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Rolling Stones Exhibit Headed to Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

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Looking for some shelter from this summer’s looming heat — and a chance to experience the Rolling Stones‘ stirring legacy in music all over again? The Rock and Roll Museum is starting up a first-ever exhibit on the group just for you.

Set to take up more than two floors at the rock hall in Cleveland, Rolling Stones: 50 Years of Satisfaction will include personal items, never-before-seen memorabilia, artifacts, film and tape to explore the group’s five-decade journey. The exhibit opens Friday, May 24, 2013, to kick off Memorial Day weekend, and continues through March 2014.

“This first-ever exhibit gives us an opportunity to tell the story of one of the definitive rock ‘n’ roll bands,” says Greg Harris, president and CEO of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. “The experience should be on every music fan’s destination list this summer.”

There will also be an interactive component to the exhibit, as well as free public programs exploring the history of the Stones through interviews, films and special lectures.

The Rolling Stones were actually founded in 1962, but Mick Jagger and Keith Richards have said they consider the arrival of drummer Charlie Watts a year later to be the group’s official beginning. Jagger, Richards and pianist Ian Stewart initially formed the Stones with bassist Dick Taylor and drummer Tony Chapman. The now-departed Bill Wyman took over on bass later in 1962.

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