Sound Tracks: The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame & Museum

GREAT MUSEUMS TELEVISION showcases the world-famous Rock & Roll Hall of Fame & Museum in a one-hour special that aired on public broadcast stations nationwide in the Fall of 2015. Filmed to coincide with the museum’s 20th anniversary, Sound Tracks: The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame & Museum features interviews, histories, and a look at spectacular artifacts from the roots of rock through today, as well as an inside look at I.M. Pei’s glittering museum masterpiece on the shores of Cleveland’s Lake Erie.

Narrated by Steven Van Zandt, who was inducted into the Hall of Fame as a member of Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band, the program includes interviews with Graham Nash of Crosby, Stills and Nash, Darryl McDaniels of Run-DMC, Mickey Hart, drummer for The Grateful Dead, and Jann Wenner, founder of Rolling Stone Magazine and co-founder of the Rock Hall. These artists and rock pioneers, along with the museum’s own experts, provide context and insight into the story of rock as a the foremost cultural movement of our time.

Sound Tracks premiered on September 4, 2015 on WVIZ-TV Cleveland, OH.

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Jeff Grindler:  I have been to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and found this very well done production to be quite interesting and a GREAT look back on all of the awesome things that I was able to see when I visited. Keep up the great work.... I think it was really cool the way you put together all of the eras and showed how they were displayed at the Rock Hall. Well done! I will be watching MORE Of this series of programs!!

posted on 09-18-2015

Bluzmon:  What amazed me seeing this documentary is that not only did so many artifacts survive but that they were found & put on display. I'd have to visit every day until I saw it all, 6 floors plus the newer library & archives. I hope that Janis' Porsche ends up back here after the auction. I guess her family must need the money; it's estimated to bring $400,000 at auction. I hope all you rockers get to see this. I like that it's in a smaller city & that all the greats go there at least once. "Hail hail rock & roll." - - - Chuck Berry.

posted on 09-19-2015

Jeff Grindler:  One of my favorite moments of the documentary was seeing the behind-the-scenes part where they brought out that beautiful John Lennon Gretsch guitar. What a great work of art-and, at that moment they described John Lennon penning Paper-Back Writer using that axe... I could just instantly hear the famous guitar lick for the song that just came to life again. Good Stuff!!

posted on 09-19-2015

Abby Lynch:  Please send me details on tickets for the Sept 27 show in NY.

posted on 09-21-2015

Kyle Jacob:  This documentary is one of the best I've ever seen in terms of explaining/understanding OUR generation of music. From the timeline of transition in styles explained to the HEART & SOUL described within the artist, every point is SPOT ON!

Thank you for your vision! Thank you for putting your heart into making this!

posted on 09-24-2015

Melissa:  Abby: The 9/27 show was actually when it aired on WNET channel 13 in NYC. We hope you had a chance to watch it! It may re-air in the New York metro area over the next few weeks or months. We will post those airdates when they become available. Thanks for your interest in Great Museums! -The Great Museums Team

posted on 09-28-2015

Kyle:  Do you know when this will air again in Cleveland? I unfortunately missed it when it first aired 09/04. I was filmed in the Elvis section when they shot this, so I'm excited to check it out.


posted on 10-01-2015

Janet Swisher:  Just caught this on our local PBS channel and am interested in purchasing a DVD copy. Would appreciate notification when it is available for purchase. GREAT show, by the way!!

posted on 10-04-2015

John Stark III:  Have been to the RRHOF museum many times as well as the archives and would love to purchase a dvd copy of this show, please let me knw when it is available for purchase if you can. Great job, very well done. Thanks

posted on 10-11-2015

Kyle:  Will this ever air again? Can we purchase copies?

posted on 12-03-2015

d ringach:  a suggestion for future show .the Fountainhea Antique Auto Museum
situated in Fairbanks Alaska.
a most impressive museum boosting 6 in the world only cars and 55 others all rare and running

posted on 08-19-2016

Jerry Turner:  very Nice piece, I love all music and this flowed quite nicely....Well done!

posted on 02-02-2018

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