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. 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. In order to be inducted, an artist must be nominated by a committee that selects anywhere from nine to a dozen candidates. Ballots are then sent to 600 "rock experts" who evaluate the candidates and vote on who should be inducted. The performers that receive the highest number of votes and more than 50 percent of the vote are inducted. The rest of the categories are voted on by special committees. As of 2017, new inductees will be 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.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has garnered criticism for allegedly allowing the nomination process to be controlled by a few individuals, nominating too many artists in too many genres that are not entirely rock, ignoring entire rock genres, and using technicalities to induct groups who may not have been among the top vote getters. The Sex Pistols, who were inducted in 2006, refused to attend the ceremony; John Lydon writing a note, read out by Jann Wenner, calling the museum a "piss stain."
The performers category is meant for recording artists and bands that have "influence and significance to the development and perpetuation of rock and roll." Artists become eligible for induction in that category 25 years after the release of their first record. In order to be inducted, an artist must be nominated by a committee that selects anywhere from nine to a dozen candidates. Ballots are sent to 600 ""rock experts"" who then evaluate the candidates and vote on who should be inducted. The performers who receive the highest number of votes and more than 50 percent of the vote are inducted. In 2011, the number inducted was five. The rest of the categories are voted on by special committees. 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."
|Year||Image||Name||Inducted members||Inducted by|
|1986||Chuck Berry||Keith Richards[N2]|
|1986||James Brown||Steve Winwood[N2]|
|1986||Ray Charles||Quincy Jones[N2]|
|1986||Sam Cooke||Herb Alpert[N2]|
|1986||Fats Domino||Billy Joel[N2]|
|1986||The Everly Brothers||Don Everly and Phil Everly.||Neil Young[N2]|
|1986||Buddy Holly||John Fogerty[N2]|
|1986||Jerry Lee Lewis||Hank Williams Jr.|
|1986||Little Richard||Roberta Flack|
|1986||Elvis Presley||Julian and Sean Lennon|
|1987||The Coasters||Carl Gardner, Cornell Gunter, Billy Guy, and Will "Dub" Jones.||Lester Sill|
|1987||Eddie Cochran||Mick Jones|
|1987||Bo Diddley||ZZ Top[N2]|
|1987||Aretha Franklin||Keith Richards[N2]|
|1987||Marvin Gaye||Nick Ashford and Valerie Simpson|
|1987||Bill Haley||Chuck Berry[N3]|
|1987||Clyde McPhatter||Ben E. King[N2]|
|1987||Ricky Nelson||John Fogerty[N2]|
|1987||Roy Orbison||Bruce Springsteen[N2]|
|1987||Carl Perkins||Sam Phillips[N3]|
|1987||Smokey Robinson||Daryl Hall[N2] and John Oates[N2]|
|1987||Big Joe Turner||Doc Pomus[N2]|
|1987||Muddy Waters||Paul Butterfield[N2]|
|1987||Jackie Wilson||Peter Wolf|
|1988||The Beach Boys||Al Jardine, Mike Love, Brian Wilson, Carl Wilson, and Dennis Wilson.||Elton John[N2]|
|1988||The Beatles||George Harrison, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, and Ringo Starr.||Mick Jagger[N2]|
|1988||The Drifters||Ben E. King, Rudy Lewis, Clyde McPhatter, Johnny Moore, Bill Pinkney, Charlie Thomas, and Gerhart Thrasher.||Billy Joel[N2]|
|1988||Bob Dylan||Bruce Springsteen[N2]|
|1988||The Supremes||Florence Ballard, Diana Ross, and Mary Wilson.||Little Richard[N3]|
|1989||Otis Redding||Little Richard[N3]|
|1989||The Rolling Stones||Mick Jagger, Brian Jones, Keith Richards, Ian Stewart, Mick Taylor, Charlie Watts, Ronnie Wood, and Bill Wyman.||Pete Townshend[N2]|
|1989||The Temptations||Melvin Franklin, Eddie Kendricks, David Ruffin, Otis Williams, Paul Williams, Dennis Edwards.||Daryl Hall[N2] and John Oates[N2]|
|1989||Stevie Wonder||Paul Simon[N2]|
|1990||Hank Ballard||Boz Scaggs|
|1990||Bobby Darin||Paul Anka|
|1990||The Four Seasons||Tom DeVito, Bob Gaudio, Nick Massi, and Frankie Valli.||Bob Crewe|
|1990||Four Tops||Renaldo "Obie" Benson, Abdul "Duke" Fakir, Lawrence Payton, and Levi Stubbs.||Stevie Wonder[N3]|
|1990||The Kinks||Mick Avory, Dave Davies, Ray Davies, and Pete Quaife.||Graham Nash[N2]|
|1990||The Platters||David Lynch, Herb Reed, Paul Robi, Zola Taylor, and Tony Williams.||Phil Spector[N3]|
|1990||Simon & Garfunkel||Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel.||James Taylor[N2]|
|1990||The Who||Roger Daltrey, John Entwistle, Keith Moon, and Pete Townshend.||Bono[N2]|
|1991||LaVern Baker||Chaka Khan|
|1991||The Byrds||Gene Clark, Michael Clarke, David Crosby, Chris Hillman, and Roger McGuinn.||Don Henley[N2]|
|1991||John Lee Hooker||Bonnie Raitt[N2]|
|1991||The Impressions||Curtis Mayfield, Sam Gooden, Fred Cash, Arthur Brooks, Richard Brooks, and Jerry Butler.||Tracy Chapman|
