The Rolling Stones, now 50 years on and still gathering no moss, are to be put in a museum.
From May, the British rock band’s brilliant career will be celebrated in an exclusive exhibition at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland. It’ll be the first time the Museum has hosted a major show capturing the group’s career.
The “Rolling Stones: 50 Years of Satisfaction” exhibit will include personal items and “extraordinary collections that have never been seen before by the public,” according to a statement issued today by the Museum.
“The Rolling Stones are the epitome of rock and roll,” comments Greg Harris, president and CEO of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, in the statement. “This first-ever exhibit gives us an opportunity to tell the story of one of the definitive rock and roll bands,” he continues. “The experience should be on every music fan’s destination list this summer.”
Like the British rock band’s career, the exhibit will be a long running one. It’ll open on Friday, May 24 and is expected to run until March 2014.
The exhibit will take-up two-and-a-half floors of the site, and will let history loose through artifacts, film, text and interactive technology. Throughout the exhibition’s run, the Museum promises to host a range of free public programs that explore the significance and legacy of the Rolling Stones, including interviews, films, and special lectures.
The Rolling Stones need no introduction. They’re by a huge distance the most successful touring entity in history, their catalog is untouchable. Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood rolled on with a “50 and Counting” mini-tour of London, New York and New Jersey in the last quarter of 2012, playing what many fans hope was just a warm-up for a full-scale global trek in 2013.
A hits album, "GRRR!" arrived last November with two new tracks, "Doom and Gloom" and "One More Shot". At the same time, the Museum of Modern Art in New York City had hosted its own film restrospective, “The Rolling Stones: 50 Years on Film”, which concluded December 2012 after a brief run.
The Stones were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame back in 1989.