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Speaker 1: Taking a Walk.

Speaker 2: Hi, this is Buzz Knight, and welcome to the Takin a Walk Podcast Music History on Foot, and welcome to the special edition at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio. It’s a dream for me to bring you this episode upon our announcement that the great folks at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame have accepted my offer to donate select episodes of the Taken a Walk Podcast to the audio archives.

Speaker 3: Of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Speaker 2: To say I’m humbled and honored as an understatement, knowing the amazing work that the Hall continues to do to preserve history, and to know that these episodes are Taken a Walk will be preserved forever certainly means the world to me. This episode will be made up of three parts. First, Lindsey Godwin Kresge, the audio visual archivist for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, for a brief tour through the archives. Next, we’ll take a tour through the museum with my old friend and compadre from my radio days in Columbus, Ohio, Ohio radio legend, Mark Munch Bishop. And then we’re going to close with the President and CEO of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Greg Harris.

Speaker 4: Okay, so I finally made it after an adventurous trip out to Cleveland.

Speaker 5: I’m Buzz Knight, the host of the Takin a Walk podcast.

Speaker 2: I’m so grateful to be here inside the archives of the Rock Hall of Fame with Lindsey Godwin Kresge.

Speaker 6: Yeah.

Speaker 4: What’s your official.

Speaker 6: Title, Lindsay Audio Visual Archivist? All right, yes, that is my official title.

Speaker 4: Well, I’m so grateful that I reached out to you blindly and I said, is there a way that I’d be able to offer up the Takin a Walk podcast or some episodes and have them inside the archives?

Speaker 5: And here we are.

Speaker 6: Oh, I’m excited about it. Yeah. I love having people here.

Speaker 5: This is great. Thank you. So take us around, show us some cool stuff.

Speaker 6: Okay, I could do.

Speaker 5: I’ll ask some questions along the way, of course.

Speaker 6: Sure.

Speaker 5: Sure, I’m inquisitive.

Speaker 6: Oh, feel free anytime and anytime.

Speaker 2: Yeah.

Speaker 6: So this is the library and archives. We’ve been open officially to the public since twenty twelve. A museum opened in ninety five, and there was kind of always a plan for the library and archives, but it didn’t sort of open in this space until twenty twelve been here since it’s a great spot. We are open to the public by appointment only, but we you know, encourage people to come and check out what we have. We have massive amounts of collections here.

Speaker 5: So you have.

Speaker 2: Audio, you have video, you have the written work yep, yep, we.

Speaker 6: Have all kinds of things. Audio, video recordings. I mean, that’s what I deal with on a daily basis. But we also have you know, and I pulled some samples for you we can take a look at. But we have paper collections, we have contracts, setless financial records, personal notes of people, posters, photographs, concert photographs, never you know, before seen items. And then you know, we’ve got the libraries. You can see here. We’re in the reading room and we have sort of all of these books here. We have something like over nine thousand books I believe, I mean like every book that’s been written on rock and roll. I think we have and over one hundred thousand audio and video commercial recordings in the library. So again, just massive amounts of collections that are available to people.

Speaker 2: So if someone were let’s just say hypothetically writing a book on James Brown, yep, well they can come in here and they could spend the time, yeah, trying to do the research. Listen, read, watch the whole thing.

Speaker 6: Oh exactly. Yeah, So we have a ton of researchers that come through and do just that, you know, authors, professors, documentarians, all kinds of people. So here are some, again just a small sample of what sort of I’m able to pull right now. And I’ll show you the kind of storage areas later. But these are some posters from the Terry Stewart collection. He was actually president and CEO of the Rock Hall for a while and as a big collector, so this sort of comes from his collection. But you can sort of see. We’ve got some really really cool older posters here that you know, really helped tell the story of rock and roll. And we’ve got I love this this Billie Holiday poster from nineteen forty four of Lady Day at the Apollo Theater. You know, Elvis in fifty six in North Carolina. That’s a great one. Fats Domino nineteen sixty in New Orleans, Beach Boys Indianapolis, Indiana, nineteen sixty five, and James Brown went over here, I believe is nineteen sixty two. His performance at the Civic Auditorium in San Francisco, and just like gorgeous to look at.

Speaker 5: You know, they really are.

Speaker 2: So the Fats Domino one is cool, Lincoln Beach, New Orleans, Louisiana and proudly presents and the ticket price, of course adults one dollar, children fifty cents.

