I wanted to make the greatest rock record that I’d ever heard, and I wanted it to sound enormous and I wanted it to grab you by your throat and insist that you take that ride, insist that you pay attention, not to just the music, but just to life, to feeling alive, to being alive.
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN, interview, Rolling Stone, August 25, 2015
Rock and roll is defined as a genre of popular music that originated and evolved in the United States during the late 1940s and early 1950s from musical styles such as gospel, jump blues, jazz, boogie-woogie, rhythm and blues, and country music. It transcends age and race. It doesn’t care how much money you have or don’t have. It gives people the freedom to express themselves.
This movement deserves to be celebrated and that is exactly what is happening at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.