Rock Rank the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame Inductees  

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

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2,497 2,151
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
2,314 1,982
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
1,527 1,357
Chuck Berry is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Rank the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame Inductees
Rock music, Rhythm and blues, Rock and roll
Inducted in 1986.

4
1,435 1,259
Bob Dylan is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Rank the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame Inductees
Blues-rock, Rock music, Folk music
Inducted in 1988.

5
2,138 1,924
Queen is listed (or ranked) 5 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.

6
1,856 1,711
The Rolling Stones is listed (or ranked) 6 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.

7
1,426 1,336
Eagles is listed (or ranked) 7 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.

8
1,146 1,059
Elton John is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Rank the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame Inductees
Pop music, Rock music, Piano rock
Inducted in 1994.

9
1,270 1,110
Creedence Clearwater Revival is listed (or ranked) 9 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.

10
1,309 1,235
The Beach Boys is listed (or ranked) 10 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.

11
1,786 1,698
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
999 819
Prince is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Rank the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame Inductees
skypir876 added Hip hop music, Synthpop, New Wave
2004 inductee
 
 

13
937 805
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
1,860 1,957
Elvis Presley is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Rank the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame Inductees
Christian music, Pop music, Rock music
Inducted in 1986.

15
999 915
Billy Joel is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Rank the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame Inductees
Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Rock music
Inducted in 1999.

16
530 404
Ricky Nelson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Rank the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame Inductees
jerpol added Pop music, Rock music, Rockabilly
Inducted in 1987.

17
1,505 1,617
The Who is listed (or ranked) 17 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.

18
1,388 1,537
The Doors is listed (or ranked) 18 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.

19
1,118 1,259
Fleetwood Mac is listed (or ranked) 19 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.

20
1,332 1,395
The Jimi Hendrix Experience is listed (or ranked) 20 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.

21
1,123 1,194
Eric Clapton is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Rank the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame Inductees
Blues-rock, Rock music, Reggae
Inducted in 2000.

22
1,122 1,243
Ray Charles is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Rank the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame Inductees
Soul blues, Pop music, Rock music
Inducted in 1986.

23
1,560 1,626
David Bowie is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Rank the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame Inductees
Rock music, Psychedelic pop, Electronic music
Inducted in 1996.

24
1,145 1,299
Buddy Holly is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Rank the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame Inductees
Lubbock sound, Rock music, Rockabilly
Inducted in 1986.

25
1,232 1,180
Simon and Garfunkel is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Rank the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame Inductees
Pop music, Worldbeat, Rock music