2019 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductees
By: Beau B
This year, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame have inducted seven new artists onto the long list of highly talented musicians. The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame has been defined as an archive of the history of the most influential artists, producers, engineers, and other figures involved in the creation of rock n’ roll.
These inductees consisted of Stevie Nicks, Roxy Music, the Zombies, Radiohead, Janet Jackson, Def Leppard, and The Cure.
The inductees got to celebrate their award during a ceremony that was televised on HBO in the Barclays Center on March 29, 2019. The ceremony consisted of multiple performances ranging across a multitude of genres. One of the most beloved performances, according to social media, was a duet between Stevie Nicks and Harry Styles.
The majority of the publicity surrounding the ceremony was focused on Stevie Nicks’ commentary on the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame itself. She wanted to bring attention to the audience of the surprising lack of female inductees in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
There were many notable scenes of the ceremony including the absence of a Radiohead, apart from two of their members, Ed O’Brien and Phil Selway. The two opted out of performing–due to missing the other two members of the band–but delivered a great speech together.
An avid music fanatic, and senior at DHS, Matt P., said about the ceremony, “I didn’t care for the performances really, they were okay but nothing special. My favorite inductee was definitely Stevie Nicks. I love Fleetwood Mac so seeing her being inducted for the second time in her career was really special.”
A devoted fan of Radiohead, Hunter S., said, “I’m glad Radiohead has finally been inducted, I’m surprised it took that long for them because they have so many great songs throughout their career. But I’m not surprised that they didn’t all show up to the ceremony.”
When asked about The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Mr. Judge, music teacher at DHS, said “Having grown up in Cleveland, I have loved visiting the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame since I was young and learning more about all the incredible musicians who are honored there. I think these new inductees deserve to be recognized for their contributions to rock & roll.”
Overall, the performances were loved by the public, and the inductees were all well deserved of their recognition. It was a good year for the Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame.