Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees, 1986-2018

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Congratulations to the 2018 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees – Bon Jovi, The Cars, Dire Straits, The Moody Blues, Nina Simone, and Sister Rosetta Tharpe. Click on the name of the acts to see their Rock and Roll Hall of Fame bios.

image from rockhall.com

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame was established in 1983 to, as the website says, “recognize the contributions of those who have had a significant impact on the evolution, development, and perpetuation of rock and roll.” As the site says, “to be eligible for induction as an artist (as a performer, composer, or musician)…the artist must have released a record, in the generally accepted sense of that phrase, at least 25 years prior to the year of induction and have demonstrated unquestionable musical excellence.” Among considerations are the artist’s influence on other artists, length and depth of career, body of work, and innovation and superiority in style and technique.

Here is an alphabetical listing of all inductees from 1986 to 2018. Click on the act’s name to go to the DMDB music maker encyclopedia entry. Click on “hall bio” to go to the act’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame page.


A


B


C


D


E


F


G


H


I


J


K


L


M


N


O


P


Q


R


S


T


U


V


W


X-Y


Z


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