Bruce Springsteen may be off the road for now, but priceless artifacts from his long career are going to travel across America as part of the new Bruce Springsteen Live! exhibit. Created by the Grammy Museum and Bruce Springsteen Archives and Center for American Music at Monmouth University, the exhibit opens October 1st at the Grammy Museum Experience Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. It then heads to L.A.’s Grammy Museum in Fall 2022.
The interactive experience will feature Springsteen’s iconic modified Fender Telecaster/Esquire guitar that appears on the cover of Born to Run, Human Touch, Wrecking Ball, and Live 1975/85, one of Clarence Clemons’ signature saxophones, the Tunnel of Love ticket booth used onstage during the 1988 E Street Band tour, stage clothing worn by Springsteen throughout the decades, and an interactive kiosk that will allow fans to view Springsteen’s handwritten setlist and create their own.
Former Van Halen frontman Sammy Hagar will play a rooftop concert on September 22nd above the Strip at Beer Park at Paris Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports the 6:30 p.m. performance will see the Red Rocker play for about 200 invited guests and contest winners on the rooftop and will be viewable to the pedestrian traffic across the Strip and also on the Paris marquee below the giant, lighted balloon. Hagar is holding a contest for fans to attend the event, with details on his official website.
In the History of Rock in 1961 – A group from California called The Pendletones, attend their first real recording session at Hite Morgan's studio in Los Angeles. The band lays down the song "Surfin'", a song that would kickstart their career as The Beach Boys.
In 1965 – The Ford Motor Company becomes the first auto maker to offer an 8-track tape player as an option for their entire line of vehicles. Tapes were initially only available at auto parts stores, as home 8-track equipment was still a year away.
And in 1994 – A reel-to-reel tape of The Quarrymen appearing at St Peter's Parish Church garden party in 1957, sells for $125,000 at Sotheby's.