After 15 years, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame honored musicians who stood to the side of the stage, just out of the spotlight. One year after creating some controversy by inducting Bruce Springsteen without his legendary backups, the E Street Band, the Hall of Fame started a category for sidemen with an initial five inductees.
The salute, which some considered overdue, was responsible for some of the most touching moments of Monday night's ceremony at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel. A smiling Scotty Moore, guitarist on early Elvis Presley records, said the hall might have to expand because of the many deserving musicians. ``They were the essential glue that held rock 'n' roll records together,'' said composer Mike Stoller, who inducted the sidemen. For a complete interview with Scotty Moore on his induction into the Hall Of Fame from Rolling Stone Magazine see the menu.
Source: CNN / Updated: Mar 13, 2000