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Cleveland Rocks: Rock Hall's Springsteen Exhibit 

The '09 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductions are in Cleveland on Saturday, April 4, after years of being in NYC. Check out the Springsteen exhibit.
By Annie Zaleski
Cleveland was chosen to be the home of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1986.
By Annie Zaleski
The Rock Hall’s top two levels are dedicated to comprehensive exhibits on one artist with rare memorabilia and photos on display. Past exhibit acts have included the Clash, the Doors and U2, while the newest one is Bruce Springsteen.
By Annie Zaleski
A sign advertising the Bruce Springsteen exhibit. Cleveland was one of the first cities to support Springsteen. In fact, he played a concert for the tenth anniversary of noted FM rock radio station WMMS in 1978 at legendary club the Agora.
By Annie Zaleski
Springsteen’s first high school band was the Castiles, which was named after a brand of soap. The group recorded two songs which were never released commercially.
By Annie Zaleski
The young Boss and one of his sisters.
By Annie Zaleski
An early Springsteen gig poster.
By Annie Zaleski
An early Springsteen gig poster.
By Annie Zaleski
A famous review of a May 1974 Springsteen gig by Jon Landau, who later became (and still is) Springsteen’s manager. The show took place at the Harvard Square Theater in Cambridge, Massachusetts; the article appeared in The Real Paper, out of Boston.
By Annie Zaleski
New Jersey’s The Stone Pony is considered Springsteen’s home club.
By Annie Zaleski
The accordion used by Danny Federici from the E Street Band. Federici passed away last April.
By Annie Zaleski
A Village Voice review, found in a collection of press clippings and articles. Springsteen kept these scrapbooks himself.
By Annie Zaleski
The guitar Springsteen is holding on the cover of 1975’s breakthrough LP, Born to Run.
By Annie Zaleski
An award Blistex bestowed upon him, for having the “Boss-est” lips.
By Annie Zaleski
More detailing on the other Seeger Sessions guitars.
By Annie Zaleski
A poster advertising a performance by the Boss in the Castiles.
By Annie Zaleski
The TEAC/TASCAM Series four-track recorder Springsteen used for Nebraska.
By Annie Zaleski
The outfit the Boss wore on the cover of 1984’s Born in the U.S.A.
By Annie Zaleski
Two guitars Springsteen used for 2006’s We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions.
By Annie Zaleski
Miscellaneous tour programs and passes.
By Annie Zaleski
Other Boss stage outfits.
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By Annie Zaleski
Cleveland was chosen to be the home of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1986.
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