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Ringo's exhibit at the Grammy Museum
30 June 2013
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parlance
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Ringo's exhibit opened this month, and I got a chance to see it today. It's an wonderful exhibit and takes up the entire 2nd floor of the museum. They have costumes, memorabilia, artwork, photos, video, not to mention drum kits on display. There's the drum kit from the Ed Sullivan show, the mahogany one seen in "Let It Be," the Swarovski crystal drum kit he used in, I think, '08. They also have the Sgt. Pepper drumhead on display.

As for the costumes, they have, among many others, the Beatle boots, the collarless suit, the hot pink Billy Shears uniform and his striped-sleeve outfit from "Help!" And you really get a sense for how adorably little Ringo is.

There are also 3 iPad stations set up so you can browse through his Photograph book in its entirety. They also have prints of select photos on display.

They also have some fun interactive displays – ones that let your remix music or sit at a drum kit. The most popular part of the exhibit, clearly, was the recording booth to sing along to "Yellow Submarine." There was always someone hovering outside the door waiting for the last one to finish.

No photography allowed, so you'll have to make do with the photos from the press preview Ringo attended.

The exhibit will be up until March. I got a membership so I'm probably going back. :-D

parlance

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30 June 2013
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Lucky barsteward! Love that very early bass drum with the bug antennae on the B of Beatles. They definitely came up with a better logo with the dropped t! So, what do you reckon the bus fare from London to LA would work out at?

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30 June 2013
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parlance
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mja6758 said
Love that very early bass drum with the bug antennae on the B of Beatles. They definitely came up with a better logo with the dropped t!

Oh, that's right, I forgot to mention that logo. That was like Hello Kitty adorable.

It was great just being able to get to so close to the logos that you could see every brush stroke.

parlance

Beware of sadness. It can hit you. It can hurt you. Make you sore and what is more, that is not what you are here for. - George

Check out my fan video for Paul's song "Appreciate" at YouTube and Vimeo.

30 June 2013
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Sounds fun, I wish something like that would come here.

1 July 2013
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I'm so jealous that you got to go!  a-hard-days-night-ringo-15  That's so cool!  a-hard-days-night-ringo-6a-hard-days-night-ringo-10

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1 July 2013
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Wow, Parlance!  How lucky are you?!  I would love to see that.  It looks fantastic!  I guess some of us don't live in the right places!! a-hard-days-night-george-10   That's so great that you got to go and I, like you, would definitely go a second time if I had a pass :)

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1 July 2013
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That's awesome! Wish I could get out to LA to see it, it looks fantastic. It's nice to see Ringo getting some well-deserved exposure, the guy's a legend! :D

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8 July 2013
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There's a podcast discussion on the exhibit with Ken Michaels and Steve Marinucci here (warning: intro music's a bit loud compared to the rest of the content).

Also, another account and some pics at the Fest for Beatles Fan site.

parlance

Beware of sadness. It can hit you. It can hurt you. Make you sore and what is more, that is not what you are here for. - George

Check out my fan video for Paul's song "Appreciate" at YouTube and Vimeo.

4 April 2014
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[x-posted from the news thread]

* The Grammy Museum announced another member event: Gary Astridge discussing Ringo's Beatles Kits and Gear on April 27 at 11am.

* Also, they're selling street banners from the Peace and Love exhibit at $229 a pop ($50 off for members).

* Earlier this week, I went to the talk by Ringo's photographer, Rob Shanahan, and posted images to my instagram.

parlance

Beware of sadness. It can hit you. It can hurt you. Make you sore and what is more, that is not what you are here for. - George

Check out my fan video for Paul's song "Appreciate" at YouTube and Vimeo.

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