|1991||Wilson Pickett||Bobby Brown|
|1991||Jimmy Reed||ZZ Top[N2]|
|1991||Ike & Tina Turner||Ike Turner and Tina Turner.||Phil Spector[N3]|
|1992||Bobby "Blue" Bland||B.B. King[N3]|
|1992||Booker T. & the M.G.'s||Booker T. Jones, Steve Cropper, Donald "Duck" Dunn, Al Jackson Jr., and Lewie Steinberg.||Jim Stewart|
|1992||Johnny Cash||Lyle Lovett|
|1992||The Isley Brothers||Ernie Isley, Marvin Isley, O'Kelly Isley Jr., Ronald Isley, Rudolph Isley, and Chris Jasper.||Little Richard[N3]|
|1992||The Jimi Hendrix Experience||Jimi Hendrix, Mitch Mitchell, and Noel Redding.||Neil Young[N2]|
|1992||Sam & Dave||Sam Moore and Dave Prater.||Billy Joel[N2]|
|1992||The Yardbirds||Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton, Chris Dreja, Jim McCarty, Jimmy Page, Keith Relf, and Paul Samwell-Smith.||The Edge[N2]|
|1993||Ruth Brown||Bonnie Raitt[N2]|
|1993||Cream||Ginger Baker, Jack Bruce, and Eric Clapton.||ZZ Top[N2]|
|1993||Creedence Clearwater Revival||Doug Clifford, Stu Cook, John Fogerty, and Tom Fogerty.||Bruce Springsteen[N2]|
|1993||The Doors||John Densmore, Robby Krieger, Ray Manzarek, and Jim Morrison.||Eddie Vedder[N2]|
|1993||Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers||Herman Santiago, Jimmy Merchant, Sherman Garnes, Frankie Lymon, and Joe Negroni||Boyz II Men|
|1993||Etta James||k.d. lang|
|1993||Van Morrison||Robbie Robertson[N2]|
|1993||Sly and the Family Stone||Gregg Errico, Larry Graham, Jerry Martini, Cynthia Robinson, Freddie Stone, Rosie Stone, and Sly Stone.||George Clinton[N2]|
|1994||The Animals||Eric Burdon, Chas Chandler, Alan Price, John Steel, and Hilton Valentine.||Dave Pirner|
|1994||The Band||Rick Danko, Levon Helm, Garth Hudson, Richard Manuel, and Robbie Robertson.||Eric Clapton[N3]|
|1994||Duane Eddy||Mick Jones|
|1994||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.||Bruce Hornsby|
|1994||Elton John||Axl Rose[N2]|
|1994||John Lennon||Paul McCartney[N2]|
|1994||Rod Stewart||Jeff Beck[N3]|
|1995||The Allman Brothers Band||Duane Allman, Gregg Allman, Dickey Betts, Jai Johanny Johanson, Berry Oakley, and Butch Trucks.||Willie Nelson|
|1995||Al Green||Natalie Cole|
|1995||Janis Joplin||Melissa Etheridge|
|1995||Led Zeppelin||John Bonham, John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page, and Robert Plant||Steven Tyler[N2] and Joe Perry[N2]|
|1995||Martha and the Vandellas||Rosalind Ashford, Annette Beard, Betty Kelly, Lois Reeves, and Martha Reeves.||Fred Schneider and Kate Pierson|
|1995||Neil Young||Eddie Vedder[N2]|
|1995||Frank Zappa||Lou Reed[N2]|
|1996||David Bowie||Madonna[N2] and David Byrne[N2]|
|1996||Gladys Knight & the Pips||William Guest, Gladys Knight, Merald "Bubba" Knight, and Edward Patten.||Mariah Carey|
|1996||Jefferson Airplane||Marty Balin, Jack Casady, Spencer Dryden, Paul Kantner, Jorma Kaukonen, and Grace Slick.||Mickey Hart[N3] and Phil Lesh[N3]|
|1996||Little Willie John||Stevie Wonder[N3]|
|1996||Pink Floyd||Syd Barrett, David Gilmour, Nick Mason, Roger Waters, and Rick Wright.||Billy Corgan|
|1996||The Shirelles||Shirley Alston Reeves, Addie Harris, Doris Kenner-Jackson, and Beverly Lee.||Merry Clayton, Marianne Faithfull and Darlene Love[N2]|
|1996||The Velvet Underground||John Cale, Sterling Morrison, Lou Reed, and Maureen Tucker.||Patti Smith[N2]|
|1997||Bee Gees||Barry Gibb, Maurice Gibb, and Robin Gibb.||Brian Wilson[N3]|
|1997||Buffalo Springfield||Richie Furay, Dewey Martin, Bruce Palmer, Stephen Stills, and Neil Young.||Tom Petty[N2]|
|1997||Crosby, Stills & Nash||David Crosby, Graham Nash, and Stephen Stills.||James Taylor[N2]|
|1997||The Jackson 5||Jackie Jackson, Jermaine Jackson, Marlon Jackson, Michael Jackson, and Tito Jackson.||Diana Ross[N3]|
|1997||Joni Mitchell||Shawn Colvin|
|1997||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.||Prince[N2]|
|1997||The (Young) Rascals||Eddie Brigati, Felix Cavaliere, Gene Cornish, and Dino Danelli.||Steven Van Zandt[N2]|
|1998||Eagles||Don Felder, Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Bernie Leadon, Randy Meisner, Timothy B. Schmit, and Joe Walsh.||Jimmy Buffett|
|1998||Fleetwood Mac||Lindsey Buckingham, Mick Fleetwood, Peter Green, Danny Kirwan, Christine McVie, John McVie, Stevie Nicks, and Jeremy Spencer.||Sheryl Crow|
|1998||The Mamas & the Papas||Denny Doherty, Cass Elliot, John Phillips, and Michelle Phillips.||Shania Twain|
|1998||Lloyd Price||Tony Rich|
|1998||Santana||Jose Chepito Areas, David Brown, Michael Carabello, Gregg Rolie, Carlos Santana, and Michael Shrieve.||John Popper|
|1998||Gene Vincent||John Fogerty[N3]|
|1999||Billy Joel||Ray Charles[N3]|
|1999||Curtis Mayfield||Sean Combs|
|1999||Paul McCartney||Neil Young[N3]|
|1999||Del Shannon||Art Alexakis|
|1999||Dusty Springfield||Elton John[N3]|
|1999||The Staple Singers||Cleotha Staples, Mavis Staples, Pervis Staples, Pops Staples, and Yvonne Staples.||Lauryn Hill|
