Rock And Roll Hall of Fame 2010
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The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum is a museum located Cleveland, Ohio, United States, specialized in recording the history of some of the best and most influential music artists, producers, and other people who have in some major way impacted the music industry, especially in the area of rock and roll.
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A handful of artists are inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in an annual induction ceremony, traditonally held at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City. The first group of inductees, inducted on January 23, 1986, included Little Richard, Elvis Presley, Fats Domino, Ray Charles, Chuck Berry, Sam Cooke, The Everly Brothers, Buddy Holly, and Jerry Lee Lewis at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Currently, groups or individuals are qualified for induction 25 years after the release of their first record. Nominees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame should have demonstrable influence and significance within the history of rock and roll. Four categories are recognized: Performers, Non-Performers, Early Influences, and Sidemen (as of 2000). However, fans have no input concerning who is nominated or elected to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Creation of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation was created April 20, 1983. However, it had no home. The search committee considered several cities, including Memphis (home of Sun Studios and Stax Records), Cincinnati (home of King Records), New York, and Cleveland. Cleveland lobbied hard to be chosen, citing that Cleveland dj Alan Freed is widely credited with promoting the new genre (and the term) of "rock and roll", and that Cleveland was the location of the first rock and roll concert. Local leaders in Cleveland pledged $65 million in public money to fund the construction. A sponsor drive was signed by 600,000 fans favoring Cleveland over Memphis, and a USA Today poll which Cleveland won by 100,000 votes. The Rock and Roll hall of fame board voted to build the museum in Cleveland.