Inductee Spotlight – Ellie Greenwich and Cynthia Weil
As part of the 2010 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, the Ahmet Ertegun Award will also be presented to an extraordinary group of songwriters who wrote some of the most classic, lasting songs of the 20th century. This year’s honorees include husband and wife songwriting team BARRY MANN and CYNTHIA WEIL and songwriting couple JEFF BARRY and ELLIE GREENWICH, writers whose countless number of classics helped defined the “Brill Building sound” in the 1960s. Join us as we examine some of the biggest hits for Mann and Weil (“You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling,” “On Broadway,” “We Gotta Get Out of this Place” and “Walking in the Rain”) as well as Barry and Greenwich (“Da Doo Ron Ron,” “Then He Kissed Me,” “Be My Baby” and “River Deep, Mountain High”). We’ll also explore Ellie Greenwich’s work as a session vocalist and producer, as well as her songwriting career after her breakup with Jeff Barry.
This event is FREE and RSVPs are not required.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum’s education department presents Rock and Roll Night School, a monthly series of educational, discussion-based evening classes offered free of charge from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The award-winning education department leads the classes, which are geared towards adults interested in gaining more knowledge about rock and roll history. The program explores the history of rock and roll from its roots to its current incarnations.
Special attention is given to the music’s impact on society, its reception by fans, and its most innovative practitioners. Each class includes a presentation, music and video clips, and group discussions.
Unless otherwise noted, RSVPs are not needed to attend Rock and Roll Night School.