Rock and Roll

Any old way you choose it, for many, it's got to be rock and roll music.

As you explore our collections and videos below, don't miss Chuck Berry’s Cadillac. This Cadillac was driven on stage at the Fox Theater in St. Louis in the documentary, Hail! Hail! Rock and Roll! It was the same theater that turned him away as a child because he was black. See An Exploration of Smithsonian Collections Featuring African American Music from Smithsonian Music; watch a webcast with rock icon Van Halen as he discusses his American journey; and more.