30th Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Ceremony

30th Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Ceremony

April 18, 2015
April 18, 2015


The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, established in 1983 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.[1] 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 last time for nine years 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.[2] 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 600 "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 2010, the number inducted was five. The rest of the categories are voted on by special committees.[2] New inductees are honored at an annual ceremony held either in New York or every three years at the Hall of Fame city in Cleveland.[3]

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has garnered criticism for allegedly allowing the nomination process to be controlled by a few individuals,[4] nominating too many artists in too many genres that are not entirely rock,[5] ignoring entire rock genres,[6] and using technicalities to induct groups who may not have been among the top vote getters.[7] The surviving members of the Sex Pistols, who were inducted in 2006, refused to attend the ceremony, calling the museum a "piss stain."[8]

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Joan Jett
American singer-songwriter, rock musician
bornSeptember 22, 1958
Wynnewood, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Ringo Starr
English musician
bornJuly 7, 1940
Liverpool, England
Paul McCartney
English rock musician
bornJune 18, 1942
Liverpool, UK
Stevie Ray Vaughan
American guitarist, songwriter and recording artist
bornOctober 3, 1954

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Top Albums by Inductees13

Top Songs by Inductees12

Inductees by Individual18

Ceremony Presenters8

Ceremony Performers12

Top Albums by Ceremony Performers15

Top Songs by Ceremony Performers15

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum is a museum located on the shore of Lake Erie in downtown Cleveland, Ohio, United States. It is dedicated to archiving the history of some of the best-known and most influential artists, producers, engineers and others who have, in some major way, influenced the music industry. It is part of the city's redeveloped North Coast Harbor.

Notable Attendees58


Spotify - Featured Albums & Singles49


Spotify - Featured Tracks27


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