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In the Museum: Aretha Franklin

Monday, March 25: 6 p.m.
Posted by Rock Hall
Aretha Franklin on the cover of Time Magazine in 1968, on exhibit at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Aretha Franklin was only 24 years old when she signed with Atlantic Records in November 1966, but she had already been making records for much of her life, first as a child gospel singer, then as a pop singer of ...

Categories: Inductee, Exhibit
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50 Years Later: The Legacy of Patsy Cline

Tuesday, March 5: 11:30 a.m.
Posted by Shelby Morrison
Patsy Cline "Walkin' After Midnight"/"A Poor Man's Roses" 1961 single, on exhibit at the Rock Hall

Best known for her bold, rich and unparalleled emotionally expressive voice, Patsy Cline is one of the most inspirational, influential and impactful female vocalists of the 20th century. As a country music industry pioneer, Cline helped to blaze a trail ...

Categories: Exhibit, Today in Rock
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Jane Scott Collection Arrives at the Rock Hall Library and Archives

Thursday, August 9: 5 p.m.
Posted by Jennie Thomas
Beginning to sort the Jane Scott papers at the Rock Hall Library and Archives

Recently, the Library and Archives acquired the collection of Cleveland’s own Jane Scott, which includes items accumulated over the course of Scott’s long career as the first rock critic at a daily newspaper: interview notebooks, autographs, personal ...

Categories: Library and Archives
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Today in Rock: Wanda Jackson is Born

Thursday, October 20: 9 a.m.
Wanda Jackson

The rockabilly field of the 1950s wasn’t exactly crowded with female performers, but Wanda Jackson didn’t let that stop her from making her mark. Born on October 20, 1937, she emerged from a small town in Oklahoma to ...

Categories: Hall of Fame, Inductee, Exhibit, Exclusive Interviews
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Pioneers of Rock

Monday, September 19: 1 p.m.
Ruth Brown topped the R&B chart with “(Mama) He Treats Your Daughter Mean" in 1953

"Pioneers of Rock" is the second 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. "America's ...

Categories: Hall of Fame, Inductee, Exhibit, Education
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SXSW 2011 Music Panel: "A Woman's Work: Changing the Music Industry"

Thursday, March 24: 5:52 p.m.
Posted by Rock Hall

For the second year in a row, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum moderated a panel at the SXSW Music Festival in Austin, TX.

On March 18, the Rock Hall's panel, A Woman's Work: Changing ...

Categories: Other
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World's First Museum Exhibit Dedicated to Women Who Rock Opens at the Rock Hall this Spring

Thursday, February 3: 10:28 a.m.
Posted by Rock Hall
Talking Heads' Tina Weymouth's bass guitar, c. 1978, will be featured in this exhibit.

 The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum will open a ground-breaking and provocative new exhibit that will illustrate the important roles women have played in rock and roll, from its inception through today. Women Who Rock: Vision, Passion ...

Categories: Exhibit, Event
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