- 23 Jan 19
On this day in 1986, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducted its first members.
Each year, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame honours a handful of the world’s most talented and influential rock stars by inducting them into the elite congregation.
Those selected are recognised in four categories: Lifetime Achievers, Performers, Non-Performers and Sidemen.
On January 23, 1986, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame celebrated its first ever inductees, presenting the following musicians with a Hall of Fame award:
6.Jerry Lee Lewis
10.The Everly Brothers
In the same year, the Hall of Fame selected John Hammond to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award; Alan Freed and Sam Phillips were inducted as Non-Performers; and Jimmie Rodgers, Robert Johnson and Jimmy Yancey were recognised as Early Influences.
The Hall of Fame inducts a new class of musicians every year. Currently, the Hall is comprised of 273 honorees.