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Halls of Fame and Museums

There are two types of halls of fame. Those that have significant online information about the inductees and those that only describes the museum itself (location, hours of operation, services available, etc.). A good list of halls of fame is at Wikipedia. Here are a few halls of fame that offer substantial information at their sites:

Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame
Our mandate is to honour and celebrate Canadian songwriters, and those who have dedicated their lives to the legacy of music, and to educate the public about their achievements.

Sarah Vaughan

The GRAMMY Museum
The GRAMMY Museum is a nonprofit organization dedicated to cultivating a greater understanding of the history and significance of music through exhibits, education, grants, preservation initiatives, and public programming. Paying tribute to our collective musical heritage, the Museum explores and celebrates all aspects of the art form — from the technology of the recording process to the legends who’ve made lasting marks on our cultural identity.

Long Island Music Hall of Fame
Over the years, Long Island has produced some of the most incredible and accomplished musicians who have influenced generations of music lovers. In 2004, a group of those music lovers, as well as music educators, and industry professionals, banded together to found the Long Island Music Hall of Fame in order to recognize, honor, and preserve Long Island’s longstanding and diverse music heritage. [Editor’s Note: These folks cleverly extended their footprint by including Brooklyn and Queens (which are on the island physically but are boroughs of New York City). It’s funny if you live here, and it’s all good. Everyone disses Long Island–including most of the folks who live here–but hometown (home island?) pride leads me to point out that a hall of fame including Louis Armstrong, John Coltrane, Lou Reed, George M. Cohan, Billy Joel, Salt-N-Pepa, The Ramones, Barbara Streisand, Public Enemy, Run-DMC, Carole King, Tony Bennett, Gene Simmons, Neil Diamond and The Shangri-Las is pretty cool.

 

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