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Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
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Rock on TV

Rock & roll and television both burst onto the scene at almost the same time in the late 1940s.
About the Exhibit

Rock and TV shaped each other as they grew up together, and they shaped all of us. Not only did fans everywhere hear new music, they could see who made it. It transformed how people discovered music and still does. This exhibit explores how television opened the door for some of the biggest icons, and how they, in turn, transformed television itself.

Travel schedule

  • Museum of Broadcast Communications, 10/18 /2019 – 4/2/2020; Chicago, Illinois
  • Virginia Museum of History & Culture, 5/23/2020 – 1/3/2021; Richmond, Virginia

Traveling elements

  • Over 100 artifacts including the Animals drumkit from their Ed Sullivan Show performance, Andre 3000 outfit from the "Hey Ya" video, Jackson 5 outfits from their first national TV appearance and many more. 
  • Video interviews featuring Kelly Clarkson, Mickey Dolenz, Kevin Eubanks, Cyndi Lauper, Darlene Love, Martha Quinn and Paul Shaffer
  • Text panels, labels, case work, exhibition graphics and all audio visual components

Space requirements

  • 4,500 square feet of secure, climate-controlled space

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