Around Town gets a sneak peek of the new exhibit, ‘Stay Tuned: Rock on TV,’ at the Museum of Broadcast Communications

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From The Ed Sullivan Show to The Voice, rock and roll has shaped television (and vice versa). Stay Tuned: Rock on TV is a special exhibit that tells the story of how TV launched rock’s iconic stars, brought them into people's homes, kept them in the spotlight and connected them to everyone with music and visual imagery.

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Rock and television exploded on to the scene in the 1940's, with TV going to for the safe, commercial audience and rock and roll offering a loud, anti-establishment alternