Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Rock history buffs (aren’t we all?) might be interested in paying a visit to 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. Sweet.

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).