This weeks storyline on Ron’s Show is the The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (RRHOF).
Sometimes simply referred to as the Rock Hall, it’s a museum and hall of fame located in downtown Cleveland, Ohio, United States, on the shore of Lake Erie.
The museum documents the history of rock music and the artists, producers, engineers, and other notable figures who have influenced its development.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation was established on April 20, 1983, by Ahmet Ertegun, founder and chairman of Atlantic Records. After a long search for the right city, Cleveland was chosen in 1986 as the Hall of Fame’s permanent home. Architect I. M. Pei designed the new museum, and it was dedicated on September 1, 1995.
The first group of inductees, inducted on January 23, 1986, included Elvis Presley, James Brown, Little Richard, Fats Domino, Ray Charles, Chuck Berry, Sam Cooke, the Everly Brothers, Buddy Holly, and Jerry Lee Lewis.
Ron will be playing songs from these inductees in his show, noon to 4pm, this Thursday 20 January – Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll
Hall of Fame museum curator James Henke, along with “the museum’s curatorial staff and numerous rock critics and music experts”, created an unordered list of “500 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll”. The list is part of a permanent exhibit at the museum, and was envisioned as part of the museum from its opening in 1995. It contains songs recorded from the 1920s through the 1990s. The oldest song on the list is “Wabash Cannonball”, written circa 1882 and credited to J. A. Roff. Since then, however, an additional 160 songs have been added, and the list is now simply referred to as “The Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll”. The Beatles and the Rolling Stones are the most represented on the 660-song list, with eight songs each.
Artists with four or more songs
- 8 The Beatles
- 8 The Rolling Stones
- 7 Elvis Presley
- 5 The Beach Boys
- 5 Chuck Berry
- 5 Bob Dylan
- 5 Led Zeppelin
- 5 Bruce Springsteen
- 5 Stevie Wonder
- 4 David Bowie
- 4 James Brown
- 4 Ray Charles
- 4 The Drifters
- 4 Aretha Franklin
- 4 The Jimi Hendrix Experience
- 4 Robert Johnson
- 4 The Kinks
- 4 Bob Marley
- 4 The Miracles
- 4 Prince
- 4 Muddy Waters
- 4 The Who
- 4 U2
Ron will be playing a selection of these Legends on this weeks Golden Oldies Program… text requests welcome on 0418246812
Tune in, (or stream via northsideradio.com.au/audio-player) this Thursday, noon to 4pm right here on Northside Radio