It's been a big week for Cleveland with the Republican National Convention, but the city is used to royalty — rock royalty. The phrase "rock 'n' roll" is said to have originated here, from local DJ Alan Freed.
Here & Now's Robin Young went to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and spoke with visitors and Meredith Rutledge-Borger, the museum's associate curator, about Cleveland's music history.
Rutledge-Borger said the music here has roots in the city's African-American population that came here on the Underground Railroad and during the Great Migration.
Music From The Segment
Screamin' Jay Hawkins, “I Put a Spell on You”
Valentinos, “It’s All Over Now”
Pere Ubu, “Final Solution”
Nine Inch Nails, “Hurt"
The Black Keys, “Your Touch”
Obnox, “Slaughter Culture”
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Meredith Rutledge-Borger, associate curator at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
This segment aired on July 22, 2016.