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2021 Inductees photo collage
Curators:
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
Duration:
1 Hours
Floor:
Level 3

2021 Inductees
Exhibit

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame celebrates its newest Inductees with this latest special exhibition - highlighting this year’s class and their impact on music history by showcasing many iconic items that span the careers of these legends.
About the Exhibit

Within the Hall of Fame Gallery at the Museum, fans can enjoy the newest Inductee class exhibit, each Inductee’s signature, career-defining video and song playlists, as well as the Power of Rock Experience.

 

Take an intimate look at gear, clothes, lyrics, posters, and programs from this year’s Inductees, which include: Tina Turner, Carole King, The Go-Go’s, JAY-Z, Foo Fighters, and Todd Rundgren, along with Kraftwerk, Charley Patton and Gil Scott-Heron for Early Influence, LL Cool J, Billy Preston and Randy Rhoads for Musical Excellence, and Clarence Avant for the Ahmet Ertegun Award.

Carole King’s Acrosonic piano, used to belt out hits for consecutive years as one of America’s most prolific musicians, loved for songs such as “(You Make Me Feel) Like a Natural Woman” and “You’ve Got a Friend.”
Carole King’s Acrosonic piano, used to belt out hits for consecutive years as one of America’s most prolific musicians, loved for songs such as “(You Make Me Feel) Like a Natural Woman” and “You’ve Got a Friend.”
Dave Grohl from the Foo Fighters’ Dan Armstrong Ampeg guitar, which was used as his main guitar during the One By One era and “Wasting Light” tour. Calling it one of his favorite guitars, Grohl owns four Ampegs that are all tuned differently for various Foo Fighters songs and are featured in three of the band’s most popular videos: “All My Life,” “The One” and “Times Like These.”
Dave Grohl from the Foo Fighters’ Dan Armstrong Ampeg guitar, which was used as his main guitar during the One By One era and “Wasting Light” tour. Calling it one of his favorite guitars, Grohl owns four Ampegs that are all tuned differently for various Foo Fighters songs and are featured in three of the band’s most popular videos: “All My Life,” “The One” and “Times Like These.”
Tina Turner Dress, Collection of Martha Quinn. Turner wore this dress in the video for "Private Dancer." That song reached Number Seven on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1985, and the album of the same name reached Number Three on the Billboard 200 chart. When MTV VJ Martha Quinn told Turner she liked the dress, Turner gave the dress to her. Quinn wore it to the 1986 MTV Video Music Awards.
Tina Turner Dress, Collection of Martha Quinn. Turner wore this dress in the video for "Private Dancer." That song reached Number Seven on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1985, and the album of the same name reached Number Three on the Billboard 200 chart. When MTV VJ Martha Quinn told Turner she liked the dress, Turner gave the dress to her. Quinn wore it to the 1986 MTV Video Music Awards.
Charlotte Caffey of the Go-Go’s Shoes, 1982, Design by Vans. Collection of the Go-Go’s   Caffey wore these custom Vans high-tops on the Vacation tour.
Charlotte Caffey of the Go-Go’s Shoes, 1982, Design by Vans. Collection of the Go-Go’s Caffey wore these custom Vans high-tops on the Vacation tour.
LL Cool J Boombox, c. 1985, JVC RC-M90JW, Collection of LL Cool J. This boombox was pictured on the cover of LL Cool J’s debut album, Radio, which featured the hit “Rock the Bells.” Produced by Rick Rubin, the album heralded the beginning of a new era and style of hip-hop music, bringing rap into the mainstream.
LL Cool J Boombox, c. 1985, JVC RC-M90JW, Collection of LL Cool J. This boombox was pictured on the cover of LL Cool J’s debut album, Radio, which featured the hit “Rock the Bells.” Produced by Rick Rubin, the album heralded the beginning of a new era and style of hip-hop music, bringing rap into the mainstream.
Billy Preston Keyboard, 1999, Casio Voice Arranger VA-10.  Gift of a Private Collector, In Memory of Billy Preston   Preston played this keyboard in the early 2000’s. Preston was also known for his prowess on the Hammond organ, saying, “I couldn't ever stop [playing organ] — it's part of me, I've been doing it so long."
Billy Preston Keyboard, 1999, Casio Voice Arranger VA-10. Gift of a Private Collector, In Memory of Billy Preston Preston played this keyboard in the early 2000’s. Preston was also known for his prowess on the Hammond organ, saying, “I couldn't ever stop [playing organ] — it's part of me, I've been doing it so long."

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