Rock’n Roll Hall of Fame : Who Inducted Who? (List Recap of all RRHoF Inductees and who present/induct them on the ceremony)

Well you can easily get the list of inducteed artists/musicians in the Rock’n Roll Hall of Fame along the years since its first inception back in 1986.

BUT don’t you wanna know who inducted and introduced them in the annual RnRHOF ceremony?
It is interesting, typically the young musician who are inspired by the inducted artist comes to the stage to pay tribute and welcome his/her/their hero into the Hall.

And to see how they introduce, praise, screams w
However it is not uncommon to have close friends of the inductee, or even ‘senior’ to induct them on the stage.

      Note :

    Most of the names here (first ones) for each year fall into PERFORMER CATEGORY. Besides, we have non-performer category(producer, labels, manager, etc) – now it’s called Ahmed Ertegun Award, and early influences category (musician came from the very early as 1920-30′-40’s which predate rock’n roll) 

    1986

    CHUCK BERRY : Keith Richards (The Rolling Stones)
    BUDDY HOLLY : John Fogerty (CCR)
    JERRY LEE LEWIS : Hank Williams Jr
    ELVIS PRESLEY : Julian Lennon and Sean Lennon (sons of late John Lennon who is a very big fan of Elvis)
    JAMES BROWN
    SAM COOKE
    FATS DOMINO
    THE EVERLY BROTHERS Neil Young
    ROBERT JOHNSON (early influences category)

    SAM PHILLIPS (non performers category)
    ALAN FREED Scott Muney and Norm Nite (non performers category)

    1987

    EDDIE COCHRAN
    BO DIDDLEY : ZZ Top
    ARETHA FRANKLIN : Keith Richards
    MARVIN GAYE
    BILL HALEY
    B.B. KING
    RICKY NELSON
    ROY ORBISON
    THE COASTERS
    CLYDE MCPATTER
    MUDDY WATERS
    JACKIE WILSON


    1988

    THE BEATLES : Mick Jagger (Rolling Stones vocalist, whose band is portrayed by most media as the very big rival of Beatles in the 60’s, while it wasn’t actually like that, both band’s members are good friends to each other)
    THE BEACH BOYS : Elton John
    BOB DYLAN : Bruce Springsteen
    OTIS REDING :
    THE SUPREMES :

    1989

    THE ROLLING STONES : Pete Townsend
    THE TEMPTATIONS :
    STEVIE WONDERS :
    DION : Lou Reed
    THE DRIFTERS :

    1990

    THE KINKS: Graham Nash (Crosby, Still & Nash)
    THE WHO: U2 (U2 was at the peak of popularity that time around. Bono began  with funny story about ‘nose’ of rock stars, but somehow had his speech too long rambling about various things. Only at the last 1 minute he focused on The Who. I mean we can only have that just one minute and skipped the first 2 minutes. Larry paid tribute to Keith Moon and then The Edge close the speech and welcome The Who.)
    THE PLATTERS
    SIMON & GARFUNKEL : James Taylor
    BOBBY DARIN : Paul Anka (Bobby Darin’s close friend, fellow musician)
    THE FOUR SEASONS
    FOUR TOP : Stevie Wonder

    1991

    THE BYRDS : Don Henley (Eagles)
    THE IMPRESSIONS
    JOHN LEE HOOKERS
    JIMMY REED
    WILSON PYCKETT
    HOWLIN WOLF ROCK : Robert Cray

    1992

    JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE : Neil Young
    THE YARDBIRDS : The Edge
    JOHNY CASH : : Lyle Lovett
    SAM AND DAVE : Billy Joel
    BOBBY “BLUE” BAND : B.B. KING

    1993

    CREAM : ZZ Top
    CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL (CCR) : Bruce Springsteen
    ETTA JAMES : KD Lang
    RUTH BROWN : Bonnie Raitt
    THE DOORS : Eddie Vedder

    1994

    GRATEFUL DEAD : Bruce Horsnby
    THE ANIMALS : Dave Pirner (Soul Asylum, alt-rock 90’s band)
    WILLIE DIXON : Chuck Berry
    THE BAND : Eric Clapton
    BOB MARLEY : Bono
    ELTON JOHN : Axl Rose
    JOHN LENNON : Paul McCartney

    1995

    THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND : Willie Nelson
    NEIL YOUNG : Eddie Vedder (Pearl Jam)
    JANIS JOPLIN : Melissa Etheridge
    LED ZEPPELIN : Steven Tyler and Joe Perry (Aerosmith)
    Both bands have members who are not much different of age (both Tyler and Plant were born at 1948), but Zeppelin preceded Aerosmith in musical career, not to mention Page had been popular even by the middle of 60’s.
    FRANK ZAPPA : Lou Reed (The Velvet Underground)

