2000 – Four Seasons bassist Nick Massi dies. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with the band in 1990.
2000 – Trisha Yearwood joins the Georgia Music Hall of Fame during ceremonies at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. A native of Monticello, Ga., Yearwood is inducted by Georgia Gov. Roy Barnes.
1998 – Chess Records co-founders Phil Chess and his late brother Leonard, Leonard’s son Marshall, and the late harmonica player Junior Wells are inducted into the Association for Independent Music (AFIM) Independent Music Hall of Fame.
1998 – Johnny Winter is inducted into Hollywood’s Rock Walk.
1997 – The first Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony is held in Cleveland. Among those inducted are Crosby, Stills & Nash, the Jackson 5, the Bee Gees, Buffalo Springfield, Joni Mitchell, the Young Rascals, and Parliament-Funkadelic (meaning George Clinton).
1993 – Cream reform at tonight’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Los Angeles. Other inductees are Creedence Clearwater Revival – who don’t reform at all – the Doors – who can’t reform – Van Morrison, Sly & the Family Stone, Frankie Lymon, Dinah Washington and Etta James. The reclusive Sly Stone […]
1993 – Van Morrison failed to turn up at the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction dinner, making him the first living inductee not to attend.
1989 – Dion, the Rolling Stones, Otis Redding and Stevie Wonder are among those inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
1988 – Roy Orbison dies of a heart attack while on a visit to his mother near Nashville, Tenn. He is 52. His biggest hit is the million-selling No. 1 song “Oh, Pretty Woman.” He is inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987. In 1988 he joins the superstar collaboration the […]
1988 – The Beach Boys, the Beatles, the Drifters, Bob Dylan and the Supremes are among those inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducts the Beach Boys, the Beatles, Bob Dylan, the Drifters, Berry Gordy Jr., the Supremes, Les Paul, Woody Guthrie and Leadbelly. Beach […]
1987 – Roy Orbison, Smokey Robinson, Aretha Franklin, Jackie Wilson are among those inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducts the late Jackie Wilson, the Coasters, Eddie Cochran, Bo Diddley, Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye, Bill Haley, B.B. King, Ricky Nelson, Roy Orbison, Carl Perkins, Smokey […]
1980 – John Lennon is shot to Deaths outside of his New York City home by Mark David Chapman. His biggest hit is “(Just Like) Starting Over,” which was released the month before his Deaths and becomes a million-selling No. 1 song. As part of the Beatles he is inducted into the Rock and Roll […]