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From the moment rock and roll hit the airwaves, it has played a crucial role in politics and social movements around the world. Now, two iconic museums – the Newseum and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio – are partnering on a one-of-a-kind exhibit that explores the power of rock to change attitudes about patriotism, peace, equality and freedom.
“Louder Than Words: Rock, Power and Politics” will showcase the intersection between rock and politics and examine how artists exercise their First Amendment rights, challenge assumptions and beliefs, stimulate thought and effect change. Through iconic artifacts and photographs, and multimedia experiences, the exhibit will explore music’s influence on civil rights, the Vietnam War and gender equality, and will cover such artists as Bob Dylan, U2 and Rage Against the Machine.
See music history up close, including:
* Jimi Hendrix’s Woodstock Stratocaster guitar
* John Lennon’s May 1969 bed-in guitar
* President Bill Clinton’s saxophone, gifted from Henri Selmer
* Bob Dylan’s Hohner harmonica
* Public Enemy’s handwritten “Fight the Power” lyrics
* Madonna’s “Like A Virgin” jewelry from 1984’s MTV VMAs
“Louder Than Words” premieres on May 20, 2016, at the Rock Hall in Cleveland, and moves to the Newseum on Jan. 13, 2017, where it will be on display through July 31, 2017.
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NEWLT1_170202_395.JPG: The Mind of Gil Scott-Heron album, 1978
NEWLT1_170202_398.JPG: Hard Times Inspire New Voices
NEWLT1_170202_401.JPG: John Strummer of the Clash Electric Guitar
NEWLT1_170202_406.JPG: Punk Rock Rises Above
Hip-Hop Sends a Message to America
The Clash Fires "Washington Bullets"
NEWLT1_170202_412.JPG: Bob Marley Shirt
NEWLT1_170202_417.JPG: Sid Vicious Shirt
NEWLT1_170202_422.JPG: President Ronald Reagan
Campaign Song: "California Here I Come" by Al Jolson
NEWLT1_170202_429.JPG: President Reagan and Michael Jackson
NEWLT1_170202_433.JPG: Born in the USA But Still in Saigon
NEWLT1_170202_436.JPG: Music Remembers Forgotten War Vets
NEWLT1_170202_442.JPG: Born in the USA outfit and hat
NEWLT1_170202_452.JPG: Charlie Daniels Hat
NEWLT1_170202_454.JPG: Born in the USA notebook
NEWLT1_170202_458.JPG: Charlie Daniels at Guantanamo, c 1990
NEWLT1_170202_459.JPG: Bruce Springsteen Hat from Born in the USA cover
NEWLT1_170202_460.JPG: Rock Takes the Stand in Washington
NEWLT1_170202_464.JPG: Musicians Fight PMRC Bid to Label Records
NEWLT1_170202_467.JPG: Dee Snider Vest and Shirt
NEWLT1_170202_488.JPG: Purple Rain was among the first albums to get a warning label. Tipper Gore founded the Parents Music Resource Center after listening to the album's sexually provocative song "Darling Nikki" with her preteen daughter.
NEWLT1_170202_493.JPG: Filthy Fifteen
NEWLT1_170202_497.JPG: President George H.W. Bush
Campaign Song: "This Land Is Your Land" by Woody Guthrie
NEWLT1_170202_502.JPG: President Bush and Whitney Houston
NEWLT1_170202_508.JPG: Winds of Change
NEWLT1_170202_510.JPG: Rock Helps Tear Down the Berlin Wall
NEWLT1_170202_513.JPG: "Wind of Change"
by Klaus Meine, Robbie Buchanan, and Diane Warren
Original manuscript of the Scorpions' hit "Wind of Change," inspired by the political changes that swept through Eastern Europe in the late 80s.
NEWLT1_170202_516.JPG: "Right Here, Right Now"
written by Mike Edwards, recorded by Jesus Jones
The song captured the zeitgeist of post-Cold War Europe after the fall of the Berlin Wall.
NEWLT1_170202_518.JPG: "Rockin' in the Free World"
by Neil Young, reproduction
NEWLT1_170202_524.JPG: Berlin Wall Fragment
NEWLT1_170202_531.JPG: Rap Fights the Power
NEWLT1_170202_533.JPG: Tom Morello's Guitar (Rage Against the Machine)
NEWLT1_170202_537.JPG: Public Enemy Artwork
NEWLT1_170202_539.JPG: "Fight the Power"
NEWLT1_170202_542.JPG: Letter from the FBI to Priority Records
Expressing concern about NWA's 1988 album "Straight Outta Compton."
NEWLT1_170202_545.JPG: Ice-T Release of Contract after controversy over the song "Cop Killer"
NEWLT1_170202_547.JPG: "CNN for Black People"
NEWLT1_170202_552.JPG: President Bill Clinton
Campaign Song: "Don't Stop" by Fleetwood Mac
NEWLT1_170202_557.JPG: President Clinton and Lou Reed
NEWLT1_170202_562.JPG: President George W. Bush
Campaign Song; "I Won't Back Down" by Tom Petty
NEWLT1_170202_571.JPG: President Bush and Bono
NEWLT1_170202_578.JPG: Grrrl Power Unleashed
NEWLT1_170202_579.JPG: Queen Latifah Outfit
NEWLT1_170202_583.JPG: Liz Phair Set List
NEWLT1_170202_585.JPG: Feminist Voices Turn Up the Volume
NEWLT1_170202_588.JPG: Bill Clinton Saxophone played on Arsenio Hall Show
NEWLT1_170202_611.JPG: Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning)
NEWLT1_170202_616.JPG: America Responds to 9/11
NEWLT1_170202_619.JPG: Bono Jacket
Bono wore this jacket during U2'ss 2002 Super Bowl performance. U2 paid tribute to victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks by projecting their names on a massive backdrop as the band sang "Where the Streets Have No Name."
