For the first time ever, the ceremony will be held at the home of the Cleveland Cavaliers on Oct 30.
Past music winners of the coveted award include Paul McCartney, Wonder's partner on 1982’s ‘Ebony And Ivory’.
The 16 newly-announced names will be voted on by some 1,000 notables in the music industry.
Already an American chart-topper for a month the previous autumn, 'Green River' made the UK bestsellers on January 24, 1970.
The erudite individual from the Bronx devised the very term rhythm and blues, before going on to help define it at Atlantic Records and far beyond.
One of the happy moments in Ritchie's all-too-brief career came on 29 December 1958, when he entered the Billboard Hot 100 with the classic 'La Bamba.'
In the golden era of the Temptations, Kendricks' light, acrobatic voice was the perfect foil for the gritty tones of the equally brilliant David Ruffin.
The blistering anthem, which features guitars from Steve Jones, originally appeared on the 1988 album ‘Instinct.’
Whitney Houston, The Doobie Brothers and Notorious B.I.G were also inducted in the Hall's Class of 2020.
The TV special being staged in place of the annual live Rock Hall ceremony will be broadcast on HBO at 8 pm ET tonight.
‘Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Vault’ debuts ahead of Saturday’s 2020 induction ceremony.
The song is part of a of a collection of original Amazon Music covers of 2020’s Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductees.
Among those set to participate in the special are Ringo Starr, Iggy Pop, St. Vincent, Bruce Springsteen, Dave Grohl and more.
The power ballad would give the album rock giants their sole US pop No.1 single.
The virtual induction ceremony airs on HBO and HBO Max on November 7.