Hall of Fame Series

The Hall of Fame Series, which began in April 1996, is a cornerstone of the Museum’s curatorial and educational efforts.

By bringing inductees to Cleveland

(and occasionally to venues in other parts of the country) on a regular basis, the series offers audiences rare and unique access to Hall of Famers in an intimate setting. Formats for these once-in-a-lifetime events have inspired spontaneous conversation and impromptu performances, special presentations, and audience-participation question and answer sessions.

The series celebrates

the careers of some of rock music’s biggest names and allows the public to learn about the history and influence of rock and roll from the people who made it. Each Hall of Fame Series is audio and/or videotaped for use in the Museum’s future Library and Archives.

We have interviewed

Darryl “DMC” McDaniels Run-D.M.C. ♦ Lloyd Price ♦ Little Anthony & the Imperials ♦ Mark Ramone ♦ Bootsy Collins ♦ Isaac Hayes ♦ Stewart Copeland of the Police ♦ Seymour Stein ♦ Pete Seeger ♦ the Yardbirds ♦ Ray Manzarek of the Doors ♦ Aretha Franklin and many more!

Above: Little Anthony and the Imperials, Jorma Kaukonen of Jefferson Airplane, Darlene Love, D.M.C., Ronnie Spector

Use the links to the left to see past inductees by year.   


Check our Hall of Fame Event page for upcoming events.

Hall of Fame Series Highlights

Photo Galleries