I had the chance to visit the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum to get a sneak peak at a couple of special items before the Rolling Stones exhibit is open to the public, including Brian Jones' iconic Vox teardrop guitar.
Rolling Stones: 50 Years of Satisfaction opens Friday, May 24 at 10 am. Plus, tune in for my live broadcast from the Rock Hall on Thursday, May 23rd!
Rolling Stones: 50 Years of Satisfaction will be the Museum's first ever major exhibition capturing the band’s legendary career spanning more than 50 years. It will include personal items and extraordinary collections that have never been seen before by the public. The exhibit will be open till March 2014.
"The Rolling Stones are the epitome of rock and roll," said Greg Harris, president and CEO of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. "This first-ever exhibit gives us an opportunity to tell the story of one of the definitive rock and roll bands. The experience should be on every music fan’s destination list this summer."
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum presents Rolling Stones: 50 Years of Satisfaction will be a comprehensive retrospective exhibit that chronicles the band from the mid-1960s until today. The exhibit, which takes up two-and-a-half floors of the Museum, will celebrate the Rolling Stones' incredible contribution to popular music from their earliest days playing small clubs, to their era-defining recordings such as "Gimme Shelter," "Paint It Black," "Jumping Jack Flash," "Tumbling Dice," "It's Only Rock And Roll" and sold-out global tours. 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.
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.
Check out Brian Jones playing that very guitar on The Ed Sullivan Show. You get a good look at it at about a 1:08 into "Time Is On My Side"