Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Place we wish we'd been
The "Women Who Rock" Exhibit Opening and Concert on May 14, 2011 at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Inductees Darlene Love, Mavis Staples, and Ronnie Spector sang "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" with Cyndi Lauper. Sigh. Rockabilly Queen Wanda Jackson was also in the house!
(Photos by Janet Macoska)
Whoa! Dig the raw power in this vintage Jackson performance ... the guitar she's using, a Martin D-18, now resides in the museum, along with one of her costumes.
I love love love Mavis Staples. She has such beautiful energy. Here's a muddy but great old video of Staples singing "I'll Take You There."