Major Rolling Stones Exhibit Coming To Rock And Roll Hall of Fame
A new major Rolling Stones exhibit is coming to Cleveland's Rock And Roll Hall of Fame this spring, according to Billboard. The exhibit -- Rolling Stones: 50 Years Of Satisfaction -- is the first time the Rock Hall has hosted a career spanning exhibit on the band, and will open on May 24th and wind down in March 2014. In the press release announcing the retrospective, the museum promised "extraordinary collections that have never been seen before by the public."
Greg Harris, the president and CEO of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum said in a statement: "The Rolling Stones are the epitome of rock and roll. This first-ever exhibit gives us an opportunity to tell the story of one of the definitive rock and roll bands. The experience should be on every music fan's destination list this summer."
Mick Jagger recalled the end of of the Stones' legendary London era when the band had to quit their decidedly suburban English lifestyle in the spring of '71 to become tax exiles in France: "We had a pretty, I mean, sedate lifestyle -- (laughs) it not really the way. . . It wasn't sedate, but it was pretty centered, and it was pretty grounded in its own way. Geographically it was very grounded and we were all very kind of English in our ways. So we had to come to this crunch period where this kind of lifestyle, that we'd created for ourselves, which was really pleasant, had to come to an end -- including being in these kind of houses, or for me anyway living in them anyway for long periods of time and working. And that is the beginning of Exile On Main Street."
Although the rock press has always gravitated towards the Stones late-'60s and early-'70s albums, Keith Richards told us that he's always had a soft spot for 1986's Dirty Work, which was overlooked in the wake of his and Jagger's late-'80s feud: "Dirty Work for me was. . . I, I love the record and everything, but it was probably the most difficult one to make, because there was -- the tensions were all rising to the surface of whatever was going on. And I think it was probably Mick's and my frustration, really, just being in the Stones. But I wasn't, there was no way I was going to make the first move (laughs)."
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