Photography: Play It Loud: The Instruments of Rock & Roll at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Photography: Play It Loud: The Instruments of Rock & Roll at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

I stopped by The Metropolitan Museum of Art on a humid and rainy Tuesday afternoon, primarily to see the  Rock & Roll exhibit there: Play It Loud: The Instruments of Rock & Roll. To be in a room with the instruments that created the sounds that I loved and have become such an integral part of my life was awe-inspiring. Check out some photos below.

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Jerry Lee Lewis’ piano.

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Jack White’s guitar.
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St. Vincent’s guitar
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Bo Diddley’s famous rectangular guitar.
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Elvis’ guitar.

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Eric Clapton’s famous black and white Fender.
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In the center is one of Pete Townsend’s guitars. He had them numbered and pre-tuned for specific songs and sequences in a live show.
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Eddie Van Halen’s guitar.
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Jimi Hendrix’s guitar.
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Jimmy Page’s guitar, a guitar that was gifted to him in 1969 and that he still uses.
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Stevie Ray Vaughn’s guitar.
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Paul McCartney’s basses.
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John Entiwsitle’s basses
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The Roots’ gear.
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Prince’s famous symbol guitar.

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Kurt Cobain’s smashed guitar.
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A small portion of the guitar that Jimi Hendrix lit on fire at Monterrey Pop Festival. I’m amazed that anyone managed to find this.
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Keith Moon’s drum set.
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Lady Gaga’s piano.

For these photos and more, check out the Flickr set here: https://flic.kr/s/aHsmFtGckh

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