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Chuck Berry, The Beatles & More To Have Instruments On Display At The Met Museum
New York City's Metropolitan Museum of Art will be the home of the first major art museum exhibition to feature rock and roll instruments, including those from the Beatles and Jimi Hendrix, starting April 8, 2019.
On Nov. 20, Rolling Stone announced the upcoming exhibition called "Play It Loud: Instruments Of Rock & Roll" on behalf of the museum. It will bring more than 130 instruments used between 1939 and 2017 by many musicians including GRAMMY winners and nominees like Elvis Presley, Metallica, St. Vincent and the Rolling Stones, plus other greats, like Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award honoree Chuck Berry, all under one roof.
Several guitars will be featured, including the "main guitar" Berry used from 1957 to 1963, Eric Clapton's "Blackie," Eddie Van Halen's "Frankenstein" and St. Vincent's 2015 guitar. Drum fans will be able to catch The Who's Keith Moon's "Pictures Of Lily" drum set. Other instruments include Emerson, Lake & Palmer keyboardist Keith Emerson's Moog synthesizer and Hammond organ. The collection will also include vintage posters, stage costumes and historic videos, the magazine stated.
The instruments hail from 70 private and public collection from the United States and United Kingdom to explore the genre and the instruments that brought it to life. You can catch it at the Met museum from April 8to October 1, 2019 before it moves to the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame in Cleveland Ohio in November 2019.