This day in Rock History: Rock Hall arrives

rockhallToday marks a key moment in the history of the Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame as on September 1, 1995, a ribbon-cutting ceremony and dedication took place, setting the stage for the public opening on the following day.

Since opening to the public, the Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame has had over 10 million visitors from around the world. The Hall of Fame was first established in 1983, but it took 12 more years for the doors of the rock hall to be opened to the masses.

Over the years, the Rock Hall has certainly spawned some debate over who should be in, who shouldn’t be in, and what it’s worth to be inducted (the harshest critic might have been John Lydon a.k.a. Sex Pistols frontman Johnny Rotten calling the Hall a “piss stain“). It’s also brought some great musical moments and has given appropriate honors to many great musicians.

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Photo credit: By Derek Jensen (Tysto) (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

One comment to “This day in Rock History: Rock Hall arrives”
  1. that was a remarkable day for Cleveland. spent the whole day there. I never saw so many people celebrating and having such a good time all at once,and all day long. there will never be a day like that again. It was a different time and I am so glad that I got to be there and be part of it. the concert that evening was one of the best I have ever been to. I will never forget that day 9/02/1995.

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