at Mini Estadi in Barcelona in 1984 Bob Dylan First nomination; First year of eligibility Bruce Springsteen[N2]
The Supremes Florence Ballard, Diana Ross, and Mary Wilson.[17] 1 (1987) Little Richard[N3]
1989 Dion performing in New York Dion 3 (1986, 1987, 1988) Lou Reed[N2]
Otis Redding in January 1967 Otis Redding First nomination Little Richard[N3]
The Rolling Stones in 1965. From left: Brian Jones, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Bill Wyman and Charlie Watts. The Rolling Stones Mick Jagger, Brian Jones, Keith Richards, Ian Stewart, Mick Taylor, Charlie Watts, Ronnie Wood, and Bill Wyman.[18] First nomination; First year of eligibility Pete Townshend[N2]
The Temptations Melvin Franklin, Eddie Kendricks, David Ruffin, Otis Williams, Paul Williams, Dennis Edwards.[19] First nomination Daryl Hall[N2] and John Oates[N2]
Wonder in a recording studio, 1973 Stevie Wonder First nomination Paul Simon[N2]
1990 Hank Ballard Hank Ballard 4 (1986, 1987, 1988, 1989) Boz Scaggs
Bobby Darin 4 (1986, 1987, 1988, 1989) Paul Anka
The Four Seasons Tom DeVito, Bob Gaudio, Nick Massi, and Frankie Valli.[20] 2 (1988, 1989) Bob Crewe
The Four Tops Renaldo "Obie" Benson, Abdul "Duke" Fakir, Lawrence Payton, and Levi Stubbs.[21] 1 (1989) Stevie Wonder[N3]
left to right: Pete Quaife, Dave Davies, Ray Davies, Mick Avory. The Kinks Mick Avory, Dave Davies, Ray Davies, and Pete Quaife.[22] First nomination; First year of eligibility Graham Nash[N2]
The Platters David Lynch, Herb Reed, Paul Robi, Zola Taylor, and Tony Williams.[23] 2 (1988, 1989) Phil Spector[N3]
Paul Simon (right) and Art Garfunkel performing in Dublin, 1982 Simon & Garfunkel Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel.[24] First nomination; First year of eligibility James Taylor[N2]
The Who in 1975, left to right: Roger Daltrey, John Entwistle, Keith Moon, Pete Townshend The Who Roger Daltrey, John Entwistle, Keith Moon, and Pete Townshend.[25] First nomination; First year of eligibility U2[N2]
1991 Baker in 1956 LaVern Baker 5 (1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990) Chaka Khan[N2]
The Byrds in 1970 The Byrds Gene Clark, Michael Clarke, David Crosby, Chris Hillman, and Roger McGuinn.[26] First nomination; First year of eligibility Don Henley[N2]
John Lee Hooker performing at the Long Beach Blues Festival, California, August 31, 1997 John Lee Hooker First nomination Bonnie Raitt[N2]
The Impressions in 1964 The Impressions Curtis Mayfield, Sam Gooden, Fred Cash, Arthur Brooks, Richard Brooks, and Jerry Butler.[27] 2 (1989, 1990) Tracy Chapman
Wilson Pickett with Pino Presti during the European tour (1970) Wilson Pickett 2 (1989, 1990) Bobby Brown
Jimmy Reed 5 (1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990) ZZ Top[N2]
Ike and Tina Turner performing in Hamburg, Germany, November 1972. Ike & Tina Turner Ike Turner and Tina Turner.[28] 2 (1989, 1990) Phil Spector[N3]
1992 Bobby Bland at the Long Beach Blues Festival, 1996 Bobby "Blue" Bland 5 (1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1991) B.B. King[N3]
Booker T. & the M.G.'s Booker T. Jones, Steve Cropper, Donald "Duck" Dunn, Al Jackson Jr., and Lewie Steinberg.[29] 2 (1988, 1989) Jim Stewart[N2]
Cash in 1969 Johnny Cash 2 (1990, 1991) Lyle Lovett
The Isley Brothers Ernie Isley, Marvin Isley, O'Kelly Isley Jr., Ronald Isley, Rudolph Isley, and Chris Jasper.[30] First nomination Little Richard[N3]
The Jimi Hendrix Experience performing for Dutch television in 1967. From left to right: Jimi Hendrix, Noel Redding, and Mitch Mitchell. The Jimi Hendrix Experience Jimi Hendrix, Mitch Mitchell, and Noel Redding.[31] First nomination; First year of eligibility Neil Young[N2]
Sam & Dave Sam Moore and Dave Prater.[32] First nomination; First year of eligibility Billy Joel[N2]
The Yardbirds Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton, Chris Dreja, Jim McCarty, Jimmy Page, Keith Relf, and Paul Samwell-Smith.[33] 2 (1990, 1991) The Edge[N2]
1993 Ruth Brown in 1955 Ruth Brown 5 (1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990) Bonnie Raitt[N2]
Cream in 1967. From left to right: Ginger Baker, Jack Bruce, and Eric Clapton. Cream Ginger Baker, Jack Bruce, and Eric Clapton.[34] 1 (1992) ZZ Top[N2]
Creedence Clearwater Revival in 1968. From left to right: Tom Fogerty, Doug Clifford, Stu Cook, and John Fogerty. Creedence Clearwater Revival Doug Clifford, Stu Cook, John Fogerty, and Tom Fogerty.[35] First nomination; First year of eligibility Bruce Springsteen[N2]
Promotional photo of the Doors in late 1966 (l–r: John Densmore, Robby Krieger, Ray Manzarek, and Jim Morrison) The Doors John Densmore, Robby Krieger, Ray Manzarek, and Jim Morrison.[36] First nomination; First year of eligibility Eddie Vedder[N2]
Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers Herman Santiago, Jimmy Merchant, Sherman Garnes, Frankie Lymon, and Joe Negroni[37] 7 (1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992) Boyz II Men
Etta James in Deauville, France, July 1990 Etta James 1 (1992) k.d. lang
Van Morrison First nomination; First year of eligibility Robbie Robertson[N2]
Sly and the Family Stone Gregg Errico, Larry Graham, Jerry Martini, Cynthia Robinson, Freddie Stone, Rosie Stone, and Sly Stone.[38] First nomination; First year of eligibility George Clinton[N2]
1994 The Animals Eric Burdon, Chas Chandler, Alan Price, John Steel, and Hilton Valentine.[39] 2 (1990, 1993) Dave Pirner
The Band in 1969. Left to right: Manuel, Hudson, Helm, Robertson, and Danko. The Band Rick Danko, Levon Helm, Garth Hudson, Richard Manuel, and Robbie Robertson.[40] First nomination; First year of eligibility Eric Clapton[N3]
Duane Eddy 7 (1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992) Mick Jones[N2]
The Grateful Dead in 1970, from a promotional photo shoot. Left to right: Bill Kreutzmann, Ron "Pigpen" McKernan, Jerry Garcia, Bob Weir, Mickey Hart, Phil Lesh. The Grateful Dead Tom Constanten, Jerry Garcia, Donna Jean Godchaux, Keith Godchaux, Mickey Hart, Robert Hunter, Bill Kreutzmann, Phil Lesh, Ron McKernan, Brent Mydland, Bob Weir, and Vince Welnick.[41] 1 (1993) Bruce Hornsby
Elton John First nomination; First year of eligibility Axl Rose[N2]
John Lennon rehearses Give Peace A Chance, 1969 John Lennon First nomination; First year of eligibility Paul McCartney[N3]
Marley performing in 1980 Bob Marley 1 (1990) Bono[N2]
Rod Stewart 1 (1993) Jeff Beck[N3]
1995 The Allman Brothers Band Duane Allman, Gregg Allman, Dickey Betts, Jai Johanny Johanson, Berry Oakley, and Butch Trucks.[42] First nomination; First year of eligibility Willie Nelson[N2]
Al Green First nomination Natalie Cole
Janis Joplin First nomination; First year of eligibility Melissa Etheridge
Clockwise, from top left: Jimmy Page, John Bonham, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones
Led Zeppelin John Bonham, John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page, and Robert Plant[43] First nomination; First year of eligibility Steven Tyler[N2] and Joe Perry[N2]
Martha and the Vandellas Rosalind Ashford, Annette Beard, Betty Kelly, Lois Reeves, and Martha Reeves.[44] 2 (1989, 1994) Fred Schneider and Kate Pierson
Neil Young First nomination; First year of eligibility Eddie Vedder[N2]
Frank Zappa performing in 1977 Frank Zappa 2 (1993, 1994) Lou Reed[N2]
1996 Bowie at Tweeter Center in Tinley Park during the Heathen Tour in 2002 David Bowie 1 (1992) Madonna[N2] and David Byrne[N2]
Left to right: William "Red" Guest, Edward Patten, Merald "Bubba" Knight, and Gladys Knight Gladys Knight & the Pips William Guest, Gladys Knight, Merald "Bubba" Knight, and Edward Patten.[45] 3 (1987, 1989, 1990) Mariah Carey
Jefferson Airplane photographed by Herb Greene at The Matrix club, San Francisco, in 1966. Top row from left: Jack Casady Grace Slick, Marty Balin; bottom row from left: Jorma Kaukonen, Paul Kantner, Spencer Dryden. A cropped version was used for the front cover of Surrealistic Pillow. Jefferson Airplane Marty Balin, Jack Casady, Spencer Dryden, Paul Kantner, Jorma Kaukonen, and Grace Slick.[46] 1 (1995) Mickey Hart[N3] and Phil Lesh[N3]
Little Willie John 7 (1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1993, 1995) Stevie Wonder[N3]
Pink Floyd Syd Barrett, David Gilmour, Nick Mason, Roger Waters, and Rick Wright.[47] 1 (1994) Billy Corgan
The Shirelles Shirley Alston Reeves, Addie Harris, Doris Kenner-Jackson, and Beverly Lee.[48] 2 (1990, 1995) Merry Clayton, Marianne Faithfull
and Darlene Love[N2]
The Velvet Underground John Cale, Sterling Morrison, Lou Reed, and Maureen Tucker.[49] 4 (1992, 1993, 1994, 1995) Patti Smith[N2]
1997 Bee Gees in 1978 (top to bottom) Barry, Robin, and Maurice Gibb Bee Gees Barry Gibb, Maurice Gibb, and Robin Gibb.[50] 1 (1996) Brian Wilson[N3]
Buffalo Springfield Richie Furay, Dewey Martin, Bruce Palmer, Stephen Stills, and Neil Young.[51] 4 (1992, 1993, 1994, 1995) Tom Petty[N2]
Crosby, Stills & Nash David Crosby, Graham Nash, and Stephen Stills.[52] First nomination James Taylor[N2]
The Jackson 5 Jackie Jackson, Jermaine Jackson, Marlon Jackson, Michael Jackson, and Tito Jackson.[53] 3 (1994, 1995, 1996) Diana Ross[N3]
Joni Mitchell 2 (1994, 1995) Shawn Colvin
Parliament-Funkadelic Jerome Brailey, George Clinton, Bootsy Collins, Raymond Davis, Tiki Fulwood, Glenn Goins, Michael Hampton, Fuzzy Haskins, Eddie Hazel, Walter Morrison, Cordell Mosson, William "Billy Bass" Nelson, Garry Shider, Calvin Simon, Grady Thomas, and Bernie Worrell.[54] 2 (1995, 1996) Prince[N2]
The (Young) Rascals Eddie Brigati, Felix Cavaliere, Gene Cornish, and Dino Danelli.[55] 3 (1993, 1994, 1996) Steven Van Zandt[N2]
1998 Eagles Don Felder, Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Bernie Leadon, Randy Meisner, Timothy B. Schmit, and Joe Walsh.[56] First nomination; First year of eligibility Jimmy Buffett[N2]
Fleetwood Mac in 1977. From left to right: Mick Fleetwood, Christine McVie, John McVie, Stevie Nicks, and Lindsey Buckingham. Fleetwood Mac Lindsey Buckingham, Mick Fleetwood, Peter Green, Danny Kirwan, Christine McVie, John McVie, Stevie Nicks, and Jeremy Spencer.[57] First nomination Sheryl Crow[N2]
The Mamas & the Papas Denny Doherty, Cass Elliot, John Phillips, and Michelle Phillips.[58] 1 (1997) Shania Twain
Lloyd Price 6 (1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1996, 1997) Tony Rich
Santana Jose Chepito Areas, David Brown, Michael Carabello, Gregg Rolie, Carlos Santana, and Michael Shrieve.[59] First nomination John Popper
Gene Vincent 6 (1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991) John Fogerty[N3]
1999 Billy Joel 1 (1998) Ray Charles[N3]
Curtis Mayfield First nomination Sean Combs