|2000||Eric Clapton||Robbie Robertson[N3]|
|2000||Earth, Wind & Fire||Philip Bailey, Larry Dunn, Johnny Graham, Ralph Johnson, Al McKay, Fred White, Maurice White, Verdine White, and Andrew Woolfolk.||Lil Kim|
|2000||The Lovin' Spoonful||Steve Boone, Joe Butler, John Sebastian, and Zal Yanovsky.||John Mellencamp[N2]|
|2000||The Moonglows||Prentiss Barnes, Harvey Fuqua, Peter Graves, Billy Johnson, and Bobby Lester.||Paul Simon[N3]|
|2000||Bonnie Raitt||Melissa Etheridge|
|2000||James Taylor||Paul McCartney[N3]|
|2001||Aerosmith||Tom Hamilton, Joey Kramer, Joe Perry, Steven Tyler, and Brad Whitford.||Kid Rock|
|2001||Solomon Burke||Mary J. Blige|
|2001||The Flamingos||Jake Carey, Zeke Carey, Johnny Carter, Tommy Hunt, Terry "Buzzy" Johnson, Sollie McElroy, Nate Nelson, and Paul Wilson.||Frankie Valli[N3]|
|2001||Queen||John Deacon, Brian May, Freddie Mercury, and Roger Taylor.||Dave Grohl[N2] and Taylor Hawkins|
|2001||Paul Simon||Marc Anthony|
|2001||Steely Dan||Walter Becker and Donald Fagen.||Moby|
|2001||Ritchie Valens||Ricky Martin|
|2002||Isaac Hayes||Alicia Keys|
|2002||Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers||Tom Petty, Ron Blair, Mike Campbell, Howie Epstein, Stan Lynch, and Benmont Tench.||Jakob Dylan|
|2002||Gene Pitney||Darlene Love[N2]|
|2002||Ramones||Dee Dee Ramone, Joey Ramone, Johnny Ramone, Marky Ramone, and Tommy Ramone.||Eddie Vedder[N2]|
|2002||Talking Heads||David Byrne, Chris Frantz, Jerry Harrison, and Tina Weymouth.||Anthony Kiedis[N2]|
|2003||AC/DC||Brian Johnson, Phil Rudd, Bon Scott, Cliff Williams, Angus Young, and Malcolm Young.||Steven Tyler[N3]|
|2003||The Clash||Terry Chimes, Topper Headon, Mick Jones, Paul Simonon, and Joe Strummer.||The Edge[N2] and Tom Morello|
|2003||Elvis Costello & the Attractions||Elvis Costello, Steve Nieve, Bruce Thomas, and Pete Thomas.||Elton John[N3]|
|2003||The Police||Stewart Copeland, Sting, and Andy Summers.||Gwen Stefani|
|2003||The Righteous Brothers||Bobby Hatfield and Bill Medley.||Billy Joel[N3]|
|2004||Jackson Browne||Bruce Springsteen[N3]|
|2004||The Dells||Verne Allison, Chuck Barksdale, Johnny Carter, Johnny Funches, Marvin Junior, and Michael McGill.||Robert Townsend|
|2004||George Harrison||Tom Petty[N3] and Jeff Lynne[N2]|
|2004||Prince||Outkast and Alicia Keys|
|2004||Bob Seger||Kid Rock|
|2004||Traffic||Jim Capaldi, Dave Mason, Steve Winwood, and Chris Wood.||Dave Matthews|
|2004||ZZ Top||Frank Beard, Billy Gibbons, and Dusty Hill.||Keith Richards[N3]|
|2005||Buddy Guy||Eric Clapton[N3] and B.B. King[N3]|
|2005||The O'Jays||Eddie Levert, Bobby Massey, William Powell, Sammy Strain, and Walter Williams.||Justin Timberlake|
|2005||The Pretenders||Martin Chambers, Pete Farndon, James Honeyman-Scott, and Chrissie Hynde.||Neil Young[N3]|
|2005||Percy Sledge||Rod Stewart[N3]|
|2005||U2||Bono, Adam Clayton, The Edge, and Larry Mullen, Jr..||Bruce Springsteen[N3]|
|2006||Black Sabbath||Geezer Butler, Tony Iommi, Ozzy Osbourne, and Bill Ward.||James Hetfield[N2] and Lars Ulrich[N2]|
|2006||Blondie||Clem Burke, Jimmy Destri, Nigel Harrison, Debbie Harry, Frank Infante, Chris Stein, and Gary Valentine.||Shirley Manson|
|2006||Miles Davis||Herbie Hancock|
|2006||Lynyrd Skynyrd||Bob Burns, Allen Collins, Steve Gaines, Ed King, Billy Powell, Artimus Pyle, Gary Rossington, Ronnie Van Zant, and Leon Wilkeson.||Kid Rock|
|2006||Sex Pistols||Paul Cook, Steve Jones, Glen Matlock, John Lydon, and Sid Vicious.||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.||Jay-Z|
|2007||R.E.M.||Bill Berry, Peter Buck, Mike Mills, and Michael Stipe.||Eddie Vedder[N2]|
|2007||The Ronettes||Estelle Bennett, Ronnie Spector, and Nedra Talley.||Keith Richards[N3]|
|2007||Patti Smith||Zack de la Rocha|
|2007||Van Halen||Michael Anthony, Sammy Hagar, David Lee Roth, Alex Van Halen, and Eddie Van Halen.||Velvet Revolver|
|2008||The Dave Clark Five||Dave Clark, Lenny Davidson, Rick Huxley, Denis Payton, and Mike Smith.||Tom Hanks|
|2008||Leonard Cohen||Lou Reed[N3]|
|2008||John Mellencamp||Billy Joel[N3]|
|2008||The Ventures||Bob Bogle, Nokie Edwards, Gerry McGee, Mel Taylor, and Don Wilson.||John Fogerty[N3]|
|2009||Jeff Beck||Jimmy Page[N3]|
|2009||Little Anthony and the Imperials||Clarence Collins, Anthony Gourdine, Tracy Lord, Glouster "Nat" Rogers, Sammy Strain, and Ernest Wright Jr.||Smokey Robinson[N3]|
|2009||Metallica||Cliff Burton, Kirk Hammett, James Hetfield, Jason Newsted, Robert Trujillo, and Lars Ulrich.||Flea[N2]|
|2009||Run-DMC||Darryl "D.M.C." McDaniels, Jason "Jam-Master Jay" Mizell, and Joseph "DJ Run" Simmons.||Eminem|
|2009||Bobby Womack||Ron Wood[N3]|
|2010||ABBA||Benny Andersson, Agnetha Fältskog, Anni-Frid Lyngstad, and Björn Ulvaeus.||Barry[N3] and Robin Gibb[N3]|
|2010||Genesis||Tony Banks, Phil Collins, Peter Gabriel, Steve Hackett, and Mike Rutherford.||Trey Anastasio|
|2010||Jimmy Cliff||Wyclef Jean|
