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

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
Eddie Cochran 19872
Jackie Wilson 19872
Marvin Gaye 19872
Muddy Waters 19872
Ricky Nelson 19872
Roy Orbison 19872
Smokey Robinson 19872
Stevie Wonder 19891
Cream 19932
The Grateful Dead 19942
Parliament-Funkadelic 19972
Metallica 20091

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
The Drifters 19881
The Supremes 19883
Otis Redding 19891
The Temptations 19891
The Four Seasons 19903
The Impressions 19913
Wilson Pickett 19913
The Yardbirds 19923
Al Green 19951
Crosby, Stills and Nash 19971
Billy Joel 19992
Aerosmith 20012
Queen 20012
AC/DC 20033
Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five 20073
Red Hot Chili Peppers 20122

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
Dion 19893
Bob Marley 19942
Frank Zappa 19953
Pink Floyd 19962
The Jackson Five 19974
Joni Mitchell 19973
Santana 19981
Curtis Mayfield 19991
Bonnie Raitt 20001
Michael Jackson 20011
Steely Dan 20013
Van Halen 20071
N.W.A 20164

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
Bobby Darin 19905
The Four Tops 19902
Hank Ballard 19905
The Platters 19903
Booker T. and the M.G.'s 19923
The Animals 19943
Rod Stewart 19942
David Bowie 19962
Jefferson Airplane 19962
The Velvet Underground 19965
Buffalo Springfield 19974
Fleetwood Mac 19981
Earth, Wind & Fire 20002
Eric Clapton 20001
Blondie 20061
Sex Pistols 20065
Beastie Boys 20123

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
Bobby "Blue" Bland 19926
The Isley Brothers 19921
Johnny Cash 19923
Martha and the Vandellas 19953
The Bee Gees 19972
The Mamas and the Papas 19982
Paul McCartney 19991
James Taylor 20001
Jackson Browne 20042
Patti Smith 20077
John Mellencamp 20083
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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