Cleveland is known as the birthplace of rock and roll. Why? Well, it may have produced musical acts and musicians like Nine Inch Nails, Michael “Kid Funkadelic” Hampton, Jalacy “Screamin’ Jay” Hawkins (whose song “I Put A Spell On You” was covered by many artists and even featured in cult classic Hocus Pocus), and Gilby Clarke and Steven Adler of Guns N’ Roses, but the real story of rock dates back to a local radio disc jockey and a record store. Some local landmarks continue to carry on this rockin’ legacy, but few places compare to these 7 wonders of the rock and roll world. Are you ready to explore Cleveland’s rock and roll history?

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Cleveland’s rock and roll history abounds at these seven wonders of the music world. Do you remember any major events in music history taking place here in Cleveland?

Did you know that Cleveland also has a polka hall of fame? It’s one of our best-kept secrets and totally worthy of a visit.

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