Rock Hall Class of 1997
Cleveland | Renaissance Cleveland Hotel | May 6, 1997 | Public Event | VH1
These artists were voted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996, but the induction ceremony took place in 1997. Click here for a list of artists who were first eligible in 1996 and haven't gotten in yet.
|The Bee Gees||Brian Wilson||Performer|
|Buffalo Springfield||Tom Petty||Performer|
|Crosby, Stills and Nash||James Taylor||Performer|
|The Jackson Five||Diana Ross||Performer|
|Joni Mitchell||Shawn Colvin||Performer|
|The (Young) Rascals||Steve Van Zandt||Performer|
|Syd Nathan||Seymour Stein||Non-Performer|
|Bill Monroe||Ricky Skaggs and Emmylou Harris||Early Influence|
|Mahalia Jackson||Mavis Staples||Early Influence|
Nominees who didn't make the cut in 1997
These artists were officially nominated for induction in 1996, 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.
|Artist||Eventually Inducted In|
|The Dominoes||Not yet|
|The Mamas and the Papas||1998|
|The Meters||Not yet|
Nominating Committee who determined the 1997 performer ballot
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