Via CBSnews.com. New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art honors the masters of paint and sculpture, but starting next week, they honor the masters of rock in a new exhibit called, "Play It Loud." A collection of instruments responsible for creating the most famous sounds in music, working in collaboration with the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for five years to bring this exhibit together.
They have Ringo Starr's first Ludwig drum set, which he bought in 1963, featuring the same drum head used on The Beatles' "Ed Sullivan Show" appearance in 1964. Jayson Kerr Dobney, curator of The Met's musical instrument department told CBS News Anthony Mason, "He really wanted the drums to say Ludwig, so that everybody knew he was playing American drums." The collection includes Jimi Hendrix white Stratocaster that he played at Woodstock, Keith Moon's drum kit, Chuck Berry's "Johnny B. Goode" guitar, Keith Emerson's massive Moog synthesizer and Steve Miller's tiny synthesizer which managed to create all the synth sounds on his "Fly Like An Eagle" album, John Lennon's Rickenbacker guitar and more.
Check out The Eagles Don Felder playing his solo from "Hotel California," ringing through the halls of The Met on the double neck Gibson guitar he's played it on for 40 years, and Steve Miller play his Les Paul TV Special.
"Play It Loud" opens at The Met April 8th and runs through October 1st.