Rock and Roll HOF

Rock and Roll history buffs (aren’t we all?) should know about the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, OH (Hello Cleveland!). The museum houses a groupie’s dreamload of objects, clothing, and memorabilia that once belonged to various rock Gods like John Lennon and Buddy Holly. Check out the 1979 Fender Precision electric bass guitar broken at the neck by the Clash’s Paul Simonon, or Jimi Hendrix famous 1968 Fender Stratocaster Sunburst electric guitar. Oh, baby, to be able to pick Hey Joe on that thing. In fact, there is an upcoming exhibition on Hendrix that starts Monday featuring the Jimi Hendrix Surround Sound Theater. Ah yes. There are literally thousands of items in the museum’s permanent collection, and the site is quite good, too, with a list of the 500 songs that influenced Rock and Roll that is definitely worth a look (and some careful scrutiny).