List of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees - Inductees - Performers


The performers category is meant for recording artists and bands that have "influence and significance to the development and perpetuation of rock and roll." Artists become eligible for induction in that category 25 years after the release of their first record. In order to be inducted, an artist must be nominated by a committee that selects anywhere from nine to a dozen candidates. Ballots are sent to 500 "rock experts" who then 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 2011, the number inducted was five. The rest of the categories are voted on by special committees. In 2012, six additional bands were inducted as performers by a special committee, due to the controversial nature of their being excluded when their lead singer was inducted. "There was a lot of discussion about this," said Terry Stewart, a member of the nominating committee. "There had always been conversations about why the groups weren't included when the lead singers were inducted. Very honestly, nobody could really answer that question – it was so long ago... We decided we'd sit down as an organization and look at that. This is the result."

Year Image Name Inducted members
1986 Berry, ChuckChuck Berry
1986 Brown, JamesJames Brown
1986 Charles, RayRay Charles
1986 Cooke, SamSam Cooke
1986 Domino, FatsFats Domino
1986 Everly Brothers !The Everly Brothers Don Everly and Phil Everly.
1986 Holly, BuddyBuddy Holly
1986 Lewis, Jerry LeeJerry Lee Lewis
1986 Little Richard
1986 Presley, ElvisElvis Presley
1987 Coasters !The Coasters Carl Gardner, Cornell Gunter, Billy Guy, and Will "Dub" Jones.
1987 Cochran, EddieEddie Cochran
1987 Diddley, BoBo Diddley
1987 Franklin, ArethaAretha Franklin
1987 Gaye, MarvinMarvin Gaye
1987 Haley, BillBill Haley
1987 King, B.B.B.B. King
1987 McPhatter, ClydeClyde McPhatter
1987 Nelson, RickyRicky Nelson
1987 Orbison, RoyRoy Orbison
1987 Perkins, CarlCarl Perkins
1987 Robinson, SmokeySmokey Robinson
1987 Joe Turner, BigBig Joe Turner
1987 Waters, MuddyMuddy Waters
1987 Wilson, JackieJackie Wilson
1988 Beach Boys !The Beach Boys Al Jardine, Mike Love, Brian Wilson, Carl Wilson, and Dennis Wilson.
1988 Beatles !The Beatles George Harrison, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, and Ringo Starr.
1988 Drifters !The Drifters Ben E. King, Rudy Lewis, Clyde McPhatter, Johnny Moore, Bill Pinkney, Charlie Thomas, and Gerhart Thrasher.
1988 Dylan, BobBob Dylan
1988 Supremes !The Supremes Florence Ballard, Diana Ross, and Mary Wilson.
1989 Dion !Dion
1989 Redding, OtisOtis Redding
1989 Rolling Stones !The Rolling Stones Mick Jagger, Brian Jones, Keith Richards, Ian Stewart, Mick Taylor, Charlie Watts, Ronnie Wood, and Bill Wyman.
1989 Temptations !The Temptations Dennis Edwards, Melvin Franklin, Eddie Kendricks, David Ruffin, Otis Williams, and Paul Williams.
1989 Wonder, StevieStevie Wonder
1990 Ballard, HankHank Ballard
1990 Darin, BobbyBobby Darin
1990 Four Seasons !The Four Seasons Tom DeVito, Bob Gaudio, Nick Massi, and Frankie Valli.
1990 Four Tops !Four Tops Renaldo "Obie" Benson, Abdul "Duke" Fakir, Lawrence Payton, and Levi Stubbs.
1990 Kinks !The Kinks Mick Avory, Dave Davies, Ray Davies, and Pete Quaife.
1990 Platters !The Platters David Lynch, Herb Reed, Paul Robi, Zola Taylor, and Tony Williams.
1990 Simon & Garfunkel Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel.
1990 Who !The Who Roger Daltrey, John Entwistle, Keith Moon, and Pete Townshend.
1991 Baker, LaVernLaVern Baker
1991 Byrds !The Byrds Gene Clark, Michael Clarke, David Crosby, Chris Hillman, and Roger McGuinn.
1991 Hooker, John LeeJohn Lee Hooker
1991 Impressions !The Impressions Arthur Brooks, Richard Brooks, Jerry Butler, Fred Cash, Sam Gooden, and Curtis Mayfield.
1991 Pickett, WilsonWilson Pickett
1991 Reed, JimmyJimmy Reed
1991 Ike & Tina Turner Ike Turner and Tina Turner.
1992 Bland, Bobby !Bobby "Blue" Bland
1992 Booker T. & the M.G.'s Booker T. Jones, Steve Cropper, Donald "Duck" Dunn, Al Jackson, Jr., and Lewie Steinberg.
1992 Cash, JohnnyJohnny Cash
1992 Isley Brothers !The Isley Brothers Ernie Isley, Marvin Isley, O'Kelly Isley, Jr., Ronald Isley, Rudolph Isley, and Chris Jasper.
