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Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Wrap Up: Here’s What Happened

Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame finally concludes its 2023 inductees ceremony with the usual ceremony in Cleveland. Discover with us the fundamental moment of the night and find out who became part of the Hall Of Fame!

Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Inductees and the Live Ceremony on Disney +

This year’s inductees were announced in May through an Apple TV event. The inductees of the year, which were then honoured in November 3rd’s ceremony, are the following.

Performer Category 

Kate Bush 
Sheryl Crow 
Missy Elliott 
George Michael 
Willie Nelson 
Rage Against the Machine 
The Spinners 

Musical Influence Award 

DJ Kool Herc 
Link Wray 

Musical Excellence Award 

Chaka Khan 
Al Kooper 
Bernie Taupin 

Ahmet Ertegun Award 

Don Cornelius

Inductees Ceremony

While you can find the full event on Disney +, here are a few memorable moments from the event.

Sheryl Crow Welcomes Olivia Rodrigo and Stevie Nicks

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Retrieved from @rockhall Instagram

The event started strong with the performance of Sheryl Crow. Inductee of the year, the singer was joined on stage by pop star Olivia Rodrigo (who previously performed a tribute to Carly Simon in 2022). The duo performed “If It Makes You Happy.”

After some words from actress Laura Dern, Crow got ready to introduce a rendition of “Strong Enough.” On stage with Crow was her long-time idol, Stevie Nicks. The two singers were then joined by guitarist Peter Frampton, together performing “Everyday Is a Winding Road.”

Chaka Khan Earns Her Induction After Three Years

After being nominated three previous years, Chaka Khan finally made it into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. The singer was introduced by Jazmine Sullivan, celebrating Khan as one of her main influences.

Khan performed different songs, switching from jazz to funk, from R&B to pop. She was joined on stage by H.E.R. for renditions of “Ain’t Nobody” and “Sweet Thing,” and Sia for “I’m Every Woman.”

A Single Artist Isn’t Enough for George Michael

To properly celebrate the greatness of George Michael, one artist wasn’t enough… So they prepared three!

Michael’s former Wham! bandmate, Andrew Ridgeley, first introduced the artist with a moving speech. Among the following performances were R&B singer Miguel for “Careless Whisper,” Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine covering “Faith” and Carrie Underwood for “One More Try.”

Jimmy Page’s Surprise Appearance as Kate Bush Disappears

Besides Sheryl Crow’s performance with Willie Nelson, another memorable moment from the night surely is the surprise appearance of Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page. On the other hand, another moment to remember is Kate Bush not participating.

The artist wasn’t in attendance but released a statement, in which she mentioned her being “completely blown away.” St. Vincent honoured the artist with an emotional performance of “Running Up That Hill.”

The fact that Bush wasn’t present is however not a surprise, since many critiqued Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame opening their doors for “not-so-rock” artists. Big Boi previously discussed the topic.

“I know what some of you are thinking: What does Kate Bush have to do with hip-hop? She is such a unique artist, you might as well also ask: What does Kate Bush have to do with rock ‘n’ roll? Obviously our music is very different. But in important ways, we’re exactly the same. What I love about Kate’s music is that I never know what sound I’m gonna hear next.”

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