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Mozart to be inducted into the Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame

by Ersten Wiles

2024-03-01 15:12:19

Joining such hard-rocking inductees as Abba, Chet Atkins, Nat King Cole, and Neil Diamond, the Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame is proud to induct Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

The Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame was established in 1983 but didn't have an actual building until 1986, when the city of Cleveland offered up $65 million dollars of public money to get something built in Cleveland that people might actually want to visit. Although originally intended to honor rock musicians, the Hall has since inducted anyone who can play an instrument or hum a little. As long as the musician has fans who will come to Cleveland and buy a ticket, there's a good chance they'll be inducted.

"Mozart was one hard-rocking dude," said Sam Washbottom, a spokesperson setting the record straight. "We're not just inducting him so we can sell tickets to his fans. This isn't just a money grab to get tourists to come to Cleveland. People come to Cleveland of their own free will all of the time."

Mozart will join the growing ranks of rock-n-rollers entombed at the hall, including The Everly Brothers, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, and Pete Seeger.

Mozart will not be attending the ceremony in person, as he is currently busy decomposing.

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