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Lot #9286
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame - Original set of the first (10) induction dinner programs

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Rare set of original programs for the first 10 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction dinners, each approximately 8.5 x 12.25, covering events held from 1986 to 1995, which features a large array of inductees:

1986: Chuck Berry, James Brown, Ray Charles, Sam Cooke, Fats Domino, The Everly Brothers, Alan Freed, John Hammond, Buddy Holly, Robert Johnson, Jerry Lee Lewis, Little Richard, Elvis Presley, Sam Phillips, Jimmie Rodgers, and Jimmy Yancey.

1987: Leonard Chess, The Coasters, Eddie Cochran, Bo Diddley, Ahmet Ertegun, Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye, Bill Haley, Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, Louis Jordan, B.B. King, Clyde McPhatter, Ricky Nelson, Roy Orbison, Carl Perkins, Smokey Robinson, Big Joe Turner, T-Bone Walker, Hank Williams, Jerry Wexler, Muddy Waters, and Jackie Wilson.

1988: The Beach Boys, The Beatles, Lead Belly, The Drifters, Bob Dylan, Berry Gordon Jr., Woody Guthrie, Les Paul, and The Supremes.

1989: Dion, The Ink Spots, Otis Redding, The Rolling Stones, Bessie Smith, The Soul Stirrers, Phil Spector, The Temptations, and Stevie Wonder.

1990: Louis Armstrong, Hank Ballard, Charlie Christian, Bobby Darin, The Four Seasons, The Four Tops, Gerry Goffin and Carole King, Holland Dozier Holland, The Kinks, The Platters, Ma Rainey, Simon and Garfunkel, and The Who.

1991: LaVern Baker, Dave Bartholomew, Ralph Bass, The Byrds, Nesuhi Ertegun, John Lee Hooker, Ike and Tina Turner, The Impressions, Wilson Pickett, Jimmy Reed, and Howlin’ Wolf.

1992: Bobby “Blue” Band, Booker T. and the MG’s, Johnny Cash, Leo Fender, Bill Graham, The Isley Brothers, Elmore James, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Professor Longhair, Doc Pomus, Sam and Dave, and The Yardbirds.

1993: Ruth Brown, Dick Clark, Cream, Creedence Clearwater Revival, The Doors, Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers, Milt Gabler, Etta James, Van Morrison, Sly and the Family Stone, and Dinah Washington.

1994: The Animals, The Band, Willie Dixon, Duane Eddy, The Grateful Dead, Elton John, John Lennon, Bob Marley, Johnny Otis, and Rod Stewart.

1995: Paul Ackerman, The Allman Brothers Band, Al Green, Janis Joplin, Led Zeppelin, Martha and the Vandellas, The Orioles, Neil Young, and Frank Zappa.

In overall fine condition. Accompanied by sundry press releases and material related to the dinners, opening festivities, and the museum itself, with several packets focused on the 1993 groundbreaking opening ceremony.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Marvels of Modern Music
  • Dates: #679 - Ended December 14, 2023