New York - The 14th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction
Ceremony at the Waldorf-Astoria Ballroom drew the largest crowd (1300) of any of the
inductions. Ticket prices ranged from $1,500 to $2,500.
This year's inductees: Bruce Springsteen, Paul McCartney,
Billy Joel, Curtis Mayfield, the Staple Singers, Del Shannon, Dusty Springfield, Charles
Brown, George Martin and Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys.
This year's presenters:
Bono presented Bruce Springsteen
Neil Young presented Paul McCartney (inducted as a song writer)
Ray Charles presented Billy Joel
Sean "Puffy" Combs presented Curtis Mayfield
Lauryn Hill presented the Staple Singers
Art Alexakis presented Del Shannon
Elton John presented Dusty Springfield
Bonnie Raitt presented Charles Brown
Chris Issak presented Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys
Jimmy Iovine presented George Martin.
Bono on Bruce Springsteen, "Bruce is a very unusual rock star isn't he. I
mean he hasn't done all the things that rock stars do. He got rich and famous, but he
never embarrassed himself with all the success did he? No drug busts, no blood changes in
Switzerland. Even more remarkable, no golfing, no bad hair period, even in the