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2011 American Music Masters Honoree: Aretha Franklin

Tuesday, August 23: 7 a.m.
Honoring the "Queen of Soul"

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
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Remembering Jerry Leiber

Tuesday, August 23: 5 p.m.
Posted by Terry Stewart
Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller

Yesterday, the music world lost one of its greatest poet laureates with the passing of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee Jerry Leiber. As the lyricist on countless iconic chart topping songs and so many more hit records, Leiber ...

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America's Foremothers

Monday, September 12: 11 a.m.
Bessie Smith

"America's Foremothers" is the first installment in a special series that highlights the evolution of women in music by placing their accomplishments, inspirations and influence in the context of the eras that shaped their sounds and messages. 

Between 1920 ...

Categories: Hall of Fame, Inductee, Exhibit
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The 2011 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award

Tuesday, September 6: 9:14 a.m.
Posted by Rock Hall

For the second year in a row, we are pleased to learn a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame production is nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award!

The 2011 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony, produced by Line ...

Categories: Other, Hall of Fame, Inductee
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Today in Rock: Chrissie Hynde is Born

Wednesday, September 7: 9 a.m.
Posted by Rock Hall
The Pretenders led by Chrissie Hynde

Akron native Chrissie Hynde is a rock pioneer and for decades the only constant in the lineup of 2005 Rock and Roll of Fame inductees, the Pretenders.  Born on September 7, 1951, she was one of the first women to ...

Categories: Hall of Fame, Inductee, Exhibit, Today in Rock, Exclusive Interviews
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Today in Rock: Remembering Keith Moon

Wednesday, September 7: 5:03 p.m.
Posted by Rock Hall
The Who: (l-r) Keith Moon, Pete Townshend, Roger Daltrey and John Entwistle

In the pantheon of rock icons, few lived harder and played more dynamically than Keith Moon, among the greatest rock and roll drummers of all time and the man who embodied The Who's frenetic energy and unconventional wit. Although ...

Categories: Hall of Fame, Inductee, Exhibit, Today in Rock
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Elton John's World of Rock

Thursday, September 8: 12:01 p.m.
Posted by Rock Hall
Sir Elton John

Tonight, Elton John's 2011 World Tour stops in Cleveland, Ohio, at Blossom Music Center, one of more than 100 dates that will take the charismatic, chart-topping musician to North and South America, Europe, Asia and Oceania. It's a ...

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Celebrating the Life of Otis Redding

Friday, September 9: 1 p.m.
Otis Redding

Otis Redding would have celebrated his 70th birthday today, so we're delighted that the opening of the Rock Hall’s Otis Redding exhibit coincides with and commemorates his birth and remarkable life. The spotlight exhibit allows Redding's life ...

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