January 12, 1993
Century Plaza Hotel, Los Angeles
Ruth Brown, Cream, Creedence Clearwater Revival, The Doors, Etta James, Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers, Van Morrison, Sly and the Family Stone, Dinah Washington, Dick Clark & Milt Gabler.
Highlights: The first ceremony outside New York has a decidedly California flavor, courtesy of West Coast honorees such as the Doors and Sly and the Family Stone. Still, the night belongs to the British trio Cream. Performing together for the first time in 25 years, Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker bash out “Sunshine of Your Love” and a couple of blues tunes. “Until very recently I didn’t believe in this institution,” Clapton says of the unbuilt Rock Hall. “I didn’t believe that rock ‘n’ roll should be respectable.”
About the items:
The 8th Annual Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Dinner – Original 1993 program which comes the commemorative compilation cassette featuring songs by the inductees and nominees, a VHS recording of the ceremony, and TWO sealed 2″x2″ pins designed to look like a record featuring the names of the inductees.
The program itself is very nicely made, 52 pages, measuring about 8.5″x 12″, with lots of great photos, profiles of the inductees, and other cool tidbits of Rock ‘N’ Roll history along with soul and blues. The program is in excellent condition, with very minor shelf wear on the covers and two very small bends in the spine. Otherwise there are no creases, tears or stains, and no fading. The cassette and the VHS tape both appear to be in perfect condition though we are not equipped to test them out. The pins measure about 2″x 2″, are still sealed and look new.
All 12 photos are of the actual items you’ll receive, we are listing programs from other years so check our other listings if you’re interested!
This is an amazing set of items in great condition, and very hard to come by! The program and compilation were only given out to attendees of the dinner ceremony, they were not distributed/sold to the public! The pins were sold at retail stores in the 90s. Great for fans of any of the inductees, or for music history buffs in general!