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Encyclopedia > Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at sunset.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at sunset.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum is a museum located on the shores of Lake Erie in downtown Cleveland, Ohio, United States, dedicated to recording the history of some of the best-known and most influential artists, producers, and other people who have in some major way influenced the music industry, particularly in the area of rock and roll. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2500x1629, 743 KB) Summary Licensing File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2500x1629, 743 KB) Summary Licensing File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the... For other uses, see Museum (disambiguation). ... Lake Erie (pronounced ) is the tenth largest lake on Earth[2] and, of the five Great Lakes of North America, is the fourth largest by surface area, the southernmost, shallowest, and smallest by volume. ... Panorama of Cleveland in 1909 Downtown Cleveland in 2006 Downtown Cleveland is the central business district of the City of Cleveland and Northeast Ohio. ... Cleveland redirects here. ... Rock and roll (also spelled Rock n Roll, especially in its first decade), also called rock, is a form of popular music, usually featuring vocals (often with vocal harmony), electric guitars and a strong back beat; other instruments, such as the saxophone, are common in some styles. ...

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Hall of Fame

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, showing Lake Erie in the foreground.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, showing Lake Erie in the foreground.

A handful of artists are inducted into the Hall of Fame in an annual induction ceremony, historically held at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City. The first group of inductees, inducted on January 23, 1986, included Chuck Berry, James Brown, Ray Charles, Sam Cooke, Fats Domino, the Everly Brothers, Buddy Holly, Jerry Lee Lewis, Little Richard, and Elvis Presley. ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (1600x1200, 184 KB) Photographer: Jason Pratt from Pittsburgh, PA Title: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Taken on: 2004-02-15 17:40:48 Original source: Flickr. ... ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (1600x1200, 184 KB) Photographer: Jason Pratt from Pittsburgh, PA Title: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Taken on: 2004-02-15 17:40:48 Original source: Flickr. ... Lake Erie (pronounced ) is the tenth largest lake on Earth[2] and, of the five Great Lakes of North America, is the fourth largest by surface area, the southernmost, shallowest, and smallest by volume. ... The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony is held annually in March and sponsored by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. ... This article is about the hotel. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... is the 23rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ... Charles Edward Anderson Chuck Berry (born 18 October 1926, St. ... For other persons named James Brown, see James Brown (disambiguation). ... For Ray Charles, the composer and conductor of the Ray Charles Singers, see Ray Charles (composer). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Antoine Dominique Fats Domino (born February 26, 1928) is a classic R&B and rock and roll singer, songwriter and pianist. ... The Everly Brothers, (Don Everly, born Isaac Donald Everly February 1, 1937, Brownie, Muhlenberg County, Kentucky, Phil Everly, born Phillip Everly, January 19, 1939, Chicago, Illinois) are male siblings who were top-selling country-influenced rock and roll performers, best known for their steel-string guitar playing and close harmony... For the Weezer song, see Buddy Holly (song). ... Jerry Lee Lewis (born September 29, 1935), also known by the nickname The Killer, is an American rock and roll and country music singer, songwriter, and pianist. ... Richard Wayne Penniman (born December 5, 1932), better known by the stage name Little Richard, is an African-American singer, songwriter, and pianist, who began performing in the 1940s and was a key figure in the transition from rhythm & blues to rock and roll in the mid-1950s. ... Elvis redirects here. ...


Currently, groups or individuals are qualified for induction 25 years after the release of their first record. Nominees should have demonstrable influence and significance within the history of rock and roll. Four categories are recognized: Performers, Non-Performers, Early Influences, and since 2000, Sidemen.


Beginning in 2009, the annual induction ceremony will move to Cleveland on a rotating basis, perhaps as often as every three years. [1] 2009 (MMIX) will be a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Cleveland redirects here. ...


Performers

Performers include singers and instrumentalists.


A nominating committee composed of music historians selects names for the Performers category, which are then voted on by roughly 1000 experts, including academics, journalists, producers, and others with music industry experience. Performers receiving the highest number of votes greater than 50% of the votes received are selected for induction; each year, about five to seven nominees make the cut.


Non-performers

Guitar sculptures outside the Rock Hall in 2004
Guitar sculptures outside the Rock Hall in 2004

Non-performers include songwriters, producers, disc jockeys, music industry executives, journalists, and other professionals. In 2008, this category was renamed the "Ahmet Ertegün Award".[2] Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 532 pixelsFull resolution (3008 × 2000 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 532 pixelsFull resolution (3008 × 2000 pixel, file size: 1. ... A songwriter is someone who writes the lyrics to songs, the musical composition or melody to songs, or both. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the musicians, organizing and scheduling production budget and resources, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... For other meanings of DJ, see DJ (disambiguation). ... The music industry is the industry that creates, performs, promotes, and preserves music. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Music critic. ...


