Gwen’s outfit which she wore on The Singles 2004 tour will be on display in the new Women who Rock exhibit at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame starting today through next February.
ABC News — Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift, Christina Aguilera, Janet Jackson, Gwen Stefani and Alicia Keys aren’t in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame — yet — but they’re all featured in a brand-new exhibit opening Friday at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland, Ohio.
Called Women Who Rock: Vision, Passion & Power, the exhibit traces the influence of women in rock and its related genres over nearly 100 years. Organized by era, it highlights the female blues singers and country artists of the 1920s, the early female rock ‘n rollers of the fifties, the girl groups, rock icons and singer-songwriters of the sixties, the disco and punk queens of the seventies, the music video stars of the ’80s, the teen idols of the ’90s and the massive pop stars of today. Jim Henke, the chief curator of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, tells ABC News Radio, “I think when people think back, they always think of the men in rock and roll, but the reality was that, going back to the roots, women have played an important role, and we really wanted to show that.”
On display in the exhibit are artifacts and memorabilia from the most famous female musicians of all time, as well as from today’s hottest stars. There are quite a few pieces from Taylor Swift, who says, “When I picture the phrase ‘Women Who Rock,’ I think of guitars, I think of writing songs, I think of telling stories. I think of connecting with your fans on a level that’s very personal. And, y’know, hair flying and stuff like that. Those are all things that spoke to me, in artists that I loved and looked up to.” Among Taylor’s favorite Women Who Rock: Shania Twain, Stevie Nicks, Pat Benatar, The Dixie Chicks and Faith Hill.
Here’s a rundown of some of the coolest stuff you’ll get to see at the Women Who Rock exhibit:
– Gwen Stefani’s 2004 summer tour outfit.