First Ballot Rock & Roll Hall of Famers


The following artists were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in their first year of eligibility. Also included are all of the artists inducted in the first Rock Hall Class of 1986.
ArtistYear Inducted# of Years Nominated
2Pac 20171
The Allman Brothers Band 19951
The Band 19941
The Beach Boys 19881
The Beatles 19881
Bob Dylan 19881
Bruce Springsteen 19991
Buddy Holly 19861
The Byrds 19911
Chuck Berry 19861
The Clash 20031
Creedence Clearwater Revival 19931
The Doors 19931
The Eagles 19981
Elton John 19941
Elvis Costello & the Attractions 20031
Elvis Presley 19861
The Everly Brothers 19861
Fats Domino 19861
Green Day 20151
Guns N' Roses 20121
James Brown 19861
Janis Joplin 19951
Jerry Lee Lewis 19861
The Jimi Hendrix Experience 19921
John Lennon 19941
The Kinks 19901
Led Zeppelin 19951
Little Richard 19861
Madonna 20081
Neil Young 19951
Nirvana 20141
Pearl Jam 20171
The Police 20031
The Pretenders 20051
Prince 20041
Public Enemy 20131
R.E.M. 20071
Ramones 20021
Ray Charles 19861
The Rolling Stones 19891
Run DMC 20091
Sam & Dave 19921
Sam Cooke 19861
Simon and Garfunkel 19901
Sly and the Family Stone 19931
Talking Heads 20021
Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers 20021
U2 20051
Van Morrison 19931
The Who 19901

Second Year Rock & Roll Hall of Famers


The following artists were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in their second year of eligibility.
ArtistYear Inducted# of Years Nominated
Aretha Franklin 19872
B. B. King 19872
Big Joe Turner 19872
Bill Haley 19872
Bo Diddley 19871
Carl Perkins 19872
Clyde McPhatter 19872
The Coasters 19872
Cream 19932
Eddie Cochran 19872
The Grateful Dead 19942
Jackie Wilson 19872
Marvin Gaye 19872
Metallica 20091
Muddy Waters 19872
Parliament-Funkadelic 19972
Ricky Nelson 19872
Roy Orbison 19872
Smokey Robinson 19872
Stevie Wonder 19891

Third Year Rock & Roll Hall of Famers


The following artists were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in their third year of eligibility.
ArtistYear Inducted# of Years Nominated
AC/DC 20033
Aerosmith 20012
Al Green 19951
Billy Joel 19992
Crosby, Stills and Nash 19971
The Drifters 19881
The Four Seasons 19903
Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five 20073
The Impressions 19913
Otis Redding 19891
Queen 20012
Red Hot Chili Peppers 20122
The Supremes 19883
The Temptations 19891
Wilson Pickett 19913
The Yardbirds 19923

Fourth Year Rock & Roll Hall of Famers


The following artists were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in their fourth year of eligibility.
ArtistYear Inducted# of Years Nominated
Bob Marley 19942
Bonnie Raitt 20001
Curtis Mayfield 19991
Dion 19893
Frank Zappa 19953
The Jackson Five 19974
Joni Mitchell 19973
Michael Jackson 20011
N.W.A 20164
Pink Floyd 19962
Santana 19981
Steely Dan 20013
Van Halen 20071

Fifth Year Rock & Roll Hall of Famers


The following artists were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in their fifth year of eligibility.
ArtistYear Inducted# of Years Nominated
The Animals 19943
Beastie Boys 20123
Blondie 20061
Bobby Darin 19905
Booker T. and the M.G.'s 19923
Buffalo Springfield 19974
David Bowie 19962
Earth, Wind & Fire 20002
Eric Clapton 20001
Fleetwood Mac 19981
The Four Tops 19902
Hank Ballard 19905
Jefferson Airplane 19962
The Platters 19903
Rod Stewart 19942
Sex Pistols 20065
The Velvet Underground 19965

Sixth Year Rock & Roll Hall of Famers


The following artists were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in their sixth year of eligibility.
ArtistYear Inducted# of Years Nominated
Ike and Tina Turner 19915
Jimmy Reed 19916
John Lee Hooker 19911
LaVern Baker 19916
The (Young) Rascals 19974

Seventh Year Rock & Roll Hall of Famers


The following artists were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in their seventh year of eligibility.
ArtistYear Inducted# of Years Nominated
The Bee Gees 19972
Bobby "Blue" Bland 19926
The Isley Brothers 19921
Jackson Browne 20042
James Taylor 20001
John Mellencamp 20083
Johnny Cash 19923
The Mamas and the Papas 19982
Martha and the Vandellas 19953
Patti Smith 20077
Paul McCartney 19991
Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble 20151

For the complete list of Rock and Roll Hall of Famers, including their presenters, click here.

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