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Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, located on the shore of Lake Erie
Lake Erie
in downtown Cleveland, Ohio, recognizes and archives the history of the best-known and most influential artists, producers, engineers, and other notable figures who have had some major influence on the development of rock and roll. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation was established on April 20, 1983, by Atlantic Records founder and chairman Ahmet Ertegun
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Lake Erie
Lake
Lake
Erie[5] (/ˈɪəri/) is the fourth-largest lake (by surface area) of the five Great Lakes
Great Lakes
in North America, and the eleventh-largest globally if measured in terms of surface area.[1][6] It is the southernmost, shallowest, and smallest by volume of the Great Lakes[7][8] and therefore also has the shortest average water residence time. At its deepest point Lake
Lake
Erie is 210 feet (64 metres) deep. Situated on the International Boundary between Canada
Canada
and the United States, Lake
Lake
Erie's northern shore is the Canadian province of Ontario, with the U.S. states of Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and New York on its western, southern and eastern shores. These jurisdictions divide the surface area of the lake with water boundaries. The lake was named by the Erie people, a Native American people who lived along its southern shore
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Dave Pirner
David Anthony "Dave" Pirner (born April 16, 1964) is an American songwriter, singer, and producer best known as the lead vocalist and frontman for the alternative rock band Soul Asylum.[2]Contents1 Early life and work 2 Commercial success 3 Personal life 4 Discography (solo) 5 Guest vocals 6 References 7 External linksEarly life and work[edit] Pirner was born in Green Bay, Wisconsin. He taught himself how to play the drums. By age 20, Pirner started his career drumming with a punk band called Loud Fast Rules as part of the Minneapolis scene, together with Karl Mueller (bass) and Dan Murphy (guitar). When Pirner switched to singing and playing rhythm guitar, Pat Morley joined on drums. Morley was later replaced by Grant Young, and the band changed their name to Soul Asylum. After touring the United States
United States
for a number of years they gathered a cult following of fans, but did not quite reach commercial visibility
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Peter Guralnick
Peter Guralnick (born December 15, 1943, in Boston, Massachusetts) is an American music critic, author, and screenwriter. He specializes in the history of early rock'n'roll and has written on Elvis Presley, Sam Phillips, and Sam Cooke.Contents1 Career 2 Personal life 3 Books 4 Interviews 5 References 6 External linksCareer[edit] Guralnick graduated from Boston
Boston
University in 1971 with a master's degree in creative writing. He then began writing books about the history of rock'n'roll, blues, country music, and soul music. Guralnick's first two books, Almost Grown (1964) and Mister Downchild (1967), were collections of short stories published by the Larry Stark Press, a small press in Cambridge, Massachusetts, devoted to stories and poems
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Roxy Music
Roxy Music
Roxy Music
were an English rock band formed in 1970 by Bryan Ferry, who became the band's lead vocalist and chief songwriter, and bassist Graham Simpson. Alongside Ferry, the other longtime members were Phil Manzanera (guitar), Andy Mackay
Andy Mackay
(saxophone and oboe) and Paul Thompson (drums and percussion), and other former members include Brian Eno (synthesizer and "treatments"), Eddie Jobson
Eddie Jobson
(synthesiser and violin), and John Gustafson (bass). Although the band took a break from group activities in 1976 and again in 1983, they reunited for a concert tour in 2001, and toured together intermittently between that time and their break-up in 2011. Ferry frequently enlisted members of Roxy Music as session musicians for his solo releases. Roxy Music
Roxy Music
became a successful act in Europe and Australia during the 1970s
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WKNR
WKNR
WKNR
(850 AM) – branded ESPN
ESPN
850 WKNR
WKNR
– is a commercial sports radio station licensed to Cleveland, Ohio, serving Greater Cleveland. Owned by Good Karma Brands, WKNR
WKNR
is one of two Cleveland
Cleveland
affiliates for ESPN
ESPN
Radio; together, WKNR
WKNR
and sister station WWGK
WWGK
comprise a local sports radio duopoly[1] known as ESPN
ESPN
Cleveland
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Motown
Motown
Motown
is an American record company. The record company was founded by Berry Gordy
Berry Gordy
Jr. as Tamla Records
Tamla Records
on January 12, 1959,[1][2] and was incorporated as Motown
Motown
Record Corporation on April 14, 1960, in Detroit, Michigan.[3] The name, a portmanteau of motor and town, has also become a nickname for Detroit. Motown
Motown
played an important role in the racial integration of popular music as an African American-owned record label that achieved significant crossover success. In the 1960s, Motown
Motown
and its subsidiary labels (including Tamla Motown, the brand used outside the US) were the most successful proponents of what came to be known as the Motown
Motown
Sound, a style of soul music with a distinct pop influence
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Burke Lakefront Airport
Coordinates: 41°31′03″N 81°41′00″W / 41.51750°N 81.68333°W / 41.51750; -81.68333 Cleveland
Cleveland
Burke Lakefront Airport Cleveland
Cleveland
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Sun Studio
Sun Studio
Sun Studio
is a recording studio opened by rock-and-roll pioneer Sam Phillips at 706 Union Avenue in Memphis, Tennessee, on January 3, 1950. It was originally called Memphis Recording Service, sharing the same building with the Sun Records
