Rock Hall Class of 1990

New York | Waldorf Astoria Hotel | January 17, 1990 | Private Event | not televised

These artists were voted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1989, but the induction ceremony took place in 1990. Click here for a list of artists who were first eligible in 1989 and haven't gotten in yet.

ArtistInducted ByCategory
Bobby DarinPaul AnkaPerformer
The Four SeasonsBob CrewePerformer
The Four TopsStevie WonderPerformer
Hank BallardBoz ScaggsPerformer
The KinksGraham NashPerformer
The PlattersPhil SpectorPerformer
Simon and GarfunkelJames TaylorPerformer
The WhoU2Performer
Gerry Goffin and Carole KingBen E. KingNon-Performer
Holland, Dozier and HollandDiana RossNon-Performer
Charlie ChristianVernon ReidEarly Influence
Louis ArmstrongRickie Lee JonesEarly Influence
Ma RaineyBonnie RaittEarly Influence

Nominees who didn't make the cut in 1990

These artists were officially nominated in the Performer category for induction in 1989, 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.

ArtistEventually Inducted In
The Animals1994
Bob Marley1994
Brenda Lee2002
Chuck WillisNot yet
Del Shannon1999
Duane Eddy1994
Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers1993
Gene Pitney2002
Gene Vincent1998
Gladys Knight and the Pips1996
Ike and Tina Turner1991
The Impressions1991
Jimmy Reed1991
Johnny Cash1992
King Curtis2000
LaVern Baker1991
Little Willie John1996
Ruth Brown1993
The Shirelles1996
Solomon Burke2001
Wilson Pickett1991
The Yardbirds1992

Nominating Committee who determined the 1990 performer ballot

Seymour Stein, chairman
Bob Altshuler
Frank Barsalona
Mike Bone
Bob Buziak
Ahmet Ertegun
Suzan Evans, ex officio
Danny Fields
Gregg Geller
Bob Hilburn
Lenny Kaye
Bob Krasnow
Jon Landau
Michael Leon
Arthur Levy
Kurt Loder
Joe McEwen
Norm N. Nite
Bob Porter
Lisa Robinson
Al Teller
Jerry Wexler


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