Rock Hall Expands NEO Sound Collection

Donate memorabilia related to local shows in NEO and during quarantine

May 22, 2020
CLEVELAND - AUGUST 05: A general view of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum as Chairlift performs on August 5, 2009 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Mike Lawrie/Getty Images)

(Photo by Mike Lawrie/Getty Images)

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame’s Library & Archives is expanding its NEO Sound initiative and asking the community to keep an eye out for potential donations. The collection preserves Northeast Ohio rock & roll history through personal donations including self-recorded films and videos, photos, and other music memorabilia.

Of particular interest are:

  • Local musicians or venues hosting shows during quarantine
  • Northeast Ohio musicians
  • National acts featured at local venues
  • Major historical music events hosted locally

“Now more than ever, local musicians and music venues have amplified the power of music to bring people together and lift us up during a time when we need it the most, and this is a part of the story being told through our NEO Sound initiative,” said Andy Leach, Sr. Director Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Library & Archives. “Through the community and support from local music venues, NEO Sound continues to preserve our region’s rock & roll history and cultural heritage.”

Past donations to NEO Sound include film shot of Jimi Hendrix at Public Hall in 1968, photos of Peter Laughner in the 1970s, and flyers for shows by Death of Samantha in the 1980s, among others iconic items.

Call (216) 515-1956 or email to discuss your potential donation with our archivists.

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