This year, there are seven. Barry Gibb was a fairly big star in the s, one of the biggest of the s, and a successful songwriter and occasional hitmaker for a decade or two after. He died in a plane crash in The band engaged in some high-level trolling of the hall of fame for a year before their induction, posting various demands on their website and mocking the hall in various ways.
Another hall pressure point is what to do with stars like Janis Joplin, Hendrix, Tom Petty, or Bob Seger, who did some or all of their most important work with a particular backing band.
Maybe in the parking lot Better bring your friend along Better off together Than just one at a time. Double-entendres help disguise the filthiest of songs. It's obvious he's talking about having sex 'till six in the morning. Making fun of music, one song at a time.
These were New Wave poseurs hiding a conventional bent, but it turned out they had an even more unconventional one: a spare, skittery, reggae sensibility. That to me is as rock and roll as you get. This manic white-blues outfit, with the Stones, were the commercial face of the move from white-bluesmen wannabes to rock stars.
Compare that to the Hollies, who recorded 15 or 20 albums and had hits for more than a decade. These guys were phenomenally successful for a few years, but the hits fell off pretty quick after the Beatles showed up. All you had to do was refuse to perform in the fake homelands the regime had set up.
But enough about Bon Jovi. Reinvented soul, and came close to reinventing country, too.