The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum Reveals Exhibition Artifact Details for Rolling Stones: 50 Years of Satisfaction
Interactive fan-generated exhibit to launch Monday, May 13
In celebration of a half century career of rock and roll, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum presents “The Rolling Stones: 50 Years of Satisfaction. This exhibit of the world’s greatest rock and roll band will open Friday, May 24 (Memorial Day weekend) and will highlight the fantastic career of Mick and the boys. Taking up two-and-a-half floors of the museum, the collection will have on view personal items and entire collections of memorabilia that have never been publicly exhibited before.
Over the course of their long career, the band has touched the lives of thousands of fans and for the first time, those fans can share their experiences with the band. On Monday, May 13 the museum will be launching a fan-generated interactive multimedia exhibition where fans can share photos, memorabilia, artwork, concerts…in fact anything “Stones”.
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.
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 Rolling Stones’ tour production from 1975 to 1981. Highlights include a set list, photographs, stage drawings, fabric samples, lighting cues and more. Also featured are handwritten notes by Rolling Stones Records executive Art Collins, who toured with the band from 1977 to 1982. Collins’ notes were used to help determine which of the 1981 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.
Throughout the exhibition’s run, the Museum will host a range of free public programs that explore the significance and legacy of the Rolling Stones, including interviews, films, and special lectures. For more information please visit www.RockHall.com.
The Rolling Stones were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1989.
Summer Saturdays at the Museum kickoff on May 25 to extend viewing hours from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. The exhibit will close in March 2014.
About the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum is the nonprofit organization that exists to educate visitors, fans and scholars from around the world about the history and continuing significance of rock and roll music. It carries out this mission both through its operation of a world-class museum that collects, preserves, exhibits and interprets this art form and through its library and archives as well as its educational programs.
The Museum is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. On Wednesdays, the Museum is open until 9 p.m. Museum admission is $22 for adults, $17 for seniors (65+), $13 for youth (9-12), $18 for adult residents of Greater Cleveland. Children under 8 and Museum members are free. The Museum is generously funded by Cuyahoga County residents through Cuyahoga Arts and Culture. When you become a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, the world of rock and roll becomes yours to explore. Call 216.515.1939 for information on becoming a member.