The Lamb Wakes Up on Broadway - March 10
Steve with Genesis, San Francisco, 1977
Photo © Eric Peterson
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame was originally Ahmet Ertegun's brainchild. The idea was to give notable musicians and music business people recognition. In 1986 the first induction included Ray Charles, Chuck Berry, the Everly Brothers and Elvis Presley amongst others.
It was also in 1986 that a decision was made for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame museum to be situated in Cleveland. Many celebrities have offered items to this museum over the years. I met a curator of the museum, Craig Inciardi the other day in Giraffe Holland Park (my old Tootsies haunt). He told me about the fascinating objects they have collected, including Eric Clapton's 1967 hand-painted Gibson SG electric guitar...
Many have attended the induction ceremonies over the years. It's an honour to be a part of this year's ceremony on 15 March at the Waldorf Astoria. I'm looking forward to meeting people I've admired over time and it'll be great to catch up with my old Genesis pals again... "Back in New York City"!