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Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2018: Meet the inductees

April 8, 2018 GMT

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2018: Meet the inductees

CLEVELAND, Ohio – The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductions return to Cleveland this year, with ceremonies set for Saturday, April 14, at Cleveland Public Hall.

An added plus is that this year’s Class of 2018 includes a band with two “local boys,″ Maple Heights High School graduate Ric Ocasek and the late Valley Forge High School graduate Ben Orr, both of the Cars.

Also in the class, hair band extraordinaire Bon Jovi, MTV favorites Dire Straits, prog-rock pioneers the Moody Blues, activist and pianist Nina Simone and the guitar-shredding gospel-blues singer Sister Rosetta Tharpe.

Plain Dealer Pop Music Critic Chuck Yarborough profiles them all, including the woman he dubbed “the Valedictorian for the Class of 2018,″ Sister Rosetta Tharpe.