Some notable non-performers inducted into the Hall of Fame include Sun Records founder Sam Phillips, disc jockey and major promoter of rock and roll Alan Freed, Ronettes and Righteous Brothers producer Phil Spector, Beatles producer George Martin, Fender guitar founder Leo Fender, Rolling Stone magazine founder and editor Jann Wenner, and Ahmet Ertegün, founder of Atlantic Records and founder and chairman of the museum. Label of the fourth Sun Records Sun Records has been the name for four 20th century record labels. ... Sam Phillips, born Samuel Cornelius Phillips (January 5, 1923 – June 30, 2003), was a record producer who played an important role in the emergence of rock and roll as the major form of popular music in the 1950s. ... This article includes a list of works cited or a list of external links, but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... The Ronettes were an American girl group of the 1960s, best known for their work with producer Phil Spector. ... The Righteous Brothers were the musical duo of Bill Medley and Bobby Hatfield. ... Harvey Philip Spector (born December 26, 1939) is an American musician, songwriter and record producer. ... The White Album, see The Beatles (album). ... For other uses, see George Martin (disambiguation). ... Fender redirects here. ... Leonidas Fender (August 10, 1909 - March 21, 1991), also known as Leo Fender, was an American luthier who founded Fender Electric Instrument Manufacturing Company, now known as Fender Musical Instruments Corporation, and later founded G&L Musical Products (G&L Guitars). ... This article is about the magazine. ... Jann S. Wenner (born 7 January 1946 in New York City) is the owner of Wenner Media and the publisher of several magazines, most prominently the pop music biweekly Rolling Stone. ... Ahmet Ertegün (July 31, 1923 – December 14, 2006) was the Turkish-American co-founder and executive of Atlantic Records, described as one of the most significant figures in the modern recording industry [1] . He also co-founded the New York Cosmos soccer team of the North American Soccer League. ... Atlantic Records (Atlantic Recording Corporation) is an American record label, and operates as a wholly owned subsidiary of Warner Music Group. ...


A separate selection committee selects inductees directly in the Non-Performers and Early Influences category.


Early influences

Early Influences includes artists from earlier eras, primarily country, folk, and blues, whose music inspired and influenced rock and roll artists. The most recent of this category to be inducted were Nat King Cole and Billie Holiday in 2000. Other notable artists that have been inducted as Early Influences include country musician Hank Williams, blues musician Howlin' Wolf, and jazz musician Louis Armstrong. Country music is a blend of popular musical forms originally found in the Southern United States and the Appalachian Mountains. ... Folk song redirects here. ... Blues music redirects here. ... Nathaniel Adams Coles (March 17, 1919 – February 15, 1965), known professionally as Nat King Cole, was a popular American jazz singer-songwriter and pianist. ... Billie Holiday (born Eleanora Fagan; April 7, 1915 – July 17, 1959) was an American jazz singer and songwriter. ... For other persons named Hank Williams, see Hank Williams (disambiguation). ... Chester Arthur Burnett (June 10, 1910 – January 10, 1976), better known as Howlin Wolf or sometimes, The Howlin Wolf, was an influential blues singer, guitarist and harmonica player. ... Louis[1] Armstrong[2] (4 August 1901[3] – July 6, 1971), nicknamed Satchmo[4] and Pops, was an American jazz musician. ...


Sidemen

The Sidemen category includes veteran session and concert players who are selected by a large committee composed primarily of producers. It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Sideman. ... For other uses, see Concert (disambiguation). ...


Foundation and museum

Trabant cars from U2's Zoo TV Tour hanging in the lobby of The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame + Museum
Trabant cars from U2's Zoo TV Tour hanging in the lobby of The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame + Museum

