Gospel singer Sister Rosetta Tharpe's influence on early rock pioneers like Elvis and Jerry Lee Lewis earned her a place in the Hall of Fame.
January 01, 1957 Licence
American gospel singer Sister Rosetta Tharpe (1915 - 1973) singing and playing the guitar with the Lucky Millinder Band.
January 01, 1944 Licence
American new wave band The Cars received 552,000 votes.
January 01, 1982 Licence
FRIDAYS - Show Coverage with Musical Guests The Cars - Shoot Date: September 19, 1980.
September 19, 1980 Licence
British band Dire Straits received 613,000 votes.
January 01, 1978 Licence
Dire Straits perform on stage in Guildford, 1982. L-R John Illsley, Terry Williams, Mark Knopfler, Hal Lindes, Alan Clark.
Birmingham, UK band the Moody Blues received 947,000 votes.
January 01, 1970 Licence
Photo of MOODY BLUES performing on TOP OF THE POPS, 22nd August 1971.
August 22, 1971 Licence
First time nominee Nina Simone made it from a group of 19 nominees.
October 01, 1969 Licence
Photo of Nina SIMONE, Nina Simone performing on stage.
July 11, 1970 Licence
Sayreville, NJ's own Bon Jovi leads this year's class with 1.16 million votes.
March 10, 1987 Licence
Bon Jovi Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora and Hugh McDonald live at Nakano Sun Plaza, Tokyo, April 20, 1985.
April 20, 1985 Licence