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.
Chuck Berry (who wrote and recorded “Rock and Roll Music”
Jerry Lee Lewis
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
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.