Rock Hall Class of 1988
New York | Waldorf Astoria Hotel | January 20, 1988 | Private Event | not televised
These artists were voted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987, but the induction ceremony took place in 1988. Click here for a list of artists who were first eligible in 1987 and haven't gotten in yet.
|The Beach Boys||Elton John||Performer|
|The Beatles||Mick Jagger||Performer|
|Bob Dylan||Bruce Springsteen||Performer|
|The Drifters||Billy Joel||Performer|
|The Supremes||Little Richard||Performer|
|Berry Gordy, Jr.||Ahmet Ertegun||Non-Performer|
|Lead Belly||Pete Seeger||Early Influence|
|Les Paul||Jeff Beck||Early Influence|
|Woody Guthrie||Neil Young||Early Influence|
Nominees who didn't make the cut in 1988
These artists were officially nominated in the Performer category for induction in 1987, but didn't receive enough votes from the "international voting body of rock experts" to get in that year. Nearly 70% of rejected artists eventually get inducted in a later year.
Nominating Committee who determined the 1988 performer ballot
|Seymour Stein, chairman|
Suzan Evans, ex officio
Norm N. Nite
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