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- Patricia Mae Giraldo (née Andrzejewski; born January 10, 1953), who goes by the stage name Pat... more on Wikipedia4,5471,976
- Boston is an American rock band from Boston, Massachusetts, which had its most notable... more on Wikipedia4,8032,536
- Styx is an American rock band from Chicago that formed in 1972 and became famous for its... more on Wikipedia4,2572,216
- Foreigner is an English–American rock band, originally formed in New York City in 1976 by... more on Wikipedia4,4512,416
- Bad Company are an English hard rock supergroup formed in Westminster, London, in 1973 by... more on Wikipedia3,5702,170
- Iron Maiden are an English heavy metal band formed in Leyton, East London, in 1975 by bassist... more on Wikipedia5,2942,812
voting closed at #7The Cars were an American rock band that emerged from the new wave scene in the late 1970s.... more on Wikipedia
Inducted in 2018.
- REO Speedwagon (originally styled as R.E.O. Speedwagon) is an American rock band from... more on Wikipedia2,7381,682
- Brian Douglas Wilson (born June 20, 1942) is an American musician, singer, songwriter, and... more on Wikipedia812424
- Jethro Tull are a British rock band formed in Blackpool, Lancashire, in 1967. Initially... more on Wikipedia4,0842,598
- William Michael Albert Broad (born 30 November 1955), known professionally as Billy Idol, is... more on Wikipedia2,5101,666
- John Robert Cocker (20 May 1944 – 22 December 2014), better known as Joe Cocker, was an... more on Wikipedia2,6401,821
- The Guess Who are a Canadian rock band from Winnipeg, Manitoba. Initially gaining recognition... more on Wikipedia2,4821,696
- Grand Funk Railroad, sometimes shortened as Grand Funk, is an American hard rock band popular... more on Wikipedia2,4211,567
- The Monkees are an American rock and pop band originally active between 1966 and 1971, with... more on Wikipedia2,6892,024
- Joseph Fidler Walsh (born November 20, 1947) is an American rock singer, guitarist, and... more on Wikipedia1,219469
- Bachman–Turner Overdrive, often abbreviated as BTO, is a Canadian rock group from Winnipeg,... more on Wikipedia2,0761,271
voting closed at #18Dire Straits were a British rock band formed in London in 1977 by Mark Knopfler (lead vocals... more on Wikipedia
Inducted in 2018.
- Blue Öyster Cult (often abbreviated BÖC or BOC) is an American rock band formed on Long... more on Wikipedia3,1072,338
voting closed at #20Def Leppard are an English rock band formed in 1977 in Sheffield as part of the new wave of... more on Wikipedia
Inducted in 2019
- Three Dog Night is an American rock band. They formed in 1967 with founding members consisting... more on Wikipedia2,3611,791
- Judas Priest are an English heavy metal band formed in West Bromwich in 1969. They have sold... more on Wikipedia4,0722,335
- Peter Kenneth Frampton (born 22 April 1950) is an English rock musician, singer, songwriter,... more on Wikipedia1,6321,189
- Scorpions are a German rock band formed in 1965 in Hanover by Rudolf Schenker. Since the... more on Wikipedia3,1942,457
- Motörhead () were an English rock band formed in June 1975 by bassist, singer, and songwriter... more on Wikipedia3,0342,359