In conjunction with the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum's tribute to Fats Domino and Dave Bartholomew at this year's 15th Annual American Music Masters series, the Museum is partnering the with the New Orleans Ponderosa Stomp this month.
On Friday, September 24th, the Rock Hall's Dr. Lauren Onkey and Jason Hanley will host the Third Annual American Music History Conference at the Ponderosa Stomp in New Orleans. An array of iconic musicians will be interviewed at the conference including Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees Duane Eddy, Ronnie Spector, and Dave Bartholomew, along with Jimi Espinoza, the original bassist of Thee Midniters, who ignited Chicano rock in 60's East L.A. with cruising anthems like "Whittier Blvd." Additionally, the Trashmen, the wild 60's Minnesotans behind the iconic rock song "Surfin' Bird" will be interviewed as well.
Without the talents of producer, arranger, bandleader, talent scout and trumpeter Dave Bartholomew, the world would never have heard of a piano player named Fats – and that’s only scratching the edge of the tip of the iceberg for Dave Bartholomew, New Orleans’ premier architect of rock n’roll. With Stomp founder Dr. Ike and chronicler John Broven, Bartholomew shares his firsthand account of the dawn of the American rock and R&B sound.
The weeklong series of events:
FREE with RSVP – Tuesday, October 22 at 7 p.m. – Author Series with Bill Janovitz at Cuyahoga Community College’s Tommy LiPuma Center for Creative Arts in the Black Box Theater (adjacent to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s Library and Archives, 2809 Woodland Avenue, Cleveland)
FREE with RSVP - Wednesday, October 23 at 4:30 p.m. – Teachers Rock “Following the River”: Exploring the Roots of the Rolling Stones in the Rock Hall’s “Eat to the Beat” on the 3rd floor.
FREE with RSVP – Wednesday, October 23 at 8 p.m. – Songwriters to Soundmen with Steve Jordan, Bobby Keys and Steve Madaio in the Rock Hall’s Foster Theater on the 4th floor
FREE - Thursday, October 24 at 7:00 p.m. – Keynote Lecture by Alan Light at Case Western Reserve University’s Ford Auditorium, 11000 Euclid Ave.
TICKETED EVENT - Saturday, October 26 from 10:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. – Annual Music Masters Conference in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s Foster Theater.
TICKETED EVENT - Saturday, October 26 at 7:30 p.m. – Annual Music Masters Tribute Concert at PlayhouseSquare’s State Theatre
Special program for students:
LIVE STREAM - Monday, October 21 at 1:00 p.m. – On the Road “You Got Me Rocking”: The Musical Roots of the Rolling Stones
The series is sponsored by ELS Studio.
The Rolling Stones: 50 Years of Satisfaction exhibition opened in May 2013 and celebrates the Rolling Stones’ incredible contribution to popular music. Through the use of artifacts, film, text and interactive technology, generations of music fans from around the world have the opportunity to get up close and personal with rare items from nearly every aspect of the Stones’ extraordinary career. The Rolling Stones: 50 Years of Satisfaction is slated to run until March 2014.
For more information, visit rockhall.com.