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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame honors the pioneers and great performers of the rock and roll genre. Every year, a select group of rock and roll music performers is inducted into the Hall. Sidemen, non-performers who have made an impact on the music business, and musicians from other genres who served as influences have also been inducted over time.

Hall of Fame Selection Process

Potential inductees are nominated by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation. Performers are eligible 25 years after their first record release. The year's nominations are sent to more than 500 rock professionals around the world, and the artists receiving the highest number of votes become the latest members of the Hall of Fame. These new members are then invited to a gala induction ceremony where they are lauded by their musical peers and where they take part in memorable musical performances.

Inductees by Year

The following artists are members of the Hall of Fame. Visit the Hall of Fame website for more information on any inductee.


  • Buddy Holly
  • Chuck Berry
  • Elvis Presley
  • Fats Domino
  • James Brown
  • Jerry Lee Lewis
  • Little Richard
  • Ray Charles
  • Sam Cooke
  • The Everly Brothers


  • Aretha Franklin
  • B.B. King
  • Big Joe Turner
  • Bill Haley
  • Bo Diddley
  • Carl Perkins
  • Clyde McPhatter
  • Eddie Cochran
  • Jackie Wilson
  • Marvin Gaye
  • Muddy Waters
  • Ricky Nelson
  • Roy Orbison
  • Smokey Robinson
  • The Coasters


  • Bob Dylan
  • The Beach Boys
  • The Beatles
  • The Drifters
  • The Supremes


  • Dion
  • Otis Redding
  • Stevie Wonder
  • The Rolling Stones
  • The Temptations

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  • Bobby Darin
  • Hank Ballard
  • Simon and Garfunkel
  • The Four Seasons
  • The Four Tops
  • The Kinks
  • The Platters
  • The Who


  • Ike and Tina Turner
  • Jimmy Reed
  • John Lee Hooker
  • LaVern Baker
  • The Byrds
  • The Impressions
  • Wilson Pickett


  • Bobby "Blue" Bland
  • Booker T. and the M.G.'s
  • Johnny Cash
  • Sam and Dave
  • The Isley Brothers
  • The Jimi Hendrix Experience
  • The Yardbirds


  • Cream
  • Creedence Clearwater Revival
  • Etta James
  • Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers
  • Ruth Brown
  • Sly and the Family Stone
  • The Doors
  • Van Morrison


  • Bob Marley
  • Duane Eddy
  • Elton John
  • John Lennon
  • Rod Stewart
  • The Animals
  • The Band
  • The Grateful Dead


  • Al Green
  • Frank Zappa
  • Janis Joplin
  • Led Zeppelin
  • Martha and the Vandellas
  • Neil Young
  • The Allman Brothers Band


  • David Bowie
  • Gladys Knight and the Pips
  • Jefferson Airplane
  • Little Willie John
  • Pink Floyd
  • The Shirelles
  • The Velvet Underground


  • Buffalo Springfield
  • Crosby Stills and Nash
  • Joni Mitchell
  • Parliament-Funkadelic
  • The (Young) Rascals
  • The Bee Gees
  • The Jackson Five


  • Fleetwood Mac
  • Gene Vincent
  • Lloyd Price
  • Santana
  • The Eagles
  • The Mamas and the Papas


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  • Billy Joel
  • Bruce Springsteen
  • Curtis Mayfield
  • Del Shannon
  • Dusty Springfield
  • Paul McCartney
  • The Staple Singers


  • Bonnie Raitt
  • Earth, Wind & Fire
  • Eric Clapton
  • James Taylor
  • Lovin' Spoonful
  • The Moonglows


  • Aerosmith
  • Michael Jackson
  • Paul Simon
  • Queen
  • Ritchie Valens
  • Solomon Burke
  • Steely Dan
  • The Flamingos


  • Brenda Lee
  • Gene Pitney
  • Isaac Hayes
  • Ramones
  • Talking Heads
  • Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers


  • AC/DC
  • Elvis Costello & the Attractions
  • Righteous Brothers
  • The Clash
  • The Police


  • Bob Seger
  • George Harrison
  • Jackson Browne
  • Prince
  • The Dells
  • Traffic
  • ZZ Top


  • Buddy Guy
  • Percy Sledge
  • The O'Jays
  • The Pretenders
  • U2


  • Black Sabbath
  • Blondie
  • Lynyrd Skynyrd
  • Miles Davis
  • Sex Pistols


  • Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five
  • Patti Smith
  • R.E.M.
  • The Ronettes
  • Van Halen


  • Leonard Cohen
  • The Dave Clark Five
  • Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff
  • Little Walter
  • Madonna
  • John Mellencamp
  • The Ventures


  • Jeff Beck
  • Bill Black
  • D.J. Fontana
  • Wanda Jackson
  • Little Anthony and the Imperials
  • Metallica
  • Spooner Oldham
  • Run-D.M.C.
  • Bobby Womack


  • ABBA
  • Otis Blackwell
  • Jimmy Cliff
  • David Geffen
  • Genesis
  • Ellie Greenwich and Jeff Barry
  • The Hollies
  • Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil
  • Mort Shuman
  • Jesse Stone
  • The Stooges


  • Alice Cooper
  • Neil Diamond
  • Jac Holzman
  • Dr. John
  • Darlene Love
  • Art Rupe
  • Leon Russell
  • Tom Waits


  • Beastie Boys
  • The Blue Caps
  • The Comets
  • The Crickets
  • Donovan
  • Tom Dowd
  • The Famous Flames
  • Guns N' Roses
  • Glyn Johns
  • Freddie King
  • Don Kirshner
  • Cosimo Matassa
  • The Midnighters
  • The Miracles
  • Laura Nyro
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • The Small Faces/Faces

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum

In 1995, the museum was created to honor Hall of Fame inductees and celebrate rock music. It contains a rotating line-up of exhibits featuring memorabilia from notable figures in rock and roll history, interactive displays, and, of course, music. The museum is an educational and entertaining addition to the Hall of Fame legacy.

The Beatles

The museum is home to an impressive collection of memorabilia from The Beatles. The exhibit includes personal items owned by group including George Harrison's striped suit that he wore on the group's 1966 US tour and Ringo Starr's red military-style jacket from the Strawberry Fields Forever promo film. Also included in the exhibit are various musical instruments owned or used by the Fab Four and personal notes and drawings.

The Roots of Rock and Roll: Gospel, Blues, Country/Folk/Bluegrass and R&B

The museum has a permanent collection of items that show the connection between rock and roll music and other genres. It highlights and traces rock's roots in various types of music and displays artifacts and bios of influential people in each genre. Artists included in the exhibit include Hank Williams, Bob Wills, Bill Monroe, B.B. King, Mahalia Jackson, Big Joe Turner, and The Coasters.

Other Exhibits

There are plenty of educational and informative permanent exhibits including how rock music has been influenced by various parts of the country. There is an exhibit highlighting current and trending artists as well as one dedicated to influential songs and one-hit-wonders. There are some temporary exhibits too, which change often and highlight various aspects of rock music.

Contact Information

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum

1100 Rock and Roll Blvd.
Cleveland, Ohio 44114

216.781.ROCK (7625)

Rock and Roll Mission

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum was created to honor some of the biggest and most influential people in the industry. The museum's mission is to not only highlight the careers of these men and women, but also to educate the public about the importance of the genre. Through interactive exhibits and educational programs, the museum is ensuring that the history of this important and popular style of music is preserved for future generations.

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