1992 Jimi Hendrix Experience !The Jimi Hendrix Experience Jimi Hendrix, Mitch Mitchell, and Noel Redding.
1992 Sam & Dave Sam Moore and Dave Prater.
1992 Yardbirds !The Yardbirds Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton, Chris Dreja, Jim McCarty, Jimmy Page, Keith Relf, and Paul Samwell-Smith.
1993 Brown, RuthRuth Brown
1993 Cream Ginger Baker, Jack Bruce, and Eric Clapton.
1993 Creedence Clearwater Revival Doug Clifford, Stu Cook, John Fogerty, and Tom Fogerty.
1993 Doors !The Doors John Densmore, Robby Krieger, Ray Manzarek, and Jim Morrison.
1993 Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers Sherman Garnes, Frankie Lymon, Jimmy Merchant, Joe Negroni, and Herman Santiago
1993 James, EttaEtta James
1993 Van Morrison
1993 Sly and the Family Stone Gregg Errico, Larry Graham, Jerry Martini, Cynthia Robinson, Freddie Stone, Rosie Stone, and Sly Stone.
1994 Animals !The Animals Eric Burdon, Chas Chandler, Alan Price, John Steel, and Hilton Valentine.
1994 Band !The Band Rick Danko, Levon Helm, Garth Hudson, Richard Manuel, and Robbie Robertson.
1994 Eddy, DuaneDuane Eddy
1994 Grateful Dead Tom Constanten, Jerry Garcia, Donna Jean Godchaux, Keith Godchaux, Mickey Hart, Robert Hunter, Bill Kreutzmann, Phil Lesh, Ron McKernan, Brent Mydland, Bob Weir, and Vince Welnick.
1994 John, EltonElton John
1994 Lennon, JohnJohn Lennon
1994 Marley, BobBob Marley
1994 Stewart, RodRod Stewart
1995 Allman Brothers Band !The Allman Brothers Band Duane Allman, Gregg Allman, Dickey Betts, Jai Johanny Johanson, Berry Oakley, and Butch Trucks.
1995 Green, AlAl Green
1995 Joplin, JanisJanis Joplin
1995 Led Zeppelin John Bonham, John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page, and Robert Plant
1995 Martha and the Vandellas Martha Reeves, Rosalind Ashford, Betty Kelly, Lois Reeves, and Annette Beard.
1995 Young, NeilNeil Young
1995 Zappa, FrankFrank Zappa
1996 Bowie, DavidDavid Bowie
1996 Gladys Knight & the Pips William Guest, Gladys Knight, Merald "Bubba" Knight, and Edward Patten.
1996 Jefferson Airplane Marty Balin, Jack Casady, Spencer Dryden, Paul Kantner, Jorma Kaukonen, and Grace Slick.
1996 Little Willie John
1996 Pink Floyd Syd Barrett, David Gilmour, Nick Mason, Roger Waters, and Rick Wright.
1996 Shirelles !The Shirelles Shirley Alston Reeves, Addie Harris, Doris Kenner-Jackson, and Beverly Lee.
1996 Velvet Underground !The Velvet Underground John Cale, Sterling Morrison, Lou Reed, and Maureen Tucker.
1997 Bee Gees Barry Gibb, Maurice Gibb, and Robin Gibb.
1997 Buffalo Springfield Richie Furay, Dewey Martin, Bruce Palmer, Stephen Stills, and Neil Young.
1997 Crosby, Stills & Nash David Crosby, Graham Nash, and Stephen Stills.
1997 The Jackson 5 Jackie Jackson, Jermaine Jackson, Marlon Jackson, Michael Jackson, and Tito Jackson.
1997 Mitchell, JoniJoni Mitchell
1997 Parliament-Funkadelic Jerome Brailey, George Clinton, Bootsy Collins, Raymond Davis, Tiki Fulwood, Glen Goins, Michael Hampton, Fuzzy Haskins, Eddie Hazel, Walter Morrison, Cordell Mosson, William "Billy Bass" Nelson, Garry Shider, Calvin Simon, Grady Thomas, and Bernie Worrell.
1997 Rascals !The Rascals Eddie Brigati, Felix Cavaliere, Gene Cornish, and Dino Danelli.
1998 Eagles Don Felder, Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Bernie Leadon, Randy Meisner, Timothy B. Schmit, and Joe Walsh.
1998 Fleetwood Mac Lindsey Buckingham, Mick Fleetwood, Peter Green, Danny Kirwan, Christine McVie, John McVie, Stevie Nicks, and Jeremy Spencer.
