Neil Diamond, Alice Cooper and Tom Waits have become the latest music stars to join into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
They were joined by New Orleans pianist Dr John and R&B singer Darlene Love at the annual ceremony in New York.
Waits said: “They say I have no hits and that I’m difficult to work with… like it’s a bad thing.”
One of the most successful artists of all-time, Diamond’s global hits include September Morn, I am I said, Sweet Caroline and Solitary Man.
He also wrote song for The Monkees entitled I’m a Believer which also become a hit.
Alice Cooper is the stage name of Vincent Furnier and also popularly known and excellent rendition for his song I’ll Never Cry.
Cooper and his band are best known for their theatrical stage shows and hard rock tracks including School’s Out and No More Mr Nice Guy.
Love, who sang on several Phil Spector tracks with groups such as The Crystals and Bob B. Soxx & the Blue Jeans, called her induction into the Hall her best 70th birthday present.
Singer John Legend, who inducted pianist Dr John, said: “He has never stopped flying the flag of funk.”
Dr John’s songs include Right Place, Wrong Time with Allen Toussaint and the Meters, which he performed at the ceremony.
The ceremony will be aired on US cable TV on 20 March.