Inductees, performers rock the red carpet ahead of induction ceremony

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He then ran down each band member. and poked fun at them along the way, including an extended joke about which Bon Jovi member has the biggest penis.

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Tharpe died in 1973 at the age of 58, but her music lives on and is being appreciated by a new generation just learning of her legacy.

Lead singer and guitarist Mark Knopfler skipped Saturday's ceremony and his absence was a major disappointment to fans of the band, which was influenced by blues, country, Elvis Presley and Bob Dylan.

The 33rd annual Rock Hall ceremony kicked off with a tribute to Tom Petty, who died in October at age 66.

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After belting out a vocally challenged "Wanted Dead or Alive" and leading the crowd in a singalong, Stern thanked all of rock "n" roll, then turned toward his longtime friends. This year marked the band's third nomination; Brandon Flowers, of The Killers, will induct the band.

Gov. Phil Murphy made the declaration hours before the platinum-selling New Jersey band was to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame during a ceremony in Cleveland.

Sambora left the group unexpectedly in 2012, and prior to the ceremony, Desmond Child, who wrote many of Bon Jovi's biggest hits with Bon Jovi and Sambora, including "Livin' on a Prayer", got emotional before the show, saying that "I'd love to see them back together".

The Rock Hall induction was expected to include all the original members of the band, including guitarist Richie Sambora, bassist Alec John Such, keyboardist (and Tony Award victor David Bryan), and drummer Tico Torres. The New Jersey rock band will join the Cars, Dire Straits the Moody Blues and others as the class of 2018.

English rockers Dire Straits were inducted without its leader Mark Knopfler, or his brother David Knopfler.

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