The 2009 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

The 2009 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees TIME takes a look at the five acts being honored RUN D.M.C. Metallica Jeff Beck Little Anthony & The Imperials Bobby Womack
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Jeff Beck
One of three legendary guitarists to jam his way through the Yardbirds (Eric Clapton and Jimmy Page did their time, too) Beck is also one of the few members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame without a signature song. Instead, his playing enhanced albums from Buddy Guy and Stevie Wonder to Cyndi Lauper and Jon Bon Jovi, while his mostly instrumental albums were enjoyed by the exact same audience that subscribes to GuitarWorld.

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