Previously Considered Artists

The artists listed below have been nominated (but not inducted) or have consistently received several votes in the Nominating Committee or have been discussed but have never been nominated (through the 2009 Inductions).

ArtistFirst EligibleNominations
The "5" Royales19812
Afrika Bambaataa20051
The Average White Band19980
The B-52's20040
Bad Brains20070
Bad Company19990
Barry White19980
Ben E. King19863
The Big Bopper19830
Big Brother & the Holding Company19920
Billy Preston19880
Billy Ward & The Dominoes19790
Black Flag20030
Blind Faith19940
Blood Sweat & Tears19930
The Blues Project19910
Bon Jovi20081
Boz Scaggs19900
Canned Heat19920
Captain Beefheart19910
Carole King19841
The Cars20030
Chaka Khan20030
The Chantels19832
Cheap Trick20020
Chic20028
Chicago19940
Chubby Checker19850
Chuck Brown19970
Chuck Willis19766
Cliff Richard & the Shadows19850
The Commodores19990
Conway Twitty19841
Country Joe & the Fish19920
The Crystals19880
The Cure20031
Deep Purple19932
Def Leppard20040
Depeche Mode20060
Devo20020
Dick Dale19870
The Doobie Brothers19960
Doug Sahm19980
Dr. Hook19960
The E Street Band19980
Electric Light Orchestra19960
Emerson, Lake & Palmer19950
Eric B. & Rakim20111
Esther Phillips19752
Eurythmics20060
Fela19960
Fishbone20100
The Five Keys19760
The Five Satins19810
The Flying Burrito Brothers19940
The Gap Band19990
Grace Jones20000
Gram Parsons19923
The Harptones19780
Herman's Hermits19900
Hot Tuna19950
Huey “Piano” Smith and the Clowns19840
Iron Butterfly19930
Iron Maiden20040
Ivory Joe Hunter19700
The J. Geils Band19953
Jack Scott19800
The Jam20020
Jethro Tull19930
Joan Jett and the Blackhearts20052
Joe Cocker19940
Joe Tex19904
Johnny Ace19802
Johnny Burnette and the Rock N Roll Trio19810
Johnny Hallyday19850
Johnny Winter19940
Judy Collins19860
Junior Parker19830
Junior Walker & the All-Stars19900
Junior Wells19900
Kraftwerk19952
The Last Poets19950
Lee Andrews & the Hearts19790
Lee Dorsey19860
Lesley Gore19880
Link Wray19831
LL Cool J20093
Los Lobos20030
Lou Reed19972
Love19910
Lucinda Williams20040
Manfred Mann19880
The Marshall Tucker Band19980
The Marvelettes19861
Mary Wells19862
MC519911
The Meters19943
Mick Jagger19950
Mitch Ryder19910
The Monkees19910
The Moody Blues19890
N.W.A20122
Neil Sedaka19840
The Neville Brothers20030
New York Dolls19981
Nick Drake19940
Pat Boone19800
Patsy Cline19820
Paul Anka19830
The Paul Butterfield Blues Band19883
Peter Tosh20010
Poco19940
Procol Harum19921
The Replacements20061
Ringo Starr19950
Roxy Music19970
Rufus Thomas19880
Rufus with Chaka Khan19991
Ry Cooder19950
Sade20090
The Shangri-Las19900
Simple Minds20040
The Sir Douglas Quintet19931
Slim Harpo19860
The Smiths20080
Sonic Youth20070
Sonny & Cher19900
The Spencer Davis Group19900
The Spinners19861
Steve Miller Band19930
Steve Winwood19961
Stevie Ray Vaughan20080
Sting20070
Sugarhill Gang20040
T. Rex19930
Teddy Pendergrass20020
Ten Years After19920
Three Dog Night19940
Tim Hardin19910
Tina Turner19980
Todd Rundgren19950
Tommy James & the Shondells19910
Treacherous Three20050
The Turtles19900
War19962
Whitney Houston20090
Yes19941
The Zombies19891