Play It Loud: Instruments of Rock and Roll is a new exhibition coming to the Metropolitan Museum of Art that examine the instruments of rock and roll history. This preview video from the museum highlights one of the exhibition's best pieces, The Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards's 1957 Les Paul Custom (serial no. 7 7277), hand painted by Keith Richards, 1967.
One of the most important artistic movements of the twentieth century, rock and roll’s seismic influence was felt across culture and society. Early rock musicians were attracted to the wail of the electric guitar and the distortion of early amplifiers, a sound that became forever associated with rock music and its defining voice. Rock fans have long been fascinated with the instruments used by musicians. Many have sought out and acquired the exact models of instruments and equipment used by their idols, and spent countless hours trying to emulate their music and their look. The instruments used in rock and roll had a profound impact on this art form that forever changed music.
Catch the exhibition at The Met from April 8th through October 1st, 2019.
via The Met
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