Ian Hunter first said it in 1979, and I’ll say it again: Cleveland Rocks! Home to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, this is the place to go if you love rock & roll.
The exhibits start with Blues and R&B and chronicles their influence on rock & roll. There are prominent displays for icons such as Elvis Presley and The Beatles. And then we keep on rolling through time to the 1980′s.
Artists become eligible for induction 25 years after the release of their first recording. Many of my favorite bands were big in the 80′s and are just starting to be inducted into the Hall of Fame. With only 5-7 artists inducted each year, many of my favorites will have to wait. This April, KISS, Nirvana, Daryl Hall & John Oates, Cat Stevens, Peter Gabriel and the E Street Band (with their frontman Bruce Springsteen) will add their names to the illustrious list of inductees.
I find music to be very subjective, but there’s something there for everyone. I’ll share a few fun displays here, but if you want to see more, you need to experience the Hall of Fame for yourself.
I could go on and on. This is a place to spend the whole day. The only un-Rock & Roll part about it? It closes at 5:00pm. If it were truly rock ‘n roll, that’s when they’d open.
What band(s) do you think should be inducted?
See the whole list of inductees at rockhall.com