Paul McCartney First nomination Neil Young[N3]
Del Shannon[60] 5 (1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1998) Art Alexakis
Dusty Springfield[61] 1 (1998) Elton John[N3]
Springsteen performing at the Roskilde Festival, Denmark, 2012 Bruce Springsteen First nomination; First year of eligibility Bono[N2]
The Staple Singers Cleotha Staples, Mavis Staples, Pervis Staples, Pops Staples, and Yvonne Staples.[62] First nomination Lauryn Hill
2000 Eric Clapton First nomination Robbie Robertson[N3]
Earth, Wind & Fire Philip Bailey, Larry Dunn, Johnny Graham, Ralph Johnson, Al McKay, Fred White, Maurice White, Verdine White, and Andrew Woolfolk.[63] 1 (1998) Lil Kim
The Lovin' Spoonful Steve Boone, Joe Butler, John Sebastian, and Zal Yanovsky.[64] First nomination John Mellencamp[N2]
The Moonglows Prentiss Barnes, Harvey Fuqua, Peter Graves, Billy Johnson, and Bobby Lester.[65] 6 (1991, 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999) Paul Simon[N3]
Bonnie Raitt at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2000 Bonnie Raitt First nomination Melissa Etheridge
James Taylor First nomination Paul McCartney[N3]
2001 Aerosmith performing in 2019 Aerosmith Tom Hamilton, Joey Kramer, Joe Perry, Steven Tyler, and Brad Whitford.[66] 1 (2000) Kid Rock
Solomon Burke performing on April 19, 2008 Solomon Burke 8 (1987, 1989, 1990, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000) Mary J. Blige[N2]
The Flamingos Jake Carey, Zeke Carey, Johnny Carter, Tommy Hunt, Terry "Buzzy" Johnson, Sollie McElroy, Nate Nelson, and Paul Wilson.[67] 4 (1987, 1996, 1999, 2000) Frankie Valli[N3]
Jackson performing in 1988, during the Bad World Tour. Michael Jackson First nomination NSYNC
Top: Brian May, Freddie Mercury Bottom: John Deacon, Roger Taylor Queen John Deacon, Brian May, Freddie Mercury, and Roger Taylor.[68] 1 (2000) Dave Grohl[N2] and Taylor Hawkins[N2]
Paul Simon performing at the Feijenoord Stadion, Rotterdam, The Netherlands in 1982. Paul Simon First nomination Marc Anthony
Steely Dan Walter Becker and Donald Fagen.[69] 2 (1999, 2000) Moby
Ritchie Valens 2 (1999, 2000) Ricky Martin
2002 Isaac Hayes First nomination Alicia Keys
Lee in 1977 Brenda Lee 2 (1990, 2001) Jewel
Tom Petty Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Tom Petty, Ron Blair, Mike Campbell, Howie Epstein, Stan Lynch, and Benmont Tench.[70] First nomination; First year of eligibility Jakob Dylan
Gene Pitney[71] 6 (1989, 1990, 1992, 1997, 1998, 1999) Darlene Love[N2]
The Ramones in 1977 Ramones Dee Dee Ramone, Joey Ramone, Johnny Ramone, Marky Ramone, and Tommy Ramone.[72] First nomination; First year of eligibility Eddie Vedder[N2]
Talking Heads David Byrne, Chris Frantz, Jerry Harrison, and Tina Weymouth.[73] First nomination; First year of eligibility Anthony Kiedis[N2]
2003 AC/DC, from left to right: Brian Johnson, Malcolm Young, Phil Rudd, Angus Young, Cliff Williams, performing at the Tacoma Dome in Tacoma, Washington on August 31, 2009. AC/DC Brian Johnson, Phil Rudd, Bon Scott, Cliff Williams, Angus Young, and Malcolm Young.[74] 2 (2001, 2002) Steven Tyler[N3]
The Clash in 1980 The Clash Terry Chimes, Topper Headon, Mick Jones, Paul Simonon, and Joe Strummer.[75] First nomination; First year of eligibility The Edge[N2] and Tom Morello[N2]
Elvis Costello Elvis Costello & the Attractions Elvis Costello, Steve Nieve, Bruce Thomas, and Pete Thomas.[76] First nomination; First year of eligibility Elton John[N3]
The Police in 2007, left to right: Stewart Copeland, Sting, Andy Summers The Police Stewart Copeland, Sting, and Andy Summers.[77] First nomination; First year of eligibility Gwen Stefani
The Righteous Brothers Bobby Hatfield and Bill Medley.[78] First nomination Billy Joel[N3]
2004 Jackson Browne[79] 1 (2002) Bruce Springsteen[N3]
The Dells Verne Allison, Chuck Barksdale, Johnny Carter, Johnny Funches, Marvin Junior, and Michael McGill.[80] 2 (2002, 2003) Robert Townsend
George Harrison First nomination Tom Petty[N3] and Jeff Lynne[N2]
Prince performing in Brussels during the Hit N Run Tour in 1986 Prince First nomination Outkast and Alicia Keys
Bob Seger 1 (2001) Kid Rock
Traffic Jim Capaldi, Dave Mason, Steve Winwood, and Chris Wood.[81] First nomination Dave Matthews[N2]
ZZ Top performing at St. Augustine Amphitheatre in Florida on May 22, 2008, from left to right: Dusty Hill, Frank Beard (drumming), and Billy Gibbons ZZ Top Frank Beard, Billy Gibbons, and Dusty Hill.[82] First nomination Keith Richards[N3]
2005 Buddy Guy First nomination Eric Clapton[N3] and B.B. King[N3]
The O'Jays Eddie Levert, Bobby Massey, William Powell, Sammy Strain, and Walter Williams.[83] 1 (2000) Justin Timberlake
The Pretenders, Dominion Theatre, London, December 1981 The Pretenders Martin Chambers, Pete Farndon, James Honeyman-Scott, and Chrissie Hynde.[84] First nomination; First year of eligibility Neil Young[N3]
Sledge at the 2010 Alabama Music Hall of Fame Concert Percy Sledge First nomination Rod Stewart[N3]
U2 Bono, Adam Clayton, The Edge, and Larry Mullen, Jr.[85] First nomination; First year of eligibility Bruce Springsteen[N3]
2006 Left to right: Geezer Butler, Tony Iommi, Bill Ward, Ozzy Osbourne Black Sabbath Geezer Butler, Tony Iommi, Ozzy Osbourne, and Bill Ward.[86] 7 (1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004) James Hetfield[N2] and Lars Ulrich[N2]
Blondie in 1977. L-R: Gary Valentine, Clem Burke, Debbie Harry, Chris Stein, and Jimmy Destri Blondie Clem Burke, Jimmy Destri, Nigel Harrison, Debbie Harry, Frank Infante, Chris Stein, and Gary Valentine.[87] First nomination Shirley Manson
Miles Davis[88] First nomination Herbie Hancock
Lynyrd Skynyrd Bob Burns, Allen Collins, Steve Gaines, Ed King, Billy Powell, Artimus Pyle, Gary Rossington, Ronnie Van Zant, and Leon Wilkeson.[89] 6 (1997, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005) Kid Rock
The Sex Pistols in Amsterdam in 1977 (L–R: Paul Cook, Glen Matlock, Johnny Rotten and Steve Jones) Sex Pistols Paul Cook, Steve Jones, Glen Matlock, John Lydon, and Sid Vicious.[90] 4 (2002, 2003, 2004, 2005) Jann Wenner[N3]
2007 Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five Melvin "Melle Mel" Glover, Nathaniel "The Kidd Creole" Glover, Eddie "Scorpio" Morris, Joseph "Grandmaster Flash" Sadler, Robert Keith "Keef Cowboy" Wiggins, and Guy Todd "Rahiem" Williams.[91] 2 (2005, 2006) Jay-Z[N2]
Left to right: Mike Mills, Michael Stipe, touring drummer Bill Rieflin (not inducted with the band), and Peter Buck. R.E.M. Bill Berry, Peter Buck, Mike Mills, and Michael Stipe.[92] First nomination; First year of eligibility Eddie Vedder[N2]
The Ronettes Estelle Bennett, Ronnie Spector, and Nedra Talley.[93] First nomination Keith Richards[N3]
Patti Smith in 2007 Patti Smith[94] 6 (2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006) Zack de la Rocha
Van Halen performing in 2015. From left to right: Wolfgang Van Halen, Alex Van Halen, David Lee Roth, and Eddie Van Halen. Van Halen Michael Anthony, Sammy Hagar, David Lee Roth, Alex Van Halen, and Eddie Van Halen.[95] First nomination Velvet Revolver
2008 Get Yourself a College Girl appearance, 1964 – From left: Mike Smith, Lenny Davidson, Denis Payton, Rick Huxley, and Dave Clark. The Dave Clark Five Dave Clark, Lenny Davidson, Rick Huxley, Denis Payton, and Mike Smith.[96] 2 (2006, 2007) Tom Hanks
Cohen in 1988 Leonard Cohen First nomination Lou Reed[N3]
Madonna on her Rebel Heart Tour Madonna First nomination; First year of eligibility Justin Timberlake
Mellencamp in 2007 John Mellencamp 2 (2004, 2006) Billy Joel[N3]
Classic lineup of the Ventures in 1967 The Ventures Bob Bogle, Nokie Edwards, Gerry McGee, Mel Taylor, and Don Wilson.[97] First nomination John Fogerty[N3]
2009 Beck playing in 1973 Jeff Beck First nomination Jimmy Page[N3]
Little Anthony and the Imperials Clarence Collins, Anthony Gourdine, Tracy Lord, Glouster "Nat" Rogers, Sammy Strain, and Ernest Wright Jr.[98] First nomination Smokey Robinson[N3]
Metallica Live at The O2, London, England, 22 October 2017 Metallica Cliff Burton, Kirk Hammett, James Hetfield, Jason Newsted, Robert Trujillo, and Lars Ulrich.[99] First nomination Flea[N2]
Run-DMC Darryl "D.M.C." McDaniels, Jason "Jam-Master Jay" Mizell, and Joseph "DJ Run" Simmons.[100] First nomination; First year of eligibility Eminem[N2]
Womack performing at Roskilde Festival, Denmark, 2010 Bobby Womack First nomination Ron Wood[N3]
2010 ABBA in 1974, from left to right: Benny Andersson, Anni-Frid Lyngstad (Frida), Agnetha Fältskog, and Björn Ulvaeus ABBA Benny Andersson, Agnetha Fältskog, Anni-Frid Lyngstad, and Björn Ulvaeus.[101] 1 (2003) Barry[N3] and Robin Gibb[N3]
Genesis performing in 2007 – left to right: Daryl Stuermer, Mike Rutherford, Tony Banks, Phil Collins Genesis Tony Banks, Phil Collins, Peter Gabriel, Steve Hackett, and Mike Rutherford.[102] First nomination Trey Anastasio
Cliff performing live Jimmy Cliff[103] First nomination Wyclef Jean
The Hollies Bernie Calvert, Allan Clarke, Bobby Elliott, Eric Haydock, Tony Hicks, Graham Nash, and Terry Sylvester.[104] First nomination Steven Van Zandt[N2]
Iggy Pop and the Stooges performing at Katowice Off Festval, Poland, on August 4, 2012 The Stooges Dave Alexander, Ron Asheton, Scott Asheton, Iggy Pop, and James Williamson.[105] 7 (1997, 1998, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009) Billie Joe Armstrong[N2]
2011 Lead singer Alice Cooper performing live during Halloween Night of Horror at London Wembley Arena on October 28, 2012 Alice Cooper Alice Cooper, Michael Owen Bruce, Glen Buxton, Dennis Dunaway, and Neal Smith.[106] First nomination Rob Zombie
Diamond performing in 2015 Neil Diamond First nomination Paul Simon[N3]
Dr. John at the 2007 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival Dr. John First nomination John Legend
Love in 2013 Darlene Love 2 (1999, 2010) Bette Midler
Publicity photo of American musician Tom Waits circa 1974–75, around the time Asylum Records was promoting his second album, The Heart of Saturday Night. Tom Waits First nomination Neil Young[N3]
2012 Beastie Boys Michael "Mike D" Diamond, Adam "Ad-Rock" Horovitz, and Adam "MCA" Yauch.[107] 2 (2008, 2011) Chuck D[N2] and LL Cool J[N2]
The Blue Caps[N1] Backing band for Gene Vincent. Inducted: Tommy Facenda, Cliff Gallup, Dickie Harrell, Bobby Jones, Johnny Meeks, Jack Neal, Paul Peek, and Willie Williams.[108][N6] N/A Smokey Robinson[N3]
The Comets[N1] Backing band for Bill Haley. Inducted: Joey Ambrose, Franny Beecher, Danny Cedrone, Johnny Grande, Ralph Jones, Marshall Lytle, Rudy Pompilli, Al Rex, Dick Richards, and Billy Williamson.[109][N6] N/A Smokey Robinson[N3]
