Cheap Trick: I Want You to Want Me!
- Fourth Floor, Mike Curb Gallery
- Sep 12, 2013 Through Jun 1, 2014
M-F 10:30am - 6:30pm
Sat-Sun 10:00am - 6:30pm
On September 12, 2013, The GRAMMY Museum unveiled Cheap Trick: I Want You to Want Me! Located on the Museum’s fourth floor in the Mike Curb Gallery, this one-of-a-kind exhibit offers visitors an in-depth look at the impressive career of Cheap Trick, who continue to reign as power-pop progenitors with a musical legacy spanning over 35 years.
On display through June 1, 2014, the exhibit features:
- Numerous guitars played by Rick Nielsen, including his 1952 Fender Telecaster used when performing at Budokan;
- Dream Police Costume and original photographs;
- original lyrics to several hits;
- Cheap Trick costumes, posters and albums;
- personal correspondence, tour ephemera and photographs;
- and much more…
As one of the most covered bands of all time, Cheap Trick has been blending elements of pop, punk and even metal in a way that is instantly catchy since the 1970s. With timeless classics such as “I Want You to Want Me,” “Surrender,” and “The Flame,” Cheap Trick are a musical institution.
With more than 5,000 performances, 20 million records sold, 29 movie soundtracks and 40 gold and platinum recording awards, and recognition for their contributions to the music industry by the Chicago Chapter of NARAS (National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences), Cheap Trick are the pioneers of power pop and rock setting the blueprint for the future of American Hard Rock.
On the evening of the launch, Cheap Trick participated in The GRAMMY Museum’s popular “An Evening With” public program series, appearing in front of a sold-out crowd. Titled An Evening With Cheap Trick, the event was hosted by Vice President of The GRAMMY Foundation and MusiCares Scott Goldman, and included a candid interview, an audience Q&A, as well as an intimate, six-song performance by Cheap Trick in the Museum’s Clive Davis Theater.