I did not know what to expect when I decided to go to the “Women Who Rock: Vision, Passion, Power” exhibit at the Musical Instrument Museum. Needless to say, I was thrilled! The exhibit was actually created by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. I am a big fan of 60s music and they displayed some of my favorites. The women all have their own story of how they started out in the business and became stars. I was in heaven when I saw some of the exhibits showcasing the girl groups of the 1960’s, like The Supremes, Darlene Love, The Shirelles, and The Ronettes. I still have some 45 records of their songs!
Of course, we all love the disco divas of the 70s like Cher, Donna Summer, Joan Jett, Linda Ronstadt, Pat Benetar, and Steve Nicks of Fleetwood Mac. For those of you who want something more modern, Madonna, Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Cyndi Lauper, Gwen Stefani, and Janet Jackson are all featured. You will see the costumes, instruments, and artifacts of more than 70 artists. The museum distributes headphones when you enter the exhibit, so spend some time listening to all the stories and music of these fabulous women.
The Musical Instrument Museum also has a fabulous 300-seat theater which will have a couple of female artists performing live. On November 20, see two-time-Grammy nominee Shemekia Copeland, already a force to be reckoned with in the blues genre. Cheri Currie of The Runaways performs on Saturday, November 30. Have Fun and Go Girls!
All images courtesy of MIM.