NEW YORK (Top40 Charts) - Leaders in the music industry joined together in 1983 to establish the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation. One of the FoundationĘs many functions is to recognize the contributions of those who have had a significant impact on the evolution, development and perpetuation of rock and roll by inducting them into the Hall of Fame.
* John Mellencamp
* Leonard Cohen
* The Dave Clark Five
* The Ventures
* Little Walter
* Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff
Madonna, 49, was inducted by pop star Justin Timberlake, who collaborated with Madonna on half of her upcoming album "Hard Candy."
He told the audiences, "She's done it by working harder and being smarter than everybody else. As she made MTV the place to be seen, she racked up the greatest track record in music history - 47 top 40 hits. She became the biggest name on the planet the old-fashioned way - she earned it.
Nobody has gotten into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame looking this damn fine," he said. "You're no old museum piece."
"I felt like I had been possessed by some magic and luckily for me I have been miraculously and continuously possessed by some kind of magic. It is a great honor to receive this award, and I'm grateful and appreciate for the acknowledgement that this implies," said Madonna.