Legends of Rock exhibit
Level 0

Ahmet Ertegun
Main Exhibit Hall

The history of rock & roll is far from linear. Explore the sonic history and many evolutions of the music that changed the world starting with the Roots of Rock, through the Legends of Rock, to today's artists in Right Here, Right Now.

THE BEAT GOES ON

Explore the 500 Songs That Shaped Rock & Roll and some of the most iconic One Hit Wonders.

 

 

DON'T KNOCK THE ROCK

How do early rock & roll songs go from being the devil's music to being used in prescription drug ads? How does Heavy Metal music labeled as profane go on to become high school marching band staples? Rock & Roll has always been music of youth culture, and so history keeps repeating itself.

Rock out inside the fully stocked Jam space

The
Garage

The Garage consists of five main areas where for the first time, fans can pick up real instruments, learn to play, jam with friends, brand their band with custom merchandise, and check out great gear and instruments from the Museum’s collection.