The Rolling Stones Exhibit at Rock and Roll Hall of Fame to Feature Key Artifacts
Tue, 14 May 2013 17:05:39
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The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum presents "The Rolling Stones: 50 Years of Satisfaction," an exclusive exhibition from the band, will open on Memorial Day weekend on Friday, May 24.
As the Museum's first major exhibition capturing the band's legendary career spanning more than 50 years, "Rolling Stones: 50 Years of Satisfaction" reveals personal items and extraordinary collections that have never been seen before by the public. An extensive collection which takes up two-and-a-half floors of the Museum and offers fans the opportunity to contribute.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum launched a fan-generated interactive exhibition, encouraging people from all over the world to share their photos of memorabilia, artwork, Rolling Stones concerts and more that will populate a multimedia display in the Museum's Rolling Stones exhibit as well as online. Fans are encouraged to upload their original images to Twitter and Instagram with the hashtag #rockhallsatisfaction to contribute to the submission feed. Images uploaded will be available to be viewed in the exhibit as well as online through the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum's Facebook page throughout the duration of the exhibit. Go here for the FB page.
"Rolling Stones: 50 Years of Satisfaction" exhibition highlights include:
• Mick Jagger's Steel Wheels green leather jacket, c. 1989
• Mick Jagger's grammar school class photograph from the Dartfordian
• Keith Richards' Rosewood Fender Telecaster
• Charlie Watts' mariachi shirt, c. 1975
• Ronnie Wood's Zemaitis guitar, c. 1978
• Brian Jones' custom Vox Teardrop guitar
The companion exhibit at the Museum's Library and Archives will focus specifically on the Rolling Stones' tour production from 1975 to 1981. Highlights include a set list, photographs, stage drawings, fabric samples, lighting cues and more. Handwritten notes by Art Collins, the Rolling Stones Records executive on tour with the band between 1977-1982, are also featured, which were used to help determine which performances would be best suited for the live concert film, Let's Spend the Night Together.
Through the use of artifacts, film, text and interactive technology, generations of music fans will have the opportunity to get up close and personal with rare items from nearly every aspect of the Stones' astonishing five decades at the top. "Rolling Stones: 50 Years of Satisfaction" will celebrate the Rolling Stones' incredible contribution to popular music.
Summer Saturdays at the Museum kickoff on May 25 to extend viewing hours from 10AM to 9PM. The exhibit will close in March 2014.
Who plans to visit the Stones' exhibit? Also, what's your fave Stones' song?