The 30th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony took place on April 18 at Cleveland's Public Hall, with the exclusive HBO special airing on Saturday, May 30, 2015. The inductees are:
The 5 Royales
The Paul Butterfield Blues Band
Joan Jett & the Blackhearts
Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble
Here are some clips written about this great show.
Quality is 9/10 and running time is 174 minutes.
Ringo Starr's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction began with some of the biggest drummers of all time - from Questlove and Tre Cool to Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins - attesting to Starr's greatness. Paul McCartney took it from there. The two-time Rock Hall inductee retraced the steps of the Beatles and Starr's role in making the band a success.
"You don't have to look with Ringo," McCartney said. "He's there. It's a great honor for me to 'induce' him. Oh, induct him into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame here in Cleveland tonight."
Lou Reed's widow, Laurie Anderson, accepts his induction in a tender, romantic speech that is part eulogy, part love song.
Green Day kicks off its performance with a blast of "American Idiot," then moves into "When I Come Around," before heading into a wild take on "Basket Case."
Jimmy Vaughan now accepting his brother Stevie Ray Vaughan's award. "He could beautiful, mean, fun," Jimmy Vaughan says. "Our dad used to say he was a "bad motor scooter... He had enthusiasm for everthing. That is why people loved his music. Because he loved it so much." A very emotional speech. Credits his little brother with helping him to get clean and sober.
Joan Jett on her induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: "I come from a place where rock 'n' roll means something. It means more than music, more than fashion, more than a good pose. It is a language of a subculture that has made eternal teenagers out of all who follow it.