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.
May 7, 1997 |
On a night when pop-music recluses Michael Jackson and the artist formerly known as Prince did step out in public, the 12th annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction dinner was caught off guard by a surprise no-show. Neil Young was scheduled to be inducted into the hall Tuesday night as a member of the Buffalo Springfield, the influential Los Angeles rock group of the late '60s. Instead, Young, who was inducted in the hall in 1995 as a solo artist, boycotted the event.
November 29, 2005 |
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame voters have chosen an eclectic new class broad enough to encompass jazz trumpeter Miles Davis and the punk-pioneering Sex Pistols, but they once again snubbed rap. Other members of the induction class announced Monday were Black Sabbath, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Blondie. For a second consecutive year, hip-hop's prime candidate, Grandmaster Flash, failed to gather the necessary support from the 700 rock historians overseeing nominee selection.