Meet the Curator tours, an interview with Toby Scott, screening of rare film footage and more will bring world’s first Springsteen exhibit alive
CLEVELAND (April 21, 2010) – Save the Dates! The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame will host a weekend of events devoted to celebrating Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Bruce Springsteen beginning Friday, June 4 through Sunday, June 6. Public programs including a live interview with Springsteen’s studio engineer Toby Scott, a panel discussing Springsteen’s Cleveland history as well as music, screenings of rare footage and more will surround the exhibit From Asbury Park to the Promised Land: the Life and Music of Bruce Springsteen. Special event partners include Brucespringsteen.net, Backstreets.com and media partner SIRIUS XM’s E Street Radio. The Rock Hall will host a canned food collection in coordination with the Cleveland Foodbank.
Saturday June 5, is also the Rock Hall’s annual Member Appreciation Day. Members will enjoy special activities all day long while experiencing Springsteen Weekend.
Please note that the schedule below is subject to change. Updates will be posted at http://rockhall.com/event/bruce-springsteen-weekend.
Friday, June 4
· Special Screenings
10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. - Springsteen’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Highlights and 25th Anniversary Concert appearances in the Ahmet Ertegun Main Exhibit Hall’s Theater 3
Noon - 5:30 p.m. - Blood Brothers documentary, VH1 Storytellers and more in the Foster Theater
· Meet the Curator Gallery Talk in From Asbury Park to the Promised Land: The Life and Music of Bruce Springsteen exhibit at 2 p.m. beginning on the 4th floor at the entrance to the exhibit
Saturday, June 5
· Member Appreciation Day
8 a.m. - 2 p.m. - Breakfast reception, state of the Museum, and special tours for Rock Hall members
· Special Screenings
10 a.m. - 9 p.m. - Springsteen’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Highlights and 25th Anniversary Concert Appearances in the Ahmet Ertegun Main Exhibit Hall’s Theater 3
· Meet the Curator Gallery Talk in From Asbury Park to the Promised Land: The Life and Music of Bruce Springsteen exhibit at 10:15 a.m. beginning on the 4th floor at the entrance to the exhibit
· Afternoon Public Programs and Interviews (Times to be determined)
--Behind the Scenes of From Asbury Park to the Promised Land exhibit: Jim Henke and Toby Scott
--Bruce Springsteen’s Cleveland History with Special Guests including Hank LoConti of the Agora Ballroom, Concert Promoter, Jules Belkin, head of Belkin Productions, Radio Personality, Author and broadcasting consultant, John Gorman and photographer Janet Macoska.
· Stone Pony Band will perform on the Main Stage
3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
· Special Screenings
5 p.m. - 9 p.m. - Blood Brothers, VH1 Storytellers and more in the Foster Theater
Sunday, June 6
· Special Screenings
10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. - Springsteen’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Highlights and 25th Anniversary Concert Appearances in the Ahmet Ertegun Main Exhibit Hall’s Theater 3
10 a.m. – 5 p.m. - Blood Brothers, VH1 Storytellers and more in the Foster Theater
Stay all weekend and save -- Two-day passes and full-year Membership available
Save big by making your travel plans NOW to attend the Rock Hall’s Springsteen Celebration Weekend! Purchase a two-day pass for Saturday, June 5th and Sunday, June 6th for just $25—a savings of $8! (Regular two-day passes are $33) Tickets are ONLY valid Saturday, June 5th and Sunday, June 6th 2010. Visit http://www.ticketmaster.com/promo/u1trwd to order online or call 800-745-3000 and mention code BRUCE. Offer expires Monday, May 24th 2010. For complete Springsteen Celebration Weekend details click here http://rockhall.com/event/bruce-springsteen-weekend/. For information about hotel packages please visit http://rockhall.com/visit-the-museum/plan/.
Rock Hall Membership includes free admission all year long and start at $50 for an individual. Join at the Admission desk or in advance at http://rockhall.com/membership/
Bruce Springsteen was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1999.
About Toby Scott
Having spent over a decade with Bruce Springsteen, Toby Scott has earned his place as one of the leading engineers in the music business by recording and mixing one of the most talented artists of any generation over the course of 17 albums and numerous live performances. From the early days to Springsteen's most current release, Scott has tracked and/or mixed The River, Born In The U.S.A., Live 1975-1985, Tunnel of Love, Chimes of Freedom, Human Touch, Lucky Town, MTV Plugged, Philadelphia (Original Soundtrack), The Ghost of Tom Joad, Greatest Hits, Blood Brothers, Tracks, 18 Tracks, Live In New York City, The Rising, and Devils & Dust.
