The Poet Laureate of Rock and Roll was among the first batch of inductees in 1986.
2 Everly Brothers: Don and Phil's assault on the charts in the 50s and 60s saw them inducted.
3 Fats Domino: Perhaps not a rocker but a huge figure in the rhythm and blues scene.
4 Elvis Presley: Arguably the most influential performer of the early rock and roll era.
5 Little Richard: He claimed to be the "architect of rock and roll" with songs like Tutti Frutti.
6 Buddy Holly: The Peggy Sue singer was inducted 29 years after his tragic death.
7 Sam Cooke: Considered the definitive soul singer, he is remembered for his warm, rich voice.
8 Ray Charles: The piano genius was one of rock's early stars.
9 Jimmie Rodgers: Known as the "Father of Country Music", he played a mix of blues and hillbilly.
10 James Brown: The "Godfather of Soul" was another shoe-in for the first batch of inudctees.