It’s everything STONES…man…I mean EVERYTHING STONES! The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland, Ohio has put together a collection of Rolling Stones memorabilia titled “Rolling Stones: 50 Years of Satisfaction”. The exclusive exhibit consists of hundreds of personal items as well as personal collections that have never been seen in public and takes up two and a half floors of the museum.
It’s a trip through time as you go all the way back to the 60’s when the Rolling Stones first emerged as a major talent. It takes you through their 50 years as the greatest living Rock and Roll Group in history right up to the present. It is an amazing collection.
"Rolling Stones: 50 Years of Satisfaction" exhibition highlights includes:
• 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
This is a collection that you will want to take your time checking out. Along with the jackets, guitars, shoes, amps, drums, outfits posters and etc., etc., and etc. there are over twenty video screens and interactive devices telling about the Stones 50 years of Rock and Roll. Piped through each section are also recordings of some of the Stones greatest hits. But wait…there’s more!
For the first time in history the Rock Hall has launched a fan generated interactive exhibition that encourages fans from around the world to share photos of memorabilia, artwork, and Rolling Stones concerts in fact…anything Stones! The photos will be posted on a display in the Museum’s Rolling Stone’s exhibit as well as online. To participate, upload your images to Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #rockhallsatisfaction. All images accepted will be posted at the exhibit as well as online through the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum’s Facebook page for the duration of the exhibit.
Along with the “Rolling Stones: 50 Years of Satisfaction” exhibit, the Rolling Stones will also be honored at the Annual Music Masters Tribute Concert to be held at PlayhouseSquare’s State Theatre. Leading up to that October 26, 2013 event will be a week of various activities, lectures and conferences. This is the year of the Rolling Stones in Cleveland, Ohio and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. Check it out!
Special thanks go to Margaret Thresher (Director of Communications) for permission to take the photos accompanying this article and also a shout out to Ivan for the grand tour and his insightful information concerning the exhibit.
The weeklong series of events leading up to the tribute concert
FREE with RSVP
Tuesday, October 22
Author Series with Bill Janovitz at Cuyahoga Community College’s Tommy LiPuma Center for Creative Arts in the Black Box Theater (adjacent to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s Library and Archives, 2809 Woodland Avenue, Cleveland)
This event is free with a reservation. Seating is limited. Reservations can be made through the Rock Hall website at https://tickets.rockhall.com or at the Rock Hall Box Office. Rock Hall Members can RSVP starting at 10 a.m. on Monday, September 30. General public can RSVP starting at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, October 1.
FREE with RSVP
Wednesday, October 23
Teachers Rock “Following the River”: Exploring the Roots of the Rolling Stones in the Rock Hall’s “Eat to the Beat” on the 3rd floor. This event is free with a reservation. Space is limited. Reservations can be made through the Rock Hall website at https://tickets.rockhall.com.
FREE with RSVP
Wednesday, October 23
Songwriters to Soundmen with Steve Jordan, Bobby Keys and Steve Madaio will take place in the Rock Hall’s Foster Theater on the 4th floor. The event is free with a reservation. Seating is limited. Reservations can be made through the Rock Hall website at https://tickets.rockhall.com or at the Rock Hall Box Office. Rock Hall Members can RSVP starting at 10 a.m. on Monday, September 30. General public can RSVP starting at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, October 1.
Thursday, October 24
Keynote Lecture by Alan Light
This lecture will be held at Case Western Reserve University’s Ford Auditorium, 11000 Euclid Ave. This event is free and reservations are not required. Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Saturday, October 26
10:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.
Annual Music Masters Conference in the
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s Foster Theater
Tickets are $25 ($10 lunch voucher included) and are available through the Rock Hall website at https://tickets.rockhall.com or at the Rock Hall Box Office. Rock Hall Members can purchase tickets starting at 10 a.m. on Monday, September 30. General public can purchase tickets starting at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, October 1. Admission to the Museum is free with the purchase of a conference ticket. Portions of this event will be streamed live on rockhall.com.
The Tribute Concert
Saturday, October 26
Annual Music Masters Tribute Concert at
PlayhouseSquare’s State Theatre
Tickets to the October 26th tribute concert range from $30 - $80 and are available at the PlayhouseSquare box office, by calling (216) 241-6000, or by visiting www.playhousesquare.org. Tickets are still available but are selling out fast.
Special programs for students
Monday, October 21
On the Road “You Got Me Rocking”
The Musical Roots of the Rolling Stones
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum will be hosting a special distance learning class for students that will be streamed live on the Rock Hall’s website at www.rockhall.com/education.
The Rock Hall’s award winning education team will demonstrate how the Rolling Stones combined Blues, R&B and early rock to create their own style of music that helped define the British Invasion.
Students will be challenged to find how the music of such early musicians such as Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf and Chuck Berry helped shaped “The Rolling Stones Sound” as musicians and songwriters.
Students will also have the opportunity to email questions to Rock Hall educators during the live stream. There is no cost to connect. This class is appropriate for middle and high school classrooms. For more information, visit rockhall.com.
About the Annual Music Masters Series
The Annual Music Masters series, a co-production of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum and the Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities at Case Western Reserve University, celebrates the lives and careers of artists who changed the shape and sound of rock and roll music. Beginning in 2013, the series was renamed the Annual Music Masters series to better reflect the evolving and expanding rock and roll story. Each year, the Music Masters series explores the legacy of a pioneering rock and roll figure in a range of events that includes Museum exhibits, lectures, films, a major conference and a tribute concert benefiting the Rock Hall’s education programs. Drawing together experts, artists, fans and friends, these events provide new perspectives on the most beloved and influential musicians of the past century.
About the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, Inc. 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 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 activities.
About Case Western Reserve University
Case Western Reserve University is among the nation’s leading research institutions. Founded in 1826 and shaped by the unique merger of the Case Institute of Technology and Western Reserve University, Case Western Reserve is distinguished by its strengths in education, research, service, and experiential learning. Located in Cleveland, Case Western Reserve offers nationally recognized programs in the Arts and Sciences, Dental Medicine, Engineering, Law, Management, Medicine, Nursing, and Social Work. www.case.edu Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities was established in 1996 with a generous gift of endowment from Eric and Jane Nord to celebrate the achievements of the arts and humanities. The Center facilitates cross-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary collaborations that address questions and problems of broad human interest.