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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2014 inductees

Kiss, Nirvana, Cat Stevens and more will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Thursday night with a ceremony at Brooklyn's Barclays Center.

Cat Stevens

Cat Stevens, who has gone by the name
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Cat Stevens, who has gone by the name Yusuf Islam since converting to Islam in the late '70s, reached the height of his popularity with breakthrough album "Tea for the Tillerman" in 1970, a folk rock album that featured hit songs including "Wild World," "Hard-Headed Woman" and "Where Do the Children Play?" He is the writer behind "The First Cut is the Deepest," a song that has become a hit single for four different artists.

Daryl Hall and John Oates

Daryl Hall and John Oates, who formed Hall
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Daryl Hall and John Oates, who formed Hall & Oates, one of the most beloved pop duos of all time, introduced the world to a more soulful kind of rock music. They recorded six No. 1 hits, including "Rich Girl," "Private Eyes" and "I Can't Go for That (No Can Do)."

Nirvana

Kurt Cobain was launched to fame as a
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Kurt Cobain was launched to fame as a singer, guitarist and songwriter thanks to this group's punk rock revolution. Their 1991 hit, "Smells Like Teen Spirit," brought their debut album, "Nevermind," to the top of the charts and is credited with making alternative rock music mainstream.

Kiss

The original members of KISS got together in
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The original members of KISS got together in 1972. Their 1975 album reached No. 9 on the charts, catapulting the band into rock fame. Some of the members pursued solo careers in the '80s, but the original fellas regrouped from 1996 to 2001. The new lineup released their "Monster" album in 2012.

Linda Ronstadt

Linda Ronstadt was a leading voice of country
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Linda Ronstadt was a leading voice of country rock in the 1970s, crossing over between the genres' charts. She had four consecutive platinum albums in the mid '70s. Ronstadt is the only musician to win a Grammy Award in the categories of pop, country, Mexican American and Tropical Latin.

Peter Gabriel

Peter Gabriel was the lead vocalist of the
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Peter Gabriel was the lead vocalist of the progressive rock band Genesis before launching his solo career. His “Sledgehammer” music video won nine MTV Music Awards in 1987 and is the channel's most-played clip (ever!).

The E Street Band

Bruce Springsteen formed the group in 1973. The
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Bruce Springsteen formed the group in 1973. The lineup has changed over the years, but the band backed Springsteen on some of his biggest hits in the '80s, then reunited in 1999. Despite variations over the years, the band is always noted for its unique sound and impressive live performance.

Andrew Loog Oldham

Andrew Loog Oldham helped the Rolling Stones launch
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Andrew Loog Oldham helped the Rolling Stones launch into stardom in the '60s. He's remembered for encouraging Mick Jagger and Keith Richards to write their own music and establishing the group's "bad boy" image (in comparison to the Beatles).

Brian Epstein

Brian Epstein is best known for discovering the
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Brian Epstein is best known for discovering the Beatles then managing the band until his death in 1967. Despite some less-than-ideal business deals, Paul McCartney said “If anyone was the fifth Beatle, it was Brian."

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