Neil Young To Induct at Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Ceremony
Neil Young Inducting The Pretenders
2005 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Ceremony
Neil Young, along with Elton John, Paul Simon, Bette Midler and John Legend will be among the presenters at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s 26th annual induction ceremony Monday, March 14, at New York City’s Waldorf-Astoria Hotel.
The incoming Hall of Famers include Alice Cooper, Neil Diamond, Dr. John, Darlene Love, Tom Waits and Leon Russell.
Our bet? Neil Young will induct Tom Waits.
This marks at least Neil Young's
- The Everly Brothers in 1986
- Woody Guthrie in 1988 (Thanks Greg M!)
- Jimi Hendrix in 1992
- Paul McCartney in 1999
- The Pretenders 2005
Paul McCartney inducted into Rock & Roll Hall of Fame by Neil Young - March 1999
On January 15, 1992, Neil Young inducted Jimi Hendrix into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. In his induction speech for Jimi, Neil said:
Young: Guitar -- you can play it or transcend it. Jimi showed me that. He was at one with his instrument. I just looked at it, heard it, and felt it and wanted to do it.
Hendrix threw a Molotov cocktail onto rock & roll."
Later that night, Young would pay tribute to Hendrix's guitar legacy by performing "Purple Haze" with Keith Richards.
Jimi Hendrix (and Neil Young)