Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Cleveland, Ohio June14, 2014 - July 14, 2014

We are spending a month in Ohio helping with settling Bob's Dad's affairs.  We took a day off from this task and headed to downtown Cleveland to visit the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.  The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame lies on the shores of Lake Erie in Cleveland, OH.  Created in 1983, it covers the early influences of Jazz, Blues, Gospel, Folk and Country in the creation of Rock and Roll music.  There is very wide coverage in song selections (earphones throughout the museum) as well as memorabilia galore.

The museum is as much about the audio and the videos as it is about the memorabilia.  We have included a few pictures of the memorabilia to provide a flavor of this museum.

The Beatles flyer, wow, to see the Beatles for $3, would that not have been sweet.  John Lennon's actual St. Peppers Outfit was a treat to see as was several of his guitars. 

The Janis Joplin Porsche was in its time a common sight along the Beverly Hills streets.  Fans would often leave notes under the windshield wipers.

We included the beautiful Bass Guitar owned by John Paul Jones of Led Zeppelin, mainly because it is just so beautiful.  It is a 1975 Alembic Series II Eight String Bass Guitar.

The Fender Stratocaster Neck with Custom Boogie Body owned by Joe Perry of Aerosmith we found interesting.  Even though Joe Perry plays right handed this guitar features a neck from a left handed guitar.  This gave the impression that the guitar was being played upside down.

Prior to joining the Doors Robby Krieger studied the Flamingo Guitar, and the Sarod and Sitar-two Indian Classical Instruments.   While this Sitar was owned by Robby Krieger of the Doors, the Sitar would be introduced to Rock and Roll by George Harrison- the Beatles and later followed by Brian Jones-The Rolling Stones.

Family affairs are progressing and we are planning to be back to our normal travels in mid-July.

Beatles Concert Flyer-Like those ticket prices!
 John Lennon St. Pepper's Outfit-1967
John Lennon Acoustic Guitar
Janis Joplin Porsche
1965 356c Cabriolet
1975 Alembic Series II Eight String Bass Guitar
Owned by John Paul Jones of Led Zeppelin
 Fender Stratocaster Neck with Custom Boogie Body
Owned by Joe Perry-Aerosmith
Sitar owned and played by Robby Krieger-the Doors. 


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