Rolling Stones band photo courtesy of Mark Seliger. Rolling Stones memorabilia photos courtesy of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum.
The Rolling Stones still haven't said when, or if, they'll be coming back to the U.S. this year, but more of their stuff will be here. A new exhibit celebrating the group's silver anniversary, "Rolling Stones: 50 Years of Satisfaction," will open on May 24 at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland, running until March of 2014.
The exhibit will take up two and a half floors and feature memorabilia from throughout the Stones' career, including instruments, outfits, staging and song manuscripts -- some of which are already part of the Rock Hall's collection -- along with films and interactive displays.
Among the items in the exhibit will be a Mick Jagger stage outfit from 1981-82, the bomber jacket Keith Richards wore for 1966's "Big Hits (High Tide and Green Grass)," a Charlie Watts sketch from the Stones' 1966 tour program, a 1970 letter to Santana asking permission to include the group in the "Gimme Shelter" film (Santana declined) and a 1963 publishing agreement for the original song, "Stoned," which was the B-side for "I Wanna Be Your Man."
In a statement, Rock Hall president and CEO Greg Harris says that, "The Rolling Stones are the epitome of rock and roll" and promises the exhibit "gives us an opportunity to tell the story of one of the definitive rock and roll bands."
During the course of the exhibit's run the Rock Hall will also present a number of special events related to the Stones, who were inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1989. More information can be found at www.RockHall.com.