The Burpee Museum of Natural History has opened a multimedia exhibition dedicated to Cheap Trick guitarist/songwriter Rick Nielsen.
The display, located in Nielsen's hometown of Rockford, Illinois, is called "Rick's Picks: A Lifelong Affair with Guitars and Music"; it features selections from the legend's guitar collection, performance videos, a variety of photos, Cheap Trick tour memorabilia and some of the stage outfits Nielsen has worn over the years.
"The hardest part was excavating all of the stuff," a museum rep told the Chicago Daily Herald. "I don't think (Nielsen) has ever thrown anything away in 40 years of touring."
"I've kept every contract I had, every receipt for every guitar I've had, and I've owned over 2000 guitars," added Nielsen.
The exhibition opened on August 11 and closes on April 11, 2013.
by RTT Staff Writer
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