Items from Patti Smith, Chrissie Hynde and Madonna also in exhibition
Women Who Rock: Vision, Passion, Power runs from May 13 until February 26 next year. It will document the history of women in popular music and rock through a host of stars’ personal items.
Lady Gaga‘s carnivorous couture isn’t the only big draw. The dress Grace Slick of Jefferson Airplane wore at Woodstock, the red leather jacket Chrissie Hynde sported on the cover of The Pretenders‘ 1980 debut album and Madonna‘s gold bustier from the Blonde Ambition tour will be on show.
More than 60 artists will be featured in the exhibition, including Stevie Nicks, whose handwritten lyrics to her 1983 hit ‘Stand Back’ will be on display. So too will a pair of Patti Smith‘s gaffa-taped boots from the mid-1970s, Tina Weymouth of Talking Heads‘ bass and Wanda Jackson‘s hand-decorated 1950s acoustic guitar.
Cyndi Lauper and Wanda Jackson will perform at the It’s Only Rock And Roll benefit concert on May 14 at the Public Hall in the Cleveland Convention Centre to raise money for the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame‘s educational wing.
See Rockhall.com for more information.