The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame’s class of 2021 will be welcomed into the hallowed institution at a ceremony held on October 30 in Cleveland. To celebrate the new inductees, a special exhibit will open at the Rock Hall museum in the city on Sunday, October 24.
The display will feature items from all of this year’s inductees, which include Foo Fighters, Todd Rundgren, The Go-Go’s, Tina Turner, Carole King and JAY-Z in the main Performers category; Early Influence honorees Kraftwerk, Charley Patton and Gil Scott-Heron; and, in recognition of Musical Excellence, Randy Rhoads, Billy Preston and LL Cool J.
The exhibit’s opening will take place on the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame’s Celebration Day event, which offers free admission to the museum for Ohio residents.
Among the exhibit’s many highlights is a Dan Armstrong Ampeg model guitar that Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl used as his main instrument during the band’s One by One era.
Rundgren has contributed an embroidered purple suit that he wore in concert in 1978, and while he was recording his live album, Back to the Bars.
The late Rhoads will be represented in the display by an iconic white V-shaped Jackson Concorde guitar that he designed.
The five members of The Go-Go’s have all contributed costumes and/or instruments to the exhibit.
A red lace dress that Turner wore in the music video for her hit “Private Dancer” also will be part of the exhibit.
In addition, the exhibit will feature a video presentations and playlists for the various honorees.
The 2021 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will be held at the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland. An HBO special focusing on the event will premiere at a later date.
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