Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Ramps Up Collection Activity for Library and Archives

Critically-acclaimed producer and A&R representative to join team at world’s first rock and roll research facility

CLEVELAND (June 3, 2010)
– The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum announces that Gregg Geller, a critically-acclaimed producer and A&R representative, will join the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in collecting documents, personal papers, manuscripts, oral histories and other materials for the newly-built Library and Archives facility in Cleveland.

Geller has more than forty years experience in the music industry, including A&R positions at CBS Records and Warner Bros. and as a producer. He was responsible for signing artists such as Elvis Costello, Stevie Ray Vaughan, John Hiatt and Nick Lowe to Columbia and Epic Records. Geller has also produced numerous commercially-successful compilations for artists, including Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Prince, Sam Cooke and Rod Stewart. He created and directed Warner Bros. Records’ “Warner Archives” series and “Warner Remasters,” and received Grammy Award Nominations for The Legend by Johnny Cash and A Golden Celebration by Elvis Presley. He has been a member of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, the Grammy Hall of Fame Committee and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominating Committee.

“Gregg is one of the most respected A&R people in the business,” said Terry Stewart, President and CEO of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum.  “His knowledge of music history and his understanding of what’s important to artists positions him among an elite group of people who can acquire collections for the Rock Hall’s Library and Archives.”

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum’s Library and Archives is the world’s first facility of its kind dedicated to the rock and roll art form. The Library and Archives is a state-of-the-art research center that serves as the permanent home to documents, oral histories, recordings, personal papers and other items from the most influential figures in rock’s history. The Library and Archives will also enhance the Rock Hall’s education programs at the university level.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum has been collecting for the Library and Archives since the Museum opened in 1995. The Library and Archives staff moved into the new facility in December 2009 and is currently cataloging, preserving and digitizing the collection in preparation for opening.  The Library and Archives currently houses collections from Alan Freed, Ahmet Ertegun, Clive Davis, Jim Morrison’s parents, Atlantic Records and other seminal rock and roll figures and organizations.

For more information on the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum’s Library and Archives visit www.rockhall/library.

 About the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, Inc. is a nonprofit organization that exists to educate visitors, fans and scholars from around the world about the history and continuing significance of rock and roll music. It carries out this mission through its operation of a world-class museum that collects, preserves, exhibits and interprets this art form and through its library and archives as well as its educational programs.

The Museum is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. On Wednesdays, the Museum is open until 9 p.m. Museum admission is $22 for adults, $18 for adult residents of Greater Cleveland, $17 for seniors (65+), $13 for youth (9-12), children under 8 and Museum Members are always free, for information or to join the membership program call 216.515.8425. For general inquiries, please call 216.781.ROCK(7625) or visit www.rockhall.com.  The Museum is generously funded by Cuyahoga County residents through Cuyahoga Arts and Culture.

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