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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:


  • A-ha (Paul Waaktaar-Savoy, Magne Furuholmen, Morten Harket)
  • Abba (Anni Frid Lyngstad)
  • AC/DC
    • Phil Rudd
    • Brian Johnson
    • Bon Scott
    • Cliff Williams
    • Angus Young
    • Malcolm Young
  • Aerosmith
    • Tom Hamilton
    • Joey Kramer
    • Joe Perry
    • Steven Tyler
    • Brad Whitford
  • Alice Cooper
    • Alice Cooper
    • Glen Buxton
    • Michael Bruce
    • Dennis Dunaway
    • Neal Smith
  • Allman Brothers band, The
    • Gregg Allman
    • Duane Allman
    • Dickey Betts
    • Berry Oakley
    • Butch Trucks
    • Jaimoe (Johanson)
  • Animals, The
    • Eric Burdon
    • Chas Chandler
    • Alan Price
    • John Steel
    • Hilton Valentine


  • 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


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


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


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




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



  • Jefferson Airplane
  • Jethro Tull
  • Michael Jackson


  • Kris Kristofferson


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


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



  • Gilbert O Sullivan





  • Del Shannon
  • Steppenwolf
  • Paul Simon
  • Santana
    • Carlos Santana
    • Jose "Chepito" Areas
    • David Brown
    • Gregg Rolie
    • Mike Carabello
    • Michael Shrieve
  • Bruce Springsteen
  • Patti Smith
  • Steve Harley and Cockney Rebel
  • Pete Seeger
  • David Sylvian
  • Slayer
  • Sly & The Family Stone
  • Steely Dan
  • Ringo Starr


  • Television
  • James Taylor


  • U2
    • Bono
    • The Edge
    • Adam Clayton
    • Larry Mullen Jr.


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


  • The Who
  • Stevie Wonder
  • Paul Waaktaar-Savoy
  • Tom Waits
  • Weather Report



  • Neil Young