The Crickets[N1] Backing band for Buddy Holly. Inducted: Jerry Allison, Sonny Curtis, Joe B. Mauldin, and Niki Sullivan.[110][N6] N/A Smokey Robinson[N3]
Photo of Donovan performing on The Smother Brothers television program. Donovan[111] 1 (2011) John Mellencamp[N3]
The Famous Flames[N1] Backing vocal group for James Brown. Inducted: Bobby Bennett, Bobby Byrd, Lloyd Stallworth, and Johnny Terry.[112][N6] N/A Smokey Robinson[N3]
Guns N' Roses Steven Adler, Duff McKagan, Dizzy Reed, Axl Rose, Slash, Matt Sorum, and Izzy Stradlin.[113] First nomination; First year of eligibility Green Day[N2]
The Midnighters[N1] Backing vocal group for Hank Ballard. Inducted: Henry Booth, Billy Davis, Cal Green, Arthur Porter, Lawson Smith, Charles Sutton, Norman Thrasher, and Sonny Woods.[114][N6] N/A Smokey Robinson[N3]
The Miracles[N1] Backing vocal group for Smokey Robinson. Inducted: Claudette Rogers, Bobby Rogers, Ronald White, Marv Tarplin, and Pete Moore.[115][N6] N/A Smokey Robinson[N3]
Laura Nyro[116] 2 (2010, 2011) Bette Midler
Red Hot Chili Peppers Flea, John Frusciante, Jack Irons, Anthony Kiedis, Josh Klinghoffer, Cliff Martinez, Hillel Slovak, and Chad Smith.[117] 1 (2010) Chris Rock
The Small Faces / Faces Kenney Jones, Ronnie Lane, Ian McLagan, Steve Marriott, Rod Stewart, and Ronnie Wood.[118] First nomination Steven Van Zandt[N2]
2013 Heart performs for service members during the 2010 VH1 Divas Salute the Troops concert at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Dec. 3. Heart Michael DeRosier, Roger Fisher, Steve Fossen, Howard Leese, Ann Wilson, and Nancy Wilson.[119] 1 (2012) Chris Cornell
King performing in 1978 Albert King First nomination John Mayer
Newman in a recording studio, 1972 Randy Newman 1 (2005) Don Henley[N3]
Public Enemy Flavor Flav, Professor Griff, Terminator X, and Chuck D.[120] First nomination; First year of eligibility Harry Belafonte[N2] and Spike Lee
Rush Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson, and Neil Peart.[121] First nomination Dave Grohl[N2] and Taylor Hawkins[N2]
Summer in a recording studio, 1977 Donna Summer 4 (2008, 2010, 2011, 2012) Kelly Rowland
2014 Peter Gabriel at the Wikipedia 10th anniversary party in London in January 2011 Peter Gabriel First nomination Chris Martin
Daryl Hall (left) and John Oates (right), 2008 Hall & Oates Daryl Hall and John Oates.[122] First nomination Questlove
Kiss in 1977, clockwise from the top: Gene Simmons, Peter Criss, Paul Stanley, and Ace Frehley Kiss Peter Criss, Ace Frehley, Gene Simmons, and Paul Stanley.[123] 1 (2010) Tom Morello[N2]
Nirvana Kurt Cobain, Dave Grohl, and Krist Novoselic.[124] First nomination; First year of eligibility Michael Stipe[N3]
Ronstadt in 1976 Linda Ronstadt First nomination Glenn Frey[N3]
Cat Stevens aka Yusuf Islam in a commercial in 1972 Cat Stevens 1 (2006) Art Garfunkel[N3]
2015 Butterfield performing at the Woodstock Reunion 1979 The Paul Butterfield Blues Band Paul Butterfield, Mike Bloomfield, Elvin Bishop, Mark Naftalin, Jerome Arnold, Billy Davenport, and Sam Lay.[125] 3 (2006, 2013, 2014) Peter Wolf
Lead Singer Joan Jett performing with The Blackhearts in Norway, 1980s Joan Jett & the Blackhearts Joan Jett, Kenny Laguna, Gary Ryan, Lee Crystal, and Ricky Byrd.[126] 2 (2012, 2013) Miley Cyrus
Green Day Billie Joe Armstrong, Tré Cool, and Mike Dirnt.[127] First nomination; First year of eligibility Fall Out Boy
Lou Reed[128] 2 (2000, 2001) Patti Smith[N3]
Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble Stevie Ray Vaughan, Chris Layton, Tommy Shannon, and Reese Wynans.[129] First nomination John Mayer
Withers in 1976 Bill Withers[130] First nomination Stevie Wonder[N3]
2016 Cheap Trick Bun E. Carlos, Rick Nielsen, Tom Petersson, and Robin Zander.[131] First nomination Kid Rock
Chicago in 2004 Chicago Peter Cetera, Terry Kath, Robert Lamm, Lee Loughnane, James Pankow, Walter Parazaider, and Danny Seraphine.[132] First nomination Rob Thomas
Deep Purple in 1971 Deep Purple Ritchie Blackmore, David Coverdale, Rod Evans, Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, Glenn Hughes, Jon Lord, and Ian Paice[133] 2 (2013, 2014) Lars Ulrich[N3]
N.W.A DJ Yella, Ice Cube, Dr. Dre, Eazy-E, and MC Ren[134] 3 (2013, 2014, 2015) Kendrick Lamar
Steve Miller performs on stage c. 2009 Steve Miller[135] First nomination The Black Keys
2017 Joan Baez in 1963. Joan Baez[136] First nomination Jackson Browne[N3]
ELO in 1981. ELO Bev Bevan, Jeff Lynne, Richard Tandy, and Roy Wood[137] First nomination Dhani Harrison
Journey in 2002. Journey Jonathan Cain, Aynsley Dunbar, Steve Perry, Gregg Rolie, Neal Schon, Steve Smith, and Ross Valory[138] First nomination Pat Monahan
Pearl Jam in 2016. Pearl Jam Jeff Ament, Matt Cameron, Stone Gossard, Dave Krusen, Mike McCready, and Eddie Vedder[139] First nomination; First year of eligibility David Letterman
Tupac Shakur[140] First nomination; First year of eligibility Snoop Dogg
Yes in 1977. Yes Jon Anderson, Bill Bruford, Steve Howe, Tony Kaye, Trevor Rabin, Chris Squire, Rick Wakeman, and Alan White[141] 2 (2014, 2016) Geddy Lee[N3] and Alex Lifeson[N3]
2018 Bon Jovi in Montreal in 2007 during the Lost Highway Tour. Bon Jovi Jon Bon Jovi, David Bryan, Hugh McDonald, Richie Sambora, Alec John Such and Tico Torres[142] 1 (2011) Howard Stern
The Cars Elliot Easton, Greg Hawkes, David Robinson, Ric Ocasek, and Benjamin Orr[143] 2 (2016, 2017) Brandon Flowers
Dire Straits in Drammenshallen, Norway, 1985 Dire Straits Alan Clark, Guy Fletcher, John Illsley, David Knopfler, Mark Knopfler and Pick Withers[144] First nomination John Illsley[N4]
The Moody Blues in 1970 at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. The Moody Blues Graeme Edge, Justin Hayward, Denny Laine, John Lodge, Mike Pinder and Ray Thomas[145] First nomination Ann Wilson[N3]
Simone in 1975 Nina Simone[146] First nomination Mary J. Blige[N2]
2019 The Cure live in Singapore The Cure Perry Bamonte, Jason Cooper, Michael Dempsey, Reeves Gabrels, Simon Gallup, Roger O'Donnell, Robert Smith, Porl Thompson, Lol Tolhurst, and Boris Williams[147] 1 (2012) Trent Reznor[N2]
Def Leppard in 2018 Def Leppard Rick Allen, Vivian Campbell, Phil Collen, Steve Clark, Joe Elliott, Rick Savage, and Pete Willis[148] First nomination Brian May[N3]
Janet Jackson performing on her Unbreakable World Tour in San Francisco, California, October 14, 2015 Janet Jackson[149] 2 (2016, 2017) Janelle Monáe
Stevie Nicks in 2017 Stevie Nicks[150] First nomination Harry Styles
Radiohead in the Mid-2010s Radiohead Colin Greenwood, Jonny Greenwood, Ed O'Brien, Philip Selway, and Thom Yorke[151] 1 (2018) David Byrne[N3]
Roxy Music on TopPop in 1973 Roxy Music Brian Eno, Bryan Ferry, Eddie Jobson, Andy Mackay, Phil Manzanera, Graham Simpson, and Paul Thompson[152][N5] First nomination Simon Le Bon[N2] and John Taylor[N2]
The Zombies performing in 2017 The Zombies Rod Argent, Paul Atkinson, Colin Blunstone, Hugh Grundy, and Chris White[153] 3 (2014, 2017, 2018) Susanna Hoffs
2020 Depeche Mode, 2006 Depeche Mode Vince Clarke, Andy Fletcher, Dave Gahan, Martin Gore, and Alan Wilder[154] 2 (2017, 2018) Charlize Theron
The Doobie Brothers in 1974 The Doobie Brothers Jeff "Skunk" Baxter, John Hartman, Michael Hossack, Tom Johnston, Keith Knudsen, Michael McDonald, John McFee, Tiran Porter, and Patrick Simmons[155] First nomination Luke Bryan
Whitney Houston in 1991 Whitney Houston[156] First nomination Alicia Keys
NIN at Lollapalooza in 1991 Nine Inch Nails Alessandro Cortini, Robin Finck, Danny Lohner, Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross, Ilan Rubin, and Chris Vrenna[157][158] 2 (2015, 2016) Iggy Pop[N3]
The Notorious B.I.G.[159] First nomination; First year of eligibility Sean Combs
Photo of Marc Bolan (T Rex) from a 1973 ABC Television In Concert performance. T. Rex Marc Bolan, Steve Currie, Mickey Finn, and Bill Legend[160] First nomination Ringo Starr[N3]
2021 Foo Fighters after performing in June 2018. From left to right: Chris Shiflett, Taylor Hawkins, Dave Grohl, Nate Mendel, Rami Jaffee, and Pat Smear. Foo Fighters[161] Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Rami Jaffee, Nate Mendel, Chris Shiflett, and Pat Smear[162] First nomination; First year of eligibility Paul McCartney[N3][163]
Go-Go's in 1981 The Go-Go's[161] Charlotte Caffey, Belinda Carlisle, Gina Schock, Kathy Valentine, and Jane Wiedlin[164] First nomination Drew Barrymore[163]
Jay-Z 2011 Jay-Z[161][165] First nomination; First year of eligibility Dave Chappelle[166]
Carole King 2002 Carole King[161] 1 (1989) Taylor Swift[163]
Todd Rundgren 1978 Todd Rundgren[161] 2 (2019, 2020) Patti Smith[N3][167]
Tina Turner Tina Turner[161] 1 (1987) Angela Bassett[163]
2022 Pat Benatar[168] Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo[169][N7] 1 (2020) Sheryl Crow[N2][170][8]
Duran Duran[168] Warren Cuccurullo, Simon Le Bon, Nick Rhodes, Andy Taylor, John Taylor, and Roger Taylor[171] First nomination Robert Downey Jr.[170][8]
Eminem[168][172] First nomination; First year of eligibility Dr. Dre[N3][8]
Eurythmics[168] Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart[173] 1 (2018) The Edge[N3][8]
Dolly Parton[168][174] First nomination Pink[8]
Lionel Richie[168][175] First nomination Lenny Kravitz[8]
Carly Simon[168][176] First nomination Sara Bareilles[170][8]
2023 Kate Bush[177] 3 (2018, 2021, 2022) Big Boi[8]
Sheryl Crow[177] First nomination Laura Dern[8]
Missy Elliott[177] First nomination; First year of eligibility Queen Latifah[8]
George Michael[177] First nomination Andrew Ridgeley[8]
Willie Nelson[177] First nomination Dave Matthews[N2][8]
Rage Against the Machine[177] Tim Commerford, Zack de la Rocha, Tom Morello, and Brad Wilk[178] 4 (2018, 2019, 2021, 2022) Ice-T[8]
The Spinners[177] John Edwards, Henry Fambrough, Billy Henderson, Pervis Jackson, Bobby Smith, and Philippé Wynne[179] 3 (2012, 2015, 2016) None[N8]
2024 Mary J. Blige[180] 1 (2021)
Cher[180] First nomination
Dave Matthews Band[180] Carter Beauford, Jeff Coffin, Stefan Lessard, Dave Matthews, LeRoi Moore, Tim Reynolds, Rashawn Ross, and Boyd Tinsley.[181] 1 (2020)
Foreigner[180] Dennis Elliott, Ed Gagliardi, Lou Gramm, Al Greenwood, Mick Jones, Ian McDonald, and Rick Wills.[181] First nomination
Peter Frampton[180] First nomination
Kool & The Gang[180] Robert "Kool" Bell, Ronald Bell, George Brown, Robert "Spike" Mickens, Claydes Charles Smith, James "J.T." Taylor, Dennis "Dee Tee" Thomas, and Ricky Westfield.[181] First nomination
Ozzy Osbourne[180] First nomination
A Tribe Called Quest[180] Ali Shaheed Muhammad, Phife Dawg, Q-Tip, and Jarobi White.[181] 2 (2022, 2023)

