When: Wed., Oct. 12 2011
We all know about the Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, and the Rolling Stones. But what about the Supremes, the Crystals, or the Shangri-Las? If you want to learn more about the women of rock, then tonight's free program at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame is for you. Part of the museum's ongoing Rock and Roll Night School series, tonight's curriculum is dedicated to female rockers of the '60s: everyone from the early girl groups to singer-songwriters like Carole King and counterculture queens like Janis Joplin. The program begins at 7 p.m., and includes a presentation by rock historians, music and video clips, and plenty of time for group discussion. It all dovetails nicely with the museum's groundbreaking Women Who Rock exhibition, which illustrates the important roles women have played in the genre since its beginning. Just don't be tardy: Seats in the Foster Theater are first come, first serve. — Stafford 1100 Rock and Roll Blvd., 216-515-1215, rockhall.com.