All the Inductees So Far Into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (2024)

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 2020 Inductions is a two-hour HBO special airing on Saturday, November 7 at 8 p.m., which will see Depeche Mode, The Doobie Brothers, Whitney Houston, Nine Inch Nails, The Notorious B.I.G. and T. Rex join an illustrious hall of legends that includes everyone from Abba to ZZ Top.

More recently, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame has been criticised for the lack of diversity in its inductees. Per Billboard, under eight percent of all inductees are women, with artists like Madonna, Joni Mitchell, Aretha Franklin and Blondie's Debbie Harry among the relatively few women who have been voted to join the Hall of Fame—a particular insult when men like Paul McCartney, Paul Simon and Rod Stewart have been inducted twice.

The inductees have also gotten whiter over time. From a majority black list in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame's first year, a third of inductees are now BIPoC, even as the inductees have slowly but surely started to reflect rap music.

Though debates can rage endlessly about the inductees missing from the list and the diversity of those who have made it, here is everyone who has made it into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame so far:

All the inductees of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

1986: Chuck Berry, James Brown, Ray Charles, Sam Cooke, Fats Domino, The Everly Brothers, Buddy Holly, Jerry Lee Lewis, Little Richard and Elvis Presley.

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1987: 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, Big Joe Turner, Muddy Waters and Jackie Wilson.

1988: The Beach Boys, The Beatles, The Drifters, Bob Dylan and The Supremes.

1989: Dion, Otis Redding, The Rolling Stones, The Temptations and Stevie Wonder.

1990: Hank Ballard, Bobby Darin, The Four Seasons, The Four Tops, The Kinks, The Platters, Simon & Garfunkel and The Who.

1991: LaVern Baker, The Byrds, John Lee Hooker, The Impressions, Wilson Pickett, Jimmy Reed and Ike & Tina Turner.

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1992: Bobby "Blue" Bland, Booker T. & the M.G.'s, Johnny Cash, The Isley Brothers, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Sam & Dave and The Yardbirds.

1993: Ruth Brown, Cream, Creedence Clearwater Revival, The Doors, Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers, Etta James, Van Morrison and Sly and the Family Stone.

1994: The Animals, The Band, Duane Eddy, The Grateful Dead, Elton John, John Lennon, Bob Marley and Rod Stewart.

1995: The Allman Brothers Band, Al Green, Janis Joplin, Led Zeppelin, Martha and the Vandellas, Neil Young and Frank Zappa.

1996: David Bowie, Gladys Knight & the Pips, Jefferson Airplane, Little Willie John, Pink Floyd, The Shirelles and The Velvet Underground.

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1997: Bee Gees, Buffalo Springfield, Crosby, Stills & Nash, The Jackson 5, Joni Mitchell, Parliament-Funkadelic and The (Young) Rascals.

1998: Eagles, Fleetwood Mac, The Mamas & the Papas, Lloyd Price, Santana and Gene Vincent.

1999: Billy Joel, Curtis Mayfield, Paul McCartney, Del Shannon, Dusty Springfield, Bruce Springsteen and The Staple Singers.

2000: Eric Clapton, Earth, Wind & Fire, The Lovin' Spoonful, The Moonglows, Bonnie Raitt and James Taylor.

2001: Aerosmith, Solomon Burke, The Flamingos, Michael Jackson, Queen, Paul Simon, Steely Dan and Ritchie Valens.

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2002: Isaac Hayes, Brenda Lee, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Gene Pitney, Ramones and Talking Heads.

2003: AC/DC, The Clash, Elvis Costello & the Attractions, The Police, The Righteous Brothers.

2004: Jackson Browne, The Dells, George Harrison, Prince, Bob Seger, Traffic and ZZ Top.

2005: Buddy Guy, The O'Jays, The Pretenders, Percy Sledge and U2.

2006: Black Sabbath, Blondie, Miles Davis, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Sex Pistols.

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2007: Grandmaster Flash and The Furious Five, R.E.M., The Ronettes, Patti Smith and Van Halen.

2008: The Dave Clark Five, Leonard Cohen, Madonna, John Mellencamp and The Ventures.

2009: Jeff Beck, Little Anthony and the Imperials, Metallica, Run-DMC and Bobby Womack.

2010: ABBA, Genesis, Jimmy Cliff, The Hollies and The Stooges.

2011: Alice Cooper, Neil Diamond, Dr. John, Darlene Love and Tom Waits.

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2012: Beastie Boys, The Blue Caps, The Comets, The Crickets, Donovan, The Famous Flames, Guns N' Roses, The Midnighters, The Miracles, Laura Nyro, Red Hot Chili Peppers and The Small Faces / Faces.

2013: Heart, Albert King, Randy Newman, Public Enemy, Rush, Donna Summer.

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2014: Peter Gabriel, Hall & Oates, Kiss, Nirvana, Linda Ronstadt and Cat Stevens.

2015: The Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, Lou Reed, Green Day, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble and Bill Withers.

2016: Cheap Trick, Chicago, Deep Purple, N.W.A and Steve Miller.