Sun Records
label business. Reputedly the first rock and roll single, Jackie Brenston
Jackie Brenston
and his Delta Cats' "Rocket 88" was recorded there in 1951 with song composer Ike Turner
Ike Turner
on keyboards, leading the studio to claim status as the birthplace of rock & roll. Blues
Blues
and R&B artists like Howlin' Wolf, Junior Parker, Little Milton, B.B
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American Bandstand
American Bandstand
American Bandstand
is an American music-performance show that aired in various versions from 1952 to 1989[1] and was hosted from 1956 until its final season by Dick Clark, who also served as producer. The show featured teenagers dancing to Top 40 music introduced by Clark; at least one popular musical act—over the decades, running the gamut from Jerry Lee Lewis
Jerry Lee Lewis
to Run–D.M.C.—would usually appear in person to lip-sync one of their latest singles. Freddy "Boom Boom" Cannon holds the record for most appearances, at 110. The show's popularity helped Dick Clark
Dick Clark
become an American media mogul and inspired similar long-running music programs, such as Soul Train and Top of the Pops
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Stax Records
Stax Records
Stax Records
is an American record label, originally based in Memphis, Tennessee. Founded in 1957 as Satellite Records, the label changed its name to Stax Records
Stax Records
in 1961. It was a major factor in the creation of Southern soul and Memphis soul music. Stax also released gospel, funk, jazz, and blues recordings. Renowned for its output of blues music, the label was founded by two siblings and business partners, Jim Stewart and his sister Estelle Axton (STewart/AXton = Stax).[1] It featured several popular ethnically integrated bands (including the label's house band, Booker T
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Allen Grubman
Allen J. Grubman is an American entertainment lawyer. Grubman was born and raised in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, and graduated from City College of New York
City College of New York
and Brooklyn Law School. His clients include superstars and top record companies and their executives.[2] In 1992 Business Week reported that he was considered "the most powerful lawyer in the music business," and in 2001 Newsweek called him "perhaps the music industry's wealthiest and most powerful attorney". Biography[edit] Grubman was born in and grew up in Crown Heights, in Brooklyn, New York.[2][3][4] He attended City College of New York, where he earned a B.B.A.[5] While attending Brooklyn Law School, where he earned a J.D., he worked in the mailroom at the William Morris Agency
William Morris Agency
and as a CBS page.[2] After graduating from Brooklyn Law School
Brooklyn Law School
in 1967, he wrote various lawyers asking for a job
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Geographic Coordinate System
A geographic coordinate system is a coordinate system that enables every location on Earth to be specified by a set of numbers, letters or symbols.[note 1] The coordinates are often chosen such that one of the numbers represents a vertical position and two or three of the numbers represent a horizontal position; alternatively, a geographic position may be expressed in a combined three-dimensional Cartesian vector. A common choice of coordinates is latitude, longitude and elevation.[1] To specify a location on a plane requires a map projection.[2]Contents1 History 2 Geodetic datum 3 Horizontal coordinates3.1 Latitude
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Soul Asylum
Soul Asylum
Soul Asylum
is an American alternative rock band formed in 1981 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The band began using their official name in 1983.[1] The band originally formed in 1981 under the name Loud Fast Rules, with a lineup consisting of Dave Pirner, Dan Murphy, Karl Mueller, and Pat Morley.[2] Morley was replaced by Grant Young in 1984. The band recorded three albums with Twin/Tone Records
Twin/Tone Records
and two with A&M Records, with little commercial success. In 1992, they released the triple-platinum album Grave Dancers Union, featuring their Grammy Award–winning single "Runaway Train". The band played at the inauguration of President Bill Clinton
Bill Clinton
early the next year. They also scored a platinum record with the album Let Your Dim Light Shine
Let Your Dim Light Shine
three years later. In 1998 they recorded Candy from a Stranger
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King Records (United States)
King Records was an American leading independent record company and label founded in 1943 by Syd Nathan in Cincinnati, Ohio. The label owned several divisions, including Federal Records, which launched the career of James Brown, it operated until 1975, and now operates as a reissue label.Contents1 History 2 Roster 3 Labels associated with King Records 4 See also 5 References 6 External linksHistory[edit] In the beginning, King specialized in country music, at the time known as hillbilly music. King advertised, "If it's a King, It's a Hillbilly – If it's a Hillbilly, it's a King."[1] One of the label's hits was "I'm Using My Bible for a Road Map" by Reno and Smiley.[citation needed] Important recordings in this field were done by the Delmore Brothers and Wayne Raney. The Delmores and Moon Mullican played a country-boogie style that was similar to rockabilly
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Cleveland Stadium
Left Field – 322 ft (98 m) Left-Center – 385 ft (117 m) Center Field – 400 ft (122 m) Right-Center – 385 ft (117 m) Right Field – 322 ft (98 m) Backstop – 60 ft (18 m) Cleveland
Cleveland
Municipal StadiumU.S
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