Scott has been a part of over 150 million albums sold working with noted producers Tom Dowd, Keith Olsen, Ron Nevison, Sandy Perlman, John Robie, Steve Cropper, Booker T. Jones, David Sancious and Steve Smith. Scott was the original recording engineer on Springsteen's The Rising and recorded and mixed Clarence Clemon's Live at the Stone Pony. Additionally, Scott has worked with Bob Dylan, Natalie Merchant, the Replacements, Dan Bern, Steve Perry, Patti Scialfa, Harry Chapin, Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul, Tommy Tutone and Clarence Clemons.
About From Asbury Park to the Promised Land: The Life and Music of Bruce Springsteen
From Asbury Park to the Promised Land is a comprehensive look at Springsteen’s music, from such early bands as Child, the Castiles and Steel Mill through his work with the E Street Band and as a solo artist. The exhibit includes several of Springsteen’s guitars, including the Fender Esquire that is on the cover of Born to Run. It also includes the outfit he wore on the cover of Born in the U.S.A., as well as numerous handwritten lyric manuscripts, posters and handbills from all phases of his career, and various awards and honors. In addition, the exhibit includes Springsteen’s 1960 Chevrolet Corvette, which he purchased after the success of Born to Run. The exhibit will run through December 31, 2010.
· Several new artifacts have been added from Springsteen’s first car to his 2009 Kennedy Center Honor:
Kennedy Center Honor, 2009
Bruce Springsteen was honored by the Kennedy Center in December 2009. The awards are presented annually to influential figures in entertainment and politics. At the ceremony, President Barack Obama said, “I’m the president, but he’s the Boss.”
Bruce Springsteen Jacket, 2009
Bruce Springsteen wore this jacket at We Are One: The Obama Inaugural Celebration. The event was held on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC. Springsteen performed “The Rising,” playing acoustic guitar and backed by a full gospel choir.
Golden Globe Award, 2009
Bruce Springsteen’s song “The Wrestler” won the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song – Motion Picture. Mickey Rourke, who starred in the movie, personally asked Springsteen to write the song. Some scenes were shot in Asbury Park, New Jersey.
Grammy Award, 2002
Bruce Springsteen won the Grammy Award for Best Rock Album for The Rising.
Grammy Award, 2007
Bruce Springsteen won the Grammy Award for Best Rock Song for “Radio Nowhere.”
Linn Drum Machine, c. 1983
This drum machine was used to create hand-clapping sounds during the recording of Born in the U.S.A. Three years later, in 1986, Bruce Springsteen began working on demos for what would become Tunnel of Love. This drum machine was ultimately used for all of the drum parts on that album.
Kurzweil 250 Sample Keyboard, c. 1986
Bruce Springsteen first used this keyboard during the recording of Tunnel of Love. It was responsible for all of the sounds on that album other than the guitars, bass and drums. Springsteen continued to use this keyboard for strings, horns and other orchestral sounds and effects on his ensuing albums until he replaced it with the newer Kurzweil K2600.
Bruce Springsteen 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible
Bruce Springsteen purchased this car in 1975 for $2000. It was the first car he ever owned. When Springsteen drove it, it had twin four-barrel carburetors and a Hurst shifter. Springsteen had the car painted yellow with hot-rod flames. This was the car that Springsteen owned while recording his 1975 landmark album, Born to Run.
About the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, Inc. is the nonprofit organization that exists to educate visitors, fans and scholars from around the world about the history and continuing significance of rock and roll music. It carries out this mission through its operation of a world-class museum that collects, preserves, exhibits and interprets this art form and through its library and archives as well as its educational programs.
The Museum is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. On Wednesdays (and Saturdays through Labor Day), the Museum is open until 9 p.m. Museum admission is $22 for adults, $18 for adult residents of Greater Cleveland, $17 for seniors (65+), $13 for youth (9-12), children under 8 and Museum Members are always free, for information or to join the membership program call 216. 515.8425. For general inquiries, please call 216.781.ROCK(7625) or visit www.rockhall.com. The Museum is generously funded by Cuyahoga County residents through Cuyahoga Arts and Culture.