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 took place in 1986. The physical museum opened in 1995 in Cleveland, although the ribbon cutting ceremony came on June 7, 1993 and brought in music greats Pete Townshend from The Who, Billy Joel and Chuck Berry. The eligibility comes 25 years after the release of their first album by the artists. Each year a new group is celebrated for their contribution to the music industry.
Stacker examined the past six years of inductees into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. The inductees on the list represent all genres of music, from hip hop to heavy metal. They bring experience that spans decades and periods of time. There’s the ’80s folk singer, grunge band and girl pop group. Their contributions are plentiful and the stories of their careers and induction ceremonies are vast and interesting – from the artist who trashed the Hall. of Fame who honored him, to bands that lost members or broke up before their inductions to come together in ceremonies – these stories are legendary, as are the artists and industry who gave birth to them.
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