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George Thorogood ‘Legends Of Rock’ Exhibit Opens At Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame

Commemorating George Thorogood & The Destroyers’ 50th Anniversary, the exhibit showcases iconic guitars, vintage gear and much more.

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George Thorogood & The Destroyers announces the launch of their career-spanning collection in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame ‘Legends of Rock’ exhibit today, December 12, 2023.

Commemorating the band’s 50th Anniversary, the ‘Legends Of Rock’ exhibit showcases iconic items on the fifth floor of the Cleveland rock shrine. Fans will have a chance to see iconic items from the band’s illustrious career, including Thorogood’s Gibson ES-125TDC electric guitar, 1966 Fender Dual Showman amplifier head, and custom faux snakeskin jacket; Bill Blough’s 1964 Fender Precision Bass Guitar; the late Hank Carter’s Selmer Super Action Series II alto saxophone; Jeff Simon’s White Slingerland Bass Drum; the Shure Vocal Master WA301S Speaker used as part of the Destroyers’ original P.A. Also on display is the Checker Marathon roof sign from the taxi driven by the band on their historic “50 States/50 Dates” tour, and more.

The exhibit arrives on the heels of series of two hugely successful events in Los Angeles commemorating the band’s December 1, 1973 debut performance at the University of Delaware. “For the past fifty years, we’ve spent nearly every night making music,” George Thorogood reflects. “According to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, we were also making history. Our heart and soul have been in this since day one; rock fans recognize that. The band and I are enormously humbled by this honor.”

After five decades, more than 8,000 live performances, over 15 million albums sold, and now-classic hits that include “I Drink Alone,” “One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer,” “Move It On Over,” “Who Do You Love” and the definitive badass anthem “Bad To The Bone,” few bands can still rock the house like George Thorogood & The Destroyers. For the past half-century and with no signs of slowing down, Thorogood and his long-time band – Jeff Simon (drums), Bill Blough (bass), Jim Suhler (guitar), and Buddy Leach (saxophone) – have delivered landmark performances at Live Aid and on SNL; opened club gigs for Muddy Waters and stadiums for The Rolling Stones; and remain one of the most reliable/formidable live acts in the world, with last year’s run of nearly 100 shows in 17 countries across three continents including Europe and Australia, being one of their biggest years yet.

Listen to the best of George Thorogood & The Destroyers on Apple Music and Spotify.

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  1. Dawn HUGHES

    December 13, 2023 at 4:35 pm

    Lobe George Thurgood

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