Rock Hall Class of 1992

New York | Waldorf Astoria Hotel | January 15, 1992 | Private Event | not televised

These artists were voted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1991, but the induction ceremony took place in 1992. Click here for a list of artists who were first eligible in 1991 and haven't gotten in yet.

ArtistInducted ByCategory
Bobby "Blue" BlandB.B. KingPerformer
Booker T. and the M.G.'sJim StewartPerformer
The Isley BrothersLittle RichardPerformer
The Jimi Hendrix ExperienceNeil YoungPerformer
Johnny CashLyle LovettPerformer
Sam & DaveBilly JoelPerformer
The YardbirdsThe EdgePerformer
Bill GrahamCarlos SantanaNon-Performer
Doc PomusPhil SpectorNon-Performer
Leo FenderKeith RichardsNon-Performer
Elmore JamesRobbie RobertsonEarly Influence
Professor LonghairAaron NevilleEarly Influence

Nominees who didn't make the cut in 1992

These artists were officially nominated in the Performer category for induction in 1991, 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
Buffalo Springfield1997
David Bowie1996
Duane Eddy1994
Etta James1993
Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers1993
Gene Pitney2002
The Velvet Underground1996

Nominating Committee who determined the 1992 performer ballot

Seymour Stein, chairman
Jon Landau, vice-chairman
Bob Altshuler
Frank Barsalona
Clive Davis
Anthony DeCurtis
Ahmet Ertegun
Suzan Evans, ex officio
Danny Fields
Gregg Geller
Nelson George
Jim Henke
Bob Hilburn
Lenny Kaye
Bob Krasnow
Arthur Levy
Kurt Loder
Dave Marsh
Joe McEwen
Bob Merlis
Doug Morris
Bob Porter
Lisa Robinson
Joe Smith
Phil Spector
Jeff Tamarkin
Al Teller
Jerry Wexler
Noreen Woods


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