List of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees


List of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees

This is a list of inductees of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. 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. [cite web | url =http://www.rockhall.com/inductees/| title =Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees| publisher = Rock and Roll Hall of Fame | accessdate = 2008-01-04] 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 final time 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.cite web | url =http://www.rockhall.com/inductees/induction-process/| title =Induction Ceremony and Process| publisher = Rock and Roll Hall of Fame | accessdate = 2008-01-04] 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 2008, 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 in Cleveland. [cite web | url =http://www.cleveland.com/entertainment/plaindealer/index.ssf?/base/entertainment-0/1198143263305810.xml&coll=2| title =Rock Hall induction ceremony coming to Cleveland in 2009 | author=Soeder, John|date=December 20, 2007|publisher = "The Plain Dealer"| accessdate = 2008-01-04]

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has garnered criticism for allegedly allowing the nomination process to be controlled by a few individuals,cite news|title= [http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,1966,00.html Rock Hall of Fame Fallout: 'There Is Resentment Building Up] |accessdate=2008-01-04 |author=Friedman, Roger |date=2001-04-04 |publisher="FOX News"] nominating too many artists in too many genres that are not entirely rock, [cite news|title= [http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2007/11/14/DDBITBMBD.DTL View: Rock and Roll Hall offers lackluster candidates] |accessdate=2008-01-04 |author=Selvin, Joel |date=2007-11-14 |publisher="San Francisco Chronicle"] ignoring entire rock genres,cite news|title= [http://www.mlive.com/entertainment/grpress/index.ssf?/base/entertainment-0/117359738756810.xml&coll=6 Hall voters' bias leaves prog-rock out -- again] |accessdate=2008-01-04 |author=Sinkevics, John|date=2007-03-11 |publisher="The Grand Rapids Press"] and using technicalities to induct groups who may not have been among the top vote getters.cite news|title= [http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,258664,00.html#2 Rock Hall Voting Scandal: Rock Group Actually Won] |accessdate=2008-01-04 |author=Friedman, Roger |date=2007-03-14 |publisher="FOX News"] The Sex Pistols, who were inducted in 2006, refused to attend the ceremony, calling the museum a "piss stain." [ [http://www.thefilthandthefury.co.uk/images/congrat1a.jpg"Were not coming. Were not your monkey and so what?"] (sic) Official announcement from the Sex Pistols regarding the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on 24 February 2006 ]

Inductees

Performers

] This category is meant for recording artists and bands that have "influence and significance to the development and perpetuation of rock and roll." Artists become eligible for induction in that category 25 years after the release of their first record. Among the things to consider are the "influence and significance of the artist's contributions to the development and perpetuation of rock and roll." In order to be inducted, an artist must be nominated by a committee that selects anywhere from nine to a dozen candidates. Ballots are sent to 500 "rock experts" who then 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 2008, the number inducted was five. The rest of the categories are voted on by special committees.

Non-performers

The non-performer category honors "songwriters, producers, disc jockeys, record executives, journalists and other industry professionals who have had a major influence on the development of rock and roll." Several of the inductees in this category were in fact fairly well-known as performers as well. The inductees in this category are selected by the same committee that chooses the early influences. The full process is not transparent and it is unclear who comprises this selection committee. This category has been criticized for inducting those that have "been coming to the dinner for years and paying for their tickets" and not revealing their full criteria.cite news|title= [http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,316653,00.html Golden Globes: Stars Fill in Blanks; Rock Hall of Fame] |accessdate=2008-01-04 |author=Roger Friedman |date=2007-12-13 |publisher=FOX News] In 2008, this category was renamed the "Ahmet Ertegün Award". [cite web | title = Inductees for 2008 | url = http://www.rockhall.com/pressroom/2008-inductee-announcement/ | work = Rock and Roll Hall of Fame official website | date = 2007-12-13 | accessdate = 2008-03-11]

References

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External links

* Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees and Nominees by year at [http://www.futurerockhall.com FutureRockHall.com] .
** [http://www.futurerockhall.com/preyear.php?induction_year=1986 1986] , [http://www.futurerockhall.com/preyear.php?induction_year=1987 1987] , [http://www.futurerockhall.com/preyear.php?induction_year=1988 1988] , [http://www.futurerockhall.com/preyear.php?induction_year=1989 1989] , [http://www.futurerockhall.com/preyear.php?induction_year=1990 1990] , [http://www.futurerockhall.com/preyear.php?induction_year=1991 1991] , [http://www.futurerockhall.com/preyear.php?induction_year=1992 1992] , [http://www.futurerockhall.com/preyear.php?induction_year=1993 1993] , [http://www.futurerockhall.com/preyear.php?induction_year=1994 1994] , [http://www.futurerockhall.com/preyear.php?induction_year=1995 1995] , [http://www.futurerockhall.com/preyear.php?induction_year=1996 1996] , [http://www.futurerockhall.com/preyear.php?induction_year=1997 1997] , [http://www.futurerockhall.com/preyear.php?induction_year=1998 1998] , [http://www.futurerockhall.com/preyear.php?induction_year=1999 1999] , [http://www.futurerockhall.com/preyear.php?induction_year=2000 2000] , [http://www.futurerockhall.com/preyear.php?induction_year=2001 2001] , [http://www.futurerockhall.com/preyear.php?induction_year=2002 2002] , [http://www.futurerockhall.com/preyear.php?induction_year=2003 2003] , [http://www.futurerockhall.com/preyear.php?induction_year=2004 2004] , [http://www.futurerockhall.com/preyear.php?induction_year=2005 2005] , [http://www.futurerockhall.com/preyear.php?induction_year=2006 2006] , [http://www.futurerockhall.com/preyear.php?induction_year=2007 2007] , [http://www.futurerockhall.com/preyear.php?induction_year=2008 2008]
* [http://www.history.com/encyclopedia.do?articleId=220838 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame] at History.com


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