As RNC approaches, Rock Hall to open new exhibit on rock and politics

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CLEVELAND – As the start of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland nears, The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame will mount a new exhibit that focuses on the link between rock music and politics.

Louder Than Words: Rock, Power and Politics opens May 20th at the museum, and looks at some of the most important political debates in our nation “through the lens of rock music.” It will include interviews with  Bono, David Byrne, Dee Snider, Tom Morello, Lars Ulrich, Gloria Estefan, Gregg Allman and President Jimmy Carter. The interactive exhibits and artifacts will focus on eight political topics that have affected the nation: civil rights, LGBT issues, feminism, war & peace, censorship, political campaigns, political causes and international politics.

The exhibit will also include artifacts such as Jimi Hendrix’s “Star Spangled Banner” Fender Stratocaster from Woodstock, John Lennon’s acoustic guitar from the 1969 Montreal and Amsterdam “Bed-ins for Peace”, handwritten lyrics, and famous clothing.


The exhibit will run  through Nov. 27th at the Rock Hall and then move to the Newseum in Washington, D.C to open January 13, 2017, just in time for the Presidential Inauguration.

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