    1996
    PINK FLOYD : The Smashing Pumpkins
    DAVID BOWIE : David Byrne
    LITTLE WILLIE JOHN : Stevie Wonder
    THE SHIRELLES : Marianne Faithful, Merry Clayton, Darlene Love
    GLADYS NIGHT AND THE PIPS : Mariah Carey
    JEFFERSON AIRPLANE : Phil Lesh and Mickey Hart
    THE VELVET UNDERGROUND : Patty Smith
    PETE SEEGER : Harry Belafonte and Arlo Guthrie (early influence category)

    1997

    BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD : Tom Petty
    BEE GEES : Brian Wilson (Beach Boys)
    CROSBY, STILL, & NASH : James Taylor
    JONI MITCHELL : (sadly the voice of angel didn’t attend the ceremony)
    JOHNY CASH : Lyle Lovett (American country singer and songwriter)
    PARLIAMENT FUNKAHOLIC : Prince
    MICHAEL JACKSON : Nsync (Justin Timberlake)

    1998

    EAGLES : Jimmy Buffett (American musician and songwriter)
    FLEETWOOD MAC: Sheryl Crow (Mac is Crow’s youth hero, very inspired that if you compared their catalogs, they’re in rhyme, American pop music taste. And at the time Sheryl Crow is on her peak, so it is marriage in heaven)
    SANTANA:s
    LLOYD PRICE:
    THE MAMAS AND THE PAPAS:
    GENE VINCENT:

    1999

    PAUL MCCARTNEY : Neil Young
    THE STAPLE SINGERS : Lauryn Hill
    BILLY JOEL : Ray Charles
    BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN : Bono
    CURTIS MAYFIELD:

    2000

    ERIC CLAPTON : Robbie Robertson
    THE LOVIN’ SPOONFUL : John Mellencamp
    This occasion marks one of very rare John Sebastian reunited with his old bandmates. He is known for stay away from any Lovin’ Spoonfull reunion, despite no bad blood.

    EARTH, WIND, & FIRE
    JAMES TAYLOR
    THE MOONGLOWS

    2001

    QUEEN : Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins (Foo Fighters)
    PAUL SIMON : Marc Anthony
    RITCHIE VALENS
    SOLOMON BURKE : Mary J. Blige
    STEELY DAN : Moby
    JOHNIE JOHNSON JAMES BURTON : Keith Richards

    2002

    TOM PETTY & THE HEARTBREAKERS : Jakob Dylan (Singer songwriter of The Wallflowers, son of Bob Dylan)
    RAMONES : Eddie Vedder (Pearl Jam) –> noticeably, Vedder got his hair cut into Tomahawk, Indian style at the ceremony
    BRENDA LEE
    ISAAC HAYES
    GENE PITNEY

    2003

    AC/DC: Steven Tyler (Aerosmith)
    Unlike that somehow boring speech when inducting Zeppelin 6 years ago, Tyler looked more enthusiastic when welcoming his counterparts in AC/DC.
    THE CLASH: The Edge (U2)
    THE POLICE: Gwen Stefani (American Singer of No Doubt – remember song “Don’t Speak”?)
    ELVIS COSTELLO & THE ATTRACTION:
    THE RIGHTEOUS BROTHERS: Billy Joel

    2004

    GEORGE HARRISON : Tom Petty and Jeff Lyne (his close friends, bandmates in The Travelling Wilburys)
    BOB SEGER : Kid Rock
    PRINCE : Alicia Keys (she looked drunk but still she delivered an uplifting, sweet, teasing speech about Prince lol)
    TRAFFIC : Dave Matthews (Dave Matthews Band)
    A big fan of Traffic, Dave told story of how he first got listened to Traffic from his brother and bought their CD when he was a kid, listening to it over and over.

    ZZ TOP : Keith Richards (one of rare occasion where ‘senior’, the older musician induct younger one into RRHoF)


    2005

    U2 : Bruce Springsteen (both Bono and Bruce are very close, esp for their political and society activities)
    BUDDY GUY : BB King and Eric Clapton (perhaps his prominent ‘pupils’)
    THE PRETENDERS : Neil Young
    THE O’JAYS
    PERCY SLEDGE : Rod Stewart (funny thing is, albeit due to sad reasons, Rod Stewart failed to appear on both himself and THe Faces induction. But he comes all the way to induct one of his inspiration)

    2006

    BLACK SABBATH : James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich (Metallica)
    It seems like had been written on the wall that it will be Metallica who inducted Black Sabbath into the Hall. As the most prominent and popular metal band at this age, they get the honor to welcome the pioneer of metal music (although I have no problem if other current metal act like Slayer, Megadeth, Korn, Tool, etc inducted Sabbath, but this Rock’n Roll HOF is also about popularity and publicity, so the choosing of Metallica makes sense)
    THE SEX PISTOLS : Jann Wenner (yes, it’s true! πŸ˜€ )
    BLONDIE : Shirley Manson
    LYNYRD SKYNYRD : Kid Rock
    MILES DAVIES:

