Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's Greatest Moments

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1993 Creedence's Rocky Induction: The most tense moment in rock hall history happens when John Fogerty refuses to play with Creedence during the music portion of the ceremony.

1993 Clapton Gets Cream Back Together: Twenty-five years after their last concert together, Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker take the stage for a powerhouse set.

1994 McCartney's Final Message to Lennon: McCartney makes up for his absence at the Beatles' 1988 induction by welcoming John Lennon to the Rock Hall with a heartfelt speech.

1994 'Prophet, Showman, Shaman, Jamaican!': Bono inducts Bob Marley.

1994 One More Last Waltz for the Band — With Eric Clapton: Clapton fulfills a longstanding dream by playing "The Weight" with Robbie Robertson, Garth Hudson and Rick Danko.

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Song Stories

“Money For Nothing”

Dire Straits | 1984

Mark Knopfler wrote this song with Sting, and it wasn’t without controversy. The Dire Straits frontman's original lyric used the word “faggot” to describe a singer who got their “money for nothing and their chicks for free.” Even though the slur was edited out in many versions, the band, and Knopfler, still took plenty of criticism for the term. “I got an objection from the editor of a gay newspaper in London--he actually said it was below the belt,” Knopfler told Rolling Stone. Still, "Money For Nothing," undoubtedly augmented by its innovative early computer-animated video, stayed at Number One for three weeks.

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