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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

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  • Smokey Robinson
    William "Smokey" Robinson, Jr. (born February 19, 1940) is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and former record executive. Robinson was the founder and front man of the Motown vocal gro...
  • Chris Squire (1948 - 2015)
    Christopher Russell Edward Squire (4 March 1948 – 27 June 2015) was an English musician, singer and songwriter. He was best known as the bassist and founding member of the progressive rock ban...
  • Tupac Shakur (1971 - 1996)
    Born in Brooklyn under the name Lesane Parish Crooks, Tupac Shakur received the name with which he came to be known to the world from his mother (Black Panther activist Afeni Shakur) in tribute to Inca...
  • Eddie Vedder
    Lead singer of Pearl Jam Eddie Vedder (born Edward Louis Severson III; later was changed to Edward Jerome Mueller December 23, 1964) is an American musician and singer-songwriter who serves as the ...
  • Joan Chandos Baez
    Joan Chandos Baez is an American folk singer, songwriter and activist. Baez has a distinctive vocal style, with a strong vibrato. Her recordings include many topical songs and material dealing with soc...

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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B

  • 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

C

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

D

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

E

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

F

G

H

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

I

J

  • 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

N

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

O

  • Gilbert O Sullivan

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Q

R

  • "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

S

  • 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

W

X

Y

  • Neil Young

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