As for the special honourees, Bruce Springsteen's regular backing group will be honoured with the Award for Musical Excellence for their ongoing commitment to their musical cause. Springsteen was inducted to the Hall of Fame individually in 1999, however next year marks the first time the E Street Band have been honoured for their services to rock.

E Street Band
The E Street Band perform at Hard Rock Calling in London this summer

Brian Epstein, the manager for The Beatles throughout their career, will be awarded the Ahmet Ertegun Award for non-performers for his irreplaceable contribution to music by popularising The Beatles. Andrew Loog Oldham, the original manager for The Rolling Stones, will also be given the same award for the services he provided with them.

The induction ceremony will be held at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, on 10 April, 2014. The ceremony will then be aired on HBO the following month.

See Epstein remembered in the 2013 documentary The Fifth Beatle