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Inductees from the , 1950s & 1960s Era

This list of inductees are only those from the 50s and 60s era.

1986

  • Chuck Berry (1926 - ) 
  • James Brown (1933 - 2006) 
  • Ray Charles (1930 - 2004) 
  • Sam Cooke (1931 - 1964) 
  • Fats Domino (1928 - ) 
  • The Everly Brothers (formed 1956; disbanded 1973; reformed 1983) 
  • Buddy Holly (1936 - 1959) 
  • Jerry Lee Lewis (1935 - ) 
  • Little Richard (1932 - ) 
  • Elvis Presley (1935 - 1977 

1987

  • The Coasters (formed 1955) 
  • Eddie Cochran (1938 - 1960) 
  • Bo Diddley (1928 - ) 
  • Aretha Franklin (1942 - ) 
  • Marvin Gaye (1939 - 1984) 
  • Bill Haley (1925 - 1981) 
  • B. B. King (1925 - ) 
  • Clyde McPhatter (1932 - 1972) 
  • Ricky Nelson (1940 - 1985) 
  • Roy Orbison (1936 - 1988) 
  • Carl Perkins (1932 - 1998) 
  • Smokey Robinson (1940 - ) 
  • Big Joe Turner (1911 - 1985) 
  • Muddy Waters (1915 - 1983) 
  • Jackie Wilson (1934 - 1984) 

1988

  • The Beach Boys (formed 1961) 
  • The Beatles (formed 1960; disbanded 1970) 
  • The Drifters (formed 1953) 
  • Bob Dylan (1941 - ) 
  • The Supremes (formed 1959; disbanded 1977) 

1989

  • Dion (1939 - ) 
  • Otis Redding (1941 - 1967) 
  • The Rolling Stones (formed 1962) 
  • The Temptations (formed 1960) 
  • Stevie Wonder (1950 - ) 

1990

  • Hank Ballard (1927 - 2003) 
  • Bobby Darin (1936 - 1973) 
  • The Four Seasons (formed 1961) 
  • The Four Tops (formed 1954) 
  • The Kinks (formed 1961; disbanded 1996) 
  • The Platters (formed 1953) 
  • Simon & Garfunkel (formed 1964; disbanded 1970) 
  • The Who (formed 1964) 

1991

  • LaVern Baker (1929 - 1997) 
  • The Byrds (formed 1964; disbanded 1973) 
  • John Lee Hooker (1917 - 2001) 
  • The Impressions (formed 1958; disbanded 1983) 
  • Wilson Pickett (1941 - 2006) 
  • Jimmy Reed (1925 - 1976) 
  • Ike and Tina Turner (formed 1958; disbanded 1976 

1992

  • Bobby "Blue" Bland (1930 - ) 
  • Booker T. & The M.G.'s (formed 1962; disbanded 1971) 
  • Johnny Cash (1932 - 2003) 
  • The Isley Brothers (formed 1954) 
  • The Jimi Hendrix Experience (formed 1966; disbanded 1969) 
  • Sam & Dave (formed 1961; disbanded 1988) 
  • The Yardbirds (formed 1962; disbanded 1968; reformed 1992) 

1993

  • Cream (formed 1966; disbanded 1968) 
  • Creedence Clearwater Revival (formed 1967; disbanded 1972) 
  • The Doors (formed 1965; disbanded 1973) 
  • Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers (formed 1955) 
  • Etta James (1938 - ) 
  • Van Morrison (1945 - ) 
  • Sly & The Family Stone (formed 1967; disbanded 1975) 

1994

  • The Animals (formed 1962; disbanded 1969) 
  • The Band (formed 1967; disbanded 1976; reformed 1983; disbanded again 1999) 
  • Duane Eddy (1938 - ) 
  • Grateful Dead (formed 1965; disbanded 1995) 
  • Elton John (1947 - ) 
  • John Lennon (1940 - 1980) 
  • Bob Marley (1945 - 1981) 
  • Rod Stewart (1945 - ) 

1995

  • The Allman Brothers Band (formed 1969; disbanded 1976; reformed in 1978; disbanded again 1982; reformed again in 1989 
  • Al Green (1946 - ) 
  • Janis Joplin (1943 - 1970) 
  • Led Zeppelin (formed 1968; disbanded 1980) 
  • Martha & The Vandellas (formed 1960; disbanded 1972) 
  • Neil Young (1945 - ) 
  • Frank Zappa (1940 - 1993) 

