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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