The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum’s Library and Archives is pleased to announce the release of the Austin City Limits/KLRU Collection.
Austin City Limits (ACL) is the longest-running music program in television history; the only television show to have been awarded the Presidential Medal of the Arts, and was recently recognized by Time magazine as one of the 10 most influential music programs of all time. It’s a show that presents a huge variety of musical styles and genres, hosting everyone from Willie Nelson to B.B. King to the Foo Fighters; and it’s a show that was enshrined as a Rock and Roll Landmark by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in 2009.
The Austin City Limits/KLRU Collection spans the years 1974 to 2013 and consists of documents, photographs and publications created during the process of planning, budgeting, contracting, producing, editing, distributing and marketing the Austin City Limits television show. The majority of the collection documents the work of the show’s executive and associate producers, as well as that of their teams, the ACL archivist, and house photographer.
Above: Talent booking list for the 1977 season.
Nifty! Also, I guess the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame is on Tumblr?!