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Celebrating Lead Belly, Official Exhibit Opening Event

A Members Only Event

On November 16, 2014, The GRAMMY Museum will open Lead Belly: A Musical Legacy to mark the 125th anniversary of the birth of iconic Delta-Blues singer Huddie William Ledbetter, better known as "Lead Belly." Located on the Museum's third floor, this exhibit will offer visitors an in-depth look at his life and contributions he made to American Folk music and Blues. The museum will showcase a collection of documents and lyrics, along with his notorious Stella 12-string guitar provided by the Ledbetter family. The opening event will feature a special program celebrating Lead Belly's influential life and the impact he had on American music, including a discussion between GRAMMY Museum Executive Director Bob Santelli and Los Angeles journalist and disc jockey Chris Morris.