Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Akron's DEVO Among New Crop Of Rock Hall Nominees

Feb 11, 2021

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced 16 potential candidates for induction this year. Now, a voting committee will trim the roster to about a half dozen inductees to be announced in May. Planners are looking to stage a live induction ceremony in Cleveland in late October or early November.

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The pandemic can’t keep rock and roll down forever. Cleveland’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is ready to reopen, with certain restrictions, so Elaine Diehl welcomes the Hall’s President & CEO Greg Harris back to Around Cincinnati.

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After recently reviewing his memoir, Elaine Diehl now get the opportunity to have a conversation with legendary rock musician Jorma Kaukonen (Jefferson Airplane, Hot Tuna.) Along with his book, Been So Long, they talk about his career and his current life, living in southeastern Ohio and running the Fur Peach Ranch music venue and guitar camp.

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The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland recently announced its latest class of inductees, including The Doobie Brothers, Depeche Mode, Nine Inch Nails, and others. Joining our Elaine Diehl on the phone to talk about the selection process and the upcoming induction ceremony is the Hall of Fame's President & CEO Greg Harris.

Still on display at the Hall: Play It Loud: Instruments of Rock & Roll.

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After its initial exhibition at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art, Play It Loud: Instruments of Rock & Roll, has moved to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland. 

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is known for showcasing musicians' costumes, instruments and memorabilia. But now visitors can play music there, too, in the "Garage." The $2 million exhibit opens to the public today on the second floor of the Rock Hall.

“It’s all about energizing and inspiring,” said Rock Hall Vice President and Chief Curator Karen Herman.

In reflecting upon the museum’s more than two decades in Cleveland, Herman said it was important to design a space for visitors to make music.

“Every visitor can come in and try it,” she said.

As part of Black History Month, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's traveling exhibit King Records: Thirty Years That Changed American Music | 1943-1973 will be officially dedicated on Thursday, February 28 in Cleveland. 

Waite Hoyt, Jim Tarbell, & King Records

Sep 23, 2018
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The King Records 75th anniversary celebration this month winds up with several events this week including a panel discussion of Cincinnati Reds broadcaster Waite Hoyt by Reds historian Greg Rhodes and Nick Clooney, a presentation by Jim Tarbell about Ronnie Hollyman at the Main Library downtown, a performance at The Greenwich by the Spear Shakers, and a discussion by Christine Anderson about "The Kings and Queens of Cincinnati."  

It's a King Records Potpourri This Weekend!

Sep 19, 2018
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In honor of the 75th anniversary of King Records this month, the last special I'm producing has a potpourri of topics from a look at the Tokyo Happy Coats and Playhouse in the Park's production of "Cincinnati King" to Darren Blase's efforts to showcase his King Records collection at Shake It Records, plus the preservation work being done to save the King Records studio on Brewster Avenue.  

This King Records Potpourri special will air on Saturday night, September 22nd, at 11pm and again Sunday evening, September 23rd, at 7pm.

He's an acclaimed solo artist and a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as one of the founding members of Traffic

Contributor David Lewis provides the musical history of The Ink Spots, one of the most successful pop vocal groups of the 1930’s,40’s and 50’s.