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2015 ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME INDUCTION CEREMONY
May 30, 2015  | By David Bianculli

HBO, 8:00 p.m. ET

 

This induction ceremony, held earlier this month in Cleveland, isn’t necessarily the most star-studded event since the Hall began doing this 30 years ago – but if you’ve been waiting for The “5” Royales and Bill Withers to get their due, you’ve waited long enough. Ringo Starr becomes the last of the Beatles to be inducted individually, though, at the start of the Seventies, he started his solo career with a string of catchy hits, usually written by and featuring one other former Beatle. In this event, Starr is welcomed into the Hall of Fame by the only other surviving memer of the Fab Four, Paul McCartney. Also honored: Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, Green Day, the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Lou Reed, and Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble. Performers include Dave Grohl, John Legend, Jimmie Vaughan and Beck.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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