The Beatles were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1988 with part of their bio stating that they "startled the ears and energized the lives of virtually all who heard them. Their arrival triggered the musical revolution of the Sixties, introducing a modern sound and viewpoint that parted ways" with the past. John Lennon , Paul McCartney , George Harrison  and producer George Martin  have each been inducted individually as well.
Unfortunately, the band's induction ceremony was marred by the ongoing, acrimonious peevishness which has tortured their fans since the 1970's. Paul McCartney refused to attend, leaving George, Ringo and Lennon's widow, Yoko Ono, to be inducted by fellow British legend Mick Jagger. McCartney released a brief statement that read: "After 20 years, the Beatles still have some business differences which I had hoped would have been settled by now. Unfortunately, they haven't been, so I would feel like a complete hypocrite waving and smiling with them at a fake reunion."