Class of 2019 Exhibit
Courtesy of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2019 Features Iconic Artifacts From This Year's Inductees

Our Class of 2019 Exhibit is now open!

Cleveland (Apr. 3, 2019) – The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame is proud to announce its special Class of 2019 Exhibit featuring historic items spanning the careers of the 2019 Inductees.

The exhibit highlights this year’s class and their impact on culture and music history by showcasing items that bring to life unique moments in the legendary stories of each Inductee. Housed inside the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio, the exhibit features legendary items from each of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame’s 2019 Inductee class. Here is just a sample of the items from each Inductee:

The Cure: A jumpsuit worn by Lol Tolhurst in the music video for “Let’s Go to Bed”

Def Leppard: Jackson Soloist used by Phil Collen as his main guitar on the 1987-88 Hysteria World Tour

Janet Jackson: "Rhythm Nation" music video outfit

Radiohead: Props and set pieces used to construct the stop-motion animation in the music video for “Burn the Witch”

Roxy Music: Handwritten notes from Bryan Ferry in the band’s early touring days from 1972-1973

Stevie Nicks: A tambourine used on tour and on the cover of 1981’s “Bella Donna” album

The Zombies: Snare drum used by Hugh Grundy for all 1960s recordings, including the hits “She’s Not There” and “Time of the Season”

“It is remarkable to see this collection of iconic artifacts together in one place,” said Greg Harris, chief executive officer of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. “We are thrilled to bring together such a historical collection for fans to interact with and gain a new appreciation for the artists that had such an impact on their lives and on music as a whole.”

The exhibit offers a glimpse into the musical careers and lives of the 2019 Inductees. Handwritten dispatches written while on tour, generation-defining fashion and costumes, and the tools and instruments used to record each groundbreaking track are all on display. The exhibit even includes one-of-a-kind items that played a unique role in the history of these acts.

For example, after losing his left arm in an automobile accident on New Year’s Eve 1984, Def Leppard drummer Rick Allen was told he’d never play again. But Allen was determined to beat the odds. Visitors to the Rock Hall can view the drum set Allen used on the Hysteria tour and the prototype foot pedals constructed by his friend, Pete Harley, that Allen used to relearn drumming with one arm.  

The 2019 Inductee exhibit opened at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio, in conjunction with the 34th Annual Induction Ceremony on March 29, 2019. It will remain on display through March 2020.

The museum is open to the public every day all summer long and members enjoy complimentary admission. To become a member, call the membership hotline at (216) 515-8425 or email [email protected]. For information on the Donor Circle, call (216) 515-1222 or email [email protected].

Fans can order exclusive 2019 Inductee t-shirts now at the Rock Hall's online store.

Media Note: Inductee bios and high-resolution photos are available for download in the online press room.

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