Rock Hall Class of 1999

New York | Waldorf Astoria Hotel | March 15, 1999 | Private Event | VH1

These artists were voted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998, but the induction ceremony took place in 1999. Click here for a list of artists who were first eligible in 1998 and haven't gotten in yet.

ArtistInducted ByCategory
Billy JoelRay CharlesPerformer
Bruce SpringsteenBonoPerformer
Curtis MayfieldPuff DaddyPerformer
Del ShannonArt AlexakisPerformer
Dusty SpringfieldElton JohnPerformer
Paul McCartneyNeil YoungPerformer
The Staple SingersLauryn HillPerformer
George MartinJimmy IovineNon-Performer
Bob Wills and His Texas PlayboysChris IsaakEarly Influence
Charles BrownBonnie RaittEarly Influence

Nominees who didn't make the cut in 1999

These artists were officially nominated in the Performer category for induction in 1998, 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
Black Sabbath2006
Darlene Love2011
Gene Pitney2002
Ritchie Valens2001
Solomon Burke2001
Steely Dan2001

Nominating Committee who determined the 1999 performer ballot

Jon Landau, co-chairman
Seymour Stein, co-chairman
Bill Adler
Roger Ames
Steven Baker
Frank Barsalona
James Bernard
Jim Bessman
David Bither
Harold Bronson
Al Cafaro
Clive Davis
Anthony DeCurtis
Don DeVito
Rob Dickins
Ahmet Ertegun
Suzan Evans, ex officio
Danny Fields
Jim Fishel
Bill Flanagan
Larry Flick
Chet Flippo
Gregg Geller
Nelson George
Charlie Gillett
Jeff Gold
Danny Goldberg
Ruben Guevara
Peter Guralnick
Jim Henke
Bob Hilburn
David Hinckley
Robert Hull
Don Ienner
Jimmy Iovine
Jeff Jones
Lenny Kaye
Howie Klein
Bob Krasnow
Bill Levenson
Arthur Levy
Dave Marsh
Joe McEwen
Andy McKaie
Bob Merlis
David Mills
Doug Morris
Steve Morse
Andy Paley
Claudia Perry
Sylvia Rhone
Lisa Robinson
Jon Savage
Bud Scoppa
Joel Selvin
Paul Shaffer
Tom Silverman
Joe Smith
Phil Spector
John Sykes
LeBaron Taylor
Al Teller
Roy Trakin
Harry Weinger
Jann Wenner
Craig Werner
Jerry Wexler
Adam White
Andy Wickham


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