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2017: ELO, Joan Baez, Journey, Pearl Jam, Tupac Shakur, Yes.

2018: Bon Jovi, The Cars, Dire Straits, The Moody Blues, Nina Simone.

2019: The Cure, Def Leppard, Janet Jackson, Stevie Nicks, Radiohead, Roxy Music and The Zombies.

2020: Depeche Mode, The Doobie Brothers, Whitney Houston, Nine Inch Nails, The Notorious B.I.G. and T. Rex.

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All the Inductees So Far Into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (2024)

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Why is Mötley Crüe banned from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame? ›

In 2019, Sixx said that CRÜE was told by the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame that it would never be inducted into the institution because of how he and his bandmates "acted." Tommy, for his part, told "CLE Rocks" that he didn't believe the band's exclusion had anything to do with CRÜE's notorious 1980s partying lifestyle.

Who are this year's inductees into the rock n Roll Hall of Fame? ›

Blige, Dave Matthews and Cher. The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame has announced their 2024 class of inductees. In the performer category, this year's inductees are Mary J. Blige, Cher, Dave Matthews Band, Foreigner, Peter Frampton, Kool & The Gang, Ozzy Osbourne and A Tribe Called Quest.

Who is the only person to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame three times? ›

Three inductions, three words: “Clapton is God.” Eric Clapton is a consistent hitmaker and one of the greatest guitarists of all time—perhaps that's why he is the only person to be inducted into the Rock Hall three times.

Who snubbed the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame? ›

Artists that were once on the list but then removed after their first nomination: The Go-Go's, Iron Maiden, A Tribe Called Quest, George Michael, and Joy Division/New Order, as well as 2024 nominees Cher, Kool & the Gang, and Mariah Carey.

Who is surprisingly not in Rock and Roll Hall of Fame? ›

100 biggest Rock & Roll Hall of Fame snubs
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Has anyone refused the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame? ›

No one has turned down an induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. There have been a few artists in the past who questioned the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, but nobody has “turned down” an induction. The closest we've gotten to that situation is in 2006, when The Sex Pistols were inducted into the Hall.

Who are the 2024 inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame? ›

Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Foundation Announces 2024 Inductees
  • Mary J. Blige.
  • Cher.
  • Dave Matthews Band.
  • Foreigner.
  • Peter Frampton.
  • Kool & The Gang.
  • Ozzy Osbourne.
  • A Tribe Called Quest.
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What woman was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice? ›

It was the first time on the ballot for Def Leppard, Stevie Nicks and Roxy Music, and Nicks' win as a solo artist makes her the first woman to ever be inducted twice into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

Is Ozzy in the Hall of Fame? ›

Osbourne is now one of the rare musicians to be inducted multiple times, joining Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, and his heroes in the Beatles.

Who is the youngest person inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame? ›

Stevie Wonder | Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

Is Elvis in the Hall of Fame? ›

Elvis is a member of many Halls of Fame, including the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Country Music Hall of Fame, Gospel Hall of Fame, Rockabilly Hall of Fame, Memphis Music Hall of Fame and Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame. Click here to learn more about Elvis' honors and awards.

Is anyone in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice? ›

Like The Beatles, each member of Crosby, Stills & Nash are double inductees. The band was inducted into the Rock Hall in 1997. David Crosby's other induction came in 1991 as a member of The Byrds. Graham Nash was inducted for a second time in 2010 as a member of The Hollies.

Has anyone been removed from the rock n Roll Hall of Fame? ›

Jann Wenner, co-founder of Rolling Stone magazine, has been removed from the board of directors of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in the United States.

Why isn't Joe co*cker in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame? ›

One major artist never inducted is Joe co*cker. The year co*cker died, artist Billy Joel — interviewed in a documentary about the life of Joe co*cker — hand-delivered a petition to get him included in the hall before co*cker's death of cancer. The Hall refused and he has not been inducted since.

Why did paul McCartney not attend Rock and Roll Hall of Fame? ›

Paul McCartney

When The Beatles were inducted into the Rock Hall in 1988, McCartney sat out the induction due some then-ongoing issues around songwriting royalties. In a statement, Macca said, "After 20 years, the Beatles still have some business differences, which I had hoped would have been settled by now.

Has anyone been kicked out of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame? ›

Jann Wenner kicked off Rock and Roll Hall of Fame board.

Why was Tommy Lee kicked out of Mötley Crüe? ›

The drummer reportedly quit after the rest of the band sued his manager, Carl Stubner, for forcing Tommy to take part in reality TV shows, thus forcing the cancellation of a lengthy leg of Crüe tour dates in 2006. Lee had already quit once in September 2007 before returning to the band.

Is Motley Crew in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame? ›

Motley Crue is not a member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, but that doesn't mean guitarist Nikki Sixx doesn't have an opinion on it.

Why doesn t Metallica like Mötley Crüe? ›

The feud between Mötley Crüe and Metallica stems back to an incident nearly two decades ago when Ulrich accused Crüe of performing to a tape at the American Music Awards in January 1997 (which, by all accounts, they did).

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