Original Facebook post July 10 at 5:57 AM
On last year's trip, On The Road Again, I was blessed to see two historic music sites. I went to Woodstock with my wonderful daughter, Jessie. And I met with The Debbies to tour the legendary Motown Museum in Detroit, MI. Regarding the latter, we had such an amazing time that we decided to do the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame in Cleveland, OH this year. We spent nearly five mesmerizing hours there looking at iconic videos, legendary exhibits and awesome live performances. I can't possibly cover all of them, so I will just focus on some the personal highlights for me.
First, there is the size and scope of the place. It starts at the very roots of rock music and works it's way to today's biggest stars. So the over 70 year history captured and held my notoriously brief attention span for hours.
Secondly, there is the fact that I'm old enough to have heard much of the music when it was brand new on the radio. And while that reminded me that time passes by too quickly, it also brought back some incredible memories and feelings that only music can do.
Third, there was the Righteous Brothers - my first concert ever (thanks to my Mom and Sisters taking me when I was about 14) and favorite singers of all time. Bill Medley and Bobby Hatfield were inducted in 2003 for their great hits which included, You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' (made even more famous in Top Gun) and Unchained Melody (which gave everyone an ugly cry face in Ghost), (You're My) Soul & Inspiration, Just Once In My Life and Rock And Roll Heaven. And if all of that weren't enough, there was (I've Had) The Time of My Life from Dirty Dancing featuring Bill Medley.
Last, there was my Michigan Rocks t-shirt given to me by my friend, Patti Congleton. Since it lists some of the superstars from my home state, I wore it to remind myself that while the heart of rock and roll is in Cleveland, the soul of rock and roll - for me - is Michigan.
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