Guitar - The Instrument That Rocked the World
January 21 - May 7, 2017
The Buffalo Museum of Science hosted an interactive exhibit: Guitar - The Instrument That Rocked the World from Saturday, January 21 to Sunday, May 7, 2017. Along with the national exhibit, the folks at the Museum partnered with the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame to create "7 One Picks"; a room dedicated to guitars and artifacts of Buffalo Music Hall of Fame inductees. On display were signed guitars from many members along with rare guitars from Ramblin' Lou Schriver, Joanie Marshall (her famous Gibson custom double neck) Michael Spriggs, Glenn Colton, Vince Blasio and Tommy Tedesco, of the famed "Wrecking Crew". Other atrifacts were also on display, Our good friends at Chakra Communications provided three touch screen kiosks that allowed the end user to dig deeper and understand the history behind the guitars as well as hear stories and clips of songs from the artists.
The Buffalo Music Hall of Fame also hosted some special events to go along with the exhibit. Saturday, February 11, was national "Get Out Your Guitar Day". Inducted members brought their guitars and told stories and interacted with vistors from the museum. On hand were Nick Veltri and Stephen Sadoff showing their historic Fender basses. Frank Grisanti displayed an array of Beatles era guitars including a Hofner Bass.Dick Bauerle gave a presentation of how guitar pedals work for different effects and Michael Hund brought a large display of vintage Fender guitars and steel guitar for all to enjoy and play.
On February 22, Jack Yellen Songwriter Scholarship recipients Jessica Chizuk and Lynz Munich entertained the crowd. On April 2, Inductees Tom Lorentz and Glenn Colton entertained. This was their first appearance together in over 40 years.
On April 7, the BMHOF hosted a special dedication of the donation of Cory Wells' (Three Dog Night) motorcycle to the Hall of Fame. On hand was Cory's family including Cory's widow, Mary, and Jimmy Greenspoon's daughter.Members from the group "Eli" a local Three Dog Night tribute band performed the hits to the delight of the crowd and Wells family. Musicians included Dick Baurele and Dave Elder on guitar, Jim Rummings, Mark Dixon and Phil Hudson on vocals and Paul Battaglia on drums.
On Wednesday, April 12, Dennt Tedsco, son of the late, great Tommy Tedseco was on-hand for a screening and Q&A of his documentary "The Wrecking Crew".
Finally, on Satruday, May 6, an encore presentation, Get Out Your Guitar Day:Remastered, was presented. Michael Hund was on presmises again bringing joy to many kids faces and showing them hot to play the guitar. Dick Bauerle was accompanied by Bobby Lebel and Jessie Galante for an interactive session of stories and song that was enjoyed by all. Alyn Syms and Joe Head entertained the crowd. And local drummer, Gary Astridge displayed his Beatles era drum kit.
Below are some pictures from the VIP Reception which was held on January 19.
Click HERE for a link to more photos from the evening.