1996

  • Gladys Knight & The Pips (formed 1953; disbanded 1989) 
  • Jefferson Airplane (formed 1964; disbanded 1990) 
  • Little Willie John (1937 - 1968) 
  • Pink Floyd (formed 1965) 
  • The Shirelles (formed 1958; disbanded 1982) 
  • The Velvet Underground (formed 1965; disbanded 1973 

1997

  • The Bee Gees 
  • Buffalo Springfield (formed 1966; disbanded 1968) 
  • Crosby, Stills & Nash 
  • The Jackson Five (formed 1962; disbanded 1990) 
  • Joni Mitchell (1943 - ) 
  • Parliament/Funkadelic (formed 1956) 
  • The Rascals (formed 1964; disbanded 1974)

1998

  • Fleetwood Mac (formed 1967) 
  • The Mamas & The Papas 
  • Lloyd Price (1933 - ) 
  • Santana (formed 1966) 
  • Gene Vincent (1935 - 1971 

1999

  • Curtis Mayfield (1942 - 1999) 
  • Paul McCartney (1942 - ) 
  • Del Shannon (1934 - 1990) 
  • Dusty Springfield (1939 - 1999) 
  • The Staple Singers (formed 

2000

  • Eric Clapton (1945 - ) 
  • The Lovin' Spoonful (formed 1965; disbanded 1968) 
  • The Moonglows (formed 1952) 
  • James Taylor (1948 - ) 

2001

  • Solomon Burke (1940 - ) 
  • The Flamingos (formed 1952) 
  • Michael Jackson (1958 - ) 
  • Paul Simon (1941 - ) 

2002

  • Isaac Hayes (1942 - ) 
  • Brenda Lee (1944 - ) 
  • Gene Pitney (1940 - 2006) 

2003

2004

  • The Dells (formed 1952) 
  • George Harrison (1943 - 2001) 
  • Bob Seger (1945 - ) 
  • Traffic (formed 1967; disbanded 1975) 

2005

  • Buddy Guy (1936 - ) 
  • The O'Jays (formed 1958) 
  • Percy Sledge (1941 - ) 

2006

  • Black Sabbath (formed 1969) 
  • Miles Davis (1926 - 1991) 

2007

  • The Ronettes (formed 1959; disbanded 1966) 

2008

  • The Dave Clark Five (formed in 1963 and still perform occassionally today) 
  • The Ventures (formed in 1958 and still perform today) 

2009

  1. Little Anthony and The Imperials - formed first in 1957 as the Duponts and later that year as Little Anthony and The Imperials 
  2. Wanda Jackson - famous 1950s rockabilly singer. 
  3. DC Fontana - Elvis' drummer for 14 years 
  4. Sooner Oldham - a keyboard player, songwriter, and session musician. An American, he recorded in Muscle Shoals, Alabama and at FAME Studios on such hit R&B songs as “When a Man Loves a Woman” by Percy Sledge, “Mustang Sally” by Wilson Pickett and “I Never Loved a Man” by Aretha Franklin. As a sideman, Oldham has recorded and performed with a countless number of artists including Bob Dylan, Jackson Browne and Neil Young. 
  5. Bobby Womack - An active recording artist since the early 1960’s, Bobby Womack started his career as the lead singer of his family musical group the Valentinos, and as Sam Cooke’s backing guitarist. Womack’s career has spanned more than 40 years in the styles of R&B, soul, rock and roll, doo-wop, gospel, country and funk.  As a songwriter, Womack is notable for penning and originally recording The Rolling Stones’ first UK No. 1 hit, “It’s All Over Now” (co-written by Shirley Womack). 
  6. Bill Black - best known as the bassist for Elvis Presley.  Black played double bass on early Presley recordings including “Good Rockin’ Tonight”, “Heartbreak Hotel”, “Baby Let’s Play House”, “Mystery Train”, “That’s All Right” (Mama), “Hound Dog”; and eventually became one of the first bass players to use the Fender Precision Bass guitar in popular music on “Jailhouse Rock” in the late 1950’s. Black’s bass playing had an extraordinary impact on rock and roll bass playing, influencing many players including Paul McCartney. Afterward, he formed the Bill Black Combo and scored numerous instrumental hits during the late 1950’s and 1960’s. 
  7. Jeff Beck -  is one of the three noted guitarists to have recorded with the band TheYardbirds. Rolling Stone ranked him as one of the “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.” Much of Beck’s recorded output has been instrumental, and his releases have spanned genres ranging from blues-rock, heavy metal, jazz fusion and (currently) a blend of guitar-rock and electronica Beck has earned wide critical praise and four Grammy awards for Best Rock Instrumental Performance. Beck has guested at scores of sessions with everyone from Stevie Wonder and Buddy Guy to Tina Turner and Mick Jagger. 

