7. The Velvet Underground (1996)
The 1996 Hall of Fame ceremony had some problems. David Bowie, Grace Slick and Roger Waters all stayed home. A Velvet Underground reunion seemed unlikely considering that guitarist Sterling Morrison died the previous August and John Cale and Lou Reed were barely on speaking terms, but the group still came together for one final performance. Reed, Cale and Maureen Tucker played their new composition "Last Night I Said Goodbye to My Friend" as a tribute to Morrison. The group never played together again in any incarnation, and Reed died in October 2013.