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With 2014's David Bowie exhibit and the MCA, a short-run Grateful Dead retrospective during Fare Thee Well at the Field Museum, and an upcoming Bill Graham event at the Skokie Holocaust Museum, Chicago has been host to several rock collections of note.
But a forthcoming multimedia collection of Rolling Stones artifacts from their entire career just may top them all.
Its called "Exhibitionism" (yeah, a little on the nose), and its previous stops in New York and London have seen items including the band's gear, costumes, photos and video and other collected minutae.
The organizers promise...
Other unique items include the cassette player on which Keith famously sketched out the idea for ‘(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction’, just before falling asleep in a Florida motel room, Mick’s lyric book which features the hand written words for ‘Miss You’, ‘Hey Negrita’ and ‘Worried About You,’ Keith’s 1963 diary, and the toy drum kit that Charlie used in the recording of ‘Street Fighting Man.’
“We've been thinking about this for quite a long time but we wanted it to be just right and on a large scale,” said Mick. “It’s not going to be like walking into a museum. It’s going to be an event, an experience. It’s about a sense of The Rolling Stones – it’s something we want people to go away talking about it.”
The exhibit will open on April 15th and run through July 30th at Navy Pier. More info and ticket information available here.