The 1998 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees:
1) The Eagles: Seventies country-rock outfit that scored numerous hits including "Hotel California."
2) Santana: Late '60s world-beat band best known for their hit "Black Magic Woman."
3) Fleetwood Mac: First popularized concept of real-life soap opera as rock 'n' roll with hit album Rumours.
4) The Mamas and the Papas: Sixties quartet that hit big with "California Dreamin' " and "Monday Monday."
5) Gene Vincent: Black leather and '50s rock 'n' roll. "Be-Bop-A-Lula." Need we say more?
6) Lloyd Price: New Orleans-based '50s rock 'n' roller who delivered such hits as "Lawdy Miss Clawdy."
Also inducted were these two "Early Influences":
1) Jazz pianist Jelly Roll Morton.
2) New Orleans producer/writer Allen Toussaint.
-- Michael Goldberg [Tues., Jan. 13, 1998, 9 a.m. PST]