|2010||The Hollies||Bernie Calvert, Allan Clarke, Bobby Elliott, Eric Haydock, Tony Hicks, Graham Nash, and Terry Sylvester.||Steven Van Zandt[N2]|
|2010||The Stooges||Dave Alexander, Ron Asheton, Scott Asheton, Iggy Pop, and James Williamson.||Billie Joe Armstrong[N2]|
|2011||Alice Cooper||Alice Cooper, Michael Owen Bruce, Glen Buxton, Dennis Dunaway, and Neal Smith.||Rob Zombie|
|2011||Neil Diamond||Paul Simon[N3]|
|2011||Dr. John||John Legend|
|2011||Darlene Love||Bette Midler|
|2011||Tom Waits||Neil Young[N3]|
|2012||Beastie Boys||Michael "Mike D" Diamond, Adam "Ad-Rock" Horovitz, and Adam "MCA" Yauch.||Chuck D[N2] and LL Cool J|
|2012||—||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.||Smokey Robinson[N3]|
|2012||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.||Smokey Robinson[N3]|
|2012||The Crickets[N1]||Backing band for Buddy Holly. Inducted: Jerry Allison, Sonny Curtis, Joe B. Mauldin, and Niki Sullivan.||Smokey Robinson[N3]|
|2012||The Famous Flames[N1]||Backing vocal group for James Brown. Inducted: Bobby Bennett, Bobby Byrd, Lloyd Stallworth, and Johnny Terry.||Smokey Robinson[N3]|
|2012||Guns N' Roses||Steven Adler, Duff McKagan, Dizzy Reed, Axl Rose, Slash, Matt Sorum, and Izzy Stradlin.||Green Day[N2]|
|2012||—||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.||Smokey Robinson[N3]|
|2012||The Miracles[N1]||Backing vocal group for Smokey Robinson. Inducted: Claudette Rogers, Bobby Rogers, Ronald White, Marv Tarplin, and Pete Moore.||Smokey Robinson[N3]|
|2012||Laura Nyro||Bette Midler|
|2012||Red Hot Chili Peppers||Flea, John Frusciante, Jack Irons, Anthony Kiedis, Josh Klinghoffer, Cliff Martinez, Hillel Slovak, and Chad Smith.||Chris Rock|
|2012||—||Small Faces/Faces||Kenney Jones, Ronnie Lane, Ian McLagan, Steve Marriott, Rod Stewart, and Ronnie Wood.||Steven Van Zandt[N2]|
|2013||Heart||Michael DeRosier, Roger Fisher, Steve Fossen, Howard Leese, Ann Wilson, and Nancy Wilson.||Chris Cornell|
|2013||Albert King||John Mayer|
|2013||Randy Newman||Don Henley[N3]|
|2013||Public Enemy||Flavor Flav, Professor Griff, Terminator X, and Chuck D.||Harry Belafonte and Spike Lee|
|2013||Rush||Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson, and Neil Peart.||Dave Grohl[N2] and Taylor Hawkins|
|2013||Donna Summer||Kelly Rowland|
|2014||Peter Gabriel||Chris Martin|
|2014||Hall & Oates||Daryl Hall and John Oates.||Questlove|
|2014||Kiss||Peter Criss, Ace Frehley, Gene Simmons, and Paul Stanley.||Tom Morello|
|2014||Nirvana||Kurt Cobain, Dave Grohl, and Krist Novoselic.||Michael Stipe[N3]|
|2014||Linda Ronstadt||Glenn Frey[N3]|
|2014||Cat Stevens||Art Garfunkel[N3]|
|2015||The Paul Butterfield Blues Band||Paul Butterfield, Mike Bloomfield, Elvin Bishop, Mark Naftalin, Jerome Arnold, Billy Davenport, and Sam Lay.||Peter Wolf|
|2015||Joan Jett & the Blackhearts||Joan Jett, Kenny Laguna, Gary Ryan, Lee Crystal, and Ricky Byrd.||Miley Cyrus|
|2015||Lou Reed||Patti Smith[N3]|
|2015||Green Day||Billie Joe Armstrong, Tré Cool, and Mike Dirnt.||Fall Out Boy|
|2015||Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble||Stevie Ray Vaughan, Chris Layton, Tommy Shannon, and Reese Wynans.||John Mayer|
|2015||Bill Withers||Stevie Wonder[N3]|
|2016||Cheap Trick||Bun E. Carlos, Rick Nielsen, Tom Petersson, and Robin Zander.||Kid Rock|
|2016||Chicago||Peter Cetera, Terry Kath, Robert Lamm, Lee Loughnane, James Pankow, Walter Parazaider, and Danny Seraphine.||Rob Thomas|
|2016||Deep Purple||Ritchie Blackmore, David Coverdale, Rod Evans, Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, Glenn Hughes, Jon Lord, and Ian Paice||Lars Ulrich[N3]|
|2016||N.W.A||DJ Yella, Ice Cube, Dr. Dre, Eazy-E, and MC Ren||Kendrick Lamar|
|2016||Steve Miller||The Black Keys|
|2017||Electric Light Orchestra||Bev Bevan, Jeff Lynne, Richard Tandy, and Roy Wood||Dhani Harrison|
|2017||Joan Baez||Jackson Browne[N3]|
|2017||Journey||Jonathan Cain, Aynsley Dunbar, Steve Perry, Gregg Rolie, Neal Schon, Steve Smith, and Ross Valory||Pat Monahan|
|2017||Pearl Jam||Jeff Ament, Matt Cameron, Stone Gossard, Dave Krusen, Mike McCready, and Eddie Vedder||David Letterman|
|2017||Tupac Shakur||Snoop Dogg|
|2017||Yes||Jon Anderson, Bill Bruford, Steve Howe, Tony Kaye, Trevor Rabin, Chris Squire, Rick Wakeman, and Alan White||Geddy Lee[N3] and Alex Lifeson[N3]|
|2018||Bon Jovi||Jon Bon Jovi, David Bryan, Hugh McDonald, Richie Sambora, Alec John Such and Tico Torres||Howard Stern|
|2018||The Cars||Elliot Easton, Greg Hawkes, David Robinson, Ric Ocasek and Benjamin Orr||Brandon Flowers|
|2018||Dire Straits||Alan Clark, Guy Fletcher, John Illsley, David Knopfler, Mark Knopfler and Pick Withers||John Illsley[N4]|
|2018||The Moody Blues||Graeme Edge, Justin Hayward, Denny Laine, John Lodge, Mike Pinder and Ray Thomas||Ann Wilson[N3]|
|2018||Nina Simone||Mary J. Blige|
|2019||The Cure||Perry Bamonte, Jason Cooper, Michael Dempsey, Reeves Gabrels, Simon Gallup, Roger O'Donnell, Robert Smith, Porl Thompson, Lol Tolhurst, and Boris Williams||Trent Reznor|
|2019||Def Leppard||Rick Allen, Vivian Campbell, Phil Collen, Steve Clark, Joe Elliott, Rick Savage, and Pete Willis||Brian May[N3]|
|2019||Janet Jackson||Janelle Monáe|
|2019||Stevie Nicks||Harry Styles|
|2019||Radiohead||Colin Greenwood, Jonny Greenwood, Ed O'Brien, Philip Selway, and Thom Yorke||David Byrne[N3]|
|2019||Roxy Music||Brian Eno, Bryan Ferry, Eddie Jobson, Andy Mackay, Phil Manzanera, Graham Simpson, and Paul Thompson[N5]||Simon Le Bon and John Taylor|
|2019||The Zombies||Rod Argent, Paul Atkinson, Colin Blunstone, Hugh Grundy, and Chris White||Susanna Hoffs|
^ 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.
Artists inducted into the early influences category are those "whose music predated rock and roll but had an impact on the evolution of rock and roll and inspired rock's leading artists." Unlike the performers category, these inductees are selected by a committee. The full process is not transparent and it is unclear who comprises this selection committee.
|1989||The Ink Spots[A]|
|1989||The Soul Stirrers[B]|
|1998||Jelly Roll Morton|
|1999||Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys[D]|
|2000||Nat King Cole|
|2015||The "5" Royales[E][F]|
|2018||Sister Rosetta Tharpe[E]|
^ A. Inducted members: Bill Kenny, Charlie Fuqua, Deek Watson, and Orville "Hoppy" Jones.
^ B. Inducted members: Roy Crain Sr., R. H. Harris, Jesse Farley, and E. A. Rundless.
^ C. Inducted members: Sonny Til, Tommy Gaither, George Nelson, Johnny Reed, and Alexander Sharp.
^ D. Inducted members: Bob Wills, Tommy Duncan, Leon McAuliffe, Johnny Gimble, Joe "Jody" Holley, Tiny Moore, Herb Remington, Eldon Shamblin, and Al Stricklin.
^ E. Nominated as a performer.
^ F. Inducted members: John L. Tanner, Eugene Tanner, James E. Moore, Obadiah H. Carter and Lowman Pauling, Jr
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." 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. The full process is not transparent and it is unclear who comprises this selection committee. This category has been criticized for inducting those that have "been coming to the dinner for years and paying for their tickets" and not revealing their full criteria. In 2008, this category was renamed the "Ahmet Ertegün Award".
|1987||Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller|
|1988||Berry Gordy, Jr.|
|1990||Gerry Goffin and Carole King|
|2008||Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff|
|2010||Jeff Barry and Ellie Greenwich|
|2010||Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil|
|2014||Andrew Loog Oldham|
This category, which replaced sidemen, "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."
|2014||E Street Band [G]|
At the 2018 ceremony, a new induction category for singles was announced by Steven Van Zandt. 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." 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.
|2018||Jackie Brenston and his Delta Cats||"Rocket 88" (1951)|
|Link Wray||"Rumble" (1958)|
|Chubby Checker||"The Twist" (1960)|
|The Kingsmen||"Louie Louie" (1963)|
|Procol Harum||"A Whiter Shade of Pale" (1967)|
|Steppenwolf||"Born to Be Wild" (1968)|
|2019||The Chantels||"Maybe" (1957)|
|The Champs||"Tequila" (1958)|
|Barrett Strong||"Money (That's What I Want)" (1959)|
|The Isley Brothers||"Twist and Shout" (1962)|
|The Shangri-Las||"Leader of the Pack" (1964)|
|The Shadows of Knight||"Gloria" (1965)|
Established in 2000, the sidemen category "honors those musicians who have spent their careers out of the spotlight, performing as backup musicians for major artists on recording sessions and in concert." A separate committee, composed mainly of producers, chooses the inductees. In 2010, the category was renamed to "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."
|2000||James Jamerson||Bass guitar|
|2009||Bill Black||Bass guitar|
|2009||D. J. Fontana||Drums|
The following were inducted for "Lifetime Achievement in the Non-Performer Category."
|2006||Herb Alpert and Jerry Moss|
As of 2017, 22 performers have been inducted twice or more; fourteen have been recognized as a solo artist and with a band and seven 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. 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, inducted in 1997, is the only band to see all of its inducted members be inducted with other acts: David Crosby with The Byrds in 1991, Stephen Stills with Buffalo Springfield in 1997, and Graham Nash with The Hollies in 2010.
Two inducted bands were spinoffs of other inducted bands. Journey was founded by two former members of Santana. Led Zeppelin was founded by lead guitarist Jimmy Page after The Yardbirds broke up, with the encouragement of the band's management. They were originally billed as "The New Yardbirds."
