Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Announces Inductees

October 24 [16:00 EDT] -- On Thursday, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced that Fleetwood Mac, the Eagles, New York folk-pop group the Mamas and the Papas, New Orleans singer/songwriter Lloyd Price, latin-rock band Santana, and early rockabilly singer Gene Vincent would be inducted into the Cleveland, Ohio institution, according to the Associated Press.

Present on the nominees list yet absent from the inductee list were Billy Joel and Iggy Pop among others.

Legendary pianist/composer Jelly Roll Morton will be inducted in the "early influence" category, which allows for the induction of influential artists who predated the rock era. New Orleans songwriter/producer/arranger Allen Toussaint will be inducted in the "non-performer" category, which encompasses influential journalists, producers, songwriters, disc jockeys, and record executives.

The induction ceremony will take place January 12, in New York City.

For more on the Hall of Fame, check out the

institution's website at www.rockhall.com.