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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame honour for British stars

Ronnie Wood, Mike "Flea" Balazary and Billy Joe Armstrong perform in the finale of the 2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductions. Photo: AP Photo/Tony Dejak

British acts Donovan, The Small Faces and The Faces have been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Overlooked by voters in previous years, Donovan has finally been saluted for his accomplishments as a gifted lyricist and musician.

Ron Wood performs with Mick Hucknall after The Small Faces/Faces were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Credit: AP Photo/Tony Dejak

Born Donovan Leitch, he blended poetry into folk songs and scored a string of hits in the 1960s with Sunshine Superman, Mellow Yellow and Hurdy Gurdy Man.

Donovan, who is 65, was inducted last night in Cleveland by fellow Hall of Famer John Mellencamp, who said he was in seventh grade when he bought his first Donovan record in 1965.

Ronnie Wood celebrates after the finale of the 2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductions. Credit: AP Photo/Tony Dejak

Mellencamp said his work was inspired by Donovan's melodies, lyrics and arrangements.

Meanwhile, Stevie Van Zandt inducted The Small Faces and The Faces, and called them profoundly influential. He said they produced some of the most soulful music ever.

Ronnie Wood, Slash, Guns and Roses and Mick Hucknall were among the acts to perform at the finale of the 2012 inductions.

Mike "Flea" Balazary, Ronnie Wood, Chad Smith and Anthony Kiedis perform in the finale to the 2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductions. Credit: AP Photo/Tony Dejak