Four bassists will be honored by the hall of fame this time around…
By David Sands
December 14, 2017
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has announced it’s roster of 2018 winner, and there’s some well known bass players on the list; John Illsley of Dire Straits, John Lodge of the Moody Blues, Benjamin Orr of the Cars and Alec John Such of Bon Jovi, all made it into the Hall as members (or former members) of their respective bands.
Singer Nina Simone and Sister Rosetta Tharpe, a guitarist and gospel singer who influenced the development of rock and roll, were also named as inductees to the Rock Hall’s class of 2018.
Dire Straits, the Moody Blues and Simone were all first time nominees this time around, while it was the second time as nominees for Bon Jovi and Tharpe. The winners were selected by an international voting assembly of over 1000 historians, members of the music industry, and artists, including prior inductees. Bon Jovi topped 2018’s fan vote, which was awarded based on a public poll, and considered alongside other votes as a single ballot.
The winners will be formally welcomed into the Rock Hall during an April 14 induction ceremony in Cleveland, Ohio. HBO will record that event for future broadcast.
Tim Commerford, RATM Considered For 2018 Rock Hall Ballot
Chris Squire Inducted to 2017 Rock Hall
Bassist’s Well Represented At 2015 Rock Hall Ceremony