Jeff Lynne of ELO Electric Guitar

2017 Inductee Exhibit

OPENS: MARCH 31, 2017


The exhibit will highlight this year’s class - Joan Baez, ELO, Journey, Pearl Jam, Tupac Shakur, Yes and Musical Excellence Award recipient Nile Rodgers - and their impact on music history through the many iconic items that span the careers of these legends. 

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All photos courtesy of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

2017 Inductees Exhibit

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The exhibit highlights this year’s class and their impact on music history by showcasing many iconic items that span the careers of these legends.

Joan Baez Woodstock Contract, 1969

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Baez was originally scheduled as the closing act of the signature event of the counterculture, the Woodstock Music and Arts Fair.

Jeff Lynne of ELO Electric Guitar, c. 1974

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Gibson Les Paul.

Steve Perry of Journey Jacket, 1981

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Steve Perry wore this tuxedo jacket during Journey’s 1981 Escape tour.

Jonathan Cain of Journey Parlor Grand Piano

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This was Cain’s main piano until 2007 and was used on all of Journey’s 1980s tours. It is also seen in the "Faithfully" music video.

Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam Shirt

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Pearl Jam vocalist Eddie Vedder wore this shirt during the band’s appearance on “Saturday Night Live” on April 16, 1994 as a tribute to Kurt Cobain.

Nile Rodgers Electric Guitar

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Stuyvesant Guitar Man

Tupac Shakur 10.5” Reel-to-Reel Tape, October 26, 1993

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This tape contains the master recording of “Dear Mama,” the first single from Tupac Shakur’s third studio album Me Against the World.

Yes Point of Sale Sign

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Following the departure of Jon Anderson in 1980, Trevor Horn took over vocal duties in YES for the recording of Drama.