2011 Hall of Fame Nominees
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation was established in 1983. It was decided that as the well known disc jockey Alan Freed, who gained fame due to his promotion of the music genre of Rock ‘n Roll, hailed from Cleveland, it would be the suitable location for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. This magnificent tribute to the music industry is therefore situated on the banks of the picturesque Lake Erie in Cleveland, and is home to the names of many famous musicians, producers and contributors to the music industry.
Each year a group of nominees are selected to have their names carved into the annals of history, but there are a few requirements that must be met before artists are eligible to be nominated. Any artist to be nominated is required to have released an album or a single, twenty-five years or longer prior to the year that they are being nominated in. That means that the nominees for the 2011 Hall of Fame inductees must have released their album or debut single, either before or in the year 1985. The nominations list is then sent out to no less than five hundred voters, and from their feedback the inductees are then selected. To make the nominees listing is really a great honor, with names such as KISS, Rush and Joan Jett, who were put forward, not making the final nominees selection.
The list of nominees for the 2011 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame are Chuck Willis, Dr. John, Laura Nyro, Neil Diamond, Alice Cooper, Donovan, Tom Waits, Bon Jovi, Joe Tex, Beastie Boys, Chic, LL Cool J, Donna Summer, J. Geils Band and Darlene Love. This star studded list will only officially be cut down in December 2010, with the release of the inductees list. The 2011 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony will be hosted by the Waldorf Astoria, in New York, on 14 March 2011. The ceremony will also include a live concert, which will ensure that the evening is a night of entertainment, recognition and history in the making.