The House That Rock Built: How It Took Time, Money, Music Moguls, Corporate Types, Politicians, Media, Artists, and Fans to Bring the Rock Hall t

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About the Author

Norm N. Nite is a legendary broadcaster, disc jockey, and impresario known by many as "Mr. Music" for his extensive knowledge of music history and popular culture. Nite hosted over half a dozen radio shows in New York and Cleveland during his six-decade-long career, including a SiriusXM radio show broadcast live from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He has also chronicled the history of rock and roll music in his Rock On encyclopedias.

Tom Feran is an award-winning journalist who worked as a writer and editor for the Cleveland Plain Dealer for 37 years. Beginning in 1982, Feran worked as the paper's features editor, TV critic, Sunday magazine editor, columnist, PolitiFact writer, assistant metro editor, and metro reporter. He was named Best Columnist in Ohio by the Society of Professional Journalists in 2007.

Stevie Van Zandt is an American singer, songwriter, musician, producer, actor, and activist, best known as a member of Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band.


"Norm N. Nite was there at the very, very beginning of the Hall of Fame's courtship with Cleveland and the long saga of turning the dream into a reality. We are lucky to have his very special history of this unique institution." --Jann Wenner, Editor and Founder, Rolling Stone

"When histories are written, seldom are we fortunate enough to have them done by someone who was there for the duration. Not only was Norm N. Nite present, he was the catalyst who recognized the need for a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum long before it was birthed. He led the charge and was a one-man band for both the Museum and Cleveland. Few would disagree that there would be no Rock Hall in Cleveland without him. No one is more qualified for this task than the pop music authority/writer/DJ/artist known to us all as Mr. Music, Norm N. Nite." --Terry Stewart, former CEO (1999-2012), Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum

"The history of rock and roll is a wild 'n' woolly tale--and no less action-packed is this deep-dive story of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's materialization from a dream to a reality in Cleveland. Colorful characters and backroom deals abound, and rock-and-roll authority, DJ, and author Norm N. Nite's firsthand account is filled with detail and personality."--Holly George-Warren, author of Janis: Her Life and Music