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A complete list of bands and artists inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, ranked in order of preference by music fans. For a list of artists who deserve to be inducted but haven't been yet, check out this guide to Artists Who Belong in the Rock Hall of Fame. And be sure to vote down all the artists you don't think belong in the Hall of Fame!

The Rock Hall of Fame - located in Cleveland, Ohio - was established in 1986 and is dedicated to preserving the rich heritage and memorabilia associated with rock music. Each year, a list of bands and artists is nominated to join the pantheon of all-time greatest musical acts in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Out of these nominees, only a handful are then chosen as actual Hall of Fame inductees. To be eligible, a musician or band must have released their debut album at least 25 years previously. (This eliminates flash-in-the-pan or "fad" artists from getting through, leaving the honor of joining the Hall of Fame open only to those artists who have made a lasting impact on rock music.)

2012's inductees are Guns N' Roses, Beastie Boys, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Laura Nyro, Donovan and The Small Faces. Nominated acts that were not selected this year include Eric B. & Rakim, Heart, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, The Spinners, Donna Summer and War. The Rock Hall of Fame decision-making process has been criticized frequently, for collecting all the power in the hands of a few individuals, and for ignoring genres that are not considered "purely" rock (such as hip-hop.) As well, some critics cite the numerous classic, iconic artists who are eligible but have not been inducted. These include Hall & Oates, Yes, Chicago, The Doobie Brothers, Rush, KISS and Sonic Youth.

List Criteria: Only bands or singers who are in the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame

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      the people's #1 &most listed
      The Beatles

      Pop music, Rock music, Pop rock More
      100
      Inducted in 1988. Inducted Members: George Harrison, John Lennon, Paul McCartney and Ringo ... more
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      Blues-rock, Rock music, Protopunk More
      91
      Inducted in 1989. Inducted Members: Mick Jagger, Brian Jones, Keith Richards, Ian Stewart, ... more
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      Christian music, Pop music, Rock music More
      91
      Inducted in 1986.
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      Blues-rock, Psychedelic soul, Rock music More
      88
      Inducted in 1992. Inducted Members: Jimi Hendrix, Mitch Mitchell and Noel Redding.
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      often listed &ranked high on reranks
      The Doors

      Blues-rock, Rock music, Protopunk More
      85
      Inducted in 1993. Inducted Members: John Densmore, Robby Krieger, Ray Manzarek and Jim ...
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      Blues-rock, Classic rock, Rock music More
      84
      Inducted in 1995. Inducted Members: John Bonham, John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page and Robert Plant ... more
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      Pop music, Rock music, Heavy metal More
      83
      Inducted in 2001. Inducted Members: John Deacon, Brian May, Freddie Mercury and Roger Taylor. more
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      Rock music, Space rock, Experimental rock More
      82
      Inducted in 1996. Inducted Members: Syd Barrett, David Gilmour, Nick Mason, Roger Waters and ... more
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      Rock music, Rhythm and blues, Rock and roll More
      82
      Inducted in 1986.
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      Blues-rock, Rock music, Folk music More
      80
      Inducted in 1988.
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      Pop music, Rock music, Psychedelic pop More
      80
      Inducted in 1988. Inducted Members: Al Jardine, Mike Love, Brian Wilson, Carl Wilson and ... more
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      Soul blues, Pop music, Rock music More
      80
      Inducted in 1986.
    13. 13
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      Popular music, Pop music, Rock music More
      79
      Inducted in 1990. Inducted Members: Roger Daltrey, John Entwistle, Keith Moon and Pete ...
    14. 14
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      Lubbock sound, Rock music, Rockabilly More
      79
      Inducted in 1986.
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      Blues-rock, Pop music, Rock music More
      78
      Inducted in 1994.
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      Blues-rock, Rock music, Reggae More
      75
      Inducted in 2000.
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      Outlaw country, Christian music, Americana More
      74
      Inducted in 1992.
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      Country pop, Rock music, Folk rock More
      73
      Inducted in 1998. Inducted Members: Don Felder, Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Bernie Leadon, Randy ... more
    19. 19
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      Blues-rock, Blue-eyed soul, Swamp pop More
      72
      Inducted in 1993. Inducted Members: Doug Clifford, Stu Cook, John Fogerty and Tom Fogerty.
    20. 20
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      Rock music, Experimental rock, Grunge More
      71
      Inducted in 1995.
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      Music hall, Pop music, Rock music More
      71
      Inducted in 1990. Inducted Members: Mick Avory, Dave Davies, Ray Davies and Peter Quaife.
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      Country pop, Pop music, Rock music More
      70
      Inducted in 1987.
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      Americana, Blues-rock, Heartland rock More
      70
      Inducted in 1999.
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      Pop music, Rock music, Piano rock More
      69
      Inducted in 1994.
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      Doom metal, Blues-rock, Power metal More
      69
      Inducted in 2006. Inducted Members: Geezer Butler, Tony Iommi, Ozzy Osbourne and Bill Ward.
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      Blues-rock, Chicano rock, Rock music More
      68
      Inducted in 1998. Inducted Members: Carlos Santana, Jose Chepito Areas, David Brown, Mike ... more
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      often listed &ranked high on reranks
      Aretha Franklin