Speaker 6: I know, look at these and look at these prices. I just you don’t see that anymore. Beach Boys tickets go up to what fourteen dollars nineteen sixty five, and even then fourteen dollars.

Speaker 2: The credibit now did a lot of bands decide they were gonna you know, work first, Let’s just say a place like Indianapolis, Indiana, where the Beach Boys show was before they took it to bigger markets. I mean, was there something to kind of getting the kinks out, and.

Speaker 6: Yeah, get getting the kinks out, sort of seeing kind of how your crowd responds and getting your name out as well, you know, people traveling around and kind of doing a small national tour on that level. Like I feel like the equivalent now is, you know, releasing a song on YouTube or something and getting your name out that way.

Speaker 1: Yea.

Speaker 6: So these are some items from our Jane Scott paper. So Jane Scott total like Cleveland legend from the area. She was on staff at the Plane Dealer Cleveland newspaper and she covered the Beatles visiting Cleveland in nineteen sixty four and was really like the world’s first full time newspaper staff music critic let alone like female, but just sort of the first one that was kind of paid to do this full time. So these are just kind of some sample papers from her. We have her collection. So this is sort of a photo friends with the Beatles. This is a photo of her and Paul McCartney and nineteen sixty six when the Beatles came back to Cleveland. Here’s a photo you can see the excitement on her face meeting David Bowie and sort of his signature as well. And this was sort of a clipping of an article that she did for the Plain Dealer in nineteen ninety when David Bowie performed in the area, and you can see he signed it for Jane all my love, which is awesome.

Speaker 5: And what I love.

Speaker 2: Is the caption under the photo David Bowie and I quote, I don’t want to bore the audience. I think they deserve new ideas Yeah.

Speaker 6: Wow, that’s a great Bowie statement.

Speaker 3: Well, and he lived that till he did did he did?

Speaker 6: He really did, really really incredible artist to be able to do that his whole career. So sort of moving away from this collection, these are just kind of a few that I wanted to highlight. Here’s this is some I really love this. This is an early contract or Bonnie Rait performing in Philadelphia at Pennypacker Park and you could see wage agreed upon seventy five dollars July nineteen sixty nine.

Speaker 5: Wow.

Speaker 6: So again, you know, we have a lot of kind of records like this that people can research as well.

Speaker 2: Payment in cash or certified check following performance to leader following performance.

Speaker 5: Look at that.

Speaker 6: That’s great. Yeah, well concert appearance of forty minutes. This is undated, But this is actually a handwritten session list from Aretha Franklin, sort of see her notes on the songs and kind of write where the strings come in the horns. Very very cool. And then we’ve got sort of another kind of handwritten artist example. This is a Bob Dylan handwritten set list from nineteen ninety two. Again, this is just a a little slice into what we have in the archives.

Speaker 5: It’s so cool.

Speaker 6: So I do you know I mentioned we have a ton of photos. This is from our Jeff Gold collection. He’s a collector and friend of the museum. These are photographs from sixteen magazine and these are all Rolling Stones photographs. We’re looking at a lot of Rolling Stone stuff at the moment. You know they’re coming to Cleveland this summer. But just some really great promo shots, some concert photos. So if you don’t always see until you really start digging.

Speaker 5: And it is.

Speaker 2: Funny how sixteen magazine was so tuned into what was going on right, right, this was a big deal for them, and they made it a big deal.

Speaker 6: It’s true, It’s true. Yeah, they have some really really interesting photographs in that collection.

Speaker 5: Look at those choir boys, right.

Speaker 6: Yeah, yeah, in their their sailor uniforms. Yeah, great, great shots of them performing lives. And then while you’re talking to the audio visual archivists, so I have to pull some audio materials, but this is These are some tapes from our James Brawley collection. These are fascinating to me. James Brawley was just a fan of punk rock music in New York and the surrounding areas in the seventies and eighties, and he just went to all of these shows at all of these huge places. I mean, here’s Talking Heads Lower Manhattan Ocean Club nineteen seventy six, Bam Marley and the Whalers seventy six, Here Devo at Maxis, Kansas City in nineteen seventy seven. He just went to all of these shows and just recorded them. So this is all you know, never before has been these have been published and he My favorite part about these is he has just the most meticulous notes on the sleeves where he writes who the artist was, you know, the date of the performance, the venue. He’ll have notes about how he recorded it. He’ll he has time stamps so you can see how long each set list was, how far away from the stage he was. And then sometimes you see lovely little notes like this, this one says my first visit to this venue. Sometimes he’ll have his kind of opinion written on it and say, this is a great show, you know, this one not so much. But we have about thirteen hundred audio cassettes just from his collection that again like really meticulously document like that time and punk rock in that region.

