When Cleveland disc jockey Alan Freed coined the phrase “rock and roll”, he was laying the foundation for a ... More
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame & Museum
When Cleveland disc jockey Alan Freed coined the phrase “rock and roll”, he was laying the foundation for a cultural phenomenon and, incidentally, this museum. In 1986, three years after the creation of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation, Cleveland became the home of the dramatic glass and steel pyramid called the Rock Hall, designed by the architect I. M. Pei. With an impressive multimedia permanent collection and continually changing temporary exhibitions, visitors can enjoy listening to songs, watching films, and looking at rock memorabilia ranging from a Cub Scout shirt worn by Jim Morrison to Madonna's bustier.
Walked up to the building and they were blasting a Dylan song which I loved, huge Dylan fan. Thinking good sign. Then walk in and theres a huge Gwen Stefani/Moby sign? Am I in the rock and roll hall of fame or MTV music awards? Then go into the museum, had a whole room for Elvis which was pretty cool, a whole room of Beatles and Stones which was cool, and a decent size area for Hendrix....where's Dylan? Where's Elton John? Lynyrd Skynyrd? Springsteen? Joel? Don't get me wrong they had some cool artifacts here and there like Buddy Holly's suit and Roy Orbison glasses but a lot of the cases were filled with stuff i can buy at the store like vinyl and pictures. I did like the handwritten lyrics in some cases. The top two floors were dedicated to the grateful dead, which i like them but i think they could've used that space for a lot of the artists not represented there. The interactive stuff around was decent but cheesey. Overall I was disappointed that a lot of important artists were not represented or barely mentioned. I did ask an employee why there was no Dylan stuff and he said Dylan does not give anything to the museum. At least acknowledge him with a section of his accomplishments.
i really didnt like it at all it cost to much for what you got and the displays were not good how can you devote a room to the king of rock and 8 ft to the king of pop not to mention no videos on micheal jackson how rude not to mention a lot of the black artist like tina turner james brown and like have very little mention they have a whole floor to the greatful dead what about the eagles or tom petty ac/dc and of course lets not forget pinkfloyds display of the wall is that the only album they did i think not !!!!!!!!!!!! i was so disappointed im telling everyone dont waste the trip not worth it and what museum do you know wont let u take pics even the ones in nashville lets you take pics i left my pics there you can put them in the hall of shame thats how disappointed i was so i wont be back also the blonde lady in your food court is rude she dont know what excuse me means i saw her bodily move her employees out of the way with out as much of a ecuse me i bet you go thru employees there fast i would send her to manners school thanks for the bad time
Just came back from a 3 day trip to the Cleveland area and visted the RR Hall of Fame. All I can say is FABULOUS! Can't wait to go back and finish the tour. We were there all day from open until close and never finished touring. If you plan on visiting, please be sure to visit on a Wednesday or Saturday, as these are late days. Check schedule to be sure.
Visiting the Cleaveland area was fun and exciting. Visit Little Italy as well as 4th street. The food, service and all around atmosphere was worth going back for!
Don't get me wrong, the museum is nice. It has some cool items from many famous bands and artists and some good videos. However, it didn't seem worth $22 to see it. The information on the musicians is nothing you couldn't find online, you can't take any pictures of the items, any show they have there costs extra and the museum isn't that large. If you're planning on going there and you don't live near Cleveland, then look into other attractions to go to in the area also. Don't base your whole vacation around this, I think you'll be in for a let down.
This is not a Hall of Fame for the People...Where is KISS, Deep Purple, Iron Maiden, or Rush? This place is ANTI-Rock and Roll ran by the fools of the Rolling Stone magazine.Go anyplace else..re: KISS Coffeehouse in Myrtle Beach.
I have no idea when that was since I've been there before, and yes, I'll pay the price again. I even bought from the gift store (which is something I've NEVER done anywhere-'course I bought the cheapest thing I liked)
You'll walk around with your mouth hanging open and your mind in a daze; not knowing your group went the other way. Oh, well, you'll find whoever.
You meet up again all talking at once saying you got to see this, or did you hear that and they have...you GOT to see it. No, we'll eat later. "I just love this place!"
The price is like rich, chocolate walnut fudge to me. I would get sick of it and it wouldn't be good anymore. When I pay to get in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, it is one special piece of fudge!
Way overpriced for what they have there. We haven't been there in about 10 years and were hoping they may have something different there now. WRONG!!! The only thing they have from the last 7 or 8 years inductees is a video that you have to wait over 30 minutes to even get into and then you can finally sit down and watch it.
Personally we were disappointed.
Don't get me wrong, there were some really cool things, but they need to do some updating and pare down on the older exhibits if they want to keep drawing people back. Maybe cut back to just a few costumes and make room on the lower level for something new.
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