Rock and Roll Hall of Fame


The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame honors musicians and music-industry figures who have contributed to the energy and evolution of rock music. To be eligible for inclusion, musicians and bands must have released a record at least 25 years prior to the year of induction.


Performers Chuck Berry
James Brown
Ray Charles
Sam Cooke
Fats Domino
The Everly Brothers
Buddy Holly
Jerry Lee Lewis
Elvis Presley
Little Richard
Nonperformers Alan Freed
Sam Phillips
Early Influences Robert Johnson
Jimmie Rodgers
Jimmy Yancey
Lifetime Achievement John Hammond


Performers The Coasters
Eddie Cochran
Bo Diddley
Aretha Franklin
Marvin Gaye
Bill Haley
B. B. King
Clyde McPhatter
Ricky Nelson
Roy Orbison
Carl Perkins
Smokey Robinson
Joe Turner
Muddy Waters
Jackie Wilson
Nonperformers Leonard Chess
Ahmet Ertegun
Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller
Jerry Wexler
Early Influences Louis Jordan
T-Bone Walker
Hank Williams


Performers The Beach Boys
The Beatles
The Drifters
Bob Dylan
The Supremes
Nonperformer Berry Gordy, Jr.
Early Influences Woody Guthrie
Les Paul


Performers Dion
Otis Redding
The Rolling Stones
The Temptations
Stevie Wonder
Nonperformer Phil Spector
Early Influences The Ink Spots
Bessie Smith
The Soul Stirrers


Performers Hank Ballard
Bobby Darin
The Four Seasons
The Four Tops
The Kinks
The Platters
Simon and Garfunkel
The Who
Nonperformers Gerry Goffin and Carole King
Brian Holland, Eddie Holland, and Lamont Dozier
Early Influences Louis Armstrong
Charlie Christian
Ma Rainey


Performers LaVern Baker
The Byrds
John Lee Hooker
The Impressions
Wilson Pickett
Jimmy Reed
Ike and Tina Turner
Nonperformers Dave Bartholomew
Ralph Bass
Early Influence Howlin' Wolf
Lifetime Achievement Nesuhi Ertegun


Performers Bobby “Blue” Bland
Booker T. and the MG's
Johnny Cash
Jimi Hendrix Experience
Isley Brothers
Sam and Dave
The Yardbirds
Nonperformers Leo Fender
Bill Graham
Doc Pomus
Early Influences Elmore James
Professor Longhair


Performers Ruth Brown
Creedence Clearwater Revival
The Doors
Etta James
Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers
Van Morrison
Sly and the Family Stone
Nonperformers Dick Clark
Milt Gabler
Early Influence Dinah Washington


Performers The Animals
The Band
Duane Eddy
The Grateful Dead
Elton John
John Lennon
Bob Marley
Rod Stewart
Nonperformer Johnny Otis
Early Influence Willie Dixon


Performers The Allman Brothers Band
Al Green
Janis Joplin
Led Zeppelin
Martha and the Vandellas
Neil Young
Frank Zappa
Nonperformer Paul Ackerman
Early Influence The Orioles


Performers David Bowie
Jefferson Airplane
Little Willie John
Gladys Knight and the Pips
Pink Floyd
The Shirelles
The Velvet Underground
Nonperformer Tom Donahue
Early Influence Pete Seeger


Performers The Bee Gees
Buffalo Springfield
Crosby, Stills and Nash
The Jackson Five
Joni Mitchell
The (Young) Rascals
Nonperformer Syd Nathan
Early Influences Mahalia Jackson
Bill Monroe


Performers The Eagles
Fleetwood Mac
Mamas and Papas
Lloyd Price
Gene Vincent
Nonperformer Allen Toussaint
Early Influence “Jelly Roll” Morton


Performers Billy Joel
Curtis Mayfield
Paul McCartney
Del Shannon
Dusty Springfield
Bruce Springsteen
The Staple Singers
Nonperformer George Martin
Early Influences Charles Brown
Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys


Performers Eric Clapton
Earth, Wind, and Fire
Lovin' Spoonful
The Moonglows
Bonnie Raitt
James Taylor
Nonperformer Clive Davis
Early Influences Nat King Cole
Billie Holiday
Side-Men Hal Blaine
King Curtis
James Jamerson
Scotty Moore
Earl Palmer


Performers Aerosmith
Solomon Burke
The Flamingos
Michael Jackson
Paul Simon
Steely Dan
Ritchie Valens
Nonperformer Chris Blackwell
Side-Men James Burton
Johnnie Johnson


Performers Isaac Hayes
Brenda Lee
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
Gene Pitney
Talking Heads
Nonperformer Jim Stewart
Side-Men Chet Atkins


Performers AC/DC
The Clash
Elvis Costello and the Attractions
The Police
The Righteous Brothers
Nonperformer Mo Ostin
Side-Men Benny Benjamin
Floyd Cramer
Steve Douglas


Performers Jackson Browne
The Dells
George Harrison
Bob Seger
ZZ Top
Nonperformer Jann S. Wenner


Performers Buddy Guy
The O'Jays
The Pretenders
Percy Sledge
Nonperformers Frank Barsalona
Seymour Stein


Performers Black Sabbath
Miles Davis
Lynyrd Skynyrd
The Sex Pistols
Nonperformers Herb Alpert
Jerry Moss


Performers Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five
The Ronettes
Patti Smith
Van Halen


Performers John Mellencamp
Leonard Cohen
The Dave Clark Five
The Ventures
Sidemen Little Walter
Nonperformers Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff


Performers Jeff Beck
Little Anthony & the Imperials
Bobby Womack
Sidemen Bill Black
DJ Fontana
Spooner Oldham
Early Influences Wanda Jackson


Performers ABBA
Jimmy Cliff
The Hollies
The Stooges
Non-Performer Otis Blackwell
David Geffen
Ellie Greenwich and Jeff Barry
Mort Shuman
Jesse Stone


Performers Alice Cooper
Neil Diamond
Dr. John
Darlene Love
Tom Waits
Sidemen Leon Russell
Non-Performer Jac Holzman
Art Rupe


Performers Beastie Boys
Guns N'Roses
Laura Nyro
Red Hot Chili Peppers
The Small Faces / The Faces
Sidemen Tom Dowd
Glyn Johns
Don Kirshner
Cosimo Matassa
Early Influences Freddie King

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