Speaker 5: It’s amazing and.

Speaker 4: What it shows is the love of the music.

Speaker 2: It’s someone who just absolutely adored the music.

Speaker 5: Did it because of that love.

Speaker 2: Yeah, and it’s so very special. I grew up in Stanford, Connecticut, so many in these places, you know, such as Max Kansas City. It was fortunate to be able to go there. Never made it to CBGB’s but and we had mister Danny fields On previously, the former.

Speaker 5: Manager of the Ramones, and.

Speaker 6: Lou Reed as well, right, right, of course. Yeah, there’s just you know, these materials, there’s just so much value in these that I don’t know if everyone always realizes, you know, someone has a tape collection or a CD collection, like, there’s value in that for researchers. And that’s what we want to do, is we want to make this stuff available for researchers. We you know, want to have this available for educational purposes.

Speaker 5: So it’s wonderful.

Speaker 6: That’s our goal here. So yeah, this is just kind of a little right now.

Speaker 5: So you must really love your job.

Speaker 6: I do love my job very much.

Speaker 5: I do.

Speaker 6: Yes, I’m not from the area. I moved here for the job. And yeah, no complaints. This is great. I feel very fortunate.

Speaker 2: And when you think of surprise and wonderment in terms of things that you yourself see here or that come into the archives. You must be constantly in wonderment.

Speaker 6: Yeah. Yeah, well this scale is one thing, just the amount of items that there are here. I’ve been here well a little less than two and a half years, and you know, I feel like I’m just like scratching the surface with what we have. There’s so much to explore and we get just really you know, we have donors contact us all the time and they’re interested in handing over materials to us, and I get to talk to really interesting people that way and learn a lot. It’s been great. There’s always some surprises that come in that are fun.

Speaker 2: So well, thank you so much, Lindsey. I really appreciate what you do problem generosity and sharing some of the magic here at the Archives, and just incredibly grateful that the Taking a Walk Podcast will be a small part of this.

Speaker 1: Yeah.

Speaker 6: Oh, thanks so much for comings. It’s great.

Speaker 1: We’ll be right back with more of the Taking a Walk Podcast. Welcome back to the Taking a Walk Podcast.

Speaker 7: So we have arrived at the Rock Hall of Fame here in Cleveland, Ohio, and I’m with my dear friend Mark Munch Bishop, I dare.

Speaker 2: Say I call him not only my friend, but an iconic broadcaster from his days in Columbus, Ohio with me at QFM ninety six, but also here in his time in Cleveland.

Speaker 3: It’s great to see you, my friend. Father’s so good to see you.

Speaker 8: You know.

Speaker 3: The cool thing is you start. It’s probably been ten years.

Speaker 9: My daughter was taking a college tour on the East Coast and we had lunch. But they say best friends, no matter. We communicate frequently, but you see somebody’s like, oh, I just saw him yesterday.

Speaker 3: That’s where I spend ten years with my first exactly right.

Speaker 8: Thank you for accompanying me on this little walk, just taking a walk episode through the Rock Hall of Fame.

Speaker 10: I will tell our listeners if you like the little museum episodes.

Speaker 2: We have one at the Country Music Hall of Fame that we had a good time with Paul Kingsbury. We were with Joe Spaulding at the Folk Americana Museum in Boston at the Wang Center.

Speaker 11: Slash Box Center, and also an episode at the Lewis Armstrong.

Speaker 3: Museum and House as well.

Speaker 10: But this is what I’ve been waiting for for a long time, and especially now with taking.

Speaker 2: A walk us getting a donation of episodes inside the Rock Hall of Fame archives is very special.

Speaker 11: So we thought what better way to more aerolize that than to take a walk ourselves through the Rock Hall of Fame.

Speaker 3: So let’s go.

Speaker 9: Let’s go, brother, all right, Paul, My gosh, you know I made a mistake on time somebody somebody when we’re looking at the Flavor flav Outfits exhibit. But seeing a brother walking with one of the big clocks runners actually asking him what time it was, and I got a look I’m taking I bet I better just let that one go and keep walking.

