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19 Artists Inducted Into Rock & Roll Hall of Fame More Than Once

John Lennon, Michael Jackson, Eric Clapton, Paul Simon and 15 other rock greats. It's the most legendary playlist ever

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Being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is one of the greatest honors a musician can obtain. While some classic acts and legendary performers still await recognition, there are numerous performers who have made it in more than once.

Nineteen artists have made double or triple-inductee status: Each was an integral member of an influential band and went on to rock the charts with other groups or found success as solo stars. Get all the facts on the Rock Hall's most royal members and listen to their essential works.

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John Lennon

As the founding member of the Beatles, the iconic Liverpool singer/songwriter was the first member of the Fab Four to be inducted as a soloist. That was in 1994, just six years after the Beatles were recognized. Sadly, he was not alive for either honor.

The Beatles (Inducted in 1988)

Solo (1994)

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Michael Jackson

The King of Pop was first recognized by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997 as part of the Jackson 5—which he joined when he was just six-years-old.  He was honored for his solo career four years later in 2001.

The Jackson 5 (Inducted in 1997)

Solo (2001)

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Jeff Beck

English rock guitarist Jeff Beck got his start in the Yardbirds, the band that fostered the careers of fellow Hall of Famers Eric Clapton and Jimmy Page. He was later inducted for his solo work that includes a handful of high-charting and platinum-selling LPs.

The Yardbirds (Inducted in 1992)

Solo (2009)

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Neil Young

The Canadian singer-songwriter co-founded country-rock-folk outfit Buffalo Springfield with fellow inductee Stephen Stills and is largely considered a fourth member of Crosby, Stills & Nash—though he wasn't included in their official Hall of Fame recognition. His decades of solo work also earned him a nod.

Solo (Inducted in 1995)

Buffalo Springfield (1997)

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Johnny Carter

Chicago-bred singer Johnny Carter became famous for his soaring falsetto, instantly recognizable on hit records by doo-wop group the Flamingos and R&B outfit the Dells.

The Flamingos (Inducted in 2001)

The Dells (2004)

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Peter Gabriel

This year, progressive-rock hero Peter Gabriel adds "double Hall of fame inductee" to his resume. He earned his first nod for his work in British rock act Genesis.

Genesis (Inducted in 2010)

Solo (2014)

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Clyde McPhatter

A key figure in shaping R&B and rock n' roll, Clyde McPhatter is one of the few artists to be acknowledged for his solo work before the group that launched his solo star, The Drifters, was inducted.

Solo (1987)

The Drifters (1988)

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Rod Stewart

Another artist to be recognized for his solo work ahead of his earlier bands, the raspy-voiced singer was inducted as a soloist eight years before Faces—the English blues-rock outfit he fronted—was included in 2012.

Solo (1994)

Faces (2012)

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David Crosby

To date, folk-rock legend David Crosby is a founding member of three bands, two of which are part of the Hall: Folk-rock pioneers the Byrds and the supergroup Crosby, Stills & Nash.

The Byrds (Inducted in 1991)

Crosby, Stills & Nash (1997)

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Paul McCartney

Paul McCartney was the second Beatles member to be inducted as a soloist, five years after John Lennon.

With his successful band Wings, formed in 1971, we're wondering if Sir Paul is soon destined to be the Rock Hall's second three-time inductee?

Solo (1999)

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Curtis Mayfield

Funk pioneer Curtis Mayfield rose to stardom as a part of '60s R&B/doo-wop outfit the Impressions and parlayed that into a successful solo career. One of his biggest accomplishments was writing and producing the soundtrack to Super Fly, one of the few soundtracks to outsell its accompanying film.

The Impressions (Inducted in 1991)

Solo (1999)

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Paul Simon

The New York-bred singer/songwriter first rose to fame as part of Simon & Garfunkel and kept his legacy going with a celebrated solo career.

Simon & Garfunkel (Inducted in 1990)

Solo (2001)

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Graham Nash

The English singer-songwriter was first recognized for his work as part of folk-rock supergroup Crosby, Stills & Nash and then 13 years later with his first band, British pop outfit the Hollies.

Crosby, Stills & Nash (1997)

The Hollies (2010)

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Jimmy Page

Despite founding and leading Led Zeppelin, British guitarist Jimmy Page was first inducted into the Hall with the London-based band the Yardbirds—alongside fellow inductees Eric Clapton and Jeff Beck—in 1992, three years before the iconic hard rock band got their nod.

The Yardbirds (Inducted in 1992)

Led Zeppelin (1995)

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Stephen Stills

In 1997, the famous guitarist became the first—and, so far, only—person to be inducted into the Hall of Fame twice in the same night. He was honored for his contributions to Crosby, Stills & Nash and Buffalo Springfield, the latter band also acting as a springboard for fellow Hall of Famer Neil Young.

Crosby, Stills & Nash (Inducted in 1997)

Buffalo Springfield (1997)

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George Harrison

The iconic Beatles guitarist was inducted when the Fab Four got their nod in 1998 and for his solo work—which includes two No. 1 Billboard Hot 100 singles—in 2004. He's the third and most recent member to be inducted, with Ringo Starr only in the Rock Hall for his Beatles tenure. 

The Beatles (1988)

Solo (2004)

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Sammy Strain

Tenor vocalist Sammy Strain is a multiple inductee for his time as a part of R&B outfit the O'Jays and doo-wop vocal group Little Anthony & the Imperials.

The O'Jays (Inducted in 2005)

Little Anthony & the Imperials (2009)

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Ronnie Wood

Believe it or not, guitar god Ronnie Wood is the only member of the Rolling Stones to have a second induction. He was inducted with the Stones in 1989 and was later recognized for his time in English rock outfit Faces, which he played in alongside Rod Stewart.

The Rolling Stones (Inducted in 1989)

Faces (2012)

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Eric Clapton

One of rock's most influential guitarists, the English musician is the only artist to be inducted in the RHOF three times. As the Hall's most royal member, he's recognized for his work in the Yardbirds and with Cream, one of the earliest supergroups. He's also been inducted for his solo work that includes more than 20 solo records and classic singles like "Layla" and his Bob Marley cover "I Shot the Sheriff," a No. 1 hit.

The Yardbirds (Inducted in 1992)

Cream (1993)

Solo (1994)

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