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As of April 2009, fifty women have been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.[1] The Hall was established in 1986, and Aretha Franklin was the first woman to be inducted in 1987.

List of inductees by yearEdit

Year Artist Other Information Presenter
1986 none The Hall inducted no women in its first year.
1987 Aretha Franklin Franklin was the first woman inducted into the Hall.
1988 Florence Ballard, Diana Ross, and Mary Wilson The Supremes
1989 Bessie Smith Smith was inducted as an "Early Influence" and not as a performer.
1990 Zola Taylor Taylor was inducted as a member of The Platters.
Ma Rainey Rainey was inducted as an "Early Influence" and not as a performer.
Carole King King was inducted alongside Gerry Goffin for her songwriting and not as a performer. She is the only woman to be inducted to the Hall as a "Non-Performer".
1991 LaVern Baker
Tina Turner Turner was inducted alongside former husband, Ike Turner.
1992 none
1993 Ruth Brown
Etta James
Cynthia Robinson and Rose Stone Robinson and Stone were inducted as members of Sly and the Family Stone. George Clinton
Dinah Washington Washington was inducted as an "Early Influence" and not as a performer.
1994 none
1995 Janis Joplin Melissa Etheridge
Martha Reeves, Rosalind Ashford, Betty Kelly, Lois Reeves, and Annette Sterling Martha and the Vandellas Fred Schneider and Kate Pierson
1996[2] Gladys Knight Knight was inducted as a member of Gladys Knight and the Pips Mariah Carey
Grace Slick Slick was inducted as a member of Jefferson Airplane. Mickey Hart and Phil Lesh
Shirley Alston-Reeves, Addie Harris, Doris Kenner-Jackson, and Beverly Lee The Shirelles Darlene Love, Merry Clayton, and Marianne Faithfull
Maureen Tucker Tucker was inducted as a member of the Velvet Underground. Patti Smith
1997 Joni Mitchell Mitchell was the first non-American woman inducted into the Hall. Shawn Colvin
Mahalia Jackson Jackson was inducted as an "Early Influence' and not as a performer. Mavis Staples
1998 Stevie Nicks and Christine McVie Nicks and McVie were inducted as members of Fleetwood Mac. Sheryl Crow
Michelle Phillips and Cass Elliot Phillips and Elliot were inducted as members of The Mamas and the Papas. Shania Twain
1999 Dusty Springfield
Cleotha Staples, Mavis Staples, and Yvonne Staples All were inducted as members of The Staple Singers.
2000 Bonnie Raitt Melissa Etheridge
Billie Holiday Holiday was inducted as an "Early Influence" and not as a performer. Diana Ross
2001 none
2002 Brenda Lee Jewel
Tina Weymouth Weymouth was inducted as a member of Talking Heads. Anthony Kiedis
2003 none
2004 none
2005 Chrissie Hynde Hynde was inducted as a member of The Pretenders. Neil Young
2006 Deborah Harry Harry was inducted as a member of Blondie. Shirley Manson
2007 Patti Smith Zach de la Rocha
Ronnie Spector, Estelle Bennett, and Nedra Talley The Ronettes Keith Richards
2008 Madonna Justin Timberlake
2009 Wanda Jackson Jackson was inducted as an "Early Influence" and not as a performer. Rosanne Cash

ReferencesEdit

Other categoriesEdit

Women have been inducted into the Hall as "Performers," "Early Influences," and one woman as a "Non-Performer," but none have been inducted as "Sidemen," and no women have won the Hall's "Lifetime Achievement" award.

See alsoEdit

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