Tag: Rock And Roll

Prince

Music Icon Prince Could Soon Be Honored With Posthumous Congressional Gold Medal

He changed music history and was the soundtrack for countless people’s lives, and now music legend Prince could soon be awarded a posthumous Congressional Gold Medal by the U.S. government. Mark Kennedy of the Associated Press has reported that “Minnesota’s Congressional delegation on Monday, Oct. 25, introduced a resolution to…

Rolling Stones Officially Retire Classic —Yet Controversial — Rock Song ‘Brown Sugar’ That Includes Lyrics About Slavery

“Brown sugar” appears to no longer “taste so good” for U.K. rock band the Rolling Stones. The New York Post’s Jesse O’Neill reported that the group has “retired one of their most popular rock songs due to lyrics that depict the horrors of slavery.” According to O’Neill, “the Stones have…

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Unveils One of the Most Diverse Slates of Nominees in the Organization’s History

Long accused of having a racist and sexist bias against female musicians and musicians of color, the Cleveland-based Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Museum unveiled on Feb. 10 one of the most diverse rosters of nominees for inclusion in its Hall of Fame in the organization’s history. Of…

Archived: What Rock and Roll Really Means

Did you know that the term “rock and roll” was slang for sex in the African-American community in the early 1900s You’ll find that outand moreif you are lucky enough to talk to Dr. Jacklyn Chisholm, vice president of planning and external affairs for the Rock and Roll Hall of…