NEWLT1_170202_625.JPG: Bono at Super Bowl XXXVI, Feb. 3, 2002
NEWLT1_170202_627.JPG: Lady Gaga Outfit
NEWLT1_170202_633.JPG: Lady Gaga at the 2010 MTV VMAs
NEWLT1_170202_642.JPG: Aretha Franklin sang for the inauguration of Barack Obama on January 20, 2009.
NEWLT1_170202_649.JPG: President Barack Obama
Campaign Song: "Yes We Can" by will.i.am of the Black Eyed Peas
NEWLT1_170202_656.JPG: President Obama and Beyonce
NEWLT1_170202_660.JPG: Alright -- Rage, Hope and Empowerment
NEWLT1_170202_665.JPG: A Song of Rage
A Song of Hope
A Song of Empowerment
NEWLT1_170202_670.JPG: Musical Arrangement for "Alright" and Playbill
NEWLT1_170202_673.JPG: Protest Poster
NEWLT1_170202_675.JPG: New York Daily News
NEWLT1_170202_677.JPG: Protest Shirt and Sign
NEWLT1_170202_681.JPG: Born This Way
NEWLT1_170202_691.JPG: Rock Celebrates Diversity
NEWLT1_170202_693.JPG: "A Little Respect"
by Andy Bell and Vince Clarke
NEWLT1_170202_699.JPG: Melissa Etheridge Jacket
NEWLT1_170202_702.JPG: Melissa Etheridge at the Grammys, Feb. 13, 2005
NEWLT1_170202_715.JPG: We Shall Overcome
NEWLT1_170202_718.JPG: A Civil Rights Anthem in Born
Hail, Hail Rock and Roll
NEWLT1_170202_728.JPG: Pete Seeger Banjo Head
NEWLT1_170202_730.JPG: Red Channels: The Report of Communist Influence in Radio and Television
NEWLT1_170202_736.JPG: "School Day (Ring! Ring! Goes the Bell)"
by Chuck Berry
NEWLT1_170202_740.JPG: Little Richard Concert Poster
Chuck Berry Concert Poster
NEWLT2_170202_001.JPG: Artists Unite
NEWLT2_170202_004.JPG: Eric Clapton Electric Guitar
used during the Concert for Bangladesh
NEWLT2_170202_008.JPG: Musicians Come Together for Rock Benefit Concerts
NEWLT2_170202_015.JPG: Alan Jackson Acoustic Guitar
played during debut performance of "Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning)"
NEWLT2_170202_020.JPG: Alan Jackson debuting "Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning)" at the CMA Awards, November 7, 2001.
NEWLT2_170202_021.JPG: "Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning)"
by Alan Jackson
NEWLT2_170202_024.JPG: George Clinton of Parliament Funkadelic Outfit
NEWLT2_170202_029.JPG: Odetta Acoustic Guitar
NEWLT2_170202_033.JPG: Chrissie Hynde Electric Guitar
appeared on the cover of the Pretenders' "Get Close" album
NEWLT2_170202_041.JPG: Madonna Jewelry
NEWLT2_170202_053.JPG: Oh Girls, They Want to Have Fun
NEWLT2_170202_055.JPG: Cyndi Lauper SHoes
used on the cover of Cyndi Lauper's 1983 debut album "She's So Unusual"
NEWLT2_170202_057.JPG: Country Joe McDonald Jacket
NEWLT2_170202_073.JPG: Disco Helps Gay Culture Go Mainstream
NEWLT2_170202_074.JPG: Village People Outfits
NEWLTW_170207_004.JPG: President Donald J. Trump
Campaign Song: No official campaign song
NEWLTW_170207_009.JPG: President Trump and Bret Michaels
NEWLTW_170207_015.JPG: Music Marches on Washington
NEWLTW_170207_023.JPG: Tell Them About the Dream, Martin!
NEWLTW_170207_025.JPG: Josh White Acoustic Guitar
NEWLTW_170207_032.JPG: Odetta and Josh White at the March on Washington, 1963
NEWLTW_170207_035.JPG: Mahalia Jackson at the March on Washington, Aug. 28, 1963.
NEWLTW_170207_038.JPG: March on Washington, Aug. 28, 1963
NEWLTW_170207_044.JPG: All We Are Saying...
NEWLTW_170207_048.JPG: A Peace Anthem in Born
NEWLTW_170207_050.JPG: Recording "Give Peace a Chance," May 31, 1969
NEWLTW_170207_054.JPG: John Lennon and Yoko Ono at the Amsterdam Bed-In, March 25, 1969
NEWLTW_170207_131.JPG: The War on Terror Turns Personal
NEWLTW_170207_136.JPG: Al Jourgensen of Ministry, 2016
NEWLTW_170207_138.JPG: "American Idiot"
by Billie Joe Armstrong
NEWLTW_170207_142.JPG: Al Jourgensen on Ministry Note
NEWLTW_170207_145.JPG: All Jourgensen of Ministry Electric Guitar
NEWLTW_170207_148.JPG: Musicians Speak Out
NEWLTW_170207_197.JPG: Jimi Hendrix Electric Guitar:
played during the last set of the Woodstock festival on the morning of Aug. 18, 1969. The set included his iconic rendition of "The Star-Spangled Banner."
NEWLTW_170207_200.JPG: Letter from Jimi Hendrix to Al Hendrix
March 5, 1962
NEWLTW_170207_212.JPG: Jimi Hendrix Plays the National Anthem at Woodstock
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