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The Small Faces and Faces created some of the most inventive and lasting music of their time. Ian McLagan’s Hammond organ provided depth to the soulful aesthetic of the earlier mod group, and color to its later, and rowdier ...Categories: Library and Archives, Rolling Stones, Inductee
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Bobby Keys was one of the definitive sax players in the history of rock and roll. He played with seminal artists such as Buddy Holly, Del Shannon and Little Anthony and the Imperials, as well as some of the most ...
By the time Bruce Springsteen walked into CBS Studios in New York in May of 1972 to audition for Columbia Records, he’d been playing in rock and roll bands for seven years – from the garage rock/soul hybrid of ...Categories: Inductee, Today in Rock
Our agreement with Aretha Franklin for this year’s American Music Masters program was that she would attend the tribute concert but would not perform. Of course, I always hoped that she would decide to sing a song, but I ...Categories: American Music Masters, Hall of Fame, Inductee, Event
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
When we discussed potential artists to include in the Women Who Rock exhibit, everyone wanted Heart included. Breaking out in the mid-1970s, Heart mixed hard rock riffs with intensely rhythmic acoustic songs and powerful harmonies, crashing onto FM radio like ...Categories: Exclusive Interviews, Event
In 1987, Aretha Franklin became the first woman inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame – a fitting tribute to the "Queen of Soul," the woman who for more than 50 years has been the expressive, passionate voice of ...Categories: American Music Masters, Hall of Fame, Inductee, Education, Event