Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Performances We’ll Never Forget

Since 1983, the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame has been recognizing and honoring those who have made a significant impact on music. Each year, artists are selected to be inducted into the Hall of Fame where they will join the ranks of some of music’s greatest names.

At the induction ceremony, it is customary for bands to perform whether they are being inducted themselves or honoring others. It has become a hotbed for some of the greatest collaborations and performances in music history. Check out which performances have stuck out in the decades since the Hall of Fame’s inception.

You won’t believe how many artists played with Ringo Starr.

Billy Joel Brings Up Paul McCartney For “Let It Be” (1999)

Paul McCartney and Billy Joel
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At the 1999 ceremony, which saw the induction of solo artists Bruce Springsteen, Paul McCartney, among others, viewers got quite the treat. The show seemed to be over after a mega-jam session of Carl Perkins’ “Blue Suede Shoes.”

However, before the curtain could fall, Billy Joel laid down the opening piano chords to The Beatles “Let it Be”. Part of the way into the song, Paul McCartney was quick to get up from his seat and joined Joel on stage, ending the show on an emotional and uplifting note.