Speaker 3: Oh my god, that’s so great.

Speaker 11: So hip Hop at fifty is this exhibit here, and this is the Am.

Speaker 3: Yes, I’m exhibit haunting. His name Commet, he was, people knew him as just Am.

Speaker 9: Well we have one name your bus a much Yeah, there you go, right dude, look at oh my gosh, turntable set up.

Speaker 2: That’s right, this amazing fifteen to twenty Sedgwick Avenue.

Speaker 10: So now this section of the Rock Call is called the early Influences.

Speaker 11: And of course you got to start with Robert Johnson there and Hank Williams, Jimmy Rogers, t Bone Walker, Woody Guthrie.

Speaker 3: The Ink Spot. My father was a fan of the ink spots.

Speaker 2: I honestly didn’t get it, but maybe I didn’t pay attention, but I was a you know, smart smart ass, but he.

Speaker 5: Was a big fan of the ink spots. And then of course the great Bess Smith.

Speaker 11: There, howl and Wilf great photos here.

Speaker 3: So it’s cool Bill Monroe.

Speaker 9: So it just shows when people talk about Okay, well we talked about the dollar.

Speaker 3: Actually you know rap is exhibit in the rock hall.

Speaker 1: Well, Bill Monroe, was he a rock herd? You know what?

Speaker 9: You have a Cokins that this to me years ago talking about early radio, and I’m thinking, like see kill w Detroit, which he twelve sixty being from Cleveland? Is that how cool is it?

Speaker 3: Good music is good music?

Speaker 9: But if you heard the Jefferson Airplane song right after Temptations, Ballic Confusion, after the nineteen ten Fruit Dumb Company, after Patula Clark’s right, good music is good music and it’s as simple as.

Speaker 3: That man great. So I find this interesting.

Speaker 2: There’s a picture of the great Jilly Morton and now so many times if I mentioned, yeah, I had this guy Jelly Roll on an episode of Taking a Walk, and.

Speaker 3: They go, you mean jelly Roll Morton.

Speaker 10: They don’t know about the new jelly Roll, Like, no, man, there’s a new Jelly Roll up.

Speaker 5: You know.

Speaker 10: Obviously jelly Roll influenced by somehow the work of jelly Roll Morton.

Speaker 3: Maybe he was.

Speaker 5: I don’t know. I don’t think he was.

Speaker 10: But knowing Jelly Roll, he’s a bit of a historian, very much into the work of Johnny Cash.

Speaker 3: Because you know, if you think.

Speaker 10: I got it Jelly Roll, the new Jelly Rod did prison time, you know, for solid drugs or whatever. The New Jelly Roll was very receptive to that lineage.

Speaker 3: How cool is that?

Speaker 5: Yeah?

Speaker 9: You know, is that I claim to fame? Besides knowing you? Was that a Johnny Cash show at Cane Park in Cleveland Heights.

Speaker 3: He’s nineteen ninety Six’s exactly what it was.

Speaker 9: And the wife and I beg boled and stole to get tickets in the front row fish. It was like a mini amphitheater the city.

Speaker 3: So the band played a couple of talk songs. Johnny came out, did a few June.

Speaker 9: Clark came out, joined him, and all of a sudden, I’m in the front row and I’m crying, and he goes looks at these, you.

Speaker 3: Know, between songs with are you all right?

Speaker 1: Young man?

Speaker 9: So I love you, Johnny, I could take what else to say. I mean, it’s a a concert video with a couple of thousand people.

Speaker 3: And he looks at him and he goes, well, I love you, and so does Jesus. And that went right to the next song.

Speaker 9: So besides knowing you, that’s why other claiming oh Man did the best.

Speaker 12: So we’re looking at this collection of guitars here. The one we’re looking at right now is lets Paul called the clunker. This is a modified nineteen forty two epiphone Broadway. Just stunning beauty with this guitar. Why would it be called a clunker? I don’t know, right, I mean, maybe.

Speaker 3: Heavier than most I don’t wondering.

Speaker 2: You know, Albert Collins electric guitar Offender telecaster from nineteen sixty six, pretty damn amazing.

Speaker 3: John Lee Hooker from ninety eight, but still pretty outstanding. We’ll come back. That snaps some pictures through.

Speaker 11: And then Holland Wolfe’s electric guitar at nineteen fifty two k K one sixty one.

