The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame + Museum


Miscellaneous

The miscellaneous category includes fashion designers, promotors, club owners and other figures vital to the development, style and growth of rock and roll

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Manuel

Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Presented in conjunction with the exhibit Sparkle & Twang: Marty Stuart’s American Musical Odyssey

Interviewed by Howard Kramer

Nashville resident and native Mexican costumer and artist Manuel was responsible for making Johnny Cash the man in black, crafted Elvis’ signature gold lamé suit and fashioned the garments Bob Dylan wore when performing for the Pope. He has dressed all three Hank Williams. And if this is not enough to bring him a legendary status in music history, you can thank him for both The Rolling Stones and The Grateful Dead’s notorious insignias. But it doesn’t stop here: presidents, athletes, dancers, artists and movie stars have also donned his glittering couture. He has wardrobed over 90 movies and 13 television shows. Manuel was given the Hispanic Designers MODA award in 1992 and the “Intercoiffure” American Design award in 1996. Manuel received special recognition from the Country Music Association in 2006 and several awards from Cody High Style.

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Steve Popovich and Hank LoConti

Wednesday, April 20, 2005

Interviewed by Dr. Jason Hanley

Steve Popovich

At Columbia Records, Popovich worked with Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, Chicago, Bruce Springsteen, and Earth, Wind, and Fire. As head of A&R at Epic, Popovich helped sign Boston, Michael Jackson, Ted Nugent, Wild Cherry, Tom Jones, and Jaco Pastorius.  In 1976,  Popovich formed Cleveland International Records and soon released Meat Loaf's Bat Out of Hell, which became one of the top 5 largest selling albums in history.

Hank LoConti

Native Clevelander Hank LoConti is a music promoter and club-owner.  He founded the famous Agora club in 1966. The Agora was one of many venues across the country to which LoConti brought the biggest names of rock and roll including Bruce Springsteen, Wanda Jackson, Bob Dylan and countless others.

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