^ Note 1. These backing bands were inducted by a separate committee, and not by the ballot voting used for all other performer inductees.

^ Note 2. This artist was later inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame after inducting someone else.

^ Note 3. This artist was already a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame when they inducted someone else.

^ Note 4. Dire Straits were the first artist in the hall's history to not have an official induction speaker. Band member John Illsley did the induction speech himself.[182]

^ Note 5. John Gustafson was originally included among the list of inducted members for Roxy Music; however, his name was dropped in the final list.[183]

^ Note 6. In 2012, six additional bands and groups were inducted as performers by a special committee, due to the controversial nature of their band being excluded when their lead singer was inducted. "There was a lot of discussion about this," said Terry Stewart, a member of the nominating committee. "There had always been conversations about why the groups weren't included when the lead singers were inducted. Very honestly, nobody could really answer that question – it was so long ago... We decided we'd sit down as an organization and look at that. This is the result."[184]

^ Note 7. Although Pat Benatar is a solo artist, her husband, guitarist and primary musical partner Neil Giraldo was also included as part of her induction.

^ Note 8. There was no induction speaker for the Spinners. Instead, New Edition performed a medley of three of their songs.[185]

Early/musical influences

Artists inducted into the early influences category were originally for (until 2021 with the inductions of Gil Scott-Heron and Kraftwerk) those "whose music predated rock and roll but had an impact on the evolution of rock and roll and inspired rock's leading artists".[2] Unlike the performers category, these inductees are selected by a committee.[2] In 2023, the award was renamed from "Early influence" to "Musical influence".[177]

Year Image Name Inducted members Inducted by[8]
1986 Jimmie Rodgers Jerry Wexler
Jimmy Yancey Ahmet Ertegun
Robert Johnson Robert Palmer
1987 Louis Jordan Seymour Stein
T-Bone Walker
Hank Williams
1988 Woody Guthrie Neil Young
Lead Belly Pete Seeger
Les Paul Jeff Beck
1989 The Ink Spots Bill Kenny, Charlie Fuqua, Deek Watson, Jerry Daniels, and Orville "Hoppy" Jones[186] Bobby McFerrin
Bessie Smith[187] Anita Baker
The Soul Stirrers Roy Crain Sr., R. H. Harris, Jesse Farley, and E. A. Rundless[188] Al Green
1990 Louis Armstrong Rickie Lee Jones
Charlie Christian Vernon Reid
Ma Rainey Bonnie Raitt
1991 Howlin' Wolf Robert Cray
1992 Elmore James Robbie Robertson
Professor Longhair Aaron Neville
1993 Dinah Washington Natalie Cole
1994 Willie Dixon Chuck Berry
1995 The Orioles Sonny Til, Tommy Gaither, George Nelson, Johnny Reed, and Alexander Sharp[189] Deborah Chessler and Seymour Stein
1996 Pete Seeger Arlo Guthrie and Harry Belafonte
1997 Mahalia Jackson Mavis Staples
Bill Monroe Ricky Skaggs and Emmylou Harris
1998 Jelly Roll Morton Ahmet Ertegun
1999 Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys Bob Wills, Tommy Duncan, Leon McAuliffe, Johnny Gimble, Joe "Jody" Holley, Tiny Moore, Herb Remington, Eldon Shamblin, and Al Stricklin[190] Chris Isaak
Charles Brown Bonnie Raitt
2000 Nat King Cole Ray Charles
Billie Holiday Diana Ross
2009 Wanda Jackson[A] Rosanne Cash
2012 Freddie King[A] Billy Gibbons and Dusty Hill
2015 The "5" Royales[A] John L. Tanner, Eugene Tanner, James E. Moore, Obadiah H. Carter and Lowman Pauling, Jr[191] Steve Cropper
2018 Sister Rosetta Tharpe[A][192] Brittany Howard
2021 Kraftwerk[A][161] Ralf Hütter, Florian Schneider, Karl Bartos, and Wolfgang Flür[193] Pharrell Williams
Charley Patton[161][194] Gary Clark Jr.
Gil Scott-Heron[161][195] Common
2022 Harry Belafonte[168][196]
Elizabeth Cotten[168][197]
2023 DJ Kool Herc[177] LL Cool J
Link Wray[A][177] Jimmy Page
2024 Alexis Korner[180]
John Mayall[180]
Big Mama Thornton[180]

