Rock Hall Class of 1991

New York | Waldorf Astoria Hotel | January 16, 1991 | Private Event | not televised

These artists were voted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1990, but the induction ceremony took place in 1991. Click here for a list of artists who were first eligible in 1990 and haven't gotten in yet.

ArtistInducted ByCategory
Nesuhi ErtegunQuincy JonesLifetime Achievement
The ByrdsDon HenleyPerformer
Ike and Tina TurnerPhil SpectorPerformer
The ImpressionsTracy ChapmanPerformer
Jimmy ReedZZ TopPerformer
John Lee HookerBonnie RaittPerformer
LaVern BakerChaka KhanPerformer
Wilson PickettBobby BrownPerformer
Dave BartholomewThe Neville BrothersNon-Performer
Ralph BassHank BallardNon-Performer
Howlin' WolfRobert CrayEarly Influence

Nominees who didn't make the cut in 1991

These artists were officially nominated in the Performer category for induction in 1990, 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
Duane Eddy1994
Elmore James1992
Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers1993
Gene Vincent1998
Johnny Cash1992
The Moonglows2000
The Yardbirds1992

Nominating Committee who determined the 1991 performer ballot

Seymour Stein, chairman
Bob Altshuler
Frank Barsalona
Mike Bone
Ahmet Ertegun
Suzan Evans, ex officio
Danny Fields
Gregg Geller
Bob Hilburn
Lenny Kaye
Bob Krasnow
Jon Landau
Michael Leon
Arthur Levy
Kurt Loder
Joe McEwen
Bob Porter
Lisa Robinson
Jeff Tamarkin
Al Teller
Jerry Wexler
Noreen Woods


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