Freed claps out the beat in a promotional picture taken for a Rock 'n' Roll Revue show he hosted in 1957
August 4, 2014 Disc jockey Alan Freed, credited with coining the term "rock 'n' roll," will be honored instead with a display of his microphones, which the Cleveland museum considers a more appropriate tribute.
Paul McCartney, left, and John Lennon during a November 1963 Beatles show in London. The next month, the band had its first big hit in the U.S. and Beatlemania started to sweep America.
December 26, 2013 Listen to a clip. We can almost guarantee it will raise a smile. I Want To Hold Your Hand is the song that kicked off Beatlemania in the U.S.
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Nirvana front man Kurt Cobain in 1993. He took his own life in 1994.
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December 17, 2013 Also in the 2014 class of inductees: Cat Stevens, Peter Gabriel and Hall and Oates, Nominees who didn't make the cut included YES, Deep Purple and The Zombies.
R.E.M.'s 15th studio album, Collapse Into Now, was released in March.
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September 21, 2011 "We walk away with a great sense of gratitude, of finality, and of astonishment at all we have accomplished," the band says. "To anyone who ever felt touched by our music, our deepest thanks for listening."
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