Speaker 5: Look at that.

Speaker 3: Is this crazy man beautiful?

Speaker 13: So you like me?

Speaker 9: I just is it my first Christmas?

Speaker 3: That’s absolutely.

Speaker 5: Oh.

Speaker 2: I went to the Rock Hall in the early two thousands, but I think it was much smaller.

Speaker 3: There weren’t as many exhibits at that point.

Speaker 5: It was still fairly you for the rock calls.

Speaker 8: So we’ve got a gospel section here with of course Areta.

Speaker 11: I love these concert posters, so there’s one here the Reverend Cel Franklin and his daughter.

Speaker 3: The staple singers on this bill playing at high school. High school admission one dollar in advance.

Speaker 5: At the door.

Speaker 3: I mean, Elvis played a high school in Cleveland. It’s amazing, you know when he first started doing his singing. So we’re approaching an Elvis exhibit. That’s all you need to say, because we know it’s going to be robusting tier gor.

Speaker 5: Wow, look at this.

Speaker 11: So I had d Snyder on the podcast yet and D talked.

Speaker 7: About, you know, obviously being up there testifying with the whole you know, uh, Tipper Gore thing right with Frank Zappa and John’s Denver.

Speaker 13: I believe the person really and the church I was going to at the time, they.

Speaker 8: Kind of the church elder from you everything well and like rock music. So they took me downstairs after the come on and kind of grilled me about what was going on.

Speaker 3: How long ago was this when this was happening? No, when the the Kipper Coort thing was happening.

Speaker 14: Wow?

Speaker 3: Yeah, you were you nervous at all? I was aggravated, Okay, I’m gonna say were defiance?

Speaker 5: I was?

Speaker 3: I was respectful okay.

Speaker 2: Wow.

Speaker 7: So they had some thresty and audio talking about Elvis and then influence right in front.

Speaker 3: There when elder, how long did these guys talk to you in the church? It was a half hour? I do that the church elder talking about an hour?

Speaker 5: Really?

Speaker 1: Yeah?

Speaker 3: Did you lay their pairs or that? I think I made it worse?

Speaker 14: Oh man.

Speaker 3: So we’re going into a section now.

Speaker 2: It’s called Cities and Sounds, say.

Speaker 8: And then we stopped the first one Memphis, Tennessee.

Speaker 15: Jerry Lee Lewis, Elvis, Sun Studios, Broun Studios, Oh my, Carl Perkins.

Speaker 2: Some great video there of everybody from Jimmy Rodgers to Bob Kings.

Speaker 8: Then we moved along to Detroit, Michigan and movetown.

Speaker 9: Okay, no sound of young America.

Speaker 3: Oh my god, yes, right.

Speaker 16: So this this piece of course covers everybody from Marvin Gaye to the Jackson Five, mary Wells and the Temptations.

Speaker 3: So I don’t know much.

Speaker 16: I know you listen to the podcast, but we had Mickey Stevenson.

Speaker 11: On whose Boatown’s first A and R guy signed to all these folks. And we also had Duke Fakir, the last remaining member of the Four Times of Right.

Speaker 1: You know it’s a Mayo dude.

Speaker 9: Just now here I go again, Man, I want people know I get excited over this, but just saying the names gives me goosebumps.

Speaker 3: Well, it’s so cool. I’m so grateful that you know, we’ve had elements.

Speaker 8: Of this touching us certainly, you know inside Taking a Walk podcasts.

Speaker 3: And excited that you know many of the episodes will be.

Speaker 8: Inside those archives here within you know the rock Balls Institution.

Speaker 3: You know you talk global village too.

Speaker 9: Look you’ve got Memphis, Detroit, London and liverpol just side by something, but they all tie into each other.

Speaker 8: Everything does exactly right. I think you look in that Hermit Sermon’s outfit much and then San Francisco, look at this.

Speaker 7: Ken Keasey, a video of him talking about being a pioneer.

Speaker 9: You know, Ken Casey co authored two children’s books and a mutual friend of ours and our first son was born in ninety three. Happened to be with Ken around the time he picked up the two books. Can sign them, write a little note. The one note would be your own tribe. But when I and they wrapped generally, when I opened them up, a bunch of glitter came out.

Speaker 5: Really.

Speaker 3: Wow.

Speaker 7: Actually, the University of Dayton had a pretty robust entertainment bureau when I went to school there, and this was certainly in the year of Kent State and every day where they were trying to, you know, educate the students in a little bit of counter culture.

Speaker 3: And I saw Kenkoozy speak at the university date Wow.

Speaker 9: And we’re looking at these outfits here too, and it’s amazing because we’ve seen these outfits on stage on people, We’ve seen them on album covers and photos.

Speaker 8: It’s just amazing.

Speaker 3: Well, some of them look more beautiful than the person, and I got to see some of them look more ragtag.

Speaker 7: Oh.

Speaker 17: So, with Greg Harris, the CEO of the Rock Hall of Fame, it’s so nice to get to meet you here.

Speaker 3: Oh, it’s my pleasure.

Speaker 14: You know, in Cleveland is the capital of the world these days. We had the NCAA Final four, recently the women’s final four. We had this solar eclipse of totality in front of our place, and now we’re standing inside the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame itself.

Speaker 3: This is great. So how long have you been CEO?

Speaker 14: This is going out. It’s been ten years and things are cranking and places. It’s I’m really thrilled and honored to have this responsibility to be here.

Speaker 3: Do you pinch yourself every morning when you wake up to go to work.

Speaker 14: I do, absolutely, Usually it’s before I get my coffee. But again, I’m honored to be here. This is a place that means so much to so many. And you know what, we all grew up with rock and roll and it changed and shaped my life in a big way.

Speaker 17: Everything is interconnected around music and what it does.

Speaker 3: What is so special about music?

Speaker 5: Have you?

Speaker 2: I asked this in the Take It a Walk podcast and musicians and producers.

Speaker 3: What makes music so special that we can’t live without it?

Speaker 14: You know?

Speaker 5: Well?

Speaker 14: Part of it is, say, at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, it’s it’s almost time travel. When you hear a song, it reminds you of where you were when you heard it before, who you’re with, what you were doing at that time, and it takes you back immediately. And some of those memories and connections are actually the magic of this museum. The artifacts are very nice, but there are simply tools to get you into that mode to remember all the other connections.

Speaker 3: And the other part about rock and roll.

Speaker 14: And music in general is it connects all of us. It cuts across generations, cuts across geography. We’re all connected in our love for certain artists, and you sort of expect the people that like the same artists as you to believe in the same things you do and to be instant friends.

Speaker 2: And in a world that’s very divided, it is the one unifying force that we can have around.

Speaker 5: Um.

Speaker 3: It’s very well said.

Speaker 14: Yeah, there’s so many things that divide us, and this is something that really connects us.

Speaker 10: So what’s on the roadmap for the future growth and evolution of the Rock Hall of Fame?

Speaker 3: Because I love how it’s constantly evolving.

Speaker 8: Yeah.

Speaker 14: Well, the short term is that people are traveling. We’re open all year long, almost every day, and all summer a long. We have concerts outside shows, but longer term visions. We’re expanding the museum where we sit in this beautiful Impay pyramid. It’s now thirty years, we’ve had over fourteen million visitors, and we’re adding a fifty thousand square foot edition to the new sem.

Speaker 3: It’s underway right now.

Speaker 14: They’re drilling the boring the holes to put the the pylons in to support this, and we’re gonna be building over the next two years. But we’re open every day even with the construction underway, and we’re gonna just keep giving great, great experience to all these visitors and preserving the history of rock and roll in our library and archives, of which we now have your recordings in our library and archives.

Speaker 3: I’m so excited.

Speaker 17: I’m so grateful, and it’s something that means the world because what you’re doing here and your team does is so important and so special. So I’ve just expressed I can’t express my thanks for accepting it.

Speaker 14: Well, we’re glad you feel that way, and we take it seriously. You know, we treat Elton John’s shoes like their Van Gogh painting and your podcast. We’ll be preserving them as if they’re you know, original Beatle records on vinyl.

Speaker 3: That’s what we do here. Greg Harris, it’s so great to meet you.

Speaker 17: Thank you for having us here at the Great Rock& Roll Hall of Fame.

Speaker 3: My pleasure.

Speaker 14: Thanks for letting us share our story with all of our visiters, and for your generosity.

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About The Author

Buzz Knight

Buzz Knight is an established media executive with a long history of content creation and multi-platform distribution.

After a successful career as a Radio Executive, he formed Buzz Knight Media which focuses on strategic guidance and the development of new original content.