Updated Beatles exhibit to open at Rock & Roll Hall of Fame on Friday

Courtesy of Rock & Roll Hall of FameThe Rock & Roll Hall of Fame museum in Cleveland has updated its exhibit focusing on The Beatles‘ musical and cultural contributions with a variety of new pieces of memorabilia. The revamped display will open on Friday, December 22, and among the new items is an upright piano that John Lennon and Paul McCartney used to write a number of classic Fab Four tunes.

The piano was located in the home of the parents of McCartney’s then-girlfriend Jane Asher, where Paul lived for three years starting in 1963. The instrument was used to write such songs as “I Want to Hold Your Hand,” “And I Love Her,” “We Can Work It Out,” “Got to Get You into My Life” and “Eleanor Rigby.”

Other new collectibles featured in the exhibit include drumsticks used by Ringo Starr at a Beatles show in Cleveland in September 1964, a suit that George Harrison wore during the band’s 1966 tour, a handwritten musical score and notes penned by McCartney for the song “Birthday,” and a Hofner Senator electric guitar that Lennon bought during the Fab Four’s time in Germany and that he used in the studio and to write songs.

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame is open 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. ET daily except for Wednesdays, when its hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. The museum is closed on Christmas Day.

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