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20 Essential Rock and Roll Holiday Songs

Friday, December 21: 10 a.m.
Posted by Rock Hall
The best rock and roll holiday songs as chosen by former Rock Hall CEO Terry Stewart

Below you’ll find a list – presented in no particular order – of my favorite rock and roll holiday songs. This was not an easy list to whittle down to a Top 20, so I encourage you to share the ...

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Interview with Lemmy Kilmister of Motörhead

Saturday, October 27: 9 a.m.
Posted by Rock Hall
Lemmy Kilmister will perform at the 2012 American Music Masters concert honoring to Chuck Berry

Over four decades, Motörhead frontman Ian "Lemmy" Kilmister has registered an immeasurable impact on music history. He remains the living embodiment of the rock and roll lifestyle. Kilmister was born in England and got hooked on rock and ...

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Interview with Singer-Songwriter JD McPherson

Friday, October 26: 12 p.m.
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JD McPherson will perform at the 2012 American Music Masters concert honoring to Chuck Berry

The work of visual artist, singer-songwriter, guitarist and Oklahoma-native JD McPherson channels his eclectic interests and creative gusto in a singular musical collage that takes a reverence for the past and wraps it in a decidedly forward-thinking motif. The ...

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Interview with Musician David Johansen

Friday, October 26: 11 a.m.
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David Johansen will perform at the 2012 American Music Masters concert honoring to Chuck Berry

Born in Staten Island, David Johansen logged some of his earliest stage experiences while singing in rock and roll dance bands during his high school years, yet his first exposure to the music of Chuck Berry – the Rock Hall ...

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Rare Performances: Chuck Berry's 1986 Hall of Fame Induction Jam Session

Monday, October 22: 3 p.m.
Posted by Shelby Morrison
Chuck Berry led an all-star live jam session when he was inducted into the RRHOF in 1986

“To me, Chuck Berry always was the epitome of rhythm and blues playing, rock and roll playing. It was beautiful, effortless, and his timing was perfection. He is rhythm supreme.” – Keith Richards

The very first Rock and Roll Hall ...

Categories: American Music Masters, Hall of Fame, Inductee, Rare Performances
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Chuck Berry and Keith Richards Hail! Hail! Rock and Roll

Monday, October 22: 2:05 p.m.
Posted by Rock Hall
Chuck Berry and Keith Richards trade licks in "Hail! Hail! Rock 'n' Roll"

The concert held on October 16, 1986, to celebrate Chuck Berry's 60th birthday and later released as the rock documentary Hail! Hail! Rock 'n' Roll, directed by Taylor Hackford, featured a spellbinding lineup of musicians, including Eric Clapton ...

Categories: American Music Masters, Inductee, Education, Foster Theatre, Event
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Chuck Berry in "Rock, Rock, Rock!"

Monday, October 22: 1:50 p.m.
Posted by Rock Hall
Legendary DJ Alan Freed introduces Chuck Berry in 1956's "Rock, Rock, Rock!"

Rock, Rock, Rock!, the 1956 black-and-white film starring Cleveland disc jockey and "the King of Rock 'n' Roll" Alan Freed as himself, told the story of a teenage girl trying to gather the money she needs to buy a ...

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Interview with Bill Pinkney of the Drifters

Friday, September 7: 9 a.m.
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Bill Pinkney of the Drifters reflects on his time with Buddy Holly

September 7, 2012 would have been Buddy Holly's 76th birthday. Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986, Holly recorded a catalog of songs – "Rave On," "Peggy Sue," "That'll Be the Day," "Oh Boy ...

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