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The music podcast from Cleveland -- the birthplace of rock and roll! Hosted by music journalist Troy L. Smith, CLE Rocks looks back at the memorable events and people that shaped rock and roll. Troy's interviews with some of music's greatest legends offer intimate, untold stories you must hear to believe.

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The music podcast from Cleveland -- the birthplace of rock and roll! Hosted by music journalist Troy L. Smith, CLE Rocks looks back at the memorable events and people that shaped rock and roll. Troy's interviews with some of music's greatest legends offer intimate, untold stories you must hear to believe.

    The Rolling Stones' 1972 American Tour

    The Rolling Stones' 1972 American Tour

    Not only did The Rolling Stones' 1972 tour (aka S.T.P.) mark a peak for the band, it changed the music industry with its scale, musicality and mayhem.
     
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    • 18 min
    Bruce Springsteen - Agora/Richfield Coliseum 1978

    Bruce Springsteen - Agora/Richfield Coliseum 1978

    In 1978, Bruce Springsteen brought his Darkness Tour to Northeast Ohio for a series of iconic shows that would help cement his legacy and special relationship with Cleveland.
     
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    • 22 min
    Led Zeppelin's Destroyer

    Led Zeppelin's Destroyer

    In 1977, Led Zeppelin played a two-night stand at Richfield Coliseum near Cleveland. A soundboard recording of the first night would become one of the most coveted bootlegs in rock history.
     
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    • 22 min
    1986 Moondog Coronation Ball II

    1986 Moondog Coronation Ball II

    In 1986, the city of Cleveland rallied together to bring the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame to the shores of Lake Erie. And it all culminated with a magical show by Chuck Berry.
     
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    • 29 min
    Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2020

    Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2020

    An in-depth look at the legacies of Depeche Mode, The Doobie Brothers, Nine Inch Nails, The Notorious B.I.G., T. Rex and Whitney Houston.
     
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    • 16 min
    Nine Inch Nails - Woodstock '94

    Nine Inch Nails - Woodstock '94

    In 1994, with the release of "The Downward Spiral" and Nine Inch Nails' iconic Woodstock '94 performance, Trent Reznor became the reluctant face of alternative rock.
     
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    • 20 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

Akronite ,

Stones at the Akron Rubber Bowl - my first concert

The Stones’ Akron Rubber Bowl concert in 72 was my first concert. I was 15 and my parents had to drive my friends and me there ... I’m still not sure how I convinced them to let me go. We were sitting in the stands and I clearly remember seeing the confrontation between the police and some concert-goers down on the field early in the concert. I owned a copy of Sticky Fingers and was really looking forward to hearing the Stones play those songs, but I couldn’t figure out why Stevie Wonder was opening the concert. He turned out to be a revelation and I became a big fan and bought Talking Book when it came out later that year. It was the only concert I saw at the Rubber Bowl that summer but I still have my ticket stub! Eventually I saw many memorable rock concerts in Akron and Cleveland in the years to come (including the Stones again in Cleveland in 75).

Kati5698 ,

Love this pod!

Gotta love listening to old timers reliving their glory days! 10/10 for Cle rock history!

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