Annual Music Masters Conference: Special Screening of "Charlie Is My Darling: Ireland 1965"; Interview with Merry Clayton; and more!

Saturday, October 26 from 10:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.

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 A reflection on the career of the Rolling Stones and their impact on rock and roll music. The conference will include special screening of ABKCO film’s Charlie Is My Darling: Ireland 1965 (2012, 64 minutes), a legendary though only recently released film shot during a quick tour of Ireland in 1965, as well as a live interview with singer Merry Clayton, the unforgettable voice on the Rolling Stones' classic track “Gimme Shelter."  Just announced conference panelists are Andy Babiuk and Rona Elliot. 

Tickets are $25 ($10 lunch voucher included) and are available through the Rock Hall website at or at the Rock Hall Box Office. Rock Hall Members can purchase tickets starting at 10 a.m. on Monday, September 30. General public can purchase tickets starting at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, October 1. Admission to the Museum is free with the purchase of a conference ticket. Portions of this event will be streamed live on 


Conference Schedule (subject to change)

Former music correspondent for NBC’s TODAY Show, Rona Elliot discusses her interviews with the Rolling Stones and her recent ebook, Mick and Keith: Never Stop.


Grammy Award winning blues harmonica player Sugar Blue talks about his career and playing with the Rolling Stones.

1:00-2:15 – FILM SCREENING

A screening of ABKCO Film’s Charlie is My Darling: Ireland 1965 (2013)


Soul singer and voice on “Gimme Shelter” Merry Clayton talks about her career.


Andy Babiuk, the foremost authority on gear used by the Rolling Stones and author of forthcoming book, Rolling Stones Gear: All the Stones’ Instruments from Stage to Studio, presents a history of the band’s development through their instruments.

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The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum and Case Western Reserve University will honor rock and roll pioneers the Everly Brothers during the 19th Annual Music Masters® series this October. Don and Phil Everly were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a part of the first class of inductees in 1986.  Two-time Grammy Award winner Rodney Crowell will serve as musical director for the tribute concert, which will take place on Saturday, October 25 at 7:30 p.m. at PlayhouseSquare’s State Theatre. Tribute concert artists will be announced in the coming months.

The weeklong celebration begins on Monday, October 20, and will feature interviews, panels, films and educational programs throughout the week, including a keynote lecture at Case Western Reserve University. On Saturday, October 25, a conference will be held at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, exploring the Everly Brothers’ impact on popular music. The tribute concert will be held Saturday, October 25, at 7:30 p.m. at PlayhouseSquare’s State Theatre in Cleveland. Ticket information will be announced in the coming weeks. A limited number of VIP packages beginning at $300 are available by contacting the Rock Hall’s development office at (216) 515-1201 or 

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The series is sponsored by ELS Studio (Acura).





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