The 2005 Induction Ceremony

Celebrating the twentieth anniversary of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the fiftieth birthday of rock & roll transformed the 2005 Induction Ceremony into an extra-special occasion. As Jann Wenner pointed out in his opening remarks, "In 1954 came the first record by Elvis Presley, followed by Chuck Berry's, Bo Diddley's, and Little Richard's first releases in 1955, the same year that Bill Haley's "Rock Around the Clock" hit Number One. Jerry Lee Lewis released his first national record in 1956.

A half-century later, Buddy Guy, the O'Jays, The Pretenders, Percy Sledge, U2, Frank Barsalona and Seymour Stein were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.


The Inductees



Videos from the Ceremony


    All Rock Hall Inductees

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    Induction Stats

    304

    Total number of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees

    726

    Total number of people inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

    108

    Total number of groups inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

    29

    Total number of Induction Ceremonies

    Artists inducted more than once: