BUT being the rabid music buff that I am, the highlight of the trip was being able to see the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Hours of wall to wall cool (and not so cool) shit occupied my day. Below are some of the things I enjoyed……..
There are several floors to the museum, each one showcasing different experiences & exhibits.
These items were displayed right outside the entrance to the main museum.
The infamous CBGB awning. I felt equal parts of relief & sadness; they saved this awesome piece of music history……and they put it in a corner near a bathroom.
This is one of Janis Joplin’s cars. Apparently a friend of hers custom painted it for her. Drugs were highly likely in this creative process.
Ahhhhh Joan Jett. Ever the bad ass. This is her first car that she purchased that came with a high price tag but constantly broke down.
And now onto some the items located on various floors & points inside the museum
Oh ya know just a custom piece worn by Lady Gaga in the ‘Bad Romance’ video……ok I lost it when i saw this. I love me some mother monster. This is an item that has to be seen in person, no photo I took captured just how insane this thing was!
When you see a guitar held by Hendrix himself it’s hard not to imagine the stories it could tell if it spoke.
Many of John Lennons personal belongings. Quite intense to see.
I wonder if Madonna thought her cheap costume jewelry could be so iconic…
The official death certificate for Kurt Cobain
Nirvanas first demo tape
LONG LIVE DIO
This was the only thing that caught my attention in the rather large ”punk” display. A flyer from a 1982 Bad Religion show. Someone should really tell the curators of the museum that punk wasn’t limited to just The Ramones & The Sex Pistols…..
Although the Michael Jackson display was small it boasted rather impressive items…
Holy. Shit. Ziggy Stardust never dies.
“The Wall” section was not only impressive due to its size but the attention to detail was quite the site.
The man in fucking black. Mr. Cash.
You are probably quite familiar with the work of Herb Ritts, but would never know it. Go forth & do a Google image search on him. You’re welcome.
Herbs personal calendar & lighting equipment
The only photo of Prince where he looks “small”
Being able to touch this was no joke. It never fails…..anything related to Freddie gets me every time.