Friday Night Forgotten Oldie: Good old rock and roll

This week marked the anniversary of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland inducting its first class in 1986. Do you know (guess) who the honorees were? There were 10.

Before the answers a twin spin. In 1981 a Dutch pop act had a huge single of a medley of primarily Beatle songs. An album by the group had more medleys. We’ll hear one of the tracks, but first, my favorite member of the following group is on lead vocal…


Who were the first acts to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame?

There was a bunch.

They were:

Chuck Berry (who wrote and recorded “Rock and Roll Music”

Buddy Holly

Elvis Presley

Fats Domino

James Brown

Jerry Lee Lewis

Little Richard

Ray Charles

Sam Cooke

Everly Brothers.

Compare to the latest round of honorees at the 37th Annual Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on Saturday, November 5, 2022, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California:

Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo

Duran Duran



Dolly Parton

Lionel Richie

Carly Simon

To be eligible for nomination, an individual artist or band must have released its first commercial recording at least 25 years prior to the year of nomination.

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