Rock Hall Class of 2008


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These artists were voted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2007, but the induction ceremony took place in 2008. Click here for a list of artists who were first eligible in 2007 and haven't gotten in yet.

ArtistInducted ByCategory
The Dave Clark FiveTom HanksPerformer
John MellencampBilly JoelPerformer
Leonard CohenLou ReedPerformer
MadonnaJustin TimberlakePerformer
The VenturesJohn FogertyPerformer
Kenny Gamble and Leon HuffJerry ButlerNon-Performer
Little WalterBen HarperSideman

Nominees who didn't make the cut in 2008

These artists were officially nominated for induction in 2007, 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
Afrika BambaataaNot yet
Beastie Boys2012
ChicNot yet
Donna Summer2013

Nominating Committee who determined the 2008 performer ballot

Jon Landau, chairman
Bill Adler
James Bernard
Nathan Brackett
Anthony DeCurtis
Reginald C. Dennis
Bill Flanagan
David Fricke
Elysa Gardner
Gregg Geller
Edna Gundersen
Jim Henke
Bob Hilburn
Lenny Kaye
Brian Keizer
Arthur Levy
Joe Levy
Alan Light
Rob Light
Dave Marsh
Joe McEwen
Bob Merlis
Claudia Perry
Robbie Robertson
Paul Shaffer
Seymour Stein
Terry Stewart
John Sykes
Touré
Steven Van Zandt
Craig Werner

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