Prominent new additions highlight exhibit
Including piano used to write iconic songs like “I Want to Hold Your Hand” and more
CLEVELAND – The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame announces updates and new additions to its exhibit celebrating the musical and cultural contributions of the Beatles.
In a career that lasted less than a decade, the Fab Four greatly expanded rock & roll’s musical and lyrical boundaries. Today, the group’s music is as popular as ever and is regularly being discovered by new generations of fans.
New additions highlight the exhibit’s update, including an Archibald Ramsden upright piano. In 1963, Paul McCartney moved in with his girlfriend Jane Asher at her parents’ home in central London and lived there for three years. This piano was located in the basement music room of that house and was where Lennon and McCartney composed some of their most iconic songs on the piano, such as “I Want to Hold Your Hand,” “And I Love Her,” “We Can Work It Out,” “Got to Get You Into My Life,” and “Eleanor Rigby.”
Other items featured in the exhibit include:
- Drumsticks used by Ringo Starr during the Beatles concert at Cleveland’s Public Auditorium on September 15, 1964.
- A suit worn by George Harrison during the Beatles’ 1966 tour.
- Paul McCartney’s musical score/notes for “Birthday,” written in blue ink on the back of a recording track sheet. Continue reading “The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame reveals updates to Beatles exhibit”