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Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll: "Purple Rain"

Tuesday, June 7: 1:06 p.m.
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Prince's "Purple Rain" is one of the greatest power ballads in pop-music history. The original version of the song was recorded live in concert at the Minneapolis nightclub First Avenue during the filming of Purple Rain and became the ...

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Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll: "A Day in the Life"

Wednesday, June 1: 4:20 p.m.
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Beatles Sgt Pepper Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

A look at a few items from the Beatles on display inside of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

It's virtually impossible to overstate the initial impact of "A Day In The Life". Not simply a climax to the ...

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Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll: "The Times They Are A-Changin'"

Tuesday, May 24: 9 a.m.
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Bob Dylan Times they are a Changin lyrics

As detailed in Clinton Heylin's biography Behind the Shades, musician Tony Glover visited Bob Dylan's New York apartment in early October 1963 and stumbled across the lyrics to a new song, "The Times They Are A-Changin'." When Glover ...

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Essential Listening from the 2016 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Inductees

Friday, April 8: 1:30 p.m.
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2016 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees Cheap Trick, Chicago, Deep Purple, Steve Miller, NWA, Bert Berns Cleveland

The Rock Hall's award-winning education department debated, arm-wrestled and ultimately high-fived their way into answering one impossible question: what song is each 2016 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame's definitive track? A tall order, to be sure, but here ...

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The Surprising Stories Behind Four Bowie Classics

Monday, January 11: 5 p.m.
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It's rare to talk of an artist truly being without equal, but that's exactly who David Bowie was. A remarkable visionary, Bowie was a font of wild creativity, a transformative presence constantly evolving to address and help define ...

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Songs That Shaped Rock: David Bowie's "Ziggy Stardust"

Thursday, January 7: 5 p.m.
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Who was Ziggy Stardust, anyway? According to Bowie: "''Ziggy' was my Martian messiah who twanged a guitar. He was a simplistic character...someone who dropped down here, got brought down to our way of thinking and ended up destroying his ...

Categories: Inside the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Exhibit, History of Rock and Roll, Inductee, Hall of Fame, Exclusive Interviews, Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll
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Remembering Hall of Fame Inductee Allen Toussaint

Thursday, November 12: 3:34 p.m.
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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee Allen Toussaint inducted into Hall of Fame in 1998 by Robbie Robertson

Allen Toussaint was one of New Orleans' great musical giants. “He was a great and tremendously versatile musician, a real gentleman and one of the nicest people I’ve ever known,” said Hall of Fame Inductee Randy Newman. 

He was ...

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Free Download: "Smokey Robinson in Song" Infographic

Friday, November 6: 10 a.m.
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Click the image below to downland the FREE full-size Smokey Robinson infographic!

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What songs define the career of Smokey Robinson? What are Smokey Robinson's most important tracks? From one of Smokey Robinson's first songwriting collaborations with Motown impresario ...

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