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation was created in 1983. However, it had no home. The search committee considered several cities, including Memphis (home of Sun Studios and Stax Records), Cincinnati (home of King Records), New York, and Cleveland. Cleveland lobbied hard to be chosen, citing that one-time Cleveland disc jockey Alan Freed is widely credited with promoting the new genre (and the term) of "rock and roll", and that Cleveland was the location of the first rock and roll concert. Civic leaders in Cleveland pledged $65 million in public money to fund the construction. A petition drive was signed by 600,000 fans favoring Cleveland over Memphis, and a USA Today poll which Cleveland won by 100,000 votes. The hall of fame board voted to build the museum in Cleveland. Image File history File links Trabant cars from U2s Zoo TV Tour hanging in the lobby of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame + Museum, 2005, by Rick Dikeman From www. ... Image File history File links Trabant cars from U2s Zoo TV Tour hanging in the lobby of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame + Museum, 2005, by Rick Dikeman From www. ... This article is about the automobile. ... This article is about the Irish rock band. ... For the fan club-exclusive album released from this tour, see Zoo TV Live. ... For other uses, see Memphis (disambiguation). ... Sun Studio opened by rock pioneer Sam Phillips at 706 Union Avenue in Memphis, Tennessee, on January 3, 1950. ... Stax Records is an American record label, originally based out of Memphis, Tennessee. ... Cincinnati, Ohio viewed from the SW, across the Ohio River from Kentucky. ... U.S. King Records logo King Records was a United States based record label, headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, started in 1943 by Syd Nathan, specializing in country music, at the time still known as Hillbilly music. King advertised If its a King, Its a Hillbilly -- If its... This article is about the state. ... For other meanings of DJ, see DJ (disambiguation). ... This article includes a list of works cited or a list of external links, but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... The Moondog Coronation Ball was a concert held at the Cleveland Arena on March 21, 1952. ... USA Today is a national American daily newspaper published by the Gannett Company. ...


Although there is some debate among music fans over why Cleveland ended up being chosen, most industry professionals agreed that it is because the city offered the best financial package. As Plain Dealer music critic Michael Norman noted, "It wasn't Alan Freed. It was $65 million... Cleveland wanted it here and put up the money."[3] This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ...


During early discussions on where to build the Hall of Fame and museum, the Foundation's board considered the Cuyahoga River. Ultimately, the chosen location was in downtown Cleveland by Lake Erie, just east of Cleveland Browns Stadium and the Great Lakes Science Center. The Cuyahoga River (IPA pronunciation: , or kuy-a-HAW-ga, locally kie-uh-HOE-guh) is located in Northeast Ohio in the United States. ... Panorama of Cleveland in 1909 Downtown Cleveland in 2006 Downtown Cleveland is the central business district of the City of Cleveland and Northeast Ohio. ... Lake Erie (pronounced ) is the tenth largest lake on Earth[2] and, of the five Great Lakes of North America, is the fourth largest by surface area, the southernmost, shallowest, and smallest by volume. ... Entrance ramp of the stadium Cleveland Browns Stadium is a football stadium located in Cleveland, Ohio ( ). It is the home of the Cleveland Browns NFL franchise. ... The Great Lakes Science Center is a museum and educational facility in downtown Cleveland, Ohio. ...


At a point in the planning phase when a financing gap existed, a proposal was made for the Rock Hall to be located in the then vacant May Company Building, but it was finally decided that Chinese architect, I. M. Pei, who is credited with such other projects as the Louvre Pyramid in Paris, France and the Bank of China Tower, would be commissioned to design a new building. Pei came up with the idea of a tower with a glass pyramid protruding from it. The museum tower was initially planned to stand 200ft high, but it had to be cut down to 162ft due to its proximity to Burke Lakefront Airport. The building's base is approximately 150,000 square feet. The groundbreaking ceremony was June 7, 1993, with Pete Townshend and Chuck Berry doing the honors. The museum opened on September 2, 1995, with the ribbon being cut by an ensemble that included Yoko Ono and Little Richard, among others. Ieoh Ming Pei (Chinese: ; Pinyin: ; b. ... The large glass pyramid of le musée du Louvre The Louvre Pyramid is a large metal and glass pyramid which serves as the main entrance to the Musée du Louvre and has become a landmark for the city of Paris. ... This article is about the capital of France. ... BOC Tower at night The Bank of China Tower (short: BOC Tower; 中銀大廈) is a huge skyscraper in Central, Hong Kong. ... Burke Lakefront Airport -- see Cleveland Burke Lakefront Airport. ... is the 158th day of the year (159th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... Pete Townshend (born Peter Dennis Blandford Townshend on 19 May 1945 in Chiswick, London), is an award-winning English rock guitarist, singer, songwriter, composer, and writer. ... Charles Edward Anderson Chuck Berry (born 18 October 1926, St. ... is the 245th day of the year (246th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... For the song by Die Ärzte, see Yoko Ono (song). ... Richard Wayne Penniman (born December 5, 1932), better known by the stage name Little Richard, is an African-American singer, songwriter, and pianist, who began performing in the 1940s and was a key figure in the transition from rhythm & blues to rock and roll in the mid-1950s. ...


