On the shores of Lake Erie, across the slip from where the Browns try out quarterback for quarterback, stands a Louvre-inspired building that stands out like a candle in the darkness against the drab and dreary Cleveland skyline. This is the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, and every year industry rockers, producers, pioneers, engineers, and promoters all get together (this year they’re actually gathering in Brooklyn) to celebrate artists they feel deserve to be enshrined in the genres most hallowed of halls.
This year, they’ll be celebrating a number of artists (all of which, by the way, you can enjoy on our PCM Special Event list this month) that span all sides of the spectrum when it comes to Rock & Roll.
KISS, Nirvana, Peter Gabriel, Hall and Oates, Linda Ronstadt, Cat Stevens, Andrew Loog Oldham (manager of the Rolling Stones), Brian Epstein (manager of the Beatles) and the E Street Band will all be inducted Thursday night.
Unfortunately there is no network coverage of this event nor will it be streamed online, so unless you’re into following a live tweeter from the event you’re not going to know what goes on… yeah, I know, it sucks
Anyway, here’s some of my personal favorite songs from this year’s inductees.
Note how the Fab Four can’t hear themselves in this video – common occurrence in the mid-60’s:
And last but certainly not least: