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Posts by Greg Harris

A Long, Strange Trip: Pete Sears' One-of-a-Kind Bass Guitar, "Dragon"

Monday, July 1: 12:29 p.m.
Posted by Greg Harris
Pete Sears with his long-lost custom bass guitar named "Dragon"

In June 1978, Pete Sears and his Jefferson Starship bandmates narrowly escaped a riot following a cancelled concert in Germany. Amid the chaos, much of the band's gear was left behind, including Sears' one-of-a-kind bass created by famed luthiers ...

Categories: Today in Rock, Exclusive Interviews
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Album Notes: The Rolling Stones – Exile on Main St.

Friday, March 8: 10 a.m.
Posted by Greg Harris
The Rolling Stones' 1972 release "Exile on Main St."

I was seven years old when Exile on Main St. was released in 1972. It wasn't until later in the decade that I first heard the album, though I was already a Rolling Stones fan by then. My ...

Categories: Hall of Fame, Inductee, Exhibit
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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Inspired Message and Gift to Rock and Roll

Monday, January 21: 11:30 a.m.
Posted by Greg Harris
Rock Hall salutes the pioneering spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his lasting inspiration

Today, January 21, 2013, we welcome visitors to the annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Festival at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, an event that celebrates the life and legacy of Dr. King. There are performances ...

Categories: American Music Masters, Inductee, Exhibit, Event
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Celebrating David Bowie – His Birthday, His New Single and His Rock and Roll Legacy

Tuesday, January 8: 4 p.m.
Posted by Greg Harris
David Bowie celebrates his 66th birthday with new single, "Where are We Now?"

Any kid that grew up in the 1970s with dreams of becoming the next guitar hero had to start somewhere – usually playing a cheap acoustic model and trying to master the Mel Bay chord chart. The exciting part came when ...

Categories: Hall of Fame, Inductee, Exhibit
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For The People

Sunday, November 6: 3:30 p.m.
Posted by Greg Harris
Sharing the spotlight: Bruce Springsteen performs with Joe Grushecky and the Houserockers

Recently, a few members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum board drove to Pittsburgh with me for what is now near the top of my list of rock and roll experiences. Local legends Joe Grushecky and ...

Categories: Hall of Fame, Inductee, Event
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You did it! Woodstock artifact funded by music fans

Monday, August 15: 11 a.m.
Posted by Greg Harris

Today—with help from over 100 donors from around the country—our curators hung the iconic Yasgur’s Farm dairy sign in the museum.  It was installed to coincide with the 42nd Anniversary of the Woodstock Art and Music Festival ...

Categories: Inductee, Exhibit, Education, Event
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By the time we got to Woodstock: Help us Preserve Rock History

Thursday, July 28: 3:08 p.m.
Posted by Greg Harris
The Yasgur Farm Sign from the Woodstock Festival.

Rock and roll history includes many keystone moments—Elvis entering Sun Studios, the Beatles on Ed Sullivan, Dylan “plugging in” at Newport. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum recently acquired a historic artifact from an event of ...

Categories: Event
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Turn back the clock: the importance of Record Store Day

Friday, April 15: 2:51 p.m.
Posted by Greg Harris
Greg Harris, vice president of development at the Rock Hall

Tomorrow, April 16, is National Record Store Day. Across the nation, shops will offer special promotions and activities. As fellow music lovers, we encourage you to visit these stores to commemorate the day.  Digital downloads are convenient and here at ...

Categories: Event, Other
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