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Rhythm and Blues

Featured Inductees in Rhythm and Blues

Ruth Brown
The Orioles
The “5” Royales
The Drifters
Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers
LaVern Baker
Professor Longhair
The Ink Spots
Johnny Otis
Louis Jordan
Bobby “Blue” Bland
Charles Brown
Sam Cooke
The Soul Stirrers
Bo Diddley
Ray Charles
Billie Holiday
Ike and Tina Turner

Featured Inductees in Blues

Robert Johnson
John Lee Hooker
Muddy Waters
Buddy Guy
Elmore James
B.B. King
Howlin’ Wolf
Jimmy Yancey
T-Bone Walker
Bessie Smith
Ma Rainey
Freddie King
The Paul Butterfield Blues Band
Bill Haley
Country / Folk / Bluegrass

Featured Inductees in Country/Folk/Bluegrass

Woody Guthrie
Bill Monroe
Lead Belly
Pete Seeger
Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys
Jimmie Rodgers
Hank Williams

Featured Inductees in Gospel

Sister Rosetta Tharpe
Aretha Franklin
Mahalia Jackson
The Staple Singers
The Soul Stirrers