R&B superstar Mary J. Blige welcomed Simone into the Rock Hall, and R&B singer Andra Day performed in her honor.
"The Cars were the first band I truly fell in love with, and you never forget your first", said Flowers, who noted The Cars' bassist and Northeast Ohio native Ben Orr (who died in 2000).
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The Democratic governor hailed the band as "one of the most famous, enduring rock bands of all time".
Bassist John Illsley acknowledged the awkwardness of Knopfler not being present and then took a subtle swipe at his bandmate and close friend by saying, "it's more than one person, a collective".
Sambora, who left the New Jersey band in 2013, and Alec John Such, who left in 1994, embraced their former bandmates after each spoke onstage to accept the honor.
Led by Sayreville native Jon Bon Jovi, the band released its first album in 1984 and has recorded classic rock anthems including "You Give Love A Bad Name", "Livin' On A Prayer" and "Wanted Dead or Alive".
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A handful of the 2018 Rock Hall inductees and the celebrities who inducted them headed backstage to the press room during tonight's Induction Ceremony.
The ceremony ended with legendary rock band Moody Blues' induction and performance.
Soul singer Nina Simone, who raised awareness with a dazzling voice during the civil rights movement, is rock and roll royalty.
The Killers earned a loud applause from the audience when they started performing "American Girl", then transitioned to "Free Fallin'". Her brother, Sam Waymon, accepted the honor on his sister's behalf. "I said "I'm doing great, this is awesome". Howard sang a Tharpe track with backing from Questlove of the Roots on drums and Felicia Collins from The Late Show with David Letterman band on guitar. Find other highlights from the rocking evening on the Rock Hall website. She was a pioneering guitarist who performed gospel music and was known to some as "the godmother of rock "n" roll". "Other days, I write the 'F**k you" speech. This year was a little different, though, as the Hall also officially recognized singles for the first time, creating a new (and seemingly limitless) category for songs that shaped the course of rock music, from a couple of the earliest to some psych-rock staples of the "60s".
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