^ A. Previously nominated as a performer: Wanda Jackson in 2005 and 2009; Freddie King in 2012; The "5" Royales in 2002 and 2004; Sister Rosetta Tharpe in 2016; Kraftwerk in 2003, 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019, and 2020; and Link Wray in 2014 and 2018.[6]

Non-performers (Ahmet Ertegun Award)

The non-performer category honors "songwriters, producers, disc jockeys, record executives, journalists and other industry professionals who have had a major influence on the development of rock and roll".[2] Several of the inductees in this category were in fact prominent performers as well. The inductees in this category are selected by the same committee that chooses the early influences.[2] This category has been criticized for inducting those that have "been coming to the dinner for years and paying for their tickets" and for not revealing the Hall's full criteria.[198] In 2008, this category was renamed the "Ahmet Ertegun Award".[199]

Year Image Name Inducted by[8]
1986 Alan Freed Norm N. Nite and Scott Muni
John Hammond Ahmet Ertegun
Sam Phillips Jerry Lee Lewis
1987 Leonard Chess Ewart Abner
Ahmet Ertegun Jann Wenner and Walter Yetnikoff
Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller Brian Wilson
Jerry Wexler Jann Wenner
1988 Berry Gordy, Jr. Ahmet Ertegun
1989 Phil Spector Tina Turner
1990 Gerry Goffin and Carole King Ben E. King
Holland–Dozier–Holland Diana Ross
1991 Dave Bartholomew The Neville Brothers
Ralph Bass Hank Ballard
Nesuhi Ertegun Quincy Jones
1992 Leo Fender Keith Richards
Bill Graham Carlos Santana
Doc Pomus Phil Spector
1993 Dick Clark Dion DiMucci
Milt Gabler Billy Crystal
1994 Johnny Otis Etta James
1995 Paul Ackerman Ahmet Ertegun
1996 Tom Donahue Bob Krasnow
1997 Syd Nathan Seymour Stein
1998 Allen Toussaint Robbie Robertson
1999 George Martin Jimmy Iovine
2000 Clive Davis Patti Smith
2001 Chris Blackwell[200] Bono
2002 Jim Stewart[201] Sam Moore and Steve Cropper
2003 Mo Ostin[202] Lorne Michaels, Paul Simon and Neil Young
2004 Jann Wenner Mick Jagger
2005 Frank Barsalona Steven Van Zandt
Seymour Stein Ice-T
2006 Herb Alpert and Jerry Moss Sting
2008 Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff Jerry Butler
2010 David Geffen Jackson Browne
Otis Blackwell Carole King
Jeff Barry and Ellie Greenwich
Mort Shuman
Jesse Stone
Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil
2011 Jac Holzman John Densmore
Art Rupe Lloyd Price
2012 Don Kirshner Carole King
2013 Lou Adler Cheech & Chong
Quincy Jones Oprah Winfrey
2014 Brian Epstein Peter Asher
Andrew Loog Oldham
2016 Bert Berns Steven Van Zandt
2020 Irving Azoff Don Henley
Jon Landau Bruce Springsteen
2021 Clarence Avant[161] Lionel Richie
2022 Allen Grubman[168] John Mellencamp[8]
Jimmy Iovine[168] Bruce Springsteen[8]
Sylvia Robinson[168]
2023 Don Cornelius
2024 Suzanne de Passe[180]

Award for Musical Excellence

Established in 2000 as "Sidemen", the category "honors those musicians, producers and others who have spent their careers out of the spotlight working with major artists on various parts of their recording and live careers". A separate committee, composed mainly of producers, chooses the inductees.[2] In 2010, the category was renamed to the "Award for Musical Excellence". According to Joel Peresman, the president of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation, "This award gives us flexibility to dive into some things and recognize some people who might not ordinarily get recognized."[203]

Year Image Name Instrument Inducted by[8]
2000 Hal Blaine Drums[204] Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller
King Curtis Saxophone[205]
James Jamerson Bass guitar[206]
Scotty Moore Guitar[207]
Earl Palmer Drums[208]
2001 James Burton Guitar[209] Keith Richards
Johnnie Johnson Piano[210]
2002 Chet Atkins Guitar[211] Marty Stuart and Brian Setzer[211]
2003 Benny Benjamin Drums[212] Paul Shaffer
Floyd Cramer Piano[213]
Steve Douglas Saxophone[214]
2008 Little Walter Harmonica[215] Ben Harper
2009 Bill Black Bass guitar[216] Garry Tallent
D. J. Fontana Drums[217] Max Weinberg
Spooner Oldham Keyboard[218] Paul Shaffer
2011 Leon Russell[219] N/A Elton John
2012 Cosimo Matassa Robbie Robertson
Tom Dowd
Glyn Johns
2014 E Street Band[B] Bruce Springsteen
2015 Ringo Starr[220] Paul McCartney
2017 Nile Rodgers[A][221] Pharrell Williams
2021 LL Cool J[A][161] Dr. Dre
Billy Preston[161] Ringo Starr
Randy Rhoads[161] Tom Morello
2022 Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis[168][222] Janet Jackson[8]
Judas Priest[A][C][168] Alice Cooper[8]
2023 Chaka Khan[A][177] Jazmine Sullivan[8]
Al Kooper[177]
Bernie Taupin[177] Elton John[8]
2024 Jimmy Buffett[180]
MC5[A][D][180]
Dionne Warwick[A][180]
Norman Whitfield[180]

^ A. Previously nominated in the performers category: LL Cool J in 2010, 2011, 2014, 2018, 2019, and 2021; Judas Priest in 2018, 2020, and 2022; Chaka Khan in 2016, 2017, and 2021; MC5 in 2003, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2022, and 2022; and Dionne Warwick in 2021 and 2022.[6]
^ B. Inducted members: Garry Tallent, Roy Bittan, Max Weinberg, Steven Van Zandt, Nils Lofgren, Patti Scialfa, Clarence Clemons, Danny Federici, Vini Lopez, and David Sancious.[223]
^ C. Inducted members: Les Binks, K. K. Downing, Rob Halford, Ian Hill, Dave Holland, Glenn Tipton, and Scott Travis.[224]
^ D. Inducted members: Michael Davis, Wayne Kramer, Fred "Sonic" Smith, Dennis Thompson, and Rob Tyner.[181]

Singles

At the 2018 ceremony, a new induction category for singles was announced by Steven Van Zandt.[225] According to Van Zandt, the category is "a recognition of the excellence of the singles that shaped rock 'n' roll, kind of a rock 'n' roll jukebox, records by artists not in the Rock Hall – which is not to say these artists will never be in the Rock Hall. They just are not in the Rock Hall at the moment."[225] However, The Isley Brothers, whose song "Twist and Shout" was inducted in 2019, were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as performers in 1992. In 2023, Link Wray, whose song "Rumble" was inducted in 2018, was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a Musical Influence inductee.

Year Artist Song (Year) Record Label
2018 Jackie Brenston and his Delta Cats "Rocket 88" (1951)[226] Chess Records
Link Wray "Rumble" (1958)[226] Cadence Records
Chubby Checker "The Twist" (1960)[226] Parkway Records
The Kingsmen "Louie Louie" (1963)[226] Jerden Records
Procol Harum "A Whiter Shade of Pale" (1967)[226] Deram Records
Steppenwolf "Born to Be Wild" (1968)[226] Dunhill Records
2019 The Chantels "Maybe" (1957)[227] End Records
The Champs "Tequila" (1958)[227] Challenge Records
Barrett Strong "Money (That's What I Want)" (1959)[227] Tamla Records
The Isley Brothers "Twist and Shout" (1962)[227] Wand Records
The Shangri-Las "Leader of the Pack" (1964)[227] Red Bird Records
The Shadows of Knight "Gloria" (1965)[227] Dunwich Records
2020 Irma Thomas "Time Is on My Side" (1964)[228] Imperial Records
Junior Walker & the All-Stars "Shotgun" (1965)[228] Motown Records
Sam the Sham & the Pharaohs "Wooly Bully" (1965)[228] MGM Records
The Troggs "Wild Thing" (1966)[228] Fontana Records
The Box Tops "The Letter" (1967)[228] Mala Records

Individuals inducted twice or more

As of 2024, twenty-seven performers have been inducted twice or more; fifteen have been recognized as a solo artist and with a band, and eight have been inducted with two separate bands. Eric Clapton is the only one to be inducted three times: as a solo artist, with Cream, and with The Yardbirds.[229] Clyde McPhatter was the first to ever be inducted twice and is one of three artists to be inducted first as a solo artist and then as a member of a band, the other artists being Neil Young and Rod Stewart. Stephen Stills is the only artist to be inducted twice in the same year.

Crosby, Stills & Nash and The Beatles are the only two bands whose members were also each inducted separately, with other acts or as solo artists. In addition to their 1997 induction with CSN, David Crosby was inducted with The Byrds in 1991, Stephen Stills with Buffalo Springfield in 1997, and Graham Nash with The Hollies in 2010. Beatles members John Lennon, Paul McCartney, and George Harrison were inducted as solo artists in the main performer category, while Ringo Starr was inducted in the Award for Musical Excellence category.

There are several performers who were inducted with one (or more) of the bands they played for, but were not inducted as members of one (or more) other bands. For example, Neil Young was inducted with Buffalo Springfield and as a solo artist, but was left out when Crosby, Stills & Nash were inducted.

In 2019, Stevie Nicks became the first woman to be inducted twice, after having been inducted with Fleetwood Mac in 1998.[230] She was later joined by Carole King and Tina Turner. In 2021, Carole King was the first person to be inducted as both a performer and a non-performer.

John Lennon and Dave Grohl are the only two multiple inductees who were inducted in their first year of eligibility on both inductions.

