‘Women Who Rock’ Include Rockin’ Ladies of Country
Faith Hill, Taylor Swift, Loretta Lynn and Brenda Lee are all included in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum's upcoming 'Women Who Rock: Vision, Passion, Power' exhibit, which premieres at the Cleveland, Ohio facility May 13 and runs through February 26, 2012.
The exhibit highlights what the museum describes as "flashpoints, the firsts, the best, the celebrated -- and sometimes lesser-know women -- who moved rock and roll music and American culture forward." It features more than 70 artists and encompasses two entire floors of the venue with artifacts, video and listening stations.
Taylor appears in the 'Ladies First: The '90s and the New Millennium' section with the gold glitter dress she wore on CMT Crossroads with Def Leppard, her handwritten lyrics to 'Change,' and a Ovation 1755 Custom Balladeer 12-string guitar.
Another section references Loretta's controversial hit, 'The Pill,' in its 'Revolution, the Counterculture and the Pill: The Late 1960s' section. It spotlights the singer's pink gown from the 'Portland, Oregon' video, a Epiphone Hummingbird Loretta Lynn model guitar, and picture sleeves from the records 'Back to the Country,' 'Coal Miner's Daughter' and 'Don't Come Home a Drinkin'.'
The Versace outfit that Faith wore on the 2000 CBS Thanksgiving special will also be displayed. In addition, a telegram 1964 from Dusty Springfield to Brenda Lee, as well as the 'I'm Sorry' singer's 'Teenage Celebrity' paper doll book and black lace dress from 1962 are also included.
Read more about the artists featured in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame exhibit here.