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The Clash possessed an indefinable chemistry that makes for a great band. Their explosive, uptempo punk-rock manifestos were unleashed with pure adrenaline and total conviction. Following the Sex Pistols’ dissolution in January 1978, the Clash became the central voice ...Categories: Inductee, Exhibit, Spotlight Exhibit
The Grateful Dead's "Wall of Sound" was among the band's greatest gifts to fans and a remarkable technical achievement. Powered by McIntosh amps, the Dead's "Wall of Sound" quite literally helped set the stage for some ...Categories: Inductee, Exhibit, Spotlight Exhibit, Exclusive Interviews
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum curatorial director Howard Kramer shares the story behind the Grateful Dead's performances at the Great Pyramid of Giza in 1978, including the dress vocalist Donna Jean Godchaux wore during one ...Categories: Inductee, Exhibit, Spotlight Exhibit
"Imagine" became one of the enduring anthems of John Lennon's post-Beatles work. In an interview days before his death, he made a case for the brotherhood of man and woman: "That should be credited as a Lennon ...Categories: Inductee, Exhibit, Spotlight Exhibit, Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum and Case Western Reserve University will honor rock and roll pioneer Chuck Berry during the 17th annual American Music Masters® (AMM) series this October. Roll Over Beethoven: The Life and ...Categories: Inductee, Exhibit, Event, Hall of Fame, American Music Masters, Library and Archives, Spotlight Exhibit
Among the first artists ever inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986, Chuck Berry is often referred to as the "Father of Rock and Roll" – a well deserved title, according to Rock and Roll Hall ...Categories: American Music Masters, Inductee, Exhibit, Spotlight Exhibit, Event
In this post, Rock Hall curator Meredith Rutledge-Borger, who traveled to the UK to collect and research for a new 2-Tone Records exhibit, shares background on the label and its lasting impact on popular culture.
Between 1979 and 1986 ...Categories: Exhibit, Spotlight Exhibit