2010

The Hollies - The Hollies are an English pop and rock group, formed in Manchester in the early 1960s, though most of the band members are from throughout East Lancashire. Known for their distinctive vocal harmony style, they became one of the leading British groups of the 1960s and 1970s.

2011

  1. Neil Diamond -  As a successful pop music performer, Diamond scored a number of hits worldwide in the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s. According to David Wild, common themes in Diamond's songs are "a deep sense of isolation and an equal desire for connection. A yearning for home – and at the same time, the allure of greater freedom. The good, the bad and the ugly about a crazy little thing called love."  
  2. Darlene Love - is an American popular music singer and actress. She gained prominence in the 1960s as one of the most powerful singers of the girl group era, as immortalized on "He's A Rebel," a #1 American single in 1962. 

2012 

  1. Lauro Nyro - (October 18, 1947 – April 8, 1997) was an American songwriter, singer, and pianist. She achieved critical acclaim with her own recordings, particularly the albums Eli and the Thirteenth Confession (1968) and New York Tendaberry (1969), and had commercial success with artists such as Barbra Streisand and The 5th Dimension recording her songs. Her style was a hybrid of Brill Building-style New York pop, jazz, gospel, rhythm and blues, show tunes, rock and soul. Between 1968 and 1970, a number of artists had hits with her songs: The 5th Dimension with "Blowing Away", "Wedding Bell Blues", "Stoned Soul Picnic", "Sweet Blindness", "Save The Country" and "Black Patch"; Blood, Sweat & Tears and Peter, Paul & Mary with "And When I Die"; Three Dog Night and Maynard Ferguson with "Eli's Coming"; and Streisand with "Stoney End", "Time and Love", and "Hands off the Man (Flim Flam Man)". Nyro's best-selling single was her recording of Carole King and Gerry Goffin's "Up on the Roof."
  2. Donovan-Emerging from the British folk scene, Donovan shot to fame in the United Kingdom in early 1965 with a series of live performances on the pop TV series, Ready Steady Go!. Initially signing with the British label Pye Records in 1965, he recorded a handful of singles and two albums in the folk music vein, but after signing a new contract with the US label Epic Records his popularity rapidly spread to the US and other countries. After extricating himself from his original management contract, he began a long and successful collaboration with Mickie Most, one of the leading British independent record producers of the era, scoring a string of hits in the UK, the US, Australia and other countries. His successful records in the 1960s included the UK hits "Catch the Wind" and "Colours" in 1965, while "Sunshine Superman" topped the US Billboard Hot 100 chart the following year, and reached #2 in Britain. Donovan was the first artist to be signed to CBS/Epic Records by then-new Administrative Vice President Clive Davis, who later became head of the CBS Record empire.Non-performers
  3. Don Kirshner - Non Performer Category  (April 17, 1934 – January 17, 2011) known as "The Man With the Golden Ear", was an American music publisher, rock music producer, talent manager, and songwriter. He was best known for managing songwriting talent as well as successful pop groups, such as The Monkees, Kansas, and The Archies.
  4. The Miracles - Formed in 1955 by Smokey Robinson, the group started off as The Five Chimes, changing their name to The Matadors two years later. The band then settled on The Miracles after the inclusion of Claudette Robinson in 1958. The most notable of the lineups included the Robinsons, Pete Moore, Ronald White, Bobby Rogers and Marv Tarplin. After a failed audition with Brunswick Records, the group began working with songwriter Berry Gordy, who helped to produce their first records for the End and Chess record labels before establishing Tamla Records in 1959 signing the Miracles as its first act. The group eventually scored the label's first million-selling hit with "Shop Around" in 1960 and further established themselves as one of Motown's top acts with the hit singles, "You've Really Got a Hold on Me", "Mickey's Monkey", "Going to a Go-Go", "Ooo Baby Baby", "Tracks of My Tears" and "My Girl Has Gone".
  5. Small Faces - an English rock and roll band from London. The group was founded in 1965 by members Steve Marriott, Ronnie Lane, Kenney Jones, and Jimmy Winston, although by 1966 Winston was replaced by Ian McLagan as the band's keyboardist. The band is remembered as one of the most acclaimed and influential mod groups of the 1960s With memorable hit songs such as "Itchycoo Park", "Lazy Sunday", "All or Nothing", "Tin Soldier", and their concept album Ogdens' Nut Gone Flake, they later evolved into one of the UK's most successful psychedelic acts before disbanding in 1969.
  6. Freddie King - (September 3, 1934 – December 28, 1976), thought to have been born as Frederick Christian, originally recording as Freddy King, and nicknamed "The Texas Cannonball", was an influential American blues guitarist and singer. He is often mentioned as one of "the Three Kings" of electric blues guitar, along with Albert King and B.B. King, as well as the youngest of the three. Freddie King based his guitar style on Texas and Chicago influences and was one of the first bluesmen to have a multi-racial backing band onstage with him at live performances. He is best known for singles such as "Have You Ever Loved A Woman" (1960) and his Top 40 hit "Hide Away" (1961). He is also known for albums such as the early, instrumental-packed Let's Hide Away and Dance Away with Freddy King (1961) and the later album Burglar (1974), which displayed King's mature versatility as both player and singer in a range of blues and funk styles

