2010 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductees
Lake Erie is situated in Cleveland, Ohio, and is home to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. It is a building that honors the achievements of those in the music industry and gives visitors a colorful glimpse into the lives and successes of various artists, song writers and all those involved in music. Each year new names are added to the distinguished list, with the induction ceremony taking place at the luxurious Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, located in New York. This year another group was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and it was a breathtaking evening of celebrities and entertainment.
Music fans around the world hold their breath each year hoping that their favorite artist will be on the list of inductees. CEO and President of the Hall of Fame, Joel Peresman, had this to say about the selection process and the inductees who have made it into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum: “The inductees represent a great cross-section of artists that define the broad spectrum and history of rock ‘n’ roll and people that have contributed immeasurably to our business.” And with this in mind, members of the voting panel have to select non-performing and performing artists that fall within the said criteria. This year, the performing artists selected as the latest inductees include ABBA, Jimmy Cliff, Genesis, The Hollies and The Stooges.
The Stooges were founded in 1967, and have Iggy Pop as their frontman. At the start of their career, their music was viewed and different and the public took a while to start relating to their sound. As a vital contributor to the music genres of ska and Jamaican reggae, Jimmy Cliff was inducted to Hall of Fame by Wyclef Jean. Meryl Streep was at the induction ceremony to support a band that needs no introduction, ABBA. There is also no need to introduce The Hollies or Genesis, as their music and contributions are still enjoyed today. Non-performers that were also inducted, include Jesse Stone, Otis Blackwell, David Geffen, Ellie Greenwich and Jeff Barry, Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, and Mort Shuman.