The museum documents the entire history of rock and roll, regardless of induction status. Hall of Fame inductees are honored in a special exhibit inside the museum's spire. Rock and roll (also spelled Rock n Roll, especially in its first decade), also called rock, is a form of popular music, usually featuring vocals (often with vocal harmony), electric guitars and a strong back beat; other instruments, such as the saxophone, are common in some styles. ... Walhalla temple, Germany A hall of fame (sometimes HOF) is a type of museum established for any a field of endeavour to honour individuals of noteworthy achievement in that field. ... A museum is distinguished a collection of often unique objects that forms the core of its activities for exhibitions, education, research, etc. ... A modern spire on the Lancaster University Chaplaincy Centre A spire is a tapering conical or pyramidal structure on the top of a building, particularly a church tower. ...

Temporary exhibit honoring Roy Orbison in 2007
Temporary exhibit honoring Roy Orbison in 2007

There are seven levels in the building. The first through fifth levels feature many permanent and temporary exhibits documenting the history of rock and roll. Temporary exhibits display items from artists that have only been borrowed for a short period of time, such as the Warped Tour display in 2007, showcasing memorabilia from the tour's 12 years in existence. The museum has also put up numerous musical films for viewing, such as 2007's temporary exhibit running George Harrison's Concert for Bangladesh. Some of the permanent exhibits include a history of audio technology, a section of mannequins donning outfits of famous performers past and present, and an area which looks at music scenes in various cities throughout different eras, including Memphis in the 50s, Detroit, Liverpool and San Francisco in the 60s, Los Angeles in the 70s, New York City and London in the 70s and 80s and Seattle in the 90s. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Roy Kelton Orbison (April 23, 1936 – December 6, 1988), nicknamed The Big O, was an influential Grammy Award-winning American singer-songwriter, guitarist and a pioneer of rock and roll whose recording career spanned more than four decades. ... Warped Tour is a touring music and extreme sports festival. ... For other persons named George Harrison, see George Harrison (disambiguation). ... The Concert For Bangladesh was the event title for two concerts held on the afternoon and evening of August 1, 1971, playing to a total of 40,000 people at Madison Square Garden in New York. ... Motto: Speramus Meliora; Resurget Cineribus (We Hope For Better Things; It Shall Rise From the Ashes - this motto was adopted after the disastrous 1805 fire that devastated the city) Nickname: The Motor City and Motown Location in Wayne County, Michigan Founded Incorporated July 24, 1701 1815  County Wayne County Mayor... For other uses, see Liverpool (disambiguation). ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... City nickname Emerald City City bird Great Blue Heron City flower Dahlia City mottos The City of Flowers The City of Goodwill City song Seattle, the Peerless City Mayor Greg Nickels County King County Area   - Total   - Land   - Water   - % water 369. ...


The third level is where the actual Hall of Fame is located and includes a wall with all of the inductees' signatures. The seventh and final level of the building is a temporary exhibit which features a certain group or artist for a period of time. It occupies the entire floor, which is the smallest since it is at the top of the pyramid. Some of the artists featured include Elvis Presley, The Supremes, The Who, John Lennon, U2, Bob Dylan and The Clash. Elvis redirects here. ... For other uses, see Supremes (disambiguation). ... The Who are an English rock band that formed in 1964. ... John Winston Ono Lennon, MBE (October 9, 1940 – December 8, 1980), (born John Winston Lennon, known as John Ono Lennon) was an iconic English 20th century rock and roll songwriter and singer, best known as the founding member of The Beatles. ... This article is about the Irish rock band. ... This article is about the recording artist. ... This article is about the English punk rock band. ...


While the museum is located in Cleveland, the induction ceremony has been annually held in New York City (except in 1997, when the ceremony was held in Cleveland). This has been a source of controversy and tension between the Foundation's commitment to a yearly showcase and the Hall of Fame itself. In December 2007, it was announced that Cleveland will hold the ceremony every 3 years, beginning in 2009.[4][5] New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ...


Criticism

Letter sent to Rock and Roll Hall of Fame from the Sex Pistols
Letter sent to Rock and Roll Hall of Fame from the Sex Pistols

The main criticism is that the nomination process is controlled by a few individuals, such as founder Jann Wenner, former foundation director Suzan Evans, and writer Dave Marsh, reflecting their tastes rather than the views of the rock world as a whole. A former member of the nominations board once said: Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Jann S. Wenner (born 7 January 1946 in New York City) is the owner of Wenner Media and the publisher of several magazines, most prominently the pop music biweekly Rolling Stone. ... Dave Marsh (born 1950) is an American music critic. ...

