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Rock Hall will honor Otis Redding's 70th birthday with a spotlight exhibit and film screening

Tuesday, August 30: 3:16 p.m.
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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Otis Redding

Though his career was relatively brief, Otis Redding was a singer of such commanding stature that to this day he embodies the essence of soul music in its purist form. His name is synonymous with the term soul, music that arose out of the black experience in America through the transmutation of gospel and rhythm & blues into a form of funky, secular testifying up until his death in 1967. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum will honor the life and music of Redding, a 1989 Hall of Fame inductee, with an exhibit and film screening. Redding would have been 70 on September 9. That day, the Hall of Fame will unveil a spotlight exhibit with more than 20 artifacts in the Ahmet M. Ertegun Main Exhibit Hall. On Wednesday, September 7, the Museum will screen the film Dreams to Remember: The Legacy of Otis Redding.

In honor of Otis Redding’s legacy and to support the Rock Hall’s mission, his widow Zelma Redding will donate a portion of her husband’s papers to the Rock Hall’s new Library and Archives. These will include contracts, correspondence, photographs, receipts and sheet music.  The Library and Archives will ...


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Part 5 of NPR's spotlight on the 2011 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees features Neil Diamond

Monday, March 14: 1:56 p.m.
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Neil Diamond performs in 1986. (Photo: Ron Frehm, AP)

For the last four weeks, NPR's David C. Barnett has been showcasing a different inductee from this year's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame class on Morning Edition. This week's segment spotlights Neil Diamond.

Click here to listen!

 

Remember you can catch the 2011 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony simulcasted live at the Museum tonight, or catch the ceremony on Fuse on Sunday, March 20th!

 

 


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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2011 Inductee Dr. John this week's NPR spotlight

Wednesday, March 9: 1:24 p.m.
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Dr. John performing live (photo: James Demaria Productions)

NPR's David C. Barnett has been showcasing a different inductee from this year's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame class on Morning Edition. This week's segment spotlights Dr. John.

Click here to listen, and check back next week for the final part of this series!


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