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Prog rockers belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

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John Covach playing guitar on stage
Professor John Covach performs on stage at Strong Auditorium during the Institute for Popular Music’s 2016 Progressive Rock Tribute Concert. (University photo / Keith Bullis)

The 32nd annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will be held on Friday, April 7th at the Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn, New York, and this year’s class of inductees is one of the most musically diverse yet. In this episode of the QuadCast, student host Nick Bruno ’17 sits down in the studio with John Covach, a professor of music theory and the director of the Institute for Popular Music at the University of Rochester, to discuss this year’s inductees, the Rock Hall, and its place in music history. Then, with the help of his guitar, Professor Covach walks us through Yes’s hit song Roundabout and explains what makes it such an important part of rock history.

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