Rock Hall Class of 1996

New York | Waldorf Astoria Hotel | January 17, 1996 | Private Event | not televised

These artists were voted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1995, but the induction ceremony took place in 1996. Click here for a list of artists who were first eligible in 1995 and haven't gotten in yet.

ArtistInducted ByCategory
David BowieMadonna and David ByrnePerformer
Gladys Knight and the PipsMariah CareyPerformer
Jefferson AirplaneMickey Hart and Phil LeshPerformer
Little Willie JohnStevie WonderPerformer
Pink FloydBilly CorganPerformer
The ShirellesDarlene Love, Merry Clayton and Marianne FaithfullPerformer
The Velvet UndergroundPatti SmithPerformer
Tom DonahueBob KrasnowNon-Performer
Pete SeegerArlo Guthrie and Harry BelafonteEarly Influence

Nominees who didn't make the cut in 1996

These artists were officially nominated in the Performer category for induction in 1995, 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 Bee Gees1997
The Flamingos2001
The Jackson Five1997
King Curtis2000
Lloyd Price1998
The Moonglows2000
The (Young) Rascals1997
Solomon Burke2001

Nominating Committee who determined the 1996 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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