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The entrance to the Main Exhibit Hall inside the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
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Ahmet Ertegun
Main Exhibit Hall

The history of rock & roll is far from linear. Explore the sonic history and many evolutions of the music that changed the world starting with the Roots of Rock, through the Legends of Rock, to today's artists in Right Here, Right Now.


Explore the 500 Songs That Shaped Rock & Roll and some of the most iconic One Hit Wonders.




How do early rock & roll songs go from being the devil's music to being used in prescription drug ads? How does Heavy Metal music go from being labeled as profane go on to be high school marching band staples? Rock & Roll has always been music for the young people, so history keeps repeating itself.

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