The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum (Cleveland) announces the opening of "Stuart Sutcliffe: From The Beatles to Backbeat," a retrospective look at the life of one of the original members of The Beatles.
The new exhibit will open to the public on Tuesday, May 15, 2001, and will run through Monday, September 3, 2001, in the Museum's Circular Gallery.
The Sutcliffe exhibition, which is on loan from The Beatles Story Museum in Liverpool, England, provides a look at Sutcliffe's life and the early years of The Beatles. Included in the collection are letters, notes, set lists and other items that provide insight into The Beatles' early years, as well as one of Sutcliffe's guitars and several of his paintings. The collection is owned by Sutcliffe's sister, Pauline.
The museum also announced that due to overwhelming interest, the exhibition "Lennon: His Life and Work" will be extended through at least the end of 2001.
"With a recent Number One CD, a newly published biography, and numerous television and radio documentaries, The Beatles are once again one of the hottest bands in the world," said Terry Stewart, president and CEO of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. "Having both of these historic exhibits here at the same time gives us a real opportunity to present many dimensions of this extraordinary band that have never been seen before."
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