Written by Michael Oshust

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, located in downtown Cleveland, Ohio, recognizes and archives the history of the best-known and most influential artists, producers, engineers, and other notable figures who have had some major influence on the development of rock and roll. 

WJW disc jockey Alan Freed both coined the term "rock and roll" and heavily promoted the new genre—and that Cleveland was the location of Freed's Moondog Coronation Ball, often credited as the

first major rock and roll concert.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation was established on April 20, 1983, by Atlantic Records founder and chairman Ahmet Ertegun. 

Inductees are recognized for having contributed over 25 years of musical excellence.

The 2020 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductees are ...

The 2019 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductees are ...

Who should be in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame?



Foreigner have been eligible for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame since 2002.

In recent years Bon Jovi, Def Leppard and Journey were all selected into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

With hits like “Cold as Ice,” “Hot Blooded,” “Double Vision” and “Juke Box Hero” Foreigner deserves to be selected.


Pat Benatar is a pioneer in the rock world.

She has two multi-platinum albums, five platinum albums, three gold albums, and15 Top 40 hits including

four No. 1 singles “Hit Me with Your Best Shot,” “Love Is a Battlefield”, “We Belong,” & “Invincible.”

She has won 4 Grammy Awards!

Pat Benatar is nominated for a 2020 Induction.

She deserves to be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame!


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