Name First Year Second Year Third Year
Jeff Beck The Yardbirds 1992 Solo career 2009
Johnny Carter The Flamingos 2001 The Dells 2004
Eric Clapton The Yardbirds 1992 Cream 1993 Solo career 2000
David Crosby The Byrds 1991 Crosby, Stills & Nash 1997
Peter Gabriel Genesis 2010 Solo career 2014
Dave Grohl Nirvana 2014 Foo Fighters 2021
George Harrison The Beatles 1988 Solo career 2004
Michael Jackson The Jackson Five 1997 Solo career 2001
Carole King Non-performer (with Gerry Goffin) 1990 Solo career 2021
John Lennon The Beatles 1988 Solo career 1994
Curtis Mayfield The Impressions 1991 Solo career 1999
Paul McCartney The Beatles 1988 Solo career 1999
Clyde McPhatter Solo career 1987 The Drifters 1988
Graham Nash Crosby, Stills & Nash 1997 The Hollies 2010
Stevie Nicks Fleetwood Mac 1998 Solo career 2019
Ozzy Osbourne Black Sabbath 2006 Solo career 2024
Jimmy Page The Yardbirds 1992 Led Zeppelin 1995
Lou Reed The Velvet Underground 1996 Solo career 2015
Gregg Rolie Santana 1998 Journey 2017
Paul Simon Simon & Garfunkel 1990 Solo career 2001
Ringo Starr The Beatles 1988 Award for Musical Excellence 2015
Rod Stewart Solo career 1994 Faces 2012
Stephen Stills Buffalo Springfield 1997 Crosby, Stills & Nash 1997
Sammy Strain The O'Jays 2005 Little Anthony & The Imperials 2009
Tina Turner Tina Turner Ike & Tina Turner 1991 Solo career 2021
Ronnie Wood The Rolling Stones 1989 Faces 2012
Neil Young Solo career 1995 Buffalo Springfield 1997

Previously nominated artists

The following is a complete list of artists that have been nominated at least once for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, but have yet to be selected as an inductee.

Name Image Year(s) nominated NN Reference
Johnny Ace 1986, 1987 2 [231][232]
Bad Brains 2017 1 [233]
Afrika Bambaataa 2008 1 [234]
Beck 2022 1 [235]
Mariah Carey 2024 1 [236]
The Chantels 2002, 2010 2 [237][238]
Chic[D] 2003, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011,
2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
11 [239][240][241][234][242][243]
[244][245][246][247][233]
Devo 2019, 2021, 2022 3 [248][249]
The Dominoes[E] 1997 1 [250]
Eric B. & Rakim 2012, 2024 2 [251][236]
Iron Maiden 2021, 2023 2 [249][252]
The J.B.'s 2016 1 [247]
The J. Geils Band 2005, 2006, 2011, 2017, 2018 5 [253][240][243][233][254]
Jane's Addiction 2017, 2024 2 [233][236]
Joy Division / New Order 2023 1 [252]
Ben E. King[F] 1986, 1987, 1988 3 [231][232][255]
Lenny Kravitz 2024 1 [236]
Fela Kuti 2021, 2022 2 [249][235]
Cyndi Lauper 2023 1 [252]
Los Lobos 2016 1 [247]
The Marvelettes 2013, 2015 2 [244][246]
The Meters 1997, 2013, 2014, 2018 4 [250][244][245][254]
Motörhead 2020 1 [256]
New York Dolls 2001, 2021, 2022 3 [257][249]
Oasis 2024 1 [236]
Sinéad O'Connor 2024 1 [236]
Gram Parsons 2002, 2004, 2005 3 [237][258][253]
Esther Phillips 1986, 1987 2 [231][232]
John Prine 2019 1 [248]
Procol Harum 2013 1 [244]
The Replacements 2014 1 [245]
Rufus[G] 2012, 2018, 2019, 2020 4 [251][254][248][256]
Sade 2024 1 [236]
Sir Douglas Quintet 2006 1 [240]
The Smiths 2015, 2016 2 [246][247]
Soundgarden 2020, 2023 2 [256][252]
Steppenwolf 2017 1 [233]
Sting[H] 2015 1 [246]
Joe Tex 1998, 2006, 2007, 2017 4 [259][240][241][233]
Thin Lizzy 2020 1 [256]
Conway Twitty 2005 1 [253]
War[I] 2009, 2012, 2015 3 [242][251][246]
Mary Wells 1986, 1987 2 [231][232]
The White Stripes 2023 1 [252]
Chuck Willis 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 2011 6 [231][232][255][260][261][243]
Steve Winwood[J] 2003 1 [239]
Warren Zevon 2023 1 [252]

^ D. Band member Nile Rodgers was inducted in the Award for Musical Excellence category in 2017.
^ E. Band members Clyde McPhatter and Jackie Wilson were both inducted as solo artists in 1987, and McPhatter was inducted a second time as a member of the Drifters in 1988.
^ F. In addition to this nomination for his solo career, Ben E. King was inducted as a member of The Drifters in 1988.
^ G. Band member Chaka Khan was inducted in the Award for Musical Excellence category for her solo career in 2023.
^ H. In addition to this nomination for his solo career, Sting was inducted as a member of The Police in 2003.
^ I. Band member Eric Burdon was inducted as a member of The Animals in 1994.
^ J. In addition to this nomination for his solo career, Steve Winwood was inducted as a member of Traffic in 2004.

Inductees also in the Country Music Hall of Fame

As of 2024, there are 17 members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame also inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.[262]

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees also in the Country Music Hall of Fame
Inductee Year inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Year inducted into Country Music Hall of Fame Notes
Ray Charles 1986[263] 2021[264] Only African-American inducted into both Halls of Fame.
The Everly Brothers 1986[265] 2001[266] Only vocal duo or group in both Halls of Fame
Jerry Lee Lewis 1986[267] 2022[268]
Elvis Presley 1986[269] 1998[270]
Sam Phillips 1986 – non-performer[271] 2001 – contributor[272] Only non-performer in both Halls of Fame
Jimmie Rodgers 1986 – early influence[273] 1961[274] Only person inducted into both Halls of Fame inaugural classes
Hank Williams 1987 – early influence[275] 1961[276]
Johnny Cash 1992[277] 1980[278] First person inducted as performer for both Halls of Fame
Bill Monroe 1997 – early influence[279] 1970[280]
Johnny Gimble 1999 – early influence[281] 2018[282] Inducted into the Rock Hall as a member of Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys.
Bob Wills 1999 – early influence[281] 1968[283]
James Burton 2001 – sideman[284] 2024[285]
Brenda Lee 2002[286] 1997[287] First woman inducted into both Halls of Fame
Chet Atkins 2002 – sideman[288] 1973[289]
Floyd Cramer 2003 – sideman[290] 2003 – musician[291] Only person inducted into both Halls of Fame in the same year.
Dolly Parton 2022[292] 1999[293]
Willie Nelson 2023[294] 1993[295]

