Ahead of the 32nd Annual Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on April 7 in Brooklyn, New York, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame will open the 2017 Inductee exhibit on Friday, March 31st to give the public a chance to see inside the lives of the inductees.
This year, the 2017 class includes Joan Baez, ELO, Journey, Pearl Jam, Tupac Shakur, and Yes.
Visitors will see the impact each inductee had on the history of Rock & Roll along with special artifacts that belonged to the music legends.
Some of the artifacts include:
A reel-to-reel master recording of "Dear Mama," the first single from Tupac's Shakur's third studio album Me Against the World. It was a tribute to Shakur's mother, Afeni, who was a member of the Black Panther party. It was a song that reached number 9 on the charts.
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The original parlor grand piano played by Jonathan Cain from Journey was used all through the group's tours in the 1980s.
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The gold Gibson Les Paul guitar played by Jeff Lynne of ELO that dates back to 1974.
The exhibit will also include a video in the 'For those about to Rock' theater that highlights past speeches from inductee ceremonies.