The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 2020 Inductions is a two-hour special HBO show on Saturday, November 7 at 8:00 p.m., where Depeche Mode, The Doobie Brothers, Whitney Houston, Nine Inch Nails, The Notorious B.I.G. and T. Rex will immerse themselves in an illustrious hall of legends, featuring everyone from Abba to ZZ Top.
More recently, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame has been criticized for the lack of diversity of its members. Per Billboard, less than eight percent of all inductees are women, with artists such as Madonna, Joni Mitchell, Aretha Franklin and Debbie Harry of Blondie being among the relatively few women elected to the Hall of Fame – a particular insult when men like Paul McCartney, Paul Simon and Rod Stewart have been inducted twice.
The initiates have also become whiter over time. From a mostly blacklist in the first year of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, a third of the initiates have now been inducted into the BIPoC, although the initiates have slowly but surely begun to reflect rap music.
Although the debates about the inductees missing from the list and the diversity of those who have made it can rage endlessly, here are all those who have made it into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame so far:
All candidates for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
1986: Chuck Berry, James Brown, Ray Charles, Sam Cooke, Fats Domino, The Everly Brothers, Buddy Holly, Jerry Lee Lewis, Little Richard and Elvis Presley.
1987: The Coasters, Eddie Cochran, Bo Diddley, Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye, Bill Haley, B.B. King, Clyde McPhatter, Ricky Nelson, Roy Orbison, Carl Perkins, Smokey Robinson, Big Joe Turner, Muddy Waters and Jackie Wilson.
1988: The Beach Boys, The Beatles, The Drifters, Bob Dylan and The Supremes.
1989: Dion, Otis Redding, the Rolling Stones, The Temptations and Stevie Wonder.
1990: Hank Ballard, Bobby Darin, The Four Seasons, The Four Tops, The Kinks, The Platters, Simon & Garfunkel and The Who.
1991: LaVern Baker, The Byrds, John Lee Hooker, The Impressions, Wilson Pickett, Jimmy Reed and Ike & Tina Turner.
1992: Bobby “Blue” Bland, Booker T. & the M.G.’s, Johnny Cash, The Isley Brothers, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Sam & Dave and The Yardbirds.
1993: Ruth Brown, Cream, Creedence Clearwater Revival, The Doors, Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers, Etta James, Van Morrison and Sly and the Family Stone.
1994: The Animals, The Band, Duane Eddy, The Grateful Dead, Elton John, John Lennon, Bob Marley and Rod Stewart
1995: The Allman Brothers Band, Al Green, Janis Joplin, Led Zeppelin, Martha and the Vandellas, Neil Young and Frank Zappa.
1996: David Bowie, Gladys Knight & the Pips, Jefferson Airplane, Little Willie John, Pink Floyd, The Shirelles and The Velvet Underground.
1997: Bee Gees, Buffalo Springfield, Crosby, Stills & Nash, The Jackson 5, Joni Mitchell, Parliament-Funkadelic and The (Young) Rascals.
1998: Eagles, Fleetwood Mac, The Mamas & the Papas, Lloyd Price, Santana and Gene Vincent.
1999: Billy Joel, Curtis Mayfield, Paul McCartney, Del Shannon, Dusty Springfield, Bruce Springsteen and The Staple Singers.
2000: Eric Clapton, Earth, Wind & Fire, The Lovin’ Spoonful, The Moonglows, Bonnie Raitt and James Taylor.
2001: Aerosmith, Solomon Burke, The Flamingos, Michael Jackson, Queen, Paul Simon, Steely Dan and Ritchie Valens.
2002: Isaac Hayes, Brenda Lee, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Gene Pitney, Ramones and Talking Heads.
2003: AC/DC, The Clash, Elvis Costello & the Attractions, The Police, The Righteous Brothers.
2004: Jackson Browne, The Dells, George Harrison, Prince, Bob Seger, Traffic and ZZ Top.
2005: Buddy Guy, The O’Jays, The Hypocrites, Percy Sledge and U2.
2006: Black Sabbath, Blondie, Miles Davis, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Sex Pistols.
2007: Grandmaster Flash and The Furious Five, R.E.M., The Ronettes, Patti Smith and Van Halen.
2008: The Dave Clark Five, Leonard Cohen, Madonna, John Mellencamp and The Ventures.
2009: Jeff Beck, Little Anthony and the Imperials, Metallica, Run-DMC and Bobby Womack.
2010: ABBA, Genesis, Jimmy Cliff, The Hollies and The Stooges.
2011: Alice Cooper, Neil Diamond, Dr. John, Darlene Love and Tom Waits.
2012: Beastie Boys, The Blue Caps, The Comets, The Crickets, Donovan, The Famous Flames, Guns N’ Roses, The Midnighters, The Miracles, Laura Nyro, Red Hot Chili Peppers and The Small Faces / Faces.
2013: Heart, Albert King, Randy Newman, Public Enemy, Haste, Donna Summer.
2014: Peter Gabriel, Hall & Oates, Kiss, Nirvana, Linda Ronstadt and Cat Stevens.
2015: The Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, Lou Reed, Green Day, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble and Bill Withers.
2016: Cheap Trick, Chicago, Deep Purple, N.W.A. and Steve Miller.
2017: ELO, Joan Baez, Journey, Pearl Jam, Tupac Shakur, Yes.
2018: Bon Jovi, The Cars, Dire Straits, The Moody Blues, Nina Simone.
2019: The Cure, Def Leppard, Janet Jackson, Stev