October 10, 1993 |
For most of its nine-year history, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has been far too generous in opening its doors to new members. One widely suspected reason is that hall directors believe that the more acts inducted, the more colorful the induction dinner. The problem with rules that allow up to seven recording artists to be voted in each year is that there often aren't seven top-caliber artists eligible in a given year.
January 12, 1998
The Eagles will be part of a strong California contingent of artists who'll be inducted tonight during the 13th annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremonies at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York. The others: Fleetwood Mac, the Mamas & the Papas and Santana. Also scheduled to be inducted: R&B singer Lloyd Price and rock pioneer Gene Vincent.
September 13, 2003 |
Former Beatle George Harrison, Prince, John Mellencamp and Jackson Browne are among the nominees on the 2004 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ballot. Harrison, who died of cancer in 2001, is already in the rock hall as a member of the Beatles. Former bandmates John Lennon and Paul McCartney preceded him for their solo work. Previous nominees back for another try include the Sex Pistols, Black Sabbath, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Gram Parsons and Patti Smith.
March 21, 2001
Nursing a broken foot, Michael Jackson, above, was the only inductee who declined to perform at Monday's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremony in New York City. Being honored as a solo act, Jackson came onstage with the aid of a cane to say a few words of thanks. Among the other honorees were R&B great Solomon Burke, top right, and the late rock 'n' roll icon Ritchie Valens, who was inducted by Ricky Martin, far right, and represented by members of his family.
September 2, 1995 |
Rock royalty snipped the ribbon Friday on the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum to thunderous cheers from thousands of people. A recording of Jimi Hendrix's feedback-laced rendition of "The Star-Spangled Banner" opened the ceremony. A flight of Marine Corps Harrier jets, appearing in the Cleveland National Air Show this weekend, screeched overhead. "We did it! We did it! Tell the world, we did it!" exulted Mayor Michael R. White.
February 10, 2005 |
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum is all shook up -- or, as it might say in Yiddish, all verklempt (upset) -- over the name for a virtual museum celebrating the Jewish contribution to rock music. The Cleveland-based museum has asked a federal judge to stop two journalists and a radio company executive from putting up a website called the Jewish Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, saying the site will infringe on the original's trademark name and that the public would confuse the two.