The Beatles, inducted in 1988, is the second band to have all of its members be inducted twice, as well as the only band to have each of its members be inducted for their solo careers as their second induction. Ringo Starr is the first inductee to be inducted twice in different categories (The Beatles were inducted in the performers category in 1988 and Starr was inducted as a solo artist in the Award for Musical Excellence category in 2015). He also holds the record for the longest time between first and second inductions, at 27 years. Both of Stills' inductions happened during the 1997 ceremony and Clapton and McPhatter were inducted in back-to-back years (1987/88 for McPhatter, 1992/93 for Clapton, as well as his solo induction in 2000).
The Traveling Wilburys are the only band to have all of its members be inducted without the band itself having been inducted: Roy Orbison as a solo artist in 1987, Bob Dylan as a solo artist in 1988, George Harrison with The Beatles in 1988 and as a solo artist in 2004, Tom Petty with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers in 2002, and Jeff Lynne with the Electric Light Orchestra in 2017.
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.
|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||—||—|
|George Harrison||The Beatles||1988||Solo career||2004||—||—|
|Michael Jackson||The Jackson Five||1997||Solo career||2001||—||—|
|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||—||—|
|Jimmy Page||The Yardbirds||1992||Led Zeppelin||1995||—||—|
|Lou Reed||The Velvet Underground||1996||Solo career||2015||—||—|
|Paul Simon||Simon and Garfunkel||1990||Solo career||2001||—||—|
|Ringo Starr||The Beatles||1988||Award For Musical Excellence, Solo career||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||—||—|
|Ronnie Wood||The Rolling Stones||1989||Faces||2012||—||—|
|Neil Young||Solo career||1995||Buffalo Springfield||1997||—||—|
Eleanora Fagan (April 7, 1915 – July 17, 1959), better known as Billie Holiday, was an American jazz singer with a career spanning nearly thirty years. Nicknamed "Lady Day" by her friend and music partner Lester Young, Holiday had a seminal influence on jazz music and pop singing. Her vocal style, strongly inspired by jazz instrumentalists, pioneered a new way of manipulating phrasing and tempo. She was known for her vocal delivery and improvisational skills, which made up for her limited range and lack of formal music education.After a turbulent childhood, Holiday began singing in nightclubs in Harlem, where she was heard by the producer John Hammond, who commended her voice. She signed a recording contract with Brunswick in 1935. Collaborations with Teddy Wilson yielded the hit "What a Little Moonlight Can Do", which became a jazz standard. Throughout the 1930s and 1940s, Holiday had mainstream success on labels such as Columbia and Decca. By the late 1940s, however, she was beset with legal troubles and drug abuse. After a short prison sentence, she performed at a sold-out concert at Carnegie Hall, but her reputation deteriorated because of her drug and alcohol problems.
Though she was a successful concert performer throughout the 1950s with two further sold-out shows at Carnegie Hall, Holiday's bad health, coupled with a string of abusive relationships and ongoing drug and alcohol abuse, caused her voice to wither. Her final recordings were met with mixed reaction, owing to her damaged voice, but were mild commercial successes. Her final album, Lady in Satin, was released in 1958. Holiday died of cirrhosis on July 17, 1959.
She won four Grammy Awards, all of them posthumously, for Best Historical Album. She was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1973. Lady Sings the Blues, a film about her life, starring Diana Ross, was released in 1972. She is the primary character in the play (later made into a film) Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill; the role was originated by Reenie Upchurch in 1986, and was played by Audra McDonald on Broadway and in the film. In 2017 Holiday was inducted into the National Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame.Chris Dreja
Christopher Walenty Dreja (born 11 November 1945 in Surbiton, Surrey) is an English musician, best known as the rhythm guitarist and bassist for The Yardbirds.Chris Stein
Christopher Stein (born January 5, 1950) is the co-founder and guitarist of the new wave band Blondie. He is also a producer and performer for the classic soundtrack of the hip hop film, Wild Style, and writer of the soundtrack for the film Union City. He is also an accomplished photographer.David Brown (American musician)
David Brown (February 15, 1947 – September 4, 2000) was an American musician. He was the primary bass player for the band Santana from 1966 until 1971, then again from 1974 until 1976.
He grew up in Daly City, California.
Brown played in Santana at Woodstock and at Altamont in 1969 and on the band's first three studio albums before leaving after the "Closing of the Fillmore West" gig on July 4, 1971. In 1974, he rejoined for the album Borboletta and remained with the band for the followup Amigos before leaving again in the spring of 1976.
At the Fillmore West Tuesday jam sessions in the late 1960s and early 1970s, Brown would often make personnel selections for the sessions and participate as well. Tuesdays were always packed due to the $1 admission fee. There was no seating and the lighting was dim. If David needed someone to play a particular instrument, he would go out into the crowd and the first person that he ran into that he knew "could play", was asked to jam.
In 1998, Brown was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Santana. He died on September 4, 2000, due to liver and kidney failure.
He also played with the Mark Castro Band in the early 1990s.Dennis Edwards
Dennis Edwards Jr. (February 3, 1943 – February 1, 2018) was an American soul and R&B singer who was best known as the frontman in The Temptations, on Motown Records. Edwards joined the Temptations in 1968, replacing David Ruffin and sang with the group from 1968 to 1976, 1980 to 1984 and 1987 to 1989. In the mid-1980s, he attempted a solo career, scoring a hit in 1984 with "Don't Look Any Further" (featuring Siedah Garrett). Until his death, Edwards was the lead singer of The Temptations Review featuring Dennis Edwards, a Temptations splinter group.Les Paul
Lester William Polsfuss (June 9, 1915 – August 12, 2009), known as Les Paul, was an American jazz, country, and blues guitarist, songwriter, luthier, and inventor. He was one of the pioneers of the solid-body electric guitar, and his techniques served as inspiration for the Gibson Les Paul. Paul taught himself how to play guitar, and while he is mainly known for jazz and popular music, he had an early career in country music. He is credited with many recording innovations. Although he was not the first to use the technique, his early experiments with overdubbing (also known as sound on sound), delay effects such as tape delay, phasing effects and multitrack recording were among the first to attract widespread attention.His innovative talents extended into his playing style, including licks, trills, chording sequences, fretting techniques and timing, which set him apart from his contemporaries and inspired many guitarists of the present day. He recorded with his wife, the singer and guitarist Mary Ford, in the 1950s, and they sold millions of records.
