Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation was created April 20, 1983. However, it had no home. A petition drive was signed by 600,000 fans favoring Cleveland over Memphis, and a USA Today poll which Cleveland won by 100,000 votes. The groundbreaking ceremony was June 7, 1993, with Pete Townshend and Chuck Berry doing the honors. The museum opened on September 2, 1995, with the ribbon being cut by an ensemble that included Yoko Ono and Little Richard, among others. In addition to the Hall of Fame inductees, the museum documents the entire history of rock and roll, regardless of induction status.
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