360 Sound: The Columbia Records Story

  • Fourth Floor, Mike Curb Gallery
  • Nov 1, 2012 Through Sep 15, 2013
  • Regular Hours:
    M-F 10:30am - 6:30pm
    Sat-Sun 10:00am - 6:30pm

360 Sound: The Columbia Records Story provides an in-depth look at all aspects of Columbia Records' history and offers a virtual history of the music industry from its infancy, tracing Columbia's pivotal technological as well as business innovations, including its invention of the LP. The exhibit also reflects on the connection between Columbia's artists and music and sweeping cultural and political changes, from the emergence of mass commercial culture to the rise of the civil rights movement and beyond. Bringing together a collection of diverse artifacts, rare photographs and footage, the exhibit features dozens of items from Columbia artists such as Louis Armstrong, Bob Dylan, Barbra Streisand, Miles Davis, Bruce Springsteen, Robert Johnson, Johnny Cash, Beyonce and many more. In addition, interviews, an introductory film, legendary GRAMMY Award show performances and an interactive jukebox that plays the greatest Columbia recordings of all time round out this exciting new exhibit. The exhibit is a reflection of a book released earlier this year of the same name, written by Pulitzer Prize-and GRAMMY-nominated author and historian, Sean Wilentz.


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