1998 Mamas & The Papas !The Mamas & the Papas Denny Doherty, Cass Elliot, John Phillips, and Michelle Phillips.
1998 Price, LloydLloyd Price
1998 Santana Jose Chepito Areas, David Brown, Mike Carabello, Gregg Rolie, Carlos Santana, and Michael Shrieve.
1998 Vincent, GeneGene Vincent
1999 Joel, BillyBilly Joel
1999 Mayfield, CurtisCurtis Mayfield
1999 McCartney, PaulPaul McCartney
1999 Shannon, DelDel Shannon
1999 Springfield, DustyDusty Springfield
1999 Springsteen, BruceBruce Springsteen
1999 Staple Singers, TheThe Staple Singers Cleotha Staples, Mavis Staples, Pervis Staples, Pops Staples, and Yvonne Staples.
2000 Clapton, EricEric Clapton
2000 Earth, Wind & Fire Philip Bailey, Larry Dunn, Johnny Graham, Ralph Johnson, Al McKay, Fred White, Maurice White, Verdine White, and Andrew Woolfolk.
2000 Lovin' Spoonful, TheThe Lovin' Spoonful Steve Boone, Joe Butler, John Sebastian, and Zal Yanovsky.
2000 Moonglows, TheThe Moonglows Prentiss Barnes, Harvey Fuqua, Peter Graves, Billy Johnson, and Bobby Lester.
2000 Raitt, BonnieBonnie Raitt
2000 Taylor, JamesJames Taylor
2001 Aerosmith Tom Hamilton, Joey Kramer, Joe Perry, Steven Tyler, and Brad Whitford.
2001 Burke, SolomonSolomon Burke
2001 Flamingos, TheThe Flamingos Jake Carey, Zeke Carey, Johnny Carter, Tommy Hunt, Terry "Buzzy" Johnson, Sollie McElroy, Nate Nelson, and Paul Wilson.
2001 Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson
2001 Queen John Deacon, Brian May, Freddie Mercury, and Roger Taylor.
2001 Simon, PaulPaul Simon
2001 Steely Dan Walter Becker and Donald Fagen.
2001 Valens, RitchieRitchie Valens
2002 Hayes, IsaacIsaac Hayes
2002 Lee, BrendaBrenda Lee
2002 Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Tom Petty, Ron Blair, Mike Campbell, Howie Epstein, Stan Lynch, and Benmont Tench.
2002 Pitney, GeneGene Pitney
2002 Ramones Dee Dee Ramone, Joey Ramone, Johnny Ramone, Marky Ramone, and Tommy Ramone.
2002 Talking Heads David Byrne, Chris Frantz, Jerry Harrison, and Tina Weymouth.
2003 AC/DC Brian Johnson, Phil Rudd, Bon Scott, Cliff Williams, Angus Young, and Malcolm Young.
2003 Clash, TheThe Clash Terry Chimes, Topper Headon, Mick Jones, Paul Simonon, and Joe Strummer.
2003 Elvis Costello & the Attractions Elvis Costello, Steve Nieve, Bruce Thomas, and Pete Thomas.
2003 Police, TheThe Police Stewart Copeland, Sting, and Andy Summers.
2003 Righteous Brothers, TheThe Righteous Brothers Bobby Hatfield and Bill Medley.
2004 Browne, JacksonJackson Browne
2004 Dells, TheThe Dells Verne Allison, Chuck Barksdale, Johnny Carter, Johnny Funches, Marvin Junior, and Michael McGill.
2004 Harrison, GeorgeGeorge Harrison
2004 Prince
2004 Seger, BobBob Seger
2004 Traffic Jim Capaldi, Dave Mason, Steve Winwood, and Chris Wood.
2004 ZZ Top Frank Beard, Billy Gibbons, and Dusty Hill.
2005 Guy, BuddyBuddy Guy
2005 O'Jays, TheThe O'Jays Eddie Levert, Bobby Massey, William Powell, Sammy Strain, and Walter Williams.
2005 Pretenders Martin Chambers, Pete Farndon, James Honeyman-Scott, and Chrissie Hynde.
2005 Sledge, PercyPercy Sledge
2005 U2 Bono, Adam Clayton, The Edge, and Larry Mullen, Jr..
2006 Black Sabbath Geezer Butler, Tony Iommi, Ozzy Osbourne, and Bill Ward.
2006 Blondie Clem Burke, Jimmy Destri, Nigel Harrison, Debbie Harry, Frank Infante, Chris Stein, and Gary Valentine.
2006 Davis, MilesMiles Davis
2006 Lynyrd Skynyrd Bob Burns, Allen Collins, Steve Gaines, Ed King, Billy Powell, Artimus Pyle, Gary Rossington, Ronnie Van Zant, and Leon Wilkeson.
