The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is a museum located in Cleveland, Ohio. It was created in 1983 but didn’t have a “home” yet. They considered several cities such as Memphis, Cincinnati and New York. They chose Cleveland for more than one reason, being, it was the location that held the first rock and roll concert and Alan Freed from Cleveland promoted the new genre. It’s dedicated to some of the best-known and influential artists, producers, and other people who have influenced the music industry.
They’ve inducted numerous artists, dating back all the way to 1986. The first person to get inducted for Lifetime Achievement was John Hammond. Other artists that were inducted that year include Buddy Holly, Ray Charles and James Brown. Going up to 1993, The Doors, Van Morrison and Cream were some performers inducted. The most recent inductees for 2009 include: Jeff Beck, Little Anthony & the Imperials, Metallica, Run-D.M.C., and Bobby Womack for performers; Wanda Jackson was inducted for the Early Influence Category; Bill Black, DJ Fontana, and Spooner Oldham were inducted for Sidemen Category which was introduced in 2000.
To help celebrate what it calls its 25 anniversary, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame will present two all-star concerts on October 29-30 at Madison Square Garden in New York, NY. Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, Simon & Garfunkel, Paul Simon (solo), Stevie Wonder and Crosby, Stills,... Read more
For the first time in its 24 years of existence, the common rock and roll fan, rather than just the music industry executive, can buy a ticket to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. Set for April 4 at the Public Hall in Cleveland, OH, tickets... Read more
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, Case Western Reserve University and Gibson Guitar will present its 2008 American Music Masters Tribute concert honoring Les Paul on November 15 at PlayhouseSquare’s State Theater in Cleveland, OH. The 13th annual tribute will feature Hall of Famers Billy Gibson... Read more
Always a star-studded event, The Rock and Roll Hall of FameFoundation has named the artists who will induct this year’s seven new honorees at its March 10 ceremony at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York. Leonard Cohen will be inducted by Lou Reed; The Dave Clark Five (Dave Clark,... Read more
By Bob Grossweiner and Jane Cohen Afrika Bambaataa, Beastie Boys, Chic, Leonard Cohen, The Dave Clark Five, Madonna, John Mellencamp, Donna Summer and The Ventures have been nominated for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the hall recently announced. Five of the nine artists will be... Read more