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March 12, 2007 - New York - The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame held their Twenty-second Annual Induction Dinner in the Grand Ballroom of the Waldorf Astoria Hotel. This year The Ronettes, Patti Smith, Van Halen, Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five and R.E.M were inducted.


Ronnie Spector & Keith Richards

Susan Sarandon & Patti Smith

Sammy Hagar & wife Kari Karte

Keith Richards & Slash

Mele Mel, Tom Silverman & Grandmaster Flash

Zack de la Rocha of Rage Against the Machine & Patti Smith

Robbie Robertson

Suzanne Vega

Lenny & Stephanie Kaye

Author Joan Didion & art dealer Earl Mc Grath

Kid Rock

Keith Richards

Keith Richards with his daughters Alexandra & Theodora

Keith Richards

Jann Wenner & Kid Rock


We asked Annie Leibovitz to take a photo of us. Thanks Annie! - Elizabeth & Bob Gruen

Rolling Stone writer David Fricke

Former and present Rolling Stone photographers Annie Leibovitz & Kevin Mazur

Tim Robbins


Eddie Vedder

Patti Smith Group drummer and bass player Jay Dee Daugherty & Tony Shanahan

Slash & Clive Davis

Jann Wenner

Stephen Stills remembers Ahmet Ertegun

Aretha Franklin sings a tribute to Ahmet Ertegun

Keith Richards inducts The Ronettes

The Ronettes
Estelle Bennette, Ronnie Spector & Nedra Talley

The Ronettes performance

Zack de la Rocha inducts Patti Smith.

Patti Smith

Patti Smith

Patti Smith Group

Velvet Revolver inducts Van Halen

Sammy Hagar & Michael Anthony of Van Halen

Michael Anthony & Sammy Hagar

Velvet Revolver performs Van Halen songs.

Jay-Z inducts Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five.

Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five

Kid Creole, Grandmaster Flash & Rahiem


Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five

Eddie Vedder inducts R.E.M.


Michael Stipe R.E.M


R.E.M & Eddie Vedder

Michael Stipe

Reverend Al Sharpton pays tribute to James Brown.

All inductees participate in a final jam performance of Patti Smith's song,
'People Have the Power', written by her late husband Fred 'Sonic' Smith

Final jam performance

Ronnie Spector

Keith Richards

Ronnie Spector

Final jam performance

Lenny Kaye, Sammy Hagar, Stephen Stills & Keith Richards


Patti Smith, Keith Richards & Ronnie Spector

Patti Smith with Hall of Fame statuette

Kenny Chesney & Superagent Jonny Podell

Photographers Kevin Mazur, Mick Rock, Bob Gruen & Danny Clinch

Queen V & Jesse Malin at Ronnie Spector's afterparty downtown at Home Sweet Home

Bob Gruen with Lenny Kaye of the Patti Smith Group and Billy Kornreich, one of the founding directors of the R & R Hall of Fame

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