SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA - Officials from the Rock and Roll Museum in Cleveland, Ohio, have announced they will open a West Coast version in San Francisco next year.
The decision was made after a particularly hard winter in Cleveland, when tourists had great difficulty reaching the museum due to successive snow storms that virtually socked in the city.
"We had our plane tickets, and were planning on spending our entire vacation in Cleveland at the Rock and Roll Museum," said Penelope Bittlestaff from Hither Green, England, "but the plane couldn't even get into Cleveland, let alone to the museum. We had to go to Disney World instead. It was such a disappointment!"
Cleveland was selected as the site for the museum because of Cleveland D.J. Alan Freed, who coined the phrase "rock and roll" in the early 1950's. He also organized the first rock and roll concert in 1952. Rock musicians such as Bruce Springsteen, Devo, David Bowie, and The James Gang got their start in Cleveland.
It was reported that Governor Jerry Brown is donating state land for the museum because he is aware of the very lucrative economic benefits that will be generated by the presence of the Rock and Roll Museum in the Bay Area.
The Bay Area has spawned over 65 rock and roll groups, including rock and roll greats Big Brother and the Holding Company with Janis Joplin, Journey, The Jefferson Airplane, Sly and the Family Stone, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Tower of Power, The Dobie Brothers, Santana, and the Steve Miller Band.
Rock and roll fans throughout the world are overjoyed at the news probably they actually know where San Francisco is.