At one point Suzan Evans lamented the choices being made because there weren't enough big names that would sell tickets to the dinner. That was quickly remedied by dropping one of the doo-wop groups being considered in favor of a 'name' artist ... I saw how certain pioneering artists of the 50s and early 60s were shunned because there needed to be more name power on the list, resulting in 70s superstars getting in before the people who made it possible for them. Some of those pioneers still aren't in today.[6] Doo-wop is a style of vocal-based rhythm and blues music popular in the mid-1950s to the early 1960s in America. ...

Petitions with tens of thousands of signatures were also being ignored and some groups that were signed with certain labels or companies or were affiliated with various committee members have even been put up for nomination with no discussion at all.[6]


Another criticism is that too many artists are inducted, allowing for several lesser acts to make it in. In fifteen years, 97 different artists have been inducted. A minimum of 50% of the vote is needed to be inducted, although the final percentages are not announced and a certain number of inductees (5 in 2007) is set before the ballots are shipped.[7] The committee usually nominates a small number of artists (9 in 2007) and they are coming from an increasing number of different genres. Several voters, including Joel Selvin, who himself is a former member of the nominating committee, didn't submit their ballots in 2007, with the reason being that they didn't feel any of the candidates were truly worthy.[8]


The Sex Pistols, inducted in 2006, refused to attend the ceremony, calling the museum a "piss stain."[9] Sex Pistols are an iconic and highly influential English punk rock band, formed in London in 1975. ...


2007 voting scandal allegations

On March 14, two days after the 2007 induction ceremony, Roger Friedman of Fox News published an article claiming that The Dave Clark Five should have been the fifth inductee, as they had more votes than inductee Grandmaster Flash and The Furious Five. The article went on to say "[Jann Wenner] used a technicality about the day votes were due in. In reality, The Dave Clark Five got six more votes than Grandmaster Flash. But he felt we couldn't go another year without a rap act."[10] is the 73rd day of the year (74th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Fox News Channels slogan is We Report, You Decide The Fox News Channel is a U.S. cable and satellite news channel. ... The Dave Clark Five (abbreviated as DC5) were an English Beat group in the 1960s, and one of the few that were able to present something of a commercial threat to The Beatles, the dominant group of the period. ... Joseph Biggie Grand Saddler (born January 1, 1958 in Bridgetown, Barbados), better known as Grandmaster Flash, is a American hip hop musician and DJ; one of the pioneers of hip-hop DJing, cutting, and mixing. ...


The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame would later deny fixing the vote, although they didn't deny that late votes were received, saying, "No. There is a format and rules and procedure. There is a specific time when the votes have to be in, and then they are counted. The bands with the top five votes got in."[11]


The Dave Clark Five was subsequently nominated again and then inducted the following year.[12]


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See also

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fames 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll is based on the permanent exhibit of the same name. ... The FORTUNE Battle of the Corporate Bands is an annual music competition for amateur company-sponsored bands in the United States and Australia. ...

References

  1. ^ Rock Hall Induction Returning To Cleveland
  2. ^ Indictees for 2008. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame official website (2007-12-13). Retrieved on 2008-03-11.
  3. ^ FOREVER ROCKIN' - Printout - TIME
  4. ^ "Rock Hall Induction Returning To Cleveland", Billboard.com, 2007-12-19. Retrieved on 2007-12-27. 
  5. ^ John Soeder. "Cleveland to host 2009 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony", Cleveland Plain Dealer, 2007-12-19. Retrieved on 2007-12-27. 
  6. ^ a b Roger Friedman. "Rock Hall of Fame Fallout: 'There Is Resentment Building Up", FOX News, 2001-04-04. Retrieved on 2001-04-04. 
  7. ^ Roger Friedman. "Three strikes, they're in", Star Tribune, 2007-01-12. Retrieved on 2007-01-17. 
  8. ^ Joel Selvin. "View: Rock and Roll Hall offers lackluster candidates", San Francisco Chronicle, 2007-11-14. Retrieved on 2007-12-07. 
  9. ^ "Were not coming. Were not your monkey and so what?" (sic) Official announcement from the Sex Pistols regarding the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on 24 February 2006
  10. ^ Roger Friedman. "Rock Hall Voting Scandal: Rock Group Actually Won", FOX News, 2007-03-14. Retrieved on 2007-04-06. 
  11. ^ Michael Heaton. "Rock Hall denies vote fix report", The Plain Dealer, 2007-03-17. Retrieved on 2007-04-06. 
  12. ^ Associated Press. "Madonna leads list of Rock Hall inductees", CNN, 2007. Retrieved on 2008-01-02. 

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