The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame honors musicians & music-industry figures who have contributed to the energy & evolution of rock music. To be eligible for inclusion, musicians & bands must have released a record at least 25 years prior to the year of induction.

1986

Performers Chuck Berry
  James Brown
  Ray Charles
  Sam Cooke
  Fats Domino
  The Everly Brothers
  Buddy Holly
  Jerry Lee Lewis
  Elvis Presley
  Little Richard
Nonperformers Alan Freed
  Sam Phillips
Early Influences Robert Johnson
  Jimmie Rodgers
  Jimmy Yancey
Lifetime Achievement John Hammond

1987

Performers The Coasters
Eddie Cochran
Bo Diddley
Aretha Franklin
Marvin Gaye
Bill Haley
B.B. King
Clyde McPhatter
Ricky Nelson
Roy Orbison
Carl Perkins
Smokey Robinson
Joe Turner
Muddy Waters
Jackie Wilson
Nonperformers Leonard Chess
Ahmet Ertegun
Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller
Jerry Wexler
Early Influences Louis Jordan
T-Bone Walker
Hank Williams

1988

Performers The Beach Boys
The Beatles
The Drifters
Bob Dylan
The Supremes
Nonperformer Berry Gordy, Jr.
Early Influences Woody Guthrie
Leadbelly
Les Paul

1989

Performers Dion
Otis Redding
The Rolling Stones
The Temptations
Stevie Wonder
Nonperformer Phil Spector
Early Influences The Ink Spots
Bessie Smith
The Soul Stirrers

1990

Performers Hank Ballard
Bobby Darin
The Four Seasons
The Four Tops
The Kinks
The Platters
Simon & Garfunkel
The Who
Nonperformers Gerry Goffin & Carole King
Brian Holland, Eddie Holland, & Lamont Dozier
Early Influences Louis Armstrong
Charlie Christian
Ma Rainey

1991

Performers LaVern Baker
The Byrds
John Lee Hooker
The Impressions
Wilson Pickett
Jimmy Reed
Ike & Tina Turner
Nonperformers Dave Bartholomew
Ralph Bass
Early Influence Howlin' Wolf
Lifetime Achievement Nesuhi Ertegun

1992

Performers Bobby “Blue” Bland
Booker T. & the MG's
Johnny Cash
Jimi Hendrix Experience
Isley Brothers
Sam & Dave
The Yardbirds
Nonperformers Leo Fender
Bill Graham
Doc Pomus
Early Influences Elmore James
Professor Longhair

1993

Performers Ruth Brown
Cream
Creedence Clearwater Revival
The Doors
Etta James
Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers
Van Morrison
Sly & the Family Stone
Nonperformers Dick Clark
Milt Gabler
Early Influence Dinah Washington

1994

Performers The Animals
The Band
Duane Eddy
The Grateful Dead
Elton John
John Lennon
Bob Marley
Rod Stewart
Nonperformer Johnny Otis
Early Influence Willie Dixon

1995

Performers The Allman Brothers Band
Al Green
Janis Joplin
Led Zeppelin
Martha & the Vandellas
Neil Young
Frank Zappa
Nonperformer Paul Ackerman
Early Influence The Orioles

1996

Performers David Bowie
Jefferson Airplane
Little Willie John
Gladys Knight & the Pips
Pink Floyd
The Shirelles
The Velvet Underground
Nonperformer Tom Donahue
Early Influence Pete Seeger

1997

Performers The Bee Gees
Buffalo Springfield
Crosby, Stills & Nash
The Jackson Five
Joni Mitchell
Parliament-Funkadelic
The (Young) Rascals
Nonperformer Syd Nathan
Early Influences Mahalia Jackson
Bill Monroe

1998

Performers The Eagles
Fleetwood Mac
Mamas & Papas
Lloyd Price
Santana
Gene Vincent
Nonperformer Allen Toussaint
Early Influence “Jelly Roll” Morton

1999

Performers Billy Joel
Curtis Mayfield
Paul McCartney
Del Shannon
Dusty Springfield
Bruce Springsteen
The Staple Singers
Nonperformer George Martin
Early Influences Charles Brown
Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys

2000

Performers Eric Clapton
Earth, Wind, & Fire
Lovin' Spoonful
The Moonglows
Bonnie Raitt
James Taylor
Nonperformer Clive Davis
Early Influences Nat King Cole
Billie Holiday
Side-Men Hal Blaine
King Curtis
James Jamerson
Scotty Moore
Earl Palmer

2001

Performers Aerosmith
Solomon Burke
The Flamingos
Michael Jackson
Queen
Paul Simon
Steely Dan
Ritchie Valens
Nonperformer Chris Blackwell
Side-Men James Burton
Johnnie Johnson

2002

Performers Isaac Hayes
Brenda Lee
Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
Gene Pitney
Ramones
Talking Heads
Nonperformer Jim Stewart
Side-Men Chet Atkins

2003

Performers AC/DC
The Clash
Elvis Costello & the Attractions
The Police
The Righteous Brothers
Nonperformer Mo Ostin
Side-Men Benny Benjamin
Floyd Cramer
Steve Douglas

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