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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame to create John Lennon time capsules
July 29, 2010 -- In honor of John Lennon's 70th birthday on Saturday October 9, 2010, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum and BoxofVision LLC will create three authorized time capsules of John Lennon's post-Beatles recordings and fan contributions submitted via www.BoxOfVision.com/TimeCapsule, to carry his legacy of peace and love to future generations.
With the cooperation of Yoko Ono Lennon, the time capsules will be preserved and stored until they are opened in a ceremonial presentation on October 9, 2040. They will be stored at the Rock Hall and two additional world locations that have significance to John Lennon's legacy.
The Rock Hall will host a time capsule dedication ceremony at the Museum on Friday, October 8 at 10:30 a.m. The Museum will continue to celebrate Lennon's legacy with a weekend of special programs built around John Lennon's personal items in the Museum's exhibits including in-depth curator discussions, screenings of Lennon-related Induction content and films and other special events.
"I am delighted to support this effort to help share John's music and messages of peace and love with the children of today and tomorrow. I know that John's work, life and dreams will help inspire them to bring a better world for everyone. Children Power!" says Mrs. Ono Lennon.
The general public is invited to submit birthday wishes, commentary, musical performances and personal thoughts on John Lennon's legacy at www.BoxOfVision.com/TimeCapsule. Fans can share thoughts beginning today through September 15, 2010. Fans who visit the website can also make recommendations about what the time capsules should include to best preserve the Lennon legacy over the next 30 years.
Along with fan contributions the capsules will include John Lennon's post-Beatles recordings, newly restored art prints of his LP artwork, a newly commissioned essay on his career and other related items.
THE JOHN LENNON TIME CAPSULE PROJECT is being overseen by Jonathan Polk, of BoxofVision LLC, who last year created THE BEATLES Box of Vision.
Beatles Box of Vision
"John Lennon's body of work IS our time capsule," says Polk. "It embodies the ideals that once fueled our absolute belief we could change the world...then led to cynical backlash... but now represent how we wish to be remembered.
"The John Lennon Time Capsule is a gift to our children and grandchildren. It is an effort to pass on those messages of peace and love and personal responsibility; to help ensure that John's beautiful body of work, what he stood for and how he inspired us, will shine on."
"John Lennon was one of the most influential figures in rock and roll history, not only in terms of his body of work, but also because of how he used his art and visibility to help make a difference in the world," said Jim Henke, Chief Curator at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum.
Boxofvision LLC creates and distributes elegant products for fans to store and display the bodies of work of great recording artists, such as last year's officially licensed THE BEATLES Box of Vision.
About the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, Inc. is the nonprofit organization that exists to educate visitors, fans and scholars from around the world about the history and continuing significance of rock and roll music. It carries out this mission through its operation of a world-class museum that collects, preserves, exhibits and interprets this art form and through its library and archives as well as its educational programs.
The Museum is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. On Wednesdays, the Museum is open until 9 p.m. Museum admission is $22 for adults, $17 for seniors (65+), $13 for youth (9-12), $18 for adult residents of Greater Cleveland. Children under 8 and Museum members are free.
The Museum is generously funded by Cuyahoga County residents through Cuyahoga Arts and Culture. When you become a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, the world of rock and roll becomes yours to explore. Call 216-515-8425 for information on becoming a member. For general inquiries, please call 216-781-ROCK (7625) or visit www.rockhall.com.
For more information please visit www.BoxOfVision.com.
Published July 28, 2010