Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll: "Purple Rain"
Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll: "A Day in the Life"
Rock Hall POV: Rock & Roll's Greatest Moment
Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll: "The Times They Are A-Changin'"
Tom Morello Says 100% of Music is Political
Bono Tells Story of U2's "Bullet the Blue Sky"
Gloria Estefan Shares Why She Won't Perform in Cuba
David Byrne Thinks Music Has the Power to Unify
Celebrating the Intersection of Rock & Politics
Rock Hall POV: Director of Collections Jun Francisco
To say the news of Allen Toussaint’s death came as a shock is an understatement. Ever dapperly dressed and forever modest, he appeared to be the picture of health for a 77-year-old, still performing regularly until felled by a ...Categories: Inductee, History of Rock and Roll, History of the Blues, Hall of Fame, Education, Exclusive Interviews
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 ...
If New Orleans music is a gumbo, pianist Henry Roeland "Roy" Byrd – better known as Professor Longhair – is one of the chefs who filled the pot and lit the cooking fire. Variously hailed as “the Picasso of keyboard funk ...Categories: Inductee, Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll
American Music Masters Moments: Fats Domino and Dave Bartholomew is the second installment in a series that shares stories from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's American Music Masters® events through the years. The first post in the ...Categories: Inductee, Event, Hall of Fame, American Music Masters, Education, Exclusive Interviews
We were saddened to learn about the passing of the “Creole Beethoven,” Wardell Quezergue, yesterday in New Orleans. Quezergue, 81, was one of the giants of New Orleans music – one of those folks who is responsible for so many great ...Categories: American Music Masters
My favorite Christmas present arrived by email: a photo of a smiling Antoine “Fats” Domino in his home in Louisiana, holding his 2010 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame American Music Masters Award. Domino’s daughter sent it to us ...Categories: Inductee, Event, Hall of Fame, American Music Masters, Education, Exclusive Interviews
As I’ve mentioned before, this year’s 15th annual American Music Masters series honoring Fats Domino and Dave Bartholomew has been a homecoming of sorts for me – taking me back to my former hometown of New Orleans. Last week ...Categories: Education
An exciting sidebar to our recent trip to New Orleans (see previous blog) concerns the Museum’s partnering with the Louisiana Museum system to assist in the restoration of one of Fats Domino’s pianos. As most know, Mr. Domino ...Categories: Event