Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Cleveland Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Let's face it - Cleveland doesn't get much good press and the country rarely gives us a break when they have the opportunity to make us a laughing stock of something. This week Cleveland is enjoying some positive attention. We are the home of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame - yet the induction ceremony has only taken place here once since the Rock Hall opened in 1997. Henceforth, it will be here every three years.
This is Induction Week 2009. Last Saturday they held The Moondog Coronation Ball with groups such as Tommy James and the Shondells, Three Dog Night, Herman's Hermits and Little Richard. (I read that Little Richard came on the stage in a wheelchair - now THAT can make you feel OLD.) Tomorrow a new exhibit opens called From Asbury Park to the Promised Land: The Life and Music of Bruce Springsteen. Thursday will see a concert with the O'Jays, Dave Mason and Wanda Jackson. Friday- Little Anthony and the Imperials. Saturday is the Induction Ceremony at Cleveland Public Hall. This year's inductees are Jeff Beck, Little Anthony and the Imperials, Run-DMC, Metallica, Bobby Womack and Wanda Jackson.
I can't say I'm actually attending any of these events, but I'm enjoying the positive atmosphere and the good news in Cleveland for a change. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum is a beautiful building that sits in North Coast Harbor on Lake Erie as you can see above. Just this weekend I was listening to the oldies being played in the grocery store and wondering if any of these artists ever dreamed we'd still be hearing their songs forty years later.
A couple weeks ago we met some friends at a restaurant where an "oldies" band was playing. Hearing songs from Junior High and High School was more fun than I imagined. The place was wall-to-wall fifty and sixty-somethings dancing their fool heads off. We LOVE rock and roll and always will.

6 comments:

Poetikat said...

Oh, my friend Deb, at Papa Do Run blog would love this post. She has a great blog derived from her book of memories of growing up in Detroit during the 50s. You can find the link on my blog Blasts From the Past, if you're interested.

Kat

Susan's Snippets said...

Diane -

I have been a fan of music since forever. I grew up in the 70's and went to most of the big concerts that came to Chicago..you name them, Led Zepplin, Queen, Peter Frampton, The Who (Tommy Tour - FABULOUS!), Pink Floyd, Chicago, etc. I saw them all.

So, I definitely need to head to Cleveland and check out all the history housed within the Hall of Fame.

singing along with no shame

Linda S. Socha said...

Diane
I love this post and your blog

You have been tagged at Psyche Connections for your 25 Influences.
I will look forward to reading them
Linda

Anonymous said...

Hi,
antidepressant zoloft
Specifically, SSRIs work to inhibit the reuptake of serotonin allowing a more balanced brain chemical structure for those struggling with depression.
[url=http://www.wildbird-watching.com/]zoloft for anxiety[/url]
This is why if you or a loved one is dealing with depression, and has yet to seek proper medical help you should no longer delay.
http://www.wildbird-watching.com/ - antidepressant zoloft
No prescription!
Depression is a condition which takes a hold of ones mind and assaults it in nearly every level.

Anonymous said...

Hello everyone! Who knows where to upload the film Avatar?
I even bought the film Avatar for a SMS to http://rsskino.ru/kinofilm/avatar.html , the link was, but download fails, the system will boot quite strange cocoa something.
Men, advise where to normal as quickly download film avatar?

Anonymous said...

I am the sort of hombre who passions to seek different things. Currently I am constructing my private solar panels. I am doing it all by myself without the help of my men. I'm utilizing the internet as the only way to acheive that. I came across a really awesome website which explains how to make photovoltaic panels and so on. The place explains all the steps involved in solar panel building.

I am not exactly sure about how correct the information given there is. If some guys over here who have xp with these works can have a see and give your feedback in the page it will be great and I would highly treasure it, cauze I really love solar panel construction.

Tnx for reading this. U people are the best.