References

  • "Inductee list". Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Retrieved November 2, 2015.
  1. ^ "Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees". Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Retrieved January 4, 2008.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h "Induction Process". Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Archived from the original on March 7, 2018. Retrieved October 20, 2019.
  3. ^ Smith, Troy L. (April 8, 2016). "Cleveland will host Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Ceremony every two years". The Plain Dealer. Retrieved April 9, 2016.
  4. ^ "Inductees A to Z". Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Retrieved November 5, 2023.
  5. ^ "Inductees". Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Retrieved May 7, 2024.
  6. ^ a b c "Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Ballot History". Future Rock Legends. Retrieved May 6, 2024.
  7. ^ "First Ballot Rock & Roll Hall of Famers". Future Rock Legends. Retrieved May 7, 2024.
  8. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w "Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductees – Complete List". Future Rock Legends.
  9. ^ "The Everly Brothers". Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Retrieved June 7, 2007.
  10. ^ "Buddy Holly". Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Retrieved June 14, 2017.
  11. ^ "Little Richard". Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Retrieved July 15, 2019.
  12. ^ "Elvis Presley". Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Retrieved August 16, 2020.
  13. ^ "The Coasters". Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Retrieved December 31, 2007.
  14. ^ "The Beach Boys". Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Retrieved December 31, 2007.
  15. ^ "The Beatles". Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Retrieved December 31, 2007.
  16. ^ "The Drifters". Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Retrieved December 31, 2007.
  17. ^ "The Supremes". Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Retrieved December 31, 2007.
  18. ^ "The Rolling Stones". Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Retrieved December 31, 2007.
  19. ^ "The Temptations". Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Retrieved December 31, 2007.
  20. ^ "The Four Seasons". Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Retrieved January 1, 2008.
  21. ^ "The Four Tops". Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Retrieved January 1, 2008.
  22. ^ "The Kinks". Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Retrieved January 1, 2008.
  23. ^ "The Platters". Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Retrieved January 1, 2008.
  24. ^ "Simon & Garfunkel". Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Retrieved January 1, 2008.
  25. ^ "The Who". Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Retrieved January 1, 2008.
  26. ^ "The Byrds". Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Retrieved January 1, 2008.
  27. ^ "The Impressions". Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Retrieved January 1, 2008.
  28. ^ "Ike & Tina Turner". Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Retrieved January 1, 2008.
  29. ^ "Booker T. & The M.G.'s". Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Retrieved January 1, 2008.
  30. ^ "The Isley Brothers". Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Retrieved January 1, 2008.
  31. ^ "The Jimi Hendrix Experience". Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Retrieved January 1, 2008.
  32. ^ "Sam & Dave". Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Retrieved January 1, 2008.
  33. ^ "The Yardbirds". Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Retrieved January 1, 2008.
  34. ^ "Cream". Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Retrieved January 2, 2008.
  35. ^ "Creedence Clearwater Revival". Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Retrieved January 2, 2008.
  36. ^ "The Doors". Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Retrieved January 2, 2008.
  37. ^ "Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers". Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Retrieved January 2, 2008.
  38. ^ "Sly & The Family Stone". Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Retrieved January 2, 2008.
  39. ^ "The Animals". Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Retrieved January 2, 2008.
  40. ^ "The Band". Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Retrieved January 2, 2008.
  41. ^ "The Grateful Dead". Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Retrieved January 2, 2008.
  42. ^ "The Allman Brothers Band". Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Retrieved January 2, 2008.
  43. ^ "Led Zeppelin". Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Retrieved January 2, 2008.
  44. ^ "Martha & The Vandellas". Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Retrieved January 2, 2008.
  45. ^ "Gladys Knight & the Pips". Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Retrieved January 2, 2008.
  46. ^ "Jefferson Airplane". Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Retrieved January 2, 2008.
  47. ^ "Pink Floyd". Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Retrieved January 2, 2008.
  48. ^ "The Shirelles". Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Retrieved January 2, 2008.
  49. ^ "The Velvet Underground". Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Retrieved January 2, 2008.
  50. ^ "The Bee Gees". Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Retrieved January 2, 2008.
  51. ^ "Buffalo Springfield". Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Retrieved January 2, 2008.
  52. ^ "Crosby, Stills & Nash". Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Retrieved January 2, 2008.
  53. ^ "The Jackson Five". Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Retrieved January 2, 2008.
  54. ^ "Parliament-Funkadelic". Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Retrieved January 2, 2008.
  55. ^ "The Rascals". Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Retrieved January 2, 2008.
  56. ^ "Eagles". Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Retrieved January 2, 2008.
  57. ^ "Fleetwood Mac". Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Retrieved January 2, 2008.
  58. ^ "The Mamas & The Papas". Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Retrieved January 2, 2008.
  59. ^ "Santana". Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Retrieved January 2, 2008.
  60. ^ "Del Shannon". Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame. Retrieved December 13, 2021.
  61. ^ "Dusty Springfield". Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame. Retrieved December 13, 2021.
  62. ^ "The Staple Singers". Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Retrieved January 2, 2008.
  63. ^ "Earth, Wind and Fire". Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Retrieved August 30, 2023.
  64. ^ "The Lovin' Spoonful". Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Retrieved August 30, 2023.
  65. ^ "The Moonglows". Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Retrieved August 30, 2023.
  66. ^ "Aerosmith". Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Retrieved January 2, 2008.
  67. ^ "The Flamingos". Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Retrieved January 2, 2008.
  68. ^ "Queen". Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Retrieved January 2, 2008.
  69. ^ "Steely Dan". Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Retrieved January 2, 2008.
  70. ^ "Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers". Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Retrieved January 2, 2008.
  71. ^ "Gene Pitney". Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Retrieved November 15, 2021.
  72. ^ "Ramones". Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Retrieved January 2, 2008.
  73. ^ "Talking Heads". Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Retrieved January 2, 2008.
  74. ^ "AC/DC". Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Retrieved January 2, 2008.
  75. ^ "The Clash". Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Retrieved January 2, 2008.
  76. ^ "Elvis Costello & the Attractions". Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Retrieved January 2, 2008.
  77. ^ "The Police". Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Retrieved January 2, 2008.
  78. ^ "The Righteous Brothers". Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Retrieved January 2, 2008.
  79. ^ "Jackson Browne". Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Retrieved January 2, 2008.
  80. ^ "The Dells". Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Retrieved January 3, 2008.
  81. ^ "Traffic". Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Retrieved January 3, 2008.
  82. ^ "ZZ Top". Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Retrieved January 3, 2008.
  83. ^ "The O'Jays". Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Retrieved January 3, 2008.
  84. ^ "The Pretenders". Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Retrieved January 3, 2008.
  85. ^ "U2". Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Retrieved January 3, 2008.
  86. ^ "Black Sabbath". Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Retrieved January 3, 2008.
  87. ^ "Blondie". Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Retrieved January 3, 2008.
  88. ^ "Miles Davis". Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Retrieved January 3, 2010.
  89. ^ "Lynyrd Skynyrd". Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Retrieved January 3, 2008.
  90. ^ "Sex Pistols". Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Retrieved January 3, 2008.
  91. ^ "Grandmaster Flash and The Furious Five". Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Retrieved January 3, 2008.
  92. ^ "R.E.M." Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Retrieved January 3, 2008.
  93. ^ "The Ronettes". Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Retrieved January 3, 2008.
  94. ^ "Patti Smith". Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Retrieved January 31, 2018.
  95. ^ "Van Halen". Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Archived from the original on September 13, 2019. Retrieved January 3, 2008.
  96. ^ "The Dave Clark Five". Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. 2008. Retrieved January 1, 2008.
  97. ^ "The Ventures". Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. 2008. Retrieved January 1, 2008.
  98. ^ "Little Anthony and the Imperials". Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. 2009. Archived from the original on September 3, 2016. Retrieved February 10, 2009.
  99. ^ "Metallica". Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. 2009. Retrieved February 10, 2009.
  100. ^ "Run-D.M.C." Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. 2009. Retrieved February 10, 2009.
  101. ^ "ABBA". Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. 2010. Retrieved March 13, 2010.
  102. ^ "Genesis". Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. 2010. Retrieved March 13, 2010.
  103. ^ "Jimmy Cliff". Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. 2010. Retrieved March 23, 2020.
  104. ^ "The Hollies". Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. 2010. Retrieved March 13, 2010.
  105. ^ "The Stooges". Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. 2010. Retrieved March 13, 2010.
  106. ^ "Alice Cooper Band". Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. 2010. Retrieved December 15, 2010.
  107. ^ "Beastie Boys". Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. 2012. Retrieved April 10, 2012.
  108. ^ "The Blue Caps". Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. 2012. Retrieved February 26, 2012.
  109. ^ "The Comets". Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. 2012. Retrieved February 26, 2012.
  110. ^ "The Crickets". Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. 2012. Retrieved February 26, 2012.
  111. ^ "Donovan". Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. 2012. Retrieved February 26, 2012.
  112. ^ "The Famous Flames". Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. 2012. Retrieved February 26, 2012.
  113. ^ "Guns N' Roses". Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. 2012. Retrieved April 10, 2012.
  114. ^ "The Midnighters". Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. 2012. Retrieved February 26, 2012.
  115. ^ "The Miracles". Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. 2012. Retrieved February 26, 2012.
  116. ^ "Laura Nyro". Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. 2012. Retrieved February 26, 2012.
  117. ^ "Red Hot Chili Peppers". Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. 2012. Retrieved April 10, 2012.
  118. ^ "The Small Faces/Faces". Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. 2012. Retrieved April 10, 2012.
  119. ^ "Heart". Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. 2013. Retrieved April 10, 2013.
  120. ^ "Public Enemy". Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. 2013. Retrieved April 10, 2013.
  121. ^ "Rush". Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. 2013. Retrieved April 10, 2013.
  122. ^ "Daryl Hall and John Oates". Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. 2013. Retrieved December 21, 2013.
  123. ^ "Kiss". Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. 2013. Retrieved December 21, 2013.
  124. ^ "Nirvana". Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. 2013. Retrieved December 21, 2013.
  125. ^ "The Paul Butterfield Blues Band". Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Retrieved December 14, 2017.
  126. ^ "Joan Jett & the Blackhearts". Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Retrieved December 14, 2017.
  127. ^ "Green Day". Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Retrieved December 16, 2014.
  128. ^ "Lou Reed". Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Retrieved December 16, 2014.
  129. ^ "Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble". Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Archived from the original on July 28, 2018. Retrieved December 14, 2017.
  130. ^ "Bill Withers". Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Retrieved December 16, 2019.
  131. ^ "Cheap Trick". Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Retrieved December 14, 2017.
  132. ^ "Chicago". Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Retrieved December 14, 2017.
  133. ^ "Deep Purple". Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Retrieved December 14, 2017.
  134. ^ "N.W.A". Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Archived from the original on October 20, 2017. Retrieved December 14, 2017.
  135. ^ "Steve Miller". Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Archived from the original on October 20, 2017. Retrieved December 14, 2017.
  136. ^ "Joan Beaz | Rock & Roll Hall of Fame". www.rockhall.com. Retrieved January 15, 2020.
  137. ^ "ELO". Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. 2016. Retrieved December 20, 2016.
  138. ^ "Journey". Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. 2016. Retrieved December 20, 2016.
  139. ^ "Pearl Jam". Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. 2016. Retrieved December 20, 2016.
  140. ^ "TUpac Shakur | Rock & Roll Hall of Fame". www.rockhall.com. Retrieved January 15, 2020.
  141. ^ "Yes". Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. 2016. Retrieved December 20, 2016.
