Stories of Rock

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John Carter Cash Shares His Father's Unknown Poems

Johnny Cash - Forever Words
If you think you “know” John R Cash, think again. There are many layers, so much beneath the surface.

2017 Nominees

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2017 Rock Hall Nominees

Johnny Cash's Daughter Shares Rarely Seen Side of the Man in Black

In 1995, Hall of Fame Inductee Johnny Cash’s youngest daughter Tara gave her famous father a book containing 365 questions. One year later, on her birthday, he returned the book to her with answers to all the questions.

Rock & Politics: Elvis is Drafted

Elvis Presley was at a career high when he was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1958 and shipped off to Friedberg, Germany.

Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll: "California Dreamin'"

The Mamas and the Papas
The strong melody and evocative lyrics of "California Dreamin'" epitomized 1966 folk rock.

Protest Songs: The Message

In a few stark, eloquent verses, Edwin Fletcher sketched out the city that the hip-hop kids came home to when the clubs and the block parties were over.

Celebrating the Life of Otis Redding

Otis Redding
Otis Redding’s life and music embodied the essence of soul. He was a self-professed country boy from Macon, Georgia, and he had it all: a big, gravelly voice, an immense gift for songwriting and a generous, hardworking disposition.

From the Chandelier to the Rock Hall: Sia Goes On Display

Several items from Sia's 2014 U.S. breakthrough hit, “Chandelier,” are now on display in Right Here, Right Now.