    2007

    VAN HALEN: The Velvet Revolver
    R.E.M. : Eddie Vedder
    THE RONETTES : Keith Richards (The Rolling Stones)
    PATTY SMITH : Zack De La Rocha (vocalist of Rage Against the Machine)
    GRANDMASTER FLASH AND THE FURIOUS FIVE

    2008

    THE DAVE CLARK FIVE : Tom Hanks
    A strange occasion where a non-musician, even had very less to do with music on his career (he’s an actor if you don’t know :D). But he’s a very big fan of Dave Clark Five, so using an established famous fan to induct a classic musician who young music fans might never heard makes sense. But as expected, Tom’s strong speech rambling about various thing just like an actor (most parts are entertaining though) while we expect more story / admiration of DC5 from music perspective. Fortunately he avoided mentioning other band names (other British Invasion bands refer to him) otherwise his ramblings would be distracted. Overall it is a great passionate speech from Tom, just wish he told more about the musical aspects of DC5 rather than their popularity.

    LEONARD COHEN : Lou Reed
    Lou delivered a heartfelt speech to induct Cohen.  In his short speech, he tells some stories about him as musician and as a person.
    JOHN MELLENCAMP : Billy Joel (his fellow musician)
    MADONNA : Justin Timberlake (there are too many singers out there inspired by Madonna..Justin is just one of her ‘pupil’, he really idolizes the queen of pop)
    THE VENTURES

    LITTLE WALTER : Ben Harper (Little Harper is the only musician inducted as harmonica player, he was inducted posthumously as the man has left us in 1968. Ben tells some ‘poetry’ quote. In the end Ben and James Cotton performed as a tribute to him, Ben sang and James played harmonica)

    KENNY GAMBLE AND LEON HOFF –> Ahmed Ertegun Award (1st time of this award being given, replacing “Non Performer” award)

    2009

    JEFF BECK : Jimmy Page (both were perhaps kicked-off their career in The Yardbirds together – had been in bands before, but it was their time in Yardbirds that led them to fame – Jeff even went as far as saying he often jealous with the stardom Led Zeppelin had on the 70’s)
    METALLICA : Flea (at some point looked like a weird choice, but Flea himself is a big Metallica fan so everything’s fine)
    SPOONER OLDHAM : Paul Shaffer
    BOBBY WOMACK : Ron Wood
    RUN D.M.C. : Eminem
    LITTLE ANTHONY & THE IMPERIALS : Smokey Robinson

    2010

    ABBA : Barry and Robin Gibb (Bee Gees) – this is sort of senior – junior thing  which is rare, Bee Gees found the popularity  by the 60’s while ABBA was rising near the middle of 70’s, but considering Benny and Bjorn started their music career also in the 60’s, they are counterparts (man, I expected Westlife boyband to inducted ABBA, they made “I Have A Dream” very famous again). Both bands were on the top of the world at the late 70’s on the pop disco-mania era, many says at that period you cannot go through a day without listening at least one ABBA and Bee Gees song lol πŸ˜€ )
    GENESIS : Trey Anastasio of Phish (US alternative band)
    THE STOOGES : Billy Joe Armstrong (Green Day) – Stooges may come as pioneer of punk rock, so sensibly one of punk rocker should induct him. Billy got the honor
    THE HOLLIES
    JIMMY RADCLIFF

    2011

    NEIL DIAMOND : Paul Simon
    ALICE COOPER : Rob Zombie
    TOM WAITS : Neil Young
    LEON RUSSEL : Elton John
    DARLENE JONES
    DR. JOHN

    2012

    GUNS’N ROSES : Green Day (Billy, Tre, Mike)
    Another weird choice since Green Day has nothing to do with the eighties rock music, more with the late 70’s punk scene. But we can’t forget it after listening to entertaining Billy Joe speech accompanied by some funny antics by his parters Mike and Tre. Just after praising Slash and before announcing Axl, he teased “Now, look who am I missing?” (conform to the event where Axl didn’t attend after an open letter to the Hall) which invited a loud boos from the audience to whom Billy had to made them quiet (“Shut the fuck up…shut up! This man’s is a kick ass inger”)
    SMALL FACES – THE FACES: Stevie Van Zandt (Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band)
    THE MIRACLES: Berry Gordy Jr (Motown)
    RED HOT CHILLI PEPPERS: Chris Rock
    BEASTIE BOYS: Chuck D (rapper)
    DONOVAN:

