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April 2013 | Blog Archives

At the Library and Archives: Storm Thorgerson Retrospectives

Tuesday, April 23: 4 p.m.
Posted by Amanda Raab
Storm Thorgerson designed the iconic cover of Pink Floyd's 1973 release "Dark Side of the Moon"

Storm Thorgerson, arguably best known as the designer of Pink Floyd’s album cover for Dark Side of the Moon, died Thursday, April 18, 2013, after a battle with cancer. He was both a close friend to the band and ...

Categories: Inductee, Library and Archives
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At the Library and Archives: The Smith Tapes 1969-1972

Tuesday, April 23: 10 a.m.
Posted by Amanda Raab
(l-r) John Lennon, Yoko Ono and Howard Smith

Howard Smith was a man both on the scene and of the scene in late-1960s New York. As a photographer, columnist and broadcaster, Smith immersed himself in the emerging subculture of music and art while maintaining a keen journalist’s ...

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Celebrating Record Store Day In Cleveland – and Beyond

Friday, April 19: 4 p.m.
Record Store Day is on April 20, 2013

I’m a native Clevelander, and have always been a keen record shopper. I bought my first record with my own money, Lulu’s “To Sir, With Love,” at the Disc record store in Severance Center mall, across  from the ...

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Inside the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Thursday, April 18: 2 p.m.
Posted by Rock Hall
The 2013 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees exhibit is now open!

On April 18, 2013, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame officially ushers the 2013 class of inductees into the Hall of Fame during the 28th annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony. The class – Lou Adler, Heart ...

Categories: Gallery Talk, Inductee, Exhibit, Event
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American Treasure: 2013 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee Randy Newman

Monday, April 15: 3 p.m.
Posted by Paul Zollo
“Randy Newman. There aren’t many in Randy’s league. He knows music.” – Bob Dylan

“See, if I were to write Billy Joel’s ‘Just The Way You Are,’ I’d wreck it,” he said, explaining why his instincts run contrary to pop music. “I’d have written ‘I love you just the way you ...

Categories: Hall of Fame, Inductee, Exhibit, Exclusive Interviews
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Interview with John Mayer, reflecting on 2013 Hall of Fame Inductee Albert King

Friday, April 12: 3 p.m.
Posted by Rock Hall
John Mayer will induct Albert King into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

The consistency with which John Mayer combines word craft and melody has earned him rarefied status as a respected songwriter and musician. As one of few musicians to achieve both critical acclaim and popular appeal, the seven-time Grammy Award winner ...

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Interview with Hall of Fame Inductee Rev Run of Run-DMC

Wednesday, April 10: 12 p.m.
Posted by Rock Hall
2009 Hall of Fame Inductee Rev Run shares thoughts on Hall of Fame and Public Enemy

2009 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Rev Run of Run-DMC recently visited the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland, Ohio, where he sat down with the Rock Hall to discuss what it was like ...

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Muddy Waters and the Rolling Stones

Thursday, April 4: 7:30 p.m.
Posted by Shelby Morrison
Muddy Waters' passport photo, on loan to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

In the history of rock and roll, Muddy Waters represented the tide that brought the Southern blues traditions to the north and amplified them. Along the way, he inspired the name of among the biggest rock and roll bands of ...

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