Among his many honors, Paul is one of a handful of artists with a permanent, stand-alone exhibit in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He is prominently named by the music museum on its website as an "architect" and a "key inductee" with Sam Phillips and Alan Freed. Les Paul is the only person to be included in both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the National Inventors Hall of Fame.List of awards and nominations received by Aretha Franklin
Singer Aretha Franklin has been honored with many awards and nominations. These include 18 Grammy Awards and an additional 26 Grammy nominations for her recordings.List of songs recorded by Faces
Faces was an English rock band formed in 1969. They released 4 studio albums between 1970 and 1973. The original lineup consisted of Rod Stewart on lead vocals, Ronnie Wood on lead guitar, Ronnie Lane on bass guitar, Ian "Mac" McLagan on keyboards, and Kenney Jones on drums. Lane was replaced by former Free bassist Tetsu Yamauchi in mid 1973, shortly after the release of their final album. The group disbanded in 1975. The original lineup was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012.List of songs recorded by the Rolling Stones
The Rolling Stones are an English rock band formed in 1962. They have released 25 studio albums through 2016. The original lineup consisted of multi-instrumentalist Brian Jones, lead vocalist Mick Jagger, guitarist Keith Richards, bass guitarist Bill Wyman, drummer Charlie Watts, and keyboardist Ian Stewart. Stewart was dismissed from the lineup in 1963, but continued to serve as their road manager and de facto keyboard player. Following Jones' death in 1969, Mick Taylor took over lead guitar duties until 1974, when he quit the group over issues of songwriting credits. He was replaced by ex Faces guitarist Ronnie Wood. The band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1989. The group continues to write, tour, and produce to this day.Madonna (entertainer)
Madonna Louise Ciccone (, Italian: [tʃikˈkoːne]; born August 16, 1958) is an American singer, songwriter, actress and businesswoman. Referred to as the "Queen of Pop" since the 1980s, Madonna is known for pushing the boundaries of songwriting in mainstream popular music and for the imagery she uses onstage and in music videos. She has frequently reinvented her music and image while maintaining autonomy within the recording industry. Although having sparked controversy, her works have been praised by music critics. Madonna is often cited as an influence by other artists.
Born and raised in Michigan, Madonna moved to New York City in 1978 to pursue a career in modern dance. After performing as a drummer, guitarist, and vocalist in the rock bands Breakfast Club and Emmy, Madonna signed with Sire Records in 1982 and released her eponymous debut album the next year. She followed it with a series of successful albums, including global bestsellers Like a Virgin (1984) and True Blue (1986) and Grammy Award winners Ray of Light (1998) and Confessions on a Dance Floor (2005). Many of her songs have reached the top of record charts worldwide, including "Like a Virgin", "La Isla Bonita", "Like a Prayer", "Vogue", "Take a Bow", "Frozen", "Music", "Hung Up", and "4 Minutes".
Madonna's popularity was further enhanced by her roles in films such as Desperately Seeking Susan (1985), Dick Tracy (1990), A League of Their Own (1992), and Evita (1996). While Evita earned her a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress, many of her other films received poor reviews. As a businesswoman, Madonna founded an entertainment company called Maverick (including the label Maverick Records) in 1992. Her other ventures include fashion design, children's books, health clubs, and filmmaking. She contributes to various charities, having founded Ray of Light Foundation in 1998 and Raising Malawi in 2006.
Having sold more than 300 million records worldwide, Madonna is noted as the best-selling female recording artist of all time by Guinness World Records. The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) listed her as the second highest-certified female artist in the U.S., with 64.5 million album units. According to Billboard, Madonna is the most successful solo artist in its Hot 100 chart history. She is also the highest-grossing solo touring artist of all time, accumulating U.S. $1.4 billion from her concert tickets. Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in her first year of eligibility, Madonna topped VH1's countdown of 100 Greatest Women in Music. Additionally, Rolling Stone listed her among the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time and the 100 Greatest Songwriters of All Time.Melvin Franklin
David Melvin English (October 12, 1942 – February 23, 1995) better known by the stage name Melvin Franklin, or his nickname "Blue", was an American bass singer. Franklin was best known for his role as a founding member of Motown singing group The Temptations from 1960 to 1994.Metallica
Metallica is an American heavy metal band. The band was formed in 1981 in Los Angeles, California by drummer Lars Ulrich and vocalist/guitarist James Hetfield, and has been based in San Francisco, California for most of its career. The group's fast tempos, instrumentals and aggressive musicianship made them one of the founding "big four" bands of thrash metal, alongside Megadeth, Anthrax and Slayer. Metallica's current lineup comprises founding members Hetfield and Ulrich, longtime lead guitarist Kirk Hammett and bassist Robert Trujillo. Guitarist Dave Mustaine (who went on to form Megadeth) and bassists Ron McGovney, Cliff Burton and Jason Newsted are former members of the band.
Metallica earned a growing fan base in the underground music community and won critical acclaim with its first five albums. The band's third album, Master of Puppets (1986), was described as one of the heaviest and most influential thrash metal albums; its eponymous fifth album, Metallica (1991), the band's first to root predominantly in heavy metal, appealed to a more mainstream audience, achieving substantial commercial success and selling over 16 million copies in the United States to date, making it the best-selling album of the SoundScan era. After experimenting with different genres and directions in subsequent releases, the band returned to its thrash metal roots with the release of its ninth album, Death Magnetic (2008), which drew similar praise to that of the band's earlier albums.
In 2000, Metallica led the case against the peer-to-peer file sharing service Napster, in which the band and several other artists filed lawsuits against the service for sharing their copyright-protected material without consent; after reaching a settlement, Napster became a pay-to-use service in 2003. Metallica was the subject of the acclaimed 2004 documentary film Some Kind of Monster, which documented the troubled production of the band's eighth album, St. Anger (2003), and the internal struggles within the band at the time. In 2009, Metallica was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The band wrote the screenplay for and starred in the 2013 IMAX concert film Metallica: Through the Never, in which the band performed live against a fictional thriller storyline.
