Rock Hall Class of 1998

New York | Waldorf Astoria Hotel | January 12, 1998 | Private Event | VH1

These artists were voted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997, but the induction ceremony took place in 1998. Click here for a list of artists who were first eligible in 1997 and haven't gotten in yet.

ArtistInducted ByCategory
The EaglesJimmy BuffettPerformer
Fleetwood MacSheryl CrowPerformer
Gene VincentJohn FogertyPerformer
Lloyd PriceTony RichPerformer
The Mamas and the PapasShania TwainPerformer
SantanaJohn PopperPerformer
Allen ToussaintRobbie RobertsonNon-Performer
Jelly Roll MortonAhmet ErtegunEarly Influence

Nominees who didn't make the cut in 1998

These artists were officially nominated in the Performer category for induction in 1997, 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
Billy Joel1999
Del Shannon1999
Dusty Springfield1999
Earth, Wind & Fire2000
Gene Pitney2002
Joe TexNot yet
The Moonglows2000
Solomon Burke2001
The Stooges2010

Nominating Committee who determined the 1998 performer ballot

Jon Landau, co-chairman
Seymour Stein, co-chairman
Frank Barsalona
Al Cafaro
Clive Davis
Anthony DeCurtis
Ahmet Ertegun
Suzan Evans, ex officio
Danny Fields
Gregg Geller
Jeff Gold
Jim Henke
Bob Hilburn
Don Ienner
Jimmy Iovine
Lenny Kaye
Bob Krasnow
Arthur Levy
Dave Marsh
Joe McEwen
Bob Merlis
Doug Morris
Sylvia Rhone
Lisa Robinson
Tom Silverman
Joe Smith
Phil Spector
John Sykes
Al Teller
Jerry Wexler
Noreen Woods


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