The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is a museum located in Cleveland, Ohio. It was created in 1983 but didn’t have a “home” yet. They considered several cities such as Memphis, Cincinnati and New York. They chose Cleveland for more than one reason, being, it was the location that held the first rock and roll concert and Alan Freed from Cleveland promoted the new genre. It’s dedicated to some of the best-known and influential artists, producers, and other people who have influenced the music industry.

They’ve inducted numerous artists, dating back all the way to 1986. The first person to get inducted for Lifetime Achievement was John Hammond. Other artists that were inducted that year include Buddy Holly, Ray Charles and James Brown. Going up to 1993, The Doors, Van Morrison and Cream were some performers inducted. The most recent inductees for 2009 include: Jeff Beck, Little Anthony & the Imperials, Metallica, Run-D.M.C., and Bobby Womack for performers; Wanda Jackson was inducted for the Early Influence Category; Bill Black, DJ Fontana, and Spooner Oldham were inducted for Sidemen Category which was introduced in 2000.