Instruments that were used by some of the world’s biggest musicians including Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Page, the Beatles, Metallica and the Rolling Stones, are set to be displayed in New York at a brand new new exhibition next year.
The exhibition will be called Play It Loud: Instruments Of Rock And Roll, and will be held at NYC’s Metropolitan Museum Of Art between April 8th, winding up on October 1st, 2019
Organized by The Met and The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. A statement from the two parties reads as follows: “Through more than 130 instruments that were used by such artists as Chuck Berry, The Beatles, Elvis Presley, Jimi Hendrix, Joni Mitchell, Jimmy Page, Steve Miller, St. Vincent, Metallica, The Rolling Stones, and many others, Play It Loud: Instruments of Rock And Roll will explore one of the most influential artistic movements of the 20th century and the objects that made the music possible.
“Drawn from 70 private and public collections in the US and UK, most of the objects in the exhibition have never been shown outside of their performance contexts.”
The will be some fantastic exhibits on display including Eddie Van Halen’s classic Frankenstein guitar, Eric Clapton’s guitar Blackie, plus Jerry Garcia’s guitar, Wolf. It’s not only guitars that will star in the exhibition, Keith Emerson’s Moog synthesiser and Hammond organ will be on display, as well as Keith Moon’s Pictures Of Lily drum kit.
As the statement goes on to explain: “By displaying several rigs used in live performances and sound recordings, the exhibition will also demonstrate how artists created their own individual sounds.”
A well as instruments, there will also be vintage posters and stage costumes shown around the museum. Add to that a sculpture made from the remains of Pete Townshend’s guitars which he destroyed during a photo shoot with Annie Leibovitz for Rolling Stone, you’ve got an exhibit that will be hard to miss for music fans.