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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

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  • Howlin' Wolf (1910 - 1976)
    Chester "Howlin' Wolf" Burnett (1910-1976) was a Blues singer, guitarist and harmonica player and one of the best know Chicago blues artists. Several of his songs, such as "Smokestack Lightnin'", "Back...
  • Bessie Smith (1894 - 1937)
    Bessie Smith (April 15, 1894 – September 26, 1937) was an American blues singer. Sometimes referred to as The Empress of the Blues, Smith was the most popular female blues singer of the 1920...
  • Gertrude "Ma" Rainey (1886 - 1939)
    "Ma" Rainey (born Gertrude Pridgett; c. April 26, 1886 – December 22, 1939) was one of the earliest known American professional blues singers and one of the first generation of such singers to r...
  • B.B. King (1925 - 2015)
    Riley B. King (September 16, 1925 – May 14, 2015), known by his stage name B.B. King, was an American blues singer, songwriter, and guitarist. B.B. King From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia A...
  • Sammy Strain
    Sammy Strain, who was a member of both Little Anthony and the Imperials and the O'Jays.[3] Strain is one of the few artists in music history that is a double Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee, having...

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame established in 1986 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 while that year also marked the last time for nine years that early influences would be inducted.

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 500 "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. In 2010, the number inducted was five. The rest of the categories are voted on by special committees. New inductees are honored at an annual ceremony held either in New York or every three years at the Hall of Fame city in Cleveland.

Pop and rock music list:

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  • Hank Ballard
  • The Beatles
    • George Harrison
    • John Lennon
    • Paul McCartney
    • Ringo Starr
  • James Brown
  • The Beach Boys
  • Björk
  • The Byrds
  • The Band
  • Black Sabbath
  • Blue Öyster Cult

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  • John Coltrane
  • Ry Cooder
  • Leonard Cohen
  • Johnny Cash
  • Crosby, Stills & Nash
  • Tracy Chapman
  • Elvis Costello
  • The Clash
  • Chich Corea

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  • Derek and The Dominos
  • Bob Dylan
  • The Doors
  • Deep Purple
  • Dido

E

  • Emerson, Lake and Palmer
  • Entombed
  • Electric Light Orchestra

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G

  • Art Garfunkel
  • Woody Guthrie
  • Marvin Gaye

H

  • George Harrison
  • Jimi Hendrix
  • P J Harvey
  • Emmylou Harris
  • Herbie Hancock

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  • Jefferson Airplane
  • Jethro Tull
  • Michael Jackson

K

  • Kris Kristofferson

L

  • John Lennon
  • Brenda Lee
  • Led Zeppelin
  • Little Feat
  • Lindisfarne

M

  • Paul McCartney
  • Clyde McPhatter
  • Jim Morrison
  • Joni Mitchell
  • Alanis Morissette
  • Bob Marley
  • Mothers Of Inventions

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  • Willie Nelson
  • Yossou N dour
  • Stina Nordenstam
  • Laura Nyro
  • Nirvana

O

  • Gilbert O Sullivan

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  • "Ma" Rainey
  • Lou Reed
  • The Rolling Stones (Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Brian Jones, Bill Wyman, Ian Stewart, Mick Taylor, Charlie Watts, Ronnie Wood)
  • Roxy Music

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  • Del Shannon
  • Steppenwolf
  • Paul Simon
  • Santana
  • Bruce Springsteen
  • Patti Smith
  • Steve Harley and Cockney Rebel
  • Pete Seeger
  • David Sylvian
  • Slayer
  • Sly & The Family Stone
  • Steely Dan
  • Ringo Starr

T

  • Television
  • James Taylor

U

  • U2

V

  • Townes Van Zandt
  • Sara Vaughan
  • Susanne Vega
  • The Velvet Underground
  • Van Morrison
  • Cornelis Vreeswijk

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  • The Who
  • Stevie Wonder
  • Ronnie Wood - Rolling Stone
  • Paul Waaktaar-Savoy
  • Tom Waits
  • Weather Report

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  • Neil Young

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  • Frank Zappa

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