April 03, 2009

'09 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: Clevo Rock Landmarks

This year's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees include Metallica and Run-D.M.C., among others. This year, the induction ceremonies are going down in Clevo instead of NYC. Here's a look at the city's rock history and its present.
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Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Foundation CEO Joel Peresman speaks on March 27 at the Rock Hall.
By Annie Zaleski
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Foundation CEO Joel Peresman speaks on March 27 at the Rock Hall.
Walter Williams of R&B/soul legends the O’Jays listens as Cleveland mayor Frank Jackson speaks. The O’Jays – who were founded in Cleveland in 1958 as the Triumphs and, later, the Mascots-- were inducted into the Rock Hall in 2005. Hits include “Love Train” and “Back Stabbers.” Other members include Eddie Levert, father of Gerald.
By Annie Zaleski
Walter Williams of R&B/soul legends the O’Jays listens as Cleveland mayor Frank Jackson speaks. The O’Jays – who were founded in Cleveland in 1958 as the Triumphs and, later, the Mascots-- were inducted into the Rock Hall in 2005. Hits include “Love Train” and “Back Stabbers.” Other members include Eddie Levert, father of Gerald.
George Voinovich, the ex-governor of Ohio and currently a U.S. senator. He was mayor of Cleveland when the city found out it was to get the Rock Hall.
By Annie Zaleski
George Voinovich, the ex-governor of Ohio and currently a U.S. senator. He was mayor of Cleveland when the city found out it was to get the Rock Hall.
Before this year, the last time the induction ceremonies occurred in Cleveland was 1997. However, the event is reportedly set to take place in the city every three years from now on.
By Annie Zaleski
Before this year, the last time the induction ceremonies occurred in Cleveland was 1997. However, the event is reportedly set to take place in the city every three years from now on.
Bootsy Collins is one of many musicians with ties to Ohio. People born in the Cleveland area include Michael Stanley, Tracy Chapman and Marc Cohn. Nine Inch Nails’ Trent Reznor and Filter’s Richard Patrick spent formative musical years in the city, while Scott Weiland lived in nearby Chagrin Falls. Both Marilyn Manson and Macy Gray were born in Canton, which is about an hour south of Cleveland.
By Annie Zaleski
Bootsy Collins is one of many musicians with ties to Ohio. People born in the Cleveland area include Michael Stanley, Tracy Chapman and Marc Cohn. Nine Inch Nails’ Trent Reznor and Filter’s Richard Patrick spent formative musical years in the city, while Scott Weiland lived in nearby Chagrin Falls. Both Marilyn Manson and Macy Gray were born in Canton, which is about an hour south of Cleveland.
Musicians/artists are eligible to be inducted into the Rock Hall 25 years after the release of their first album. This year’s inductees include metal visionaries Metallica, hip-hop innovators Run-D.M.C., soul man Bobby Womack, guitar legend Jeff Beck and R&B/doo-wop act Little Anthony and the Imperials. Wanda Jackson is being recognized as an early influence, while DJ Fontana, Bill Black and Spooner Oldham earned nods for their role as sidemen.
By Annie Zaleski
Musicians/artists are eligible to be inducted into the Rock Hall 25 years after the release of their first album. This year’s inductees include metal visionaries Metallica, hip-hop innovators Run-D.M.C., soul man Bobby Womack, guitar legend Jeff Beck and R&B/doo-wop act Little Anthony and the Imperials. Wanda Jackson is being recognized as an early influence, while DJ Fontana, Bill Black and Spooner Oldham earned nods for their role as sidemen.
Signs from the video for Moby’s song “South Side,” which also featured Gwen Stefani. In the background is Cleveland Browns Stadium, where the NFL’s Browns play.
By Annie Zaleski
Signs from the video for Moby’s song “South Side,” which also featured Gwen Stefani. In the background is Cleveland Browns Stadium, where the NFL’s Browns play.
A car prop from U2’s ZOO TV tour.
By Annie Zaleski
A car prop from U2’s ZOO TV tour.
The Rock Hall’s top two levels are dedicated to comprehensive exhibits on one artist with rare memorabilia and photos on display. Past exhibit acts have included the Clash, the Doors and U2, while the newest one is Bruce Springsteen.
By Annie Zaleski
The Rock Hall’s top two levels are dedicated to comprehensive exhibits on one artist with rare memorabilia and photos on display. Past exhibit acts have included the Clash, the Doors and U2, while the newest one is Bruce Springsteen.
Two of Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band's instruments: Clarence Clemons’ saxophone, of course, is on the right.
By Annie Zaleski
Two of Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band's instruments: Clarence Clemons’ saxophone, of course, is on the right.