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Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremonies

Each year a number of musicians and artists are inducted into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame. We take a look at the dates of each ceremony and some of the inductees.

January 23, 1986 - The 1st annual Rock ‘N’ Roll Hall of Fame Ceremony took place with Chuck Berry, James Brown, Ray Charles, Fats Domino, The Everly Brothers, Jerry Lee Lewis, Little Richard and Elvis Presley as inductees.

January 21, 1987 - The 2nd annual Rock ‘N’ Roll Hall of Fame Ceremony took place with Bo Diddley, Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye, Bill Haley, B.B. King, Ricky Nelson, Roy Orbison, Carl Perkins, Smokey Robinson and Muddy Waters as inductees.

January 20, 1988 - The 3rd annual Rock ‘N’ Roll Hall of Fame Ceremony took place with The Beach Boys, The Beatles, The Drifters, Bob Dylan and the Supremes as inductees.

January 18, 1989 - The 4th annual Rock ‘N’ Roll Hall of Fame Ceremony took place with Dion, Otis Redding, the Rolling Stones, the Temptations and Stevie Wonder as inductees.

January 17, 1990 - The 5th annual Rock ‘N’ Roll Hall of Fame Ceremony took place with Bobby Darin, the Four Seasons, the Four Tops, the Kinks, the Platters, Simon & Garfunkel and the Who as inductees.

January 16, 1991 - The 6th annual Rock ‘N’ Roll Hall of Fame Ceremony took place with the Byrds, John Lee Hooker, Wilson Pickett and Ike and Tina Turner as inductees.

January 15, 1992 - The 7th annual Rock ‘N’ Roll Hall of Fame Ceremony took place with Johnny Cash, the Isley Brothers, the Jimi Hendrix Experience and the Yardbirds as inductees.

January 12, 1993 - The 8th annual Rock ‘N’ Roll Hall of Fame Ceremony took place with Cream, Creedence Clearwater Revival, the Doors, Frankie Lymon, Etta James, Van Morrison and Sly and the Family Stone as inductees.

January 19, 1994 - The 9th annual Rock ‘N’ Roll Hall of Fame Ceremony took place with the Animals, the Band, Duane Eddy, the Grateful Dead, Elton John, John Lennon, Bob Marley and Rod Stewart as inductees.

January 12, 1995 - The 10th annual Rock ‘N’ Roll Hall of Fame Ceremony took place with the Allman Brothers Band, Al Green, Janis Joplin, Led Zeppelin, Neil Young and Frank Zappa as inductees.

January 17, 1996 - The 11th annual Rock ‘N’ Roll Hall of Fame Ceremony took place with David Bowie, Gladys Knight and the Pips, Jefferson Airplane, Pink Floyd, the Shirelles and the Velvet Underground as inductees.

May 6, 1997 - The 12th annual Rock ‘N’ Roll Hall of Fame Ceremony took place with the Bee Gees, Buffalo Springfield, Crosby Stills & Nash, the Jackson Five, Joni Mitchell and the Rascals as inductees.

January 12, 1998 - The 13th annual Rock ‘N’ Roll Hall of Fame Ceremony took place with the Eagles, Fleetwood Mac, the Mamas & the Papas and Santana as inductees.

March 15, 1999 - The 14th annual Rock ‘N’ Roll Hall of Fame Ceremony took place with Billy Joel, Curtis Mayfield, Paul McCartney, Del Shannon, Dusty Springfield and Bruce Springsteen as inductees.

March 6, 2000 - The 15th annual Rock ‘N’ Roll Hall of Fame Ceremony took place with Eric Clapton, Earth Wind & Fire, the Lovin’ Spoonful, Bonnie Raitt and James Taylor as inductees.

March 19, 2001 - The 16th annual Rock ‘N’ Roll Hall of Fame Ceremony took place with Aerosmith, the Flamingos, Michael Jackson, Queen, Paul Simon, Steely Dan and Ritchie Valens as inductees.

March 18, 2002 - The 17th annual Rock ‘N’ Roll Hall of Fame Ceremony took place with Isaac Hayes, Brenda Lee, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, the Ramones and the Talking Heads as inductees.

March 10, 2003 - The 18th annual Rock ‘N’ Roll Hall of Fame Ceremony took place with AC/DC, the Clash, Elvis Costello, the Police and the Righteous Brothers as inductees.

March 15, 2004 - The 19th annual Rock ‘N’ Roll Hall of Fame Ceremony took place with Jackson Browne, George Harrison, Prince, Bob Seger, Traffic and ZZ Top as inductees.

March 14, 2005 - The 20th annual Rock ‘N’ Roll Hall of Fame Ceremony took place with the O’Jays, the Pretenders, Percy Sledge and U2 as inductees.

March 13, 2006 - The 21st annual Rock ‘N’ Roll Hall of Fame Ceremony took place with Black Sabbath, Blondie, Miles Davis, Lynyrd Skynyrd and the Sex Pistols as inductees.

March 12, 2007 - The 22nd annual Rock ‘N’ Roll Hall of Fame Ceremony took place with Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five, R.E.M., the Ronettes, Patti Smith and Van Halen as inductees.

Is there a musician or band you would like to see inducted into the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame? Let us know in the forum!

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