      Pop music, Rock music, Rhythm and blues More
      68
      Inducted in 1987.
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      Motown Sound, Psychedelic soul, Pop music More
      68
      Inducted in 1989.
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      Pop music, Rock music, Experimental rock More
      67
      Inducted in 1999.
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      Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music More
      66
      Inducted in 2003. Inducted Members: Phil Rudd, Brian Johnson, Bon Scott, Cliff Williams, Angus ... more
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      Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music More
      66
      Inducted in 2001. Inducted Members: Tom Hamilton, Joey Kramer, Joe Perry, Steven Tyler and ... more
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      Pop music, Rock music, Experimental rock More
      66
      Inducted in 2004.
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      Doo-wop, Rock music, Rhythm and blues More
      66
      Inducted in 1989. Inducted Members: Dennis Edwards, Melvin Franklin, Eddie Kendricks, David ... more
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      Blues-rock, Pop music, Rock music More
      65
      Inducted in 1998. Inducted Members: Lindsey Buckingham, Mick Fleetwood, Peter Green, Danny ... more
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      Outlaw country, Blues-rock, Boogie rock More
      65
      Inducted in 2006. Inducted Members: Bob Burns, Allen Collins, Steve Gaines, Ed King, Gary ... more
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      Rock music, Psychedelic pop, Electronic music More
      64
      Inducted in 1996.
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      Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Rock music More
      64
      Inducted in 1999.
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      Glam metal, Experimental rock, Shock rock More
      63
      Inducted in 2011. Inducted Members: Alice Cooper, Glen Buxton, Michael Bruce, Dennis Dunaway ... more
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      ranked high on reranks
      Michael Jackson

      Motown Sound, Rock music, Electronic music More
      63
      Inducted in 2001.
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      Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal More
      63
      Inducted in 2007. Inducted Members: Michael Anthony, Sammy Hagar, David Lee Roth, Alex Van ... more
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      often listed &ranked high on reranks
      Heart

      Pop music, Rock music, Folk rock More
      61
      Inducted in 2013
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      Cream

      Blues-rock, Classic rock, Rock music More
      60
      Inducted in 1993. Inducted Members: Ginger Baker, Jack Bruce and Eric Clapton.
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      Blues-rock, New Wave, Classic rock More
      59
      Inducted in 2002. Inducted Members: Tom Petty, Ron Blair, Mike Campbell, Howie Epstein, Stan ... more
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      Blues-rock, Soul blues, Rock music More
      59
      Inducted in 1987.
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      Hip hop music, Pop punk, New Wave More
      59
      Inducted in 2003. Inducted Members: Terry Chimes, Topper Headon, Mick Jones, Paul Simonon and ... more
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      Blues-rock, Rock music, Folk music More
      58
      Inducted in 1995.
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      Reggae More
      57
      Inducted in 1994.
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      Hip hop music, Synthpop, New Wave More
      57
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      2004 inductee  
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      Pop punk, Rock music, Classic Punk More
      56
      Inducted in 2002. Inducted Members: Dee Dee Ramone, Joey Ramone, Johnny Ramone, Marky Ramone ... more
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      Rock music, Jazz fusion, Rhythm and blues More
      55
      Inducted in 2001. Inducted Members: Walter Becker and Donald F*gen.
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