ROCK, NYC-STYLE

New York finally gets a piece of the pie

When the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum first opened up in Cleveland in 1993, the reaction was "Cleveland? Why not New York?" (Perhaps Cleveland's offer of $65 million had something to do with it.) But New Yorkers are finally getting something to wave their devil horns about with the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Annex, a 25,000-square-foot outpost of the Cleveland flagship that will house relics from the museum like Bruce Springsteen's 1957 Chevy, John Lennon's Record Plant piano, Elvis Presley's motorcycle jacket, and a handwritten poem by Jim Morrison. The original graffitied phone booth from CBGB's, among other punk relics, represent New York's rock scene. The main exhibition will be Revolution Rock: The Story of the Clash, which takes an in-depth look into the band's politically infused lyrics and musical experimentation.
Mon., Nov. 24, 10 a.m., 2008

 
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