The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame was founded in New York in 1983: The first inductees included Elvis Presley, Ray Charles, and Buddy Holly, and the ceremony was held in 1986. The physical museum opened in 1995 in Cleveland, though the groundbreaking ceremony came on June 7, 1993, and brought music greats Pete Townshend of the Who, Billy Joel, and Chuck Berry. Eligibility comes 25 years after artists release their first record. Each year a new group is celebrated for their contributions to the music industry.
Stacker has taken a look at the past six years of Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees. The inductees on the list represent every genre of music from hip hop to heavy metal. They bring experience that spans decades and time periods. There is the folk singer, the grunge band, and the 1980s’ all-girl pop band. Their contributions are many and the stories of their careers and induction ceremonies vast and interesting—from the artist who trashed the Hall of Fame that honored him, to the bands who lost members or broke up before their inductions only to reunite at ceremonies—these tales are legendary, just like the artists and the industry that birthed them.
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