Kick Out The Jams Exhibit!

Finally the Rock Hall of Fame is recognizing the Music of Detroit and the Midwestern States!!! High time we say! We are all very aware of "our" favorite Motor City Legends as Mitch Ryder and The Detroit Wheels, MC5, Stooges, Romantics and now America will be exposed to this legendary rock n roll music! YES HIGH TIME!

Johnny "Bee" Badanjek Detroit's drummer, sent me a photo of this exhibit today. After seeing the Rock Hall of Fame website I saw that it was called KICK OUT THE JAMS! YES my favorite 5 boys are this much closer to being inducted!!! Everyone alert the media and write your Congressman too! We NEED the 5 in the RHF....

Bee received this photograph from Howard Kramer featuring Bee's part of the exhibit. Now we may actually make a trip down to Cleveland... They are getting much closer to my personal musical heart every day...

Hi Bee,

How’re you doing? I owed this to you. It’s a picture of your stuff on exhibit. You and McCarty are right by Kid Rock, the White Stripes and the McCoys. Hope you dig it.



Howard Kramer

Curatorial Director

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum

1100 Rock and Roll Blvd.

Rock and Roll is primarily a byproduct of the South. Nowhere, however, was it better expanded upon than the Midwest. The heartland region became a hotbed for an explosion of talent that started in the Sixties and continues through today. Detroit was the home of Motown Records and was also full of teen clubs where such local performers as Bob Seger, the Amboy Dukes and the MC5 honed their skills.

Chicago developed a diverse output ranging from the jazz-influenced rock of the band Chicago Transit Authority to the theatrical and thematic progressive music of Styx. In the Eighties, Minneapolis rose to international prominence as the home base of Prince and the breeding ground for such alternative rockers as the Replacements and Hüsker Dü. Perhaps the rock artist most associated with rural America is Seymour, Indiana’s favorite son, John Mellencamp, the author of “Small Town.”




Jon Campbell said...


Dee Gilbert said...

That is Great! I would love a closer look at Johnny and Jimmy's stuff! I will check it out in person in Cleveland this summer! Very Cool! Happy for all!

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