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I’ve never been big into music (sure, I love to listen to it, but I’m not hardcore into it like others), so when we visited the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum
in Cleveland, OH recently, I wasn’t really sure what to expect. So, boy, was I impressed when we arrived! The museum is a large building on the banks of Lake Erie, and I was blown away just by walking in. There is so much to see!
My favorite exhibit was a display of outfits singers have worn on stage. It was so neat to see the fabulous outfits up close (because, really, how many of us have ever sat THAT close at a concert?!)! One of the outfits we saw was a dress of Katy Perry’s adorned with large peppermints. It was so neat! And, we got to see Michael Jackson’s glove, which was pretty darn cool! Even if you weren’t a Michael Jackson fan, seeing something that is so famous like his glove is just incredible.
The museum also has guitars belonging to any musician you can imagine! They had everyone from The Beach Boys to ZZ Top and everyone in between!
And, of course, there were displays dedicated to bands and musicians inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, such as Pink Floyd (the display dedicated the The Wall was pretty awesome) and The Beatles! The Beatles’ display includes song lyrics, the guitar John Lennon played during a concert at Shea Stadium in 1965, and some of Lennon’s clothing and accessories, such as eyeglasses and a leather jacket.
The museum’s first inductees – Chuck Berry, James Brown, Ray Charles, Sam Cooke, Fats Domino, the Everly Brothers, Buddy Holly, Jerry Lee Lewis, Elvis Presley, Little Richard. Robert Johnson, Jimmie Rodgers and Jimmy Yancey – were given their spots in 1986 while the museum was in New York, its original location. The current museum in Cleveland opened in 1995.
You definitely don’t have to be a big music fan to enjoy the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum
. We spent a long time there and, while I wouldn’t call myself a huge fan of music, I really enjoyed my time there and seeing each display. I definitely learned a lot!
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