The Unofficial Encyclopedia of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

The Unofficial Encyclopedia of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

by Nick Talevski


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This reference work includes an examination of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's selection process, a review of the annual induction ceremony, and provides career biographies of 149 Hall of Fame inductees from the artists and producers to the record company founders and deejays. It details the turbulent history of the museum's choice of locale and the internal politics involved in the induction process. The only work of its kind on the topic, this reference provides valuable information for the scholar, researcher, and rock enthusiast, and includes a comprehensive listing of each year's inductees.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, much like the music it honors and promotes, had controversial beginnings. Politics and contention continue to affect the inductee selection process. Talevski provides an in-depth, chronological study of the museum's history including a detailed summary of the conception and rise of rock and roll. This unique collection of historical data and anecdotes surrounding the ceremonies provides information unavailable elsewhere.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780313300325
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 06/25/1998
Pages: 416
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.94(d)

About the Author

NICK TALEVSKI is a graduate student at Kent State University, studying toward an M.L.A. in 20th century popular music. /e

Table of Contents



General Background

Alan Freed and a Brief History of Rock

Cleveland and the Building of a Rock Hall

The Induction Ceremonies

The Inductees


Selected Bibliography


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