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By Ashley Goldsmith

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In 2006 with the closing of CBGB’s, it seemed that NYC had ended its love affair with rock & roll. After a 2 year hiatus the city has redeemed itself with the opening of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Annex in SoHo.

The 25,000 square foot basement space on Mercer Street is covered wall to wall with guitars, wardrobe and handwritten lyrics, to give you a feel of the original location in Cleveland. With a focus on the history of rock in NY, you can find the “New York Rocks” gallery with urinals from CBGB’s, a pair of John Lennon’s glasses and the notebook that famous New Yorker Billy Joel wrote lyrics for the “Strangers” album in.

The annex will also feature a series of special exhibits dedicated to hall of famers. The first exhibit will feature the Clash, the English Punk Rock band, famous for songs like “Should I Stay or Should I Go?” The exhibit is titled Revolution Rock: The Story of the Clash and will include set lists, stage clothing and rare posters

So to answer that burning question…yes you should go.

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Annex is located at 76 Mercer St. (Between Broome & Spring).

Originally published December 2008

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