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Essential Bobby Womack: Top Songs from the Bravest Man in the Universe

Thursday, February 21: 1 p.m.
Posted by Rock Hall
Bobby Womack will perform live at the Rock Hall on Friday, February 22, 2013!

On Friday, February 22, 2013, Hall of Fame Inductee Bobby Womack will perform live at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland, Ohio. Joined on stage by his full band, including  horn section and backup ...

Categories: Hall of Fame, Inductee, Black History Month, Event
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Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll: "The Tracks of My Tears"

Tuesday, February 19: 2 p.m.
Posted by Rock Hall
1987 Hall of Fame Inductee Smokey Robinson

Born on February 19, 1940,  Smokey Robinson is among the most enduring songwriters of the 1960s. He also produced great records, notably by his own group, 2012 Hall of Fame Inductees the Miracles, and by the Temptations, Mary Wells ...

Categories: Hall of Fame, Inductee, Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll, Exclusive Interviews
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Cleveland Soul: Interview with Lou Ragland

Wednesday, February 13: 2 p.m.
Posted by Carlo Wolff
Cleveland soul man Lou Ragland will appear live at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum

Musician Lou Ragland was born in Cleveland in 1942. His first instrument was saxophone, his choice after rejecting his high school music teacher’s suggestion he play tuba. Inspired by everyone from Brahms to Nat “King” Cole to Ella Fitzgerald ...

Categories: Exclusive Interviews, Education, Black History Month, Foster Theatre, Event
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Remembering Bobby Bennett of the Famous Flames

Monday, January 28: 5 p.m.
Posted by Rock Hall
2012 Hall of Fame inductee Bobby Bennett (1938 - 2013)

2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Bobby Bennett of the Famous Flames passed away on January 18, 2013, at age 74. For 15 years, the Famous Flames provided impassioned vocals and frenetic choreography alongside James Brown, helping to ...

Categories: Hall of Fame, Inductee
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Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll: "That's All Right"

Monday, January 7: 5 p.m.
Posted by Rock Hall
Elvis Presley's That's All Right is one of the Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll

Tuesday, January 8, 2013 would have been Elvis Presley's 78th birthday. Presley was among the first ever inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986, an honor befitting his standing as the undisputed King of Rock ...

Categories: Inductee, Exhibit, Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll, Event
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Video: Elvis Presley Exhibit at the Rock Hall

Monday, January 7: 4 p.m.
Posted by Rock Hall
Elvis Presley's "King of Spades" jumpsuit is among the items in the Rock Hall's Elvis exhibit

In 1974, Elvis Presley returned to his adopted hometown and the city that gave him his start: Memphis, Tennessee. More than two decades after his first recordings at Sam Phillips' Memphis Recording Service, Presley performed five sold-out shows, the fifth ...

Categories: Inductee, Exhibit, Event
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20 Essential Rock and Roll Holiday Songs

Friday, December 21: 10 a.m.
Posted by Rock Hall
The best rock and roll holiday songs as chosen by former Rock Hall CEO Terry Stewart

Below you’ll find a list – presented in no particular order – of my favorite rock and roll holiday songs. This was not an easy list to whittle down to a Top 20, so I encourage you to share the ...

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Interview with James Brown Biographer RJ Smith

Monday, August 27: 11 a.m.
Posted by Rock Hall
Author RJ Smith discusses 1986 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee James Brown

After presenting at the Rock Hall Library and Archives in Cleveland, Ohio, on August 23, 2012, RJ Smith, author of The One: The Life and Music of James Brown, visited the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum ...

Categories: Inductee, Library and Archives, Exclusive Interviews
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