Rock Hall Class of 1995

New York | Waldorf Astoria Hotel | January 12, 1995 | Private Event | MTV

These artists were voted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994, but the induction ceremony took place in 1995. Click here for a list of artists who were first eligible in 1994 and haven't gotten in yet.

ArtistInducted ByCategory
Al GreenNatalie ColePerformer
The Allman Brothers BandWillie NelsonPerformer
Frank ZappaLou ReedPerformer
Janis JoplinMelissa EtheridgePerformer
Led ZeppelinSteven Tyler and Joe PerryPerformer
Martha and the VandellasFred Schneider and Kate PiersonPerformer
Neil YoungEddie VedderPerformer
Paul AckermanAhmet ErtegunNon-Performer
The OriolesDeborah Chessler and Seymour SteinEarly Influence

Nominees who didn't make the cut in 1995

These artists were officially nominated in the Performer category for induction in 1994, 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
The Jackson Five1997
Jefferson Airplane1996
Joni Mitchell1997
Little Willie John1996
The Shirelles1996
The Velvet Underground1996

Nominating Committee who determined the 1995 performer ballot

Seymour Stein, chairman
Jon Landau, vice-chairman
Frank Barsalona
Clive Davis
Anthony DeCurtis
Ed Eckstine
Ahmet Ertegun
Suzan Evans, ex officio
Danny Fields
Gregg Geller
Jeff Gold
Bob Hilburn
Don Ienner
Lenny Kaye
Bob Krasnow
Arthur Levy
Kurt Loder
Dave Marsh
Joe McEwen
Bob Merlis
Doug Morris
Lisa Robinson
Tom Silverman
Russell Simmons
Joe Smith
Phil Spector
Al Teller
Jerry Wexler
Noreen Woods


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