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February 2013 | Blog Archives

Preview of "Rolling Stones: 50 Years of Satisfaction" at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum

Wednesday, February 27: 4:30 p.m.
Posted by Rock Hall
Behind the scenes of the Rock Hall's new Rolling Stones exhibit, opening May 24, 2013

On May 24, 2013, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland, Ohio, will unveil a new, two-story retrospective exhibit titled "Rolling Stones: 50 Years of Satisfaction." Among the artifacts to be included in the Rolling ...

Categories: Gallery Talk, Inductee, Exhibit, Event
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Top of the Charts: Michael Jackson's "Thriller"

Tuesday, February 26: 3:30 p.m.
Posted by Shelby Morrison
Michael Jackson's "Thriller" remains among the biggest albums of all time.

On February 26, 1983, Michael Jackson’s Thriller hit Number One on the Billboard 200 chart. The 1982 release was revolutionary, a watershed moment in the history of rock and roll. It earned a record-breaking number of Grammy awards ...

Categories: Inductee, Exhibit, Today in Rock, Black History Month
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Celebrating George Harrison on his Birthday

Monday, February 25: 3:30 p.m.
Posted by Rock Hall
George Harrison would've turned 70 on February 25, 2013

Born in Liverpool on February 25, 1943, George Harrison was the more subdued, pensive – "quiet" – Beatle, and he carried this persona with him into his solo career. With 11 studio albums, including his sprawling masterwork 1970's All Things ...

Categories: Hall of Fame, Inductee, Exhibit, Today in Rock, Exclusive Interviews
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Essential Bobby Womack: Top Songs from the Bravest Man in the Universe

Thursday, February 21: 1 p.m.
Posted by Rock Hall
Bobby Womack will perform live at the Rock Hall on Friday, February 22, 2013!

On Friday, February 22, 2013, Hall of Fame Inductee Bobby Womack will perform live at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland, Ohio. Joined on stage by his full band, including  horn section and backup ...

Categories: Hall of Fame, Inductee, Black History Month, Event
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On Exhibit: Nirvana

Wednesday, February 20: 5 p.m.
Posted by Rock Hall
1992 Nirvana concert poster, on exhibit at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum

Born on February 20, 1967, today would've been Kurt Cobain's 46th birthday. Emerging from the burgeoning grunge movement of the early 80s – an alternative sub genre that incorporated elements of indie, punk, hardcore and heavy metal – the ...

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Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll: "The Tracks of My Tears"

Tuesday, February 19: 2 p.m.
Posted by Rock Hall
1987 Hall of Fame Inductee Smokey Robinson

Born on February 19, 1940,  Smokey Robinson is among the most enduring songwriters of the 1960s. He also produced great records, notably by his own group, 2012 Hall of Fame Inductees the Miracles, and by the Temptations, Mary Wells ...

Categories: Hall of Fame, Inductee, Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll, Exclusive Interviews
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Gallery Talk: Robert Lockwood Jr.'s Custom Guitar

Monday, February 18: 1 p.m.
Posted by Howard Kramer
Robert Lockwood Jr. with custom guitar, now on exhibit at the Rock Hall in Cleveland

On February 11, 2013, Robert Lockwood Jr.'s custom 12-string electric guitar was placed on permanent exhibit in the Roots of Rock and Roll galleries at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland, Ohio. Lockwood ...

Categories: Gallery Talk, Hall of Fame, Inductee, Exhibit, Black History Month
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Love Rocks: A Special Tour of the Rock Hall

Thursday, February 14: 12 p.m.
Posted by Rock Hall
Rock and roll lovebirds Les Paul and Mary Ford.

For decades, love, in all its permutations, has proven among rock and roll's most powerful tonics. From blissful to bawdy, artists have regaled listeners with memorable tales of romance that have inspired and infuriated, giving the language of ...

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