Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees Unveiled: A Former Beatle Is the Fourth of the Fab Four to Make It In as a Solo Act; Also to Be Inducted Is a Seminal Rocker Who Died Last Year

Dec 16, 2014  •  Post A Comment

A former Beatle and an American rocker who had a huge influence on generations of musicians are among the latest inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Reuters reports that Beatles drummer Ringo Starr — who went into the Hall as part of the Beatles in 1988 — will now also be inducted as a solo artist. Also in the latest class of inductees is Lou Reed, who founded the Velvet Underground and is considered one of the most influential U.S. musicians of the rock era. Reed died in October 2013.

Others in the latest group of inductees include the band Green Day, singer Bill Withers, the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, the 5 Royales and Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble.

Starr is the fourth member of the Beatles to join the Hall of Fame as a solo artist, following John Lennon in 1994, Paul McCartney in 1999 and George Harrison in 2004.

The inductions will take place April 18 at the Hall of Fame in Cleveland.

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