Metallica has released ten studio albums, four live albums, a cover album, five extended plays, 37 singles and 39 music videos. The band has won nine Grammy Awards from 23 nominations, and its last six studio albums (beginning with Metallica) have consecutively debuted at number one on the Billboard 200. Metallica ranks as one of the most commercially successful bands of all time, having sold over 125 million albums worldwide as of 2018. Metallica has been listed as one of the greatest artists of all time by magazines such as Rolling Stone, which ranked them at no. 61 on its 100 Greatest Artists of All Time list. As of 2017, Metallica is the third best-selling music artist since Nielsen SoundScan began tracking sales in 1991, selling a total of 58 million albums in the United States.Otis Williams
Otis Williams (born Otis Miles Jr.; October 30, 1941) is an American baritone singer. Nicknamed "Big Daddy", he is occasionally also a songwriter and a record producer.
Williams is the founder and last surviving original member of the Motown vocal group The Temptations, a group in which he continues to perform; he also owns the rights to the Temptations name.Pearl Jam
Pearl Jam is an American rock band formed in 1990 in Seattle, Washington. Since its inception, the band's line-up has included Eddie Vedder (lead vocals), Mike McCready (lead guitar), Stone Gossard (rhythm guitar), and Jeff Ament (bass guitar). Since 1998, the band has also included drummer Matt Cameron (also of Soundgarden). Boom Gaspar (keyboards) has also been a session/touring member with the band since 2002. Drummers Jack Irons, Dave Krusen, Matt Chamberlain, and Dave Abbruzzese are former members of the band.
Formed after the demise of Gossard and Ament's previous band, Mother Love Bone, Pearl Jam broke into the mainstream with its debut album, Ten, in 1991. One of the key bands in the grunge movement of the early 1990s, its members often shunned popular music industry practices such as making music videos or giving interviews. The band also sued Ticketmaster, claiming it had monopolized the concert-ticket market. In 2006, Rolling Stone described the band as having "spent much of the past decade deliberately tearing apart their own fame."The band had sold nearly 32 million albums in the United States by 2012, and by 2018, they had sold more than 85 million albums worldwide. Pearl Jam outsold many of its contemporary alternative rock bands from the early 1990s, and is considered one of the most influential bands of the decade. AllMusic editor Stephen Thomas Erlewine referred to Pearl Jam as "the most popular American rock & roll band of the '90s". Pearl Jam was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on April 7, 2017, in its first year of eligibility. They were ranked at number 8 in a reader poll by Rolling Stone magazine in its Top ten live acts of all time issue.Phil Lesh
Philip Chapman Lesh (born March 15, 1940) is a musician and a founding member of the Grateful Dead, with whom he played bass guitar throughout their 30-year career.
After the band's disbanding in 1995, Lesh continued the tradition of Grateful Dead family music with side project Phil Lesh and Friends, which paid homage to the Dead's music by playing their originals, common covers, and the songs of the members of his band. Lesh operates a music venue called Terrapin Crossroads. He scaled back his touring regimen in 2014 but continues to perform with Phil Lesh & Friends at select venues. From 2009 to 2014, he performed in Furthur alongside his former Grateful Dead bandmate Bob Weir.Singer-songwriter
Singer-songwriters are musicians who write, compose, and perform their own musical material, including lyrics and melodies.
The genre began with the folk-acoustic tradition. Singer-songwriters often provide the sole accompaniment to an entire composition or song, typically using a guitar or piano.The Supremes
The Supremes were an American female singing group and the premier act of Motown Records during the 1960s. Founded as The Primettes in Detroit, Michigan, in 1959, the Supremes were the most commercially successful of Motown's acts and are, to date, America's most successful vocal group with 12 number one singles on the Billboard Hot 100. Most of these hits were written and produced by Motown's main songwriting and production team, Holland–Dozier–Holland. At their peak in the mid-1960s, the Supremes rivaled the Beatles in worldwide popularity, and it is said that their success made it possible for future African American R&B and soul musicians to find mainstream success.Florence Ballard, Mary Wilson, Diana Ross, and Betty McGlown, the original group, are all from the Brewster-Douglass public housing project in Detroit. They formed the Primettes as the sister act to the Primes (with Paul Williams and Eddie Kendricks, who went on to form the Temptations). Barbara Martin replaced McGlown in 1960, and the group signed with Motown the following year as the Supremes. Martin left the act in early 1962, and Ross, Ballard, and Wilson carried on as a trio.
During the mid-1960s, the Supremes achieved mainstream success with Ross as lead singer and Holland-Dozier-Holland as its songwriting and production team. In 1967, Motown president Berry Gordy renamed the group Diana Ross & the Supremes, and replaced Ballard with Cindy Birdsong. Ross left to pursue a solo career in 1970 and was replaced by Jean Terrell, so the group's name reverted to The Supremes. During the mid-1970s, the lineup changed with Lynda Laurence, Scherrie Payne and Susaye Greene joining the group until, after 18 years, The Supremes disbanded in 1977.The Ventures
The Ventures are an American instrumental rock band, formed in 1958 in Tacoma, Washington, by Don Wilson and Bob Bogle. The band, a quartet for most of its existence, helped to popularize the electric guitar in the United States and across the world during the 1960s. While their popularity in the United States waned in the 1970s, the group remains especially revered in Japan, where they tour regularly to this day. The classic lineup of the band consisted of Wilson (rhythm guitar), Bogle (initially lead guitar, switched to bass), Nokie Edwards (initially bass, switched to lead guitar), and Mel Taylor (drums).
Their first wide-release single, "Walk, Don't Run", brought international fame to the group, and is often cited as one of the top songs ever recorded for guitar.
In the 1960s and early 1970s, 38 of the band's albums charted in the US, ranking them as the 6th best album chart performer during the 1960s, and the band had 14 singles in the Billboard Hot 100.
With over 100 million records sold, the Ventures are the best-selling instrumental band of all time.The Ventures have had an enduring impact on the development of music worldwide. The band was among the first to employ and popularize fuzz and flanging guitar effects, concept albums, and twelve-string guitars in rock music. Their instrumental virtuosity, innovation, and unique sound influenced a large number of musicians and bands, earning the group the moniker "The Band that Launched a Thousand Bands".
Their recording of "Walk, Don't Run" was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame for its lasting impact,
and in 2008 the group was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
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