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Rank the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame Inductees  

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

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, Sonic Youth, and other members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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The Beatles is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Rank the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame Inductees
Pop music, Rock music, Pop rock
Inducted in 1988. Inducted Members: George Harrison, John Lennon, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr.
2
Led Zeppelin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Rank the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame Inductees
Blues-rock, Classic rock, Rock music
Inducted in 1995. Inducted Members: John Bonham, John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page and Robert Plant
3
Creedence Clearwater Revival is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Rank the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame Inductees
Blues-rock, Blue-eyed soul, Swamp pop
Inducted in 1993. Inducted Members: Doug Clifford, Stu Cook, John Fogerty and Tom Fogerty.
4
Chuck Berry is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Rank the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame Inductees
Rock music, Rhythm and blues, Rock and roll
Inducted in 1986.
5
Bob Dylan is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Rank the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame Inductees
Blues-rock, Rock music, Folk music
Inducted in 1988.
6
Eagles is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Rank the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame Inductees
Country pop, Rock music, Folk rock
Inducted in 1998. Inducted Members: Don Felder, Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Bernie Leadon, Randy Meisner, Timothy B. Schmit and Joe Walsh.
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Ricky Nelson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Rank the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame Inductees
jerpol added Pop music, Rock music, Rockabilly
Inducted in 1987.
8
Queen is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Rank the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame Inductees
Pop music, Rock music, Heavy metal
Inducted in 2001. Inducted Members: John Deacon, Brian May, Freddie Mercury and Roger Taylor.
9
The Rolling Stones is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Rank the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame Inductees
Blues-rock, Rock music, Protopunk
Inducted in 1989. Inducted Members: Mick Jagger, Brian Jones, Keith Richards, Ian Stewart, Mick Taylor, Charlie Watts, Ronnie Wood and Bill Wyman.
10
Elton John is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Rank the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame Inductees
Pop music, Rock music, Piano rock
Inducted in 1994.
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Pink Floyd is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Rank the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame Inductees
Rock music, Space rock, Experimental rock
Inducted in 1996. Inducted Members: Syd Barrett, David Gilmour, Nick Mason, Roger Waters and Rick Wright.
12
The Beach Boys is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Rank the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame Inductees
Pop music, Rock music, Psychedelic pop
Inducted in 1988. Inducted Members: Al Jardine, Mike Love, Brian Wilson, Carl Wilson and Dennis Wilson.
13
Neil Young is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Rank the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame Inductees
Rock music, Experimental rock, Grunge
Inducted in 1995.
14
Billy Joel is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Rank the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame Inductees
Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Rock music
Inducted in 1999.
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Prince is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Rank the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame Inductees
skypir876 added Hip hop music, Synthpop, New Wave
2004 inductee
 
 
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Elvis Presley is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Rank the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame Inductees
Christian music, Pop music, Rock music
Inducted in 1986.
17
John Lennon is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Rank the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame Inductees
Blues-rock, Pop music, Rock music
Inducted in 1994.
18
Paul McCartney is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Rank the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame Inductees
Pop music, Rock music, Experimental rock
Inducted in 1999.
19
David Bowie is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Rank the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame Inductees
Rock music, Psychedelic pop, Electronic music
Inducted in 1996.
20
The Who is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Rank the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame Inductees
Popular music, Pop music, Rock music
Inducted in 1990. Inducted Members: Roger Daltrey, John Entwistle, Keith Moon and Pete Townshend.
21
The Jimi Hendrix Experience is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Rank the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame Inductees
Blues-rock, Psychedelic soul, Rock music
Inducted in 1992. Inducted Members: Jimi Hendrix, Mitch Mitchell and Noel Redding.
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The Doors is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Rank the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame Inductees
Blues-rock, Rock music, Protopunk
Inducted in 1993. Inducted Members: John Densmore, Robby Krieger, Ray Manzarek and Jim Morrison.
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Aerosmith is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Rank the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame Inductees
Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music
Inducted in 2001. Inducted Members: Tom Hamilton, Joey Kramer, Joe Perry, Steven Tyler and Brad Whitford.
24
Fleetwood Mac is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Rank the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame Inductees
Blues-rock, Pop music, Rock music
Inducted in 1998. Inducted Members: Lindsey Buckingham, Mick Fleetwood, Peter Green, Danny Kirwan, John McVie, Christine McVie, Stevie Nicks and Jeremy Spencer.
25
Eric Clapton is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Rank the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame Inductees
Blues-rock, Rock music, Reggae
Inducted in 2000.