Rock Hall Class of 1989

New York | Waldorf Astoria Hotel | January 18, 1989 | Private Event | not televised

These artists were voted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1988, but the induction ceremony took place in 1989. Click here for a list of artists who were first eligible in 1988 and haven't gotten in yet.

ArtistInducted ByCategory
DionLou ReedPerformer
Otis ReddingLittle RichardPerformer
The Rolling StonesPete TownshendPerformer
Stevie WonderPaul SimonPerformer
The TemptationsDaryl Hall and John OatesPerformer
Phil SpectorTina TurnerNon-Performer
Bessie SmithAnita BakerEarly Influence
The Ink SpotsBobby McFerrinEarly Influence
The Soul StirrersAl GreenEarly Influence

Nominees who didn't make the cut in 1989

These artists were officially nominated in the Performer category for induction in 1988, but didn't receive enough votes from the "international voting body of rock experts" to get in that year. Nearly 70% of rejected artists eventually get inducted in a later year.

ArtistEventually Inducted In
Bobby "Blue" Bland1992
Bobby Darin1990
Booker T. and the M.G.'s1992
Carole KingNot yet
Chuck WillisNot yet
Del Shannon1999
Duane Eddy1994
The Four Seasons1990
The Four Tops1990
Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers1993
Gene Vincent1998
Gladys Knight and the Pips1996
Hank Ballard1990
Ike and Tina Turner1991
The Impressions1991
Jimmy Reed1991
King Curtis2000
LaVern Baker1991
Little Willie John1996
Lloyd Price1998
Martha and the Vandellas1995
The Platters1990
Ruth Brown1993
Solomon Burke2001
Wilson Pickett1991

Nominating Committee who determined the 1989 performer ballot

Seymour Stein, chairman
Bob Altshuler
Frank Barsalona
Mike Bone
Bob Buziak
Ahmet Ertegun
Nesuhi Ertegun
Suzan Evans, ex officio
Danny Fields
Bill Graham
Bob Hilburn
Lenny Kaye
Bob Krasnow
Jon Landau
Kurt Loder
Bruce Lundvall
Scott Muni
Norm N. Nite
Bob Porter
Lisa Robinson
Al Teller
Jann Wenner
Jerry Wexler


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