Instead of guessing what some may think the criteria used by RRHOF, I've put together these stats from the site. This way comparisons can be done more fairly.
- Total number of groups inducted:
- Total number of individuals inducted:
- Total number of people inducted:
- Link to all inductees (alphabetical): http://rockhall.com/inductees/alphabetical/Artists inducted more than once:
* Eric Clapton (3x)
The Yardbirds (’92), Cream (’93) and Solo (’00)
* Clyde McPhatter (2x)
Solo (’87) and the Drifters (’88)
* George Harrison (2x)
The Beatles (‘88) and Solo (‘04)
* Paul McCartney (2x)
The Beatles (’88) and Solo (’99)
* John Lennon (2x)
The Beatles (’88) and Solo (’94)
* Paul Simon (2x)
Simon and Garfunkel (’90) and Solo (’01)
* David Crosby (2x)
The Byrds (’91) and Crosby, Stills & Nash (’97)
* Curtis Mayfield (2x)
The Impressions (’91) and Solo (’99)
* Jimmy Page (2x)
The Yardbirds (’92) and Led Zeppelin (’95)
* Jeff Beck (2x)
The Yardbirds (’92) and Solo (’09)
* Neil Young (2x)
Solo (’95) and Buffalo Springfield (’97)
* Michael Jackson (2x)
The Jackson 5 (’97) and Solo (’01)
* Stephen Stills (2x)
Crosby, Stills & Nash (’97) and Buffalo Springfield (’97)
* Graham Nash (2x)
Crosby, Stills & Nash (’97) and the Hollies (’10)
* John Carter (2x)
The Flamingos (’01) and the Dells (’04)
* Sammy Strain (2x)
O’Jays (’05) and Little Anthony & the Imperials (’09)What is the process for induction?
or this link: http://rockhall.com/inductees/induction-process/
Leaders in the music industry joined together in 1983 to establish the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation. One of the Foundation’s many functions is to recognize the contributions of those who have had a significant impact on the evolution, development and perpetuation of rock and roll by inducting them into the Hall of Fame.
There are four main categories of inductees: Performers, Non-Performers, Early Influences and, as of the year 2000, Side-men. The Foundation also occasionally bestows an award for Lifetime Achievement.
Artists become eligible for induction 25 years after the release of their first record. Criteria include the influence and significance of the artist’s contribution to the development and perpetuation of rock and roll.
The Foundation’s nominating committee, composed of rock and roll historians, selects nominees each year in the Performer category. Ballots are then sent to an international voting body of about 1,000 rock experts. Those performers who receive the highest number of votes, and more than 50 percent of the vote, are inducted. The Foundation generally inducts five to seven performers each year.
The special selection committee elects the inductees in two other categories: Non-Performers include songwriters, producers, disc jockeys, record executives, journalists and other industry professionals who have had a major influence on the development of rock and roll; Early Influences are artists whose music predated rock and roll but had an impact on the evolution of rock and roll and inspired rock’s leading artists.
Side-men honors those musicians who have spent their career out of the spotlight, performing as backup musicians for major artists on recording sessions and in concert. They they often play a key role in the creation of memorable music, but the public rarely knows them by name. A separate committee, composed primarily of producers, selects the inductees in this category.