In conjunction with the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum's tribute to Fats Domino and Dave Bartholomew at this year's 15th Annual American Music Masters series, the Museum is partnering the with the New Orleans Ponderosa Stomp this month.
On Friday, September 24th, the Rock Hall's Dr. Lauren Onkey and Jason Hanley will host the Third Annual American Music History Conference at the Ponderosa Stomp in New Orleans. An array of iconic musicians will be interviewed at the conference including Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees Duane Eddy, Ronnie Spector, and Dave Bartholomew, along with Jimi Espinoza, the original bassist of Thee Midniters, who ignited Chicano rock in 60's East L.A. with cruising anthems like "Whittier Blvd." Additionally, the Trashmen, the wild 60's Minnesotans behind the iconic rock song "Surfin' Bird" will be interviewed as well.
Without the talents of producer, arranger, bandleader, talent scout and trumpeter Dave Bartholomew, the world would never have heard of a piano player named Fats – and that’s only scratching the edge of the tip of the iceberg for Dave Bartholomew, New Orleans’ premier architect of rock n’roll. With Stomp founder Dr. Ike and chronicler John Broven, Bartholomew shares his firsthand account of the dawn of the American rock and R&B sound.
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 email@example.com.
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The series is sponsored by ELS Studio (Acura).