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The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: Class of 2019


CLASS OF 2019 INDUCTEES




THE CURE


ELIGIBLE YEAR

2004

NOMINATIONS

2

CATEGORY

Performers

NOMINATED IN

2012, 2019

MEMBERS

Perry Bamonte, Jason Cooper, Michael Dempsey, Simon Gallup, Roger O'Donnell, Robert Smith, Porl Thompson, Lol Tolhurst, Boris Williams.

POST-PUNK INNOVATORS AND GOTH STYLE MAVENS

The name The Cure has stood for a group of teenage musical schoolmates, a legendary act commanding 10 million television viewers during a live performance, and everything in between. The band’s sound has been called post-punk, gothic rock, new wave, and alternative – but as front man Robert Smith says, it’s all just “Cure music.”




DEF LEPPARD


ELIGIBLE YEAR

2005

NOMINATIONS

1

CATEGORY

Performers

NOMINATED IN

2019

MEMBERS

Rick Allen, Vivian Campbell, Phil Collen, Steve Clark, Joe Elliott, Rick Savage, Pete Willis

The most commercially successful New Wave of British Heavy Metal bandDef Leppard ignited the 1980s reign of metal. Their anthemic hooks, melodic but powerful guitars, larger-than-life drum sounds, and sexy swagger created the ultimate stadium experience.




JANET JACKSON


ELIGIBLE YEAR

2007

NOMINATIONS

3

CATEGORY

Performers

NOMINATED IN

2016, 2017, 2019

MEMBERS

Janet Jackson

A POP ICON IMMEDIATELY IDENTIFIABLE ON A FIRST-NAME BASIS

Janet Jackson has built a career so groundbreaking that she’s immediately identifiable on a first-name basis. She explored social issues, themes of empowerment and self-confidence, and influenced generations with her stylized music videos with innovative choreography.




STEVIE NICKS


ELIGIBLE YEAR

2006

NOMINATIONS

1

CATEGORY

Performers

NOMINATED IN

2019

MEMBERS

Stevie Nicks

ROCK AND ROLL'S MYSTIC POET

The unmistakable vocal timbre of Stevie Nicks's voice has dominated rock. Nicks brought velvet and chiffon into the leather-and-denim world of rock, infusing sounds she admired from the acid rockers and Laurel Canyon singer-songwriters with a hint of black magic.




RADIOHEAD


ELIGIBLE YEAR

2017

NOMINATIONS

2

CATEGORY

Performers

NOMINATED IN

2018, 2019

MEMBERS

Colin Greenwood, Jonny Greenwood, Ed O´Brien, Philip Selway, Thom Yorke

UNDERGROUND PIONEERS OF THE DIGITAL REVOLUTION

Never settling for genre archetypes, Radiohead incorporated a wide variety of musical influences - from Pink Floyd to R.E.M. - that challenge even the most dedicated fan. They flipped the music industry on its head.




ROXY MUSIC


ELIGIBLE YEAR

1997

NOMINATIONS

1

CATEGORY

Performers

NOMINATED IN

2019

MEMBERS

Brian Ferry, John Gustafson, Eddie Jobson, Andy Mackay, Phil Manzanera, Graham Simpson, Paul Thompson

AN EXPERIMENT THAT ENVISIONED THE FUTURE OF ROCK AND ROLL

Roxy Music added elements of modern fashion, cinema, art, and the avant-garde into rock and roll, and pushed listeners’ perceptions about the essence of pop music. An experiment that envisioned the future of rock and roll and, in doing so, changed the course of music.




THE ZOMBIES


ELIGIBLE YEAR

1989

NOMINATIONS

4

CATEGORY

Performers

NOMINATED IN

2014, 2017, 2018, 2019

MEMBERS

Rod Argent, Paul Atkinson, Colin Blunstone, Hugh Grundy, Chris White

INVENTIVE, LUSH, AND TIMELESS. PSYCHEDELIC POP AT ITS BEST

Innovative arrangements, gorgeous choral harmonies, and impeccable musicianship made the Zombies one of the most admired and influential groups of the 1960s.


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