The "non-performer" category honors songwriters, producers, disc jockeys, concert promoters, record company executives, etc. Several of the inductees in this category (most notably, Carole King, Herb Alpert and Allen Toussaint) were in fact fairly well-known as performers as well. The following were inducted as non-performers in the years shown:

  • Alan Freed (1986) 
  • Sam Phillips (1986) 
  • Leonard Chess (1987) 
  • Ahmet Ertegun (1987) 
  • Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller (1987) 
  • Jerry Wexler (1987) 
  • Berry Gordy, Jr (1988) 
  • Phil Spector (1989) 
  • Gerry Goffin and Carole King (1990) 
  • Holland-Dozier-Holland (1990) 
  • Dave Bartholomew (1991) 
  • Ralph Bass (1991)
  • Leo Fender (1992)
  • Bill Graham (1992)
  • Doc Pomus (1992)
  • Dick Clark (1993) 
  • Milt Gabler (1993)
  • Johnny Otis (1994) 
  • Paul Ackerman (1995)
  • Tom Donahue (1996)
  • Syd Nathan (1997)
  • Allen Toussaint (1998)
  • George Martin (1999) 
  • Clive Davis (2000) 
  • Chris Blackwell (2001)
  • Jim Stewart (2002)
  • Frank Barsalona (2005)
  • Seymour Stein (2005)
  • Herb Alpert and Jerry Moss (2006)
  • Mort Shuman (2010)
  • Barry Mann & Cynthia Mann (2010)
  • Ellie Greenwich & Jeff Barry (2010)
  • David Geffin (2010)
  • Otis Blackwell (2010)
  • Art Lupe (2011)
  • Jack Holtzman (2011)

 Multiple inductees

Some people have been inducted more than once. The current record holder is Eric Clapton who has been inducted three times. Multiple inductees include:

  • Eric Clapton (The Yardbirds, Cream, solo career)
  • Johnny Carter (The Flamingos, The Dells)
  • Sam Cooke (The Soul Stirrers, solo career)
  • David Crosby (The Byrds and Crosby, Stills & Nash)
  • George Harrison (The Beatles, solo career)
  • Michael Jackson (The Jackson Five, solo career)
  • John Lennon (The Beatles, solo career)
  • Curtis Mayfield (The Impressions, solo career)
  • Paul McCartney (The Beatles, solo career)
  • Clyde McPhatter (The Drifters, solo career)
  • Jimmy Page (The Yardbirds, Led Zeppelin)
  • Paul Simon (Simon and Garfunkel, solo career)
  • Stephen Stills (Buffalo Springfield and Crosby, Stills & Nash)
  • Neil Young (Buffalo Springfield, solo career)
  • The most honored band is the Beatles. Three of the Fab Four have been inducted as solo artists. Their longtime producer Sir George Martin has also been inducted, as has Phil Spector who produced the album Let It Be. 

Several performers have been inducted as members of one band, but were not officially inducted when one of their other bands got enshrined. Some examples:

  • Terry Chimes: inducted with The Clash but not with Black Sabbath 
  • Neil Young: inducted as a solo artist and as a member of Buffalo Springfield, but not as a member of Crosby, Stills and Nash 
  

Retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inductees_of_the_Rock_and_Roll_Hall_of_Fame

 

 

 

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