Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 2001

Inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame this year were performers; Aerosmith, Solomon Burke, The Flamingos, Michael Jackson, Queen, Paul Simon, Steely Dan, Ritchie Valens; side-men James Burton and Johnnie Johnson; and Chris Blackwell. The evening was very interesting with people such as Keith Richards, Moby and the group ‘N Sync making the presentations and joining in the after dinner Jam Session.

March 19 - Jamacian music honcho Chris Blackwell.

March 19 – Jamacian music honcho Chris Blackwell.

Chris Blackwell on stage during the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony at the Waldorf-Astoria, NYC. March 19, 2001. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Keith Richards inducted pianist Johnnie Johnson.

Keith Richards inducted pianist Johnnie Johnson.

Keith Richards of The Rolling Stones on stage during the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony at the Waldorf-Astoria, NYC. March 19, 2001. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Moby inducted the band Steely Dan.

Moby inducted the band Steely Dan.

Moby on stage during the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony at the Waldorf-Astoria, NYC. March 19, 2001. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Michael Jackson accepts his award.

Michael Jackson accepts his award.

Michael Jackson on stage during the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony at the Waldorf-Astoria, NYC. March 19, 2001. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Aerosmith gives a speech after receiving their awards.

Aerosmith gives a speech after receiving their awards.

Aerosmith on stage during the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony at the Waldorf-Astoria, NYC. March 19, 2001. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Steven Tyler and photog Bob Gruen.

Steven Tyler and photog Bob Gruen.

Steven Tyler of Aerosmith and Bob Gruen during the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony at the Waldorf-Astoria, NYC. March 19, 2001. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Joe Perry and his wife Billie Paulette Montgomery.

Joe Perry and his wife Billie Paulette Montgomery.

Joe Perry of Aerosmith and his wife Billie Paulette Montgomery during the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony at the Waldorf-Astoria, NYC. March 19, 2001. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Sisters - Liv, Chelsea & Mia Tyler.

Sisters – Liv, Chelsea & Mia Tyler.

(L-R) Liv Tyler, Chelsea Tyler and Mia Tyler during the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony at the Waldorf-Astoria, NYC. March 19, 2001. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

The Flamingos perform during the ceremony.

The Flamingos perform during the ceremony.

The Flamingos on stage during the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony at the Waldorf-Astoria, NYC. March 19, 2001. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Steely Dan being inducted.

Steely Dan being inducted.

Steely Dan on stage during the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony at the Waldorf-Astoria, NYC. March 19, 2001. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

'Nsync inducted Michael Jackson.

‘Nsync inducted Michael Jackson.

(L-R) Justin Timberlake, Lance Bass, JC Chasez and Chris Kirkpatrick of N'Sync on stage during the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony at the Waldorf-Astoria, NYC. March 19, 2001. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Queen takes the stage.

Queen takes the stage.

Queen on stage during the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony at the Waldorf-Astoria, NYC. March 19, 2001. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Nancy Sinatra with Phil Spector.

Nancy Sinatra with Phil Spector.

Nancy Sinatra and Phil Spector during the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony at the Waldorf-Astoria, NYC. March 19, 2001. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Ricky Martin pays tribute to the great Ritchie Valens who was inducted that night.

Ricky Martin pays tribute to the great Ritchie Valens who was inducted that night.

Ricky Martin on stage during the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony at the Waldorf-Astoria, NYC. March 19, 2001. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Robbie Robertson, Keith Richards, King Solomon Burke and Kid Rock with members of Queen and Aerosmith, join in the after dinner jam.

Robbie Robertson, Keith Richards, King Solomon Burke and Kid Rock with members of Queen and Aerosmith, join in the after dinner jam.

(L-R) Robbie Robertson, Keith Richards of The Rolling Stones, King Slomon Burke and Kid Rock on stage during the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony at the Waldorf-Astoria, NYC. March 19, 2001. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

During the ceremony, King Solomon Burke performed.

During the ceremony, King Solomon Burke performed.

King Solomon Burke on stage during the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony at the Waldorf-Astoria, NYC. March 19, 2001. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com