    2013

    RUSH : Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins (Foo Fighters)
    Perhaps one of the entertaining induction speech to induct one of the rock giant. At many points of his preaching, Dave could not contain himself especially when teasing the fans on the hall and mentioning all Rush albums consecutively

    The HBO even had balls to upload Jann Wenner opening speech announcing every inductee at the 2013 event to YouTube (which is extremely rare), an in the end when he mentioned “..and from Toronto”, the arena looked like going to explode for the huge screaming to the roof, indicated how badly Rush had been ignored by that committee, to the amazed surprise of Rush members but especially Geddy Lee’s wife who cannot hide her excitement. Watch
    PUBLIC ENEMY :
    DONNA SUMMER:
    RANDY NEWMAN:
    HEART:
    ALBERT KING:

    2014 :

    CAT STEVENS : Art Garfunkel
    NIRVANA : Michael Stipe (R.E.M.)
    KISS : Tom Morello (RATM, Audioslave)
    THE E-STREET BAND : Bruce Springsteen (there’s only one person who must do the induction. Who else should be?)
    LINDA RONSTADT: Glenn Frey (Glenn praised Linda as one of the most prominent female rock’n roll singer ever)
    HALL & OATES: Questlove (a big fan of Hall & Oates, he told story about that duet’s influence on  music over the years)
    PETER GABRIEL: Chris Martin (Coldplay) who is a big fan of Genesis and Peter Gabriel’s music, one of his main inspiration. Funnily, he started and contain his speech by quoting from Genesis part of the Bible lol, mentioning “Angel Gabriel”, going solo, not to mention quoting some Genesis and Gabriel song titles to the amusement of the audience including Gabriel himself πŸ˜€

    2015 :

    GREEN DAY :
    RINGO STARR : Paul McCartney (Beatles colleague)
    Why we have to wait for so many years until the last member of the mighty Beatles got inducted? Paul indicated that on his speech to welcome the drummer, the oldest member of the Beatles (which many including me could not identify).
    LOU REED: Patty Smith
    THE PAUL BUTTERFIELD BLUES BAND:
    JOAN JETT & THE BLACKHEARTS
    STEVE RAY VAUGHANN & THE DOUBLE TROUBLE:
    BILL WITHERS:

    2016:

    DEEP PURPLE : Lars Ulrich (Metallica)
    If anybody remembered when Ulrich bursted into “Deep Purple” words when Metallica was inducted previously into Rock’n Roll Hall of Fame and how he championed his childhood band to be inducted, then this choice seems very reasonable (although it’s easy to find other candidates as there almost no rock artists nowadays who didn’t get inspired by Deep Purple music less or more). And unlike when inducting Sabbath, he delivered a great narrative story telling, paid tribute to each inducted Purple members, which speech is contender to be the longest induction speech in the Hall.

    CHICAGO : Rob Thomas (Matchbox Twenty)
    CHEAP TRICK : Kid Rock
    N.W.A. :
    STEVE MILLER: The Black Keys (American rock band)

    2017

    YES : Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson (Rush)
    To induct the Godfather of Progressive Music, you need another progressive rock artist. It is a no brainer, difficult to see musician from other genre to come to induct Yes even if he/she is Yes big an.
    And it’s glad to see Alex Lifeson has come to his sense during the speech lol πŸ˜€ , and not get burst into another bla bla bla moment. As he’s skilled to do, he did storytelling speech how

    JOAN BAEZ : Jackson Browne
    PEARL JAM : David Letterman (previously Neil Young)
    Neil Young could have been logical to induct his juniors in Pearl Jam, as how close their relationship along the years. But as Neil Young was reported sick, then a replacement had to be searched. David Letterman came to the house, and despite he was not a musician, he delivers a great tribute to the band who had 10 times filled up his shows on TV.

    JOURNEY : Pat Monahan (Train)
    Until late of March 2017, it had not been revealed who will induct Journey (and also E.L.O. and Tupac Shakur). So it was a hard time to guess who will do that, because of how enormously popular Journey is (we would not be surprised if Mariah Carey, Adele, or Ed Sheeran is chosen to induct Journey). Then the news came, what a great time I had to realize that it is my favorite singer of my favorite band who will induct Journey and the almighty Steve Perry. The speech itself was less fanfare than Rob Thomas when inducting Chicago

    ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA: Dani Harrison
    This reflects the close collaboration between ELO man Jeff Lynne and Dani Harrison’s father, George Harrison of the Beatles during the 80’s and 90’s. Dani told a good story about his father’s work with Jeff and the great music of E.L.O.

    TUPAC SHAKUR: Snoop Dogg
    Snoop Dogg had an honor to take on his late friend and collaborator, rapper Tupac Shakur (who is the first solo rapper to be inducted into Rock’n Roll Hall of Fame)

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