Just who are some of these Rock Hall nominees?

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A refresher on the slate of nominees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ...

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Jeff Beck -- Beck, one of the most influential rock guitarists, formed the first edition of the Jeff Beck Group in 1968. Inducted into the hall of fame in 1992 as a member of the Yardbirds.

Chic -- Songwriter-producers Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards rescued disco in 1977 with a combination of groove, soul and studio smarts. Chart toppers included ''Le Freak.''

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Wanda Jackson -- The ''First Lady of Rock and Roll'' played her first package tour at 18 with Elvis Presley in 1955. A native of Oklahoma City, she performed with Gene Vincent, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis and Johnny Cash.

Little Anthony and the Imperials -- They scored hits with ''Tears on My Pillow'' and ''Shimmy, Shimmy, Ko-Ko-Bop'' starting in the late '50s and had one of the most energetic stage shows around.

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Metallica -- Metallica rose from the Los Angeles music underground in the early '80s to become one of the most successful and acclaimed heavy metal bands of their era.

Run-D.M.C. -- Run-D.M.C. took hip-hop from the streets of New York to the national stage in the 1980s. Run-D.M.C. and the late Jam Master Jay set the template for modern hip-hop.

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Stooges -- Iggy Pop and company burst out of Ann Arbor, Mich., in the late '60s and were immediately embraced in New York, London and Los Angeles for the nuclear-powered simplicity of their music.

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War -- War debuted with the Afro-Latin R&B groove ''Spill the Wine'' in 1969 and followed with a string of hits featuring a social message grounded by their breezy Southern California vibe.

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Bobby Womack -- Womack has a career that spans 55 years back to sibling group the Womack Brothers. A triple-threat as solo artist, landmark session guitarist and writer of Aretha Franklin's ''Chain Of Fools'' among others.

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