Rock and Roll Hall of Fame kicks off with ‘Walk of Fame’ ceremony

April 7, 2012 by  

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, located just north of Parma, kicked off the ‘Walk of Fame’ on Wednesday April 4th with an unveiling of sidewalk plaques that honor the newest inductees to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The plaques were unveiled at a sidewalk ceremony that took place outside of the auditorium where the final inductions will occur. The next week and a half of concerts and celebrations will lead up to the induction ceremonies of the newest honorees on April 14th. The official induction ceremonies will be broadcast on HBO on May 5th.

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Wednesday’s ceremony included the unveiling of 14 initial plaques. An additional three plaques will be installed over the course of the next week or so to include all 17 of this year’s inductees, which include Guns N’ Roses, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, and the Beastie Boys. Terry Stewart, president of the Hall of Fame, stated that 270 additional plaques will be put in throughout the downtown area over the next couple of years to include Rock Hall members who have previously been inducted.

Other inductees this year include Laura Nyro, Donovan, Freddie King, The Small Faces, Cosimo Matassa, Don Kirshner, Tom Dowd, The Blue Caps, Glyn Johns, the Comets, the Famous Flames, the Crickets, the Miracles, and the Midnighters.