2006 Sex Pistols Paul Cook, Steve Jones, Glen Matlock, Johnny Rotten, and Sid Vicious.
2007 Grandmaster Flash and The Furious Five Grandmaster Flash, Cowboy, Kidd Creole, Melle Mel, Rahiem, and Scorpio.
2007 R.E.M. Bill Berry, Peter Buck, Mike Mills, and Michael Stipe.
2007 Ronettes, TheThe Ronettes Estelle Bennett, Ronnie Spector, and Nedra Talley.
2007 Smith, PattiPatti Smith
2007 Van Halen Michael Anthony, Sammy Hagar, David Lee Roth, Alex Van Halen, and Eddie Van Halen.
2008 Dave Clark Five, TheThe Dave Clark Five Dave Clark, Lenny Davidson, Rick Huxley, Denis Payton, and Mike Smith.
2008 Cohen, LeonardLeonard Cohen
2008 Madonna
2008 Mellencamp, JohnJohn Mellencamp
2008 Ventures, TheThe Ventures Bob Bogle, Nokie Edwards, Gerry McGee, Mel Taylor, and Don Wilson.
2009 Beck, JeffJeff Beck
2009 Little Anthony and the Imperials Clarence Collins, Anthony Gourdine, Tracy Lord, Glouster "Nat" Rogers, Sammy Strain, and Ernest Wright Jr.
2009 Metallica Cliff Burton, Kirk Hammett, James Hetfield, Jason Newsted, Robert Trujillo, and Lars Ulrich.
2009 Run–D.M.C. Darryl "D.M.C." McDaniels, Jason "Jam-Master Jay" Mizell, and Joseph "DJ Run" Simmons.
2009 Womack, BobbyBobby Womack
2010 ABBA Benny Andersson, Agnetha Fältskog, Anni-Frid Lyngstad, and Björn Ulvaeus.
2010 Genesis Tony Banks, Phil Collins, Peter Gabriel, Steve Hackett, and Mike Rutherford.
2010 Jimmy Cliff
2010 Hollies, TheThe Hollies Bernie Calvert, Allan Clarke, Bobby Elliott, Eric Haydock, Tony Hicks, Graham Nash, and Terry Sylvester.
2010 Stooges, TheThe Stooges Dave Alexander, Ron Asheton, Scott Asheton, Iggy Pop, and James Williamson.
2011 Alice Cooper Alice Cooper, Michael Bruce, Glen Buxton, Dennis Dunaway, and Neal Smith.
2011 Diamond, NeilNeil Diamond
2011 John, Dr.Dr. John
2011 Love, DarleneDarlene Love
2011 Waits, TomTom Waits
2012 Beastie Boys Michael "Mike D" Diamond, Adam "Ad-Rock" Horovitz, and Adam "MCA" Yauch.
2012 Blue Caps !The Blue Caps Backing band for Gene Vincent. Inducted: Tommy Facenda, Cliff Gallup, Dickie Harrell, Bobby Jones, Johnny Meeks, Jack Neal, Paul Peek, and Willie Williams.
2012 Comets !The Comets Backing band for Bill Haley. Inducted: Joey Ambrose, Franny Beecher, Danny Cedrone, Johnny Grande, Ralph Jones, Marshall Lytle, Rudy Pompilli, Al Rex, Dick Richards, and Billy Williamson.
2012 Crickets !The Crickets Backing band for Buddy Holly. Inducted: Jerry Allison, Sonny Curtis, Joe B. Mauldin, and Niki Sullivan.
2012 Donovan
2012 Famous Flames !The Famous Flames Backing band for James Brown. Inducted: Bobby Bennett, Bobby Byrd, Lloyd Stallworth, and Johnny Terry.
2012 Guns N' Roses Steven Adler, Duff McKagan, Dizzy Reed, Axl Rose, Slash, Matt Sorum and Izzy Stradlin.
2012 Midnighters !The Midnighters Backing band for Hank Ballard. Inducted: Henry Booth, Cal Green, Arthur Porter, Lawson Smith, Charles Sutton, Norman Thrasher, and Sonny Woods.
2012 Miracles !The Miracles Backing band for Smokey Robinson. Inducted: Pete Moore, Claudette Rogers Robinson, Bobby Rogers, Marv Tarplin, and Ronald White.
2012 Nyro, LauraLaura Nyro
2012 Red Hot Chili Peppers Flea, John Frusciante, Jack Irons, Anthony Kiedis, Josh Klinghoffer, Cliff Martinez, Hillel Slovak, and Chad Smith.
2012 Small Faces/Faces Kenney Jones, Ronnie Lane, Ian McLagan, Steve Marriott, Rod Stewart, and Ronnie Wood.

^ Note 1. These backing bands were inducted by a separate committee, and not by the ballot voting used for all other performer inductees.

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