Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll: "Purple Rain"

Tuesday, June 7: 1:06 p.m.
Posted by Rock Hall

Prince's "Purple Rain" is one of the greatest power ballads in pop-music history. The original version of the song was recorded live in concert at the Minneapolis nightclub First Avenue during the filming of Purple Rain and became the ...

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Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll: "A Day in the Life"

Wednesday, June 1: 4:20 p.m.
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Beatles Sgt Pepper Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

A look at a few items from the Beatles on display inside of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

It's virtually impossible to overstate the initial impact of "A Day In The Life". Not simply a climax to the ...

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Rock Hall POV: Rock & Roll's Greatest Moment

Tuesday, May 24: 4:20 p.m.
Posted by Anastasia Karel

Bob Dylan Royal Albert Hall 1966

Photo from the Philadelphia Inquirer collection at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame's Library & Archives

“Judas!”

 “I don’t believe you. You’re a liar.”

“Play f*cking loud.”

This was the simple yet striking dialogue between a fan ...

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Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll: "The Times They Are A-Changin'"

Tuesday, May 24: 9 a.m.
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Bob Dylan Times they are a Changin lyrics

As detailed in Clinton Heylin's biography Behind the Shades, musician Tony Glover visited Bob Dylan's New York apartment in early October 1963 and stumbled across the lyrics to a new song, "The Times They Are A-Changin'." When Glover ...

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Tom Morello Says 100% of Music is Political

Thursday, May 19: 3:30 p.m.
Posted by Tom Morello

Tom Morello Rage Against the Machine Interview at Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Cleveland, Ohio

I'd say that 100 percent of music is political, that music either supports the status quo or challenges the status quo, so every artist is political. Now, Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez probably don't self-identify as political artists ...

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Bono Tells Story of U2's "Bullet the Blue Sky"

Thursday, May 19: 3:25 p.m.
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U2 lead singer Bono interview Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Cleveland, Ohio Louder Than Words

I always want to go and see things for myself. That's why I ended up during the famine in Ethiopia. That's why I ended up in central America during the problems there in El Salvador and even in ...

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Gloria Estefan Shares Why She Won't Perform in Cuba

Thursday, May 19: 11:55 a.m.
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Gloria Estefan interview Obama and Cuba Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Cleveland, Ohio Louder Than Words

You know what, 57 years is a long time. And if anything is gonna make life in whatever way better for the Cuban people, then it needs to happen. I happen to think that as long as that government is ...

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David Byrne Thinks Music Has the Power to Unify

Thursday, May 19: 11:50 a.m.
Posted by David Byrne

Talking Heads David Byrne interview politics Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Cleveland, Ohio Louder Than Words

I don't know if music has the power to change people's minds as far as about political ideas, about issues, things like that. I do think it has the power to unify people who are maybe slightly undecided ...

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