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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.

Next: Led Zeppelin's Epic Induction, Ramones' Punk-Rock Farewell and More

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Song Stories

“Whoomp! (There It Is)”

Tag Team | 1993

Cecil Glenn — a.k.a., "D.C." — was a cook at Magic City, a nude dance club in Atlanta, when he first heard women shout "Whoomp — there it is!" Inspired by the party chant, he and partner Steve "Roll'n" Gibson wrote a song around it. Undaunted by label rejections, they borrowed $2,500 from Glenn's parents and pressed 800 singles, which quickly sold out in the Atlanta area. A record deal came soon after. Glenn said the song was meant for positive partying. "If you're going to say 'Whoomp there it is,' and you're doing something negative, we'd rather it not have come out of your mouth."

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