  142. ^ "Bon Jovi". Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. 2017. Retrieved December 13, 2017.
  143. ^ "The Cars". Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. 2017. Retrieved December 13, 2017.
  144. ^ "Dire Straits". Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. 2017. Retrieved December 13, 2017.
  145. ^ "The Moody Blues". Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. 2017. Retrieved December 13, 2017.
  146. ^ "Nina Simone". Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. 2018. Retrieved April 23, 2022.
  147. ^ "The Cure". Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. 2019. Archived from the original on December 16, 2018. Retrieved December 13, 2018.
  148. ^ "Def Leppard". Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. 2019. Archived from the original on December 15, 2018. Retrieved December 13, 2018.
  149. ^ "Janet Jackson". Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. 2019. Archived from the original on December 15, 2018. Retrieved December 13, 2018.
  150. ^ "STEVIE NICKS". Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. 2019. Archived from the original on December 15, 2018. Retrieved December 13, 2018.
  151. ^ "Radiohead". Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. 2019. Archived from the original on December 15, 2018. Retrieved December 13, 2018.
  152. ^ "Roxy Music". Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. 2019. Archived from the original on March 30, 2019. Retrieved December 13, 2018.
  153. ^ "The Zombies". Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. 2019. Archived from the original on March 30, 2019. Retrieved December 13, 2018.
  154. ^ "Depeche Mode | Rock & Roll Hall of Fame". www.rockhall.com. Retrieved January 15, 2020.
  155. ^ "The Doobie Brothers | Rock & Roll Hall of Fame". www.rockhall.com. Retrieved January 15, 2020.
  156. ^ "Whitney Houston | Rock & Roll Hall of Fame". www.rockhall.com. Retrieved January 15, 2020.
  157. ^ "Nine Inch Nails | Rock & Roll Hall of Fame". www.rockhall.com. Retrieved January 15, 2020.
  158. ^ Smith, Troy L. (September 2, 2020). "Rock and Roll Hall of Fame adds 6 members to be inducted with Nine Inch Nails". cleveland. Retrieved September 2, 2020.
  159. ^ "The Notorious B.I.G. | Rock & Roll Hall of Fame". www.rockhall.com. Retrieved January 15, 2020.
  160. ^ "T. Rex | Rock & Roll Hall of Fame". www.rockhall.com. Retrieved January 15, 2020.
  161. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m "Class of 2021 Inductees | Rock & Roll Hall of Fame". www.rockhall.com. Retrieved May 12, 2021.
  162. ^ "Foo Fighters | Rock & Roll Hall of Fame". www.rockhall.com. Retrieved February 1, 2022.
  163. ^ a b c d Smith, Troy L. (October 18, 2021). "Taylor Swift to perform at 2021 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony". Cleveland.com. The Plain Dealer. Retrieved October 18, 2021.
  164. ^ "The Go-Go's | Rock & Roll Hall of Fame". www.rockhall.com. Retrieved February 1, 2022.
  165. ^ "Jay-Z | Rock & Roll Hall of Fame". www.rockhall.com. Retrieved February 1, 2022.
  166. ^ Smith, Troy L. "Jay-Z brings larger than life presence to Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Ceremony". Cleveland.com. Retrieved October 31, 2021.
  167. ^ "Patti Smith Inducts Todd Rundgren Into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame". Ultimate Classic Rock. Retrieved October 31, 2021.
  168. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n "The 2022 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductees | Future Rock Legends". www.futurerocklegends.com. Retrieved May 4, 2022.
  169. ^ "Pat Benatar | Rock & Roll Hall of Fame". www.rockhall.com. Retrieved May 4, 2022.
  170. ^ a b c Dalton, Andrew (November 6, 2022). "Duran Duran stumbles, Pat Benatar roars into Rock Hall". Associated Press. Retrieved November 6, 2022.
  171. ^ "Duran Duran | Rock & Roll Hall of Fame". www.rockhall.com.
  172. ^ "Eminem | Rock & Roll Hall of Fame". www.rockhall.com.
  173. ^ "Eurythmics | Rock & Roll Hall of Fame". www.rockhall.com.
  174. ^ "Dolly Parton | Rock & Roll Hall of Fame". www.rockhall.com.
  175. ^ "Lionel Richie | Rock & Roll Hall of Fame". www.rockhall.com.
  176. ^ "Carly Simon | Rock & Roll Hall of Fame". www.rockhall.com.
  177. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m "Rock and Roll Hall of Fame class of 2023". Future Rock Legends. Retrieved April 21, 2024.
  178. ^ "Rage Against the Machine". The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Retrieved May 3, 2023.
  179. ^ "The Spinners". The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Retrieved May 3, 2023.
  180. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p "2024 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees". Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. April 22, 2024. Retrieved April 22, 2024.
  181. ^ a b c d e "The 2024 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductees". Future Rock Legends. Retrieved April 22, 2024.
  182. ^ "Dire Straits Awkwardly Enter Rock Hall Of Fame Without An Induction Speaker Or A Performance". Stereogum. April 15, 2018. Retrieved April 16, 2018.
  183. ^ "The Mysterious Non-Induction of Roxy Music's John Gustafson | Rock and Roll Hall of Fame News, Commentary and Analysis". Future Rock Legends. Retrieved May 13, 2024.
  184. ^ Soeder, John (February 9, 2012). "Crickets, Famous Flames, Comets, Miracles, Midnighters and Blue Caps added to Rock Hall induction ceremony". The Plain Dealer. Retrieved February 26, 2012.
  185. ^ Monroe, Jazz (November 4, 2023). "Watch New Edition Perform Spinners Songs for Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 2023". Pitchfork. Retrieved November 4, 2023.
  186. ^ "The Ink Spots". Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Retrieved January 3, 2008.
  187. ^ "Bessie Smith". Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Retrieved January 3, 2008.
  188. ^ "The Soul Stirrers". Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Retrieved January 3, 2008.
  189. ^ "The Orioles". Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Retrieved January 3, 2008.
  190. ^ "Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys". Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Retrieved December 31, 2007.
  191. ^ "The "5" Royales". Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Retrieved December 14, 2017.
  192. ^ "SISTER ROSETTA THARPE". Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Retrieved December 14, 2019.
  193. ^ "Kraftwerk | Rock & Roll Hall of Fame". www.rockhall.com. Retrieved May 12, 2021.
  194. ^ "Charley Patton | Rock & Roll Hall of Fame". www.rockhall.com. Retrieved October 30, 2021.
  195. ^ "Gil Scott-Heron | Rock & Roll Hall of Fame". www.rockhall.com. Retrieved October 30, 2021.
  196. ^ "HARRY BELAFONTE | Rock & Roll Hall of Fame". www.rockhall.com. Retrieved May 4, 2022.
  197. ^ "Elizabeth Cotten | Rock & Roll Hall of Fame". www.rockhall.com. Retrieved May 4, 2022.
  198. ^ Friedman, Roger (December 13, 2007). "Golden Globes: Stars Fill in Blanks; Rock Hall of Fame". Fox News. Archived from the original on December 29, 2007. Retrieved January 4, 2008.
  199. ^ "Inductees for 2008". Rock and Roll Hall of Fame official website. December 13, 2007. Archived from the original on February 1, 2008. Retrieved March 11, 2008.
  200. ^ "CHRIS BLACKWELL". Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Retrieved January 3, 2021.
  201. ^ "Jim Stewart". Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Retrieved January 31, 2022.
  202. ^ "Mo Ostin". Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Retrieved January 31, 2022.
  203. ^ Soeder, John (December 15, 2010). "Neil Diamond, Alice Cooper, Dr. John, Darlene Love and Tom Waits headed into Rock Hall". The Plain Dealer. Retrieved December 20, 2010.
  204. ^ "Hal Blaine". Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Retrieved January 1, 2008.
  205. ^ "King Curtis". Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Retrieved January 1, 2008.
  206. ^ "James Jamerson". Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Retrieved January 1, 2008.
  207. ^ "Scotty Moore". Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Retrieved January 1, 2008.
  208. ^ "Earl Palmer". Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Retrieved January 1, 2008.
  209. ^ "James Burton". Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Retrieved January 1, 2008.
  210. ^ "Johnnie Johnson". Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Retrieved January 1, 2008.
  211. ^ a b "Chet Atkins". Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Retrieved January 1, 2008.
  212. ^ "Benny Benjamin". Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Retrieved January 1, 2008.
  213. ^ "Floyd Cramer". Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Retrieved January 1, 2008.
  214. ^ "Steve Douglas". Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Retrieved January 1, 2008.
  215. ^ "Little Walter". Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. 2008. Retrieved January 1, 2008.
  216. ^ "Bill Black". Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. 2009. Retrieved February 10, 2009.
  217. ^ "DJ Fontana". Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. 2009. Retrieved February 10, 2009.
  218. ^ "Spooner Oldham". Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. 2009. Retrieved February 10, 2009.
  219. ^ "Leon Russell". Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. 2022. Retrieved February 10, 2022.
  220. ^ "Ringo Starr". Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. 2022. Retrieved February 10, 2022.
  221. ^ "Class of 2017 Inductions". Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Archived from the original on March 13, 2017. Retrieved December 20, 2016.
  222. ^ "Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis | Rock & Roll Hall of Fame". www.rockhall.com.
  223. ^ "E Street Band | Rock & Roll Hall of Fame". www.rockhall.com.
  224. ^ "Judas Priest | Rock & Roll Hall of Fame". www.rockhall.com.
  225. ^ a b "Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inducts Songs for the First Time, Including 'Born to Be Wild' & 'Louie Louie'". Billboard. Retrieved April 15, 2018.
  226. ^ a b c d e f "Rock and Roll Hall of Fame introduces new category for singles". cleveland.com. April 15, 2018. Retrieved April 15, 2018.
  227. ^ a b c d e f Nickoloff, Anne (March 30, 2019). "Songs by The Isley Brothers, The Shangri-Las honored at Rock Hall 2019 ceremony". cleveland.com. Retrieved March 30, 2019.
  228. ^ a b c d e Smith, Troy L. (October 28, 2020). "Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductions to skip Singles category in 2020". cleveland.com. Retrieved October 28, 2020.
  229. ^ "Rock and Roll Hall of Fame makes Clapton first triple inductee". CNN. March 7, 2000. Archived from the original on January 15, 2008. Retrieved January 3, 2008.
  230. ^ Spanos, Brittany (March 30, 2019). "Read Stevie Nicks' Riotous Rock Hall Induction Speech". Rolling Stone. Retrieved September 16, 2019.
  231. ^ a b c d e "Future Rock Legends – Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Class of 1986". futurerocklegends.com. Retrieved October 12, 2019.
  232. ^ a b c d e "Future Rock Legends – Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Class of 1987". futurerocklegends.com. Retrieved October 12, 2019.
  233. ^ a b c d e f "Future Rock Legends – Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2017". futurerocklegends.com. Retrieved October 13, 2019.
  234. ^ a b "Future Rock Legends – Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2008". futurerocklegends.com. Retrieved October 12, 2019.
  235. ^ a b "Future Rock Legends – The 2022 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Nominees". futurerocklegends.com. Retrieved February 4, 2022.
  236. ^ a b c d e f g "The 2024 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Nominees". Future Rock Legends. Retrieved February 10, 2024.
  237. ^ a b "Future Rock Legends – Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2002". futurerocklegends.com. Retrieved October 12, 2019.
  238. ^ "Future Rock Legends – Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2010". futurerocklegends.com. Retrieved October 12, 2019.
  239. ^ a b "Future Rock Legends – Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2003". futurerocklegends.com. Retrieved October 12, 2019.
  240. ^ a b c d "Future Rock Legends – Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2006". futurerocklegends.com. Retrieved October 12, 2019.
  241. ^ a b "Future Rock Legends – Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2007". futurerocklegends.com. Retrieved October 12, 2019.
  242. ^ a b "Future Rock Legends – Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2009". futurerocklegends.com. Retrieved October 12, 2019.
  243. ^ a b c "Future Rock Legends – Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2011". futurerocklegends.com. Retrieved October 12, 2019.
  244. ^ a b c d "The 2013 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominees – Future Rock Legends". futurerocklegends.com. Retrieved May 12, 2021.
  245. ^ a b c "Future Rock Legends – Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2014". futurerocklegends.com. Retrieved October 12, 2019.
  246. ^ a b c d e "Future Rock Legends – Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2015". futurerocklegends.com. Retrieved October 12, 2019.
  247. ^ a b c d "Future Rock Legends – Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2016". futurerocklegends.com. Retrieved October 12, 2019.
  248. ^ a b c "Future Rock Legends – Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2019". futurerocklegends.com. Retrieved October 13, 2019.
  249. ^ a b c d "The 2021 & Roll Hall of Fame Nominees – Future Rock Legends". futurerocklegends.com. Retrieved May 12, 2021.
  250. ^ a b "Future Rock Legends – Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Class of 1997". futurerocklegends.com. Retrieved October 12, 2019.
  251. ^ a b c "Future Rock Legends – Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2012". futurerocklegends.com. Retrieved October 12, 2019.
  252. ^ a b c d e f "Future Rock Legends - The 2023 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Nominees". futurerocklegends.com. Retrieved February 2, 2023.
  253. ^ a b c "Future Rock Legends – Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2005". futurerocklegends.com. Retrieved October 12, 2019.
  254. ^ a b c "Future Rock Legends – Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2018". futurerocklegends.com. Retrieved October 13, 2019.
  255. ^ a b "Future Rock Legends – Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Class of 1988". futurerocklegends.com. Retrieved October 12, 2019.
  256. ^ a b c d "Future Rock Legends – Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2020". futurerocklegends.com. Retrieved January 10, 2020.
  257. ^ "Future Rock Legends – Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2001". futurerocklegends.com. Retrieved October 12, 2019.
  258. ^ "Future Rock Legends – Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2004". futurerocklegends.com. Retrieved October 12, 2019.
  259. ^ "Future Rock Legends – Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Class of 1998". futurerocklegends.com. Retrieved October 12, 2019.
  260. ^ "Future Rock Legends – Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Class of 1989". futurerocklegends.com. Retrieved October 12, 2019.
  261. ^ "Future Rock Legends – Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Class of 1990". futurerocklegends.com. Retrieved October 12, 2019.