Rock and Roll Hall of Fame hosts special Beatles weekend

Magical Mystery Weekend begins June 15

CLEVELAND - The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame will host a weekend of events surrounding the museum's special exhibit devoted to the Beatles, one of the most comprehensive collections of Beatles artifacts exhibited to the public in the world.

The weekend will take place Friday, June 15, through Sunday, June 17. It will include special screenings of the digitally re-mastered film Yellow Submarine, meet the curator tours, a live performance from Beatles tribute band 1964 and the School of Rock, crafts and activities for children. The first 2,000 visitors to the Museum throughout the weekend will also receive a commemorative Beatles collector's coin.

Fans are invited to sign a large birthday card for Paul McCartney's 70th birthday. It will be located in the main lobby. The card will be sent to McCartney after the weekend.

Saturday is also the Rock Hall's annual Member Appreciation Day. Members will enjoy special activities throughout the morning while experiencing the Beatles Magical Mystery Weekend.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum's first redesign in its 15-year history is complete and includes several vibrant new exhibit spaces, state-of-the-art interactive technology and lighting, improved way-finding and hundreds of new artifacts, including the most comprehensive collection of Beatles' items; a number of which are on display to the public for the first time in the Museum's Main Exhibit Hall.

The exhibit includes nearly 70 artifacts, including a few that have not been exhibited before. George Harrison's striped suit from the 1966 US tour and John Lennon's black wool coat worn in "Help!" will be on display.

Fans can also see Ringo Starr's red military-style jacket from the "Strawberry Fields Forever" promo film along with Paul McCartney's handwritten arrangement for "Birthday"

For a complete schedule of events visit the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum website.

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