Rock and Roll Hall of Fame facts for kids

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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2016
Established April 20, 1983; 37 years ago (1983-04-20)
Dedicated September 1, 1995
Location 1100 Rock and Roll Boulevard
(East 9th Street at Lake Erie)
Cleveland, Ohio, U.S. 44114
Visitor figures 543,000 (2016)
President Greg Harris

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (RRHOF) is a museum and hall of fame located in downtown Cleveland, Ohio, on the shore of Lake Erie. The museum documents the history of rock music and the artists, producers, engineers, and other notable figures who have influenced its development. Small groups of distinguished individuals are inducted into the Hall of Fame annually.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation was established on April 20, 1983, by Ahmet Ertegun, founder and chairman of Atlantic Records. After a long search for the right city, Cleveland was chosen in 1986 as the Hall of Fame's permanent home. Architect I. M. Pei designed the new museum, and it was dedicated on September 1, 1995.

First artists

The first group of musicians, added on January 23, 1986, were Chuck Berry, James Brown, Ray Charles, Sam Cooke, Fats Domino, the Everly Brothers, Buddy Holly, Jerry Lee Lewis, Little Richard, and Elvis Presley.

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