Q:How old was Mick Taylor when he joined the Rolling Stones?
Guitarist Mick Taylor was 20 years old (born 1949) when he joined the Stones in 1969, just after the death of Brian Jones. See more here.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum will open Common Ground: The Music Festival Experience on April 25
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum presents its latest featured exhibit, Common Ground: The Music Festival Experience, which will open on Friday, April 25, 2014. The exhibition will be an immersive and engaging look at the music festival as more than just an outdoor concert, but as a community experience.
Fan Vote and Fan-Curated Exhibit
Beginning Tuesday, March 11 fans around the world will have the opportunity to vote for the Top 10 rock festival performance moments of all-time on rockhall.com. From Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee Bob Dylan’s performance in Newport in 1965 to Daft Punk’s Coachella performance in 2006, fans will vote for 10 breakout performance and highlights from the last 50 years of festivals. The fan vote will close on Wednesday, April 2 at 5 p.m. ET. The Top 10 festival moments of all-time as voted by fans will be revealed on Friday, April 25 on rockhall.com. The fan-curated Top 10 rock festival moments will be presented in a video montage at the entrance of the exhibit.
Spanning two floors of the Museum, the exhibit will surround visitors with the sights and sounds of a rock festival to evoke the experience in a visceral way, utilizing video of the iconic festivals of the past (Newport, Monterey, Woodstock, Wattstax and more) and the vibrant, constantly evolving events of the present (Coachella, Bonnaroo, Glastonbury and more), with an emphasis on establishing a “you are there” environment. It will present an immersive experience designed to place the visitor squarely into the festival experience, including a 20 minute film representing a fast moving day at a festival told through a cinematic mash-up of performances, sights, sounds, words and communal energy of iconic music festivals from the past seven decades. The main screen will be complimented with synchronized images and lighting that will evoke the feeling of day turning into night.
Learn more about era-defining music festivals at the Library and Archives.