1987, The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inducts First Woman
On this day on January 3, 1987, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducts the first female artist, Aretha Franklin. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is one of the well-known museums. It is located in downtown Cleveland, Ohio, on the shore of Lake Erie, United States.
Aretha Franklin Starting out as a gospel singer this “Queen of Soul’s” six-decade-long career has made Franklin one of the most influential and important voices in pop history. Some of Franklin’s best-known works include “I Never Loved A Man”, “Respect” and “A Rose Is Still A Rose”. She currently holds 18 Grammy Awards. She was ranked first on Rolling Stone’s list of “The Greatest Singers Of All Time” (2012).
At the age of 18, she embarked on a music career as a recording artist for Columbia Records. While her career did not immediately flourish. She found acclaim and commercial success once she signed with Atlantic Records in 1966.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (RRHOF), sometimes simply referred to as the Rock Hall, is a museum and hall of fame located in downtown Cleveland, Ohio, United States, 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.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation establish on April 20, 1983, by Ahmet Ertegun, founder, and chairman of Atlantic Records. After a long search for the right city, Cleveland chose in 1986 as the Hall of Fame’s permanent home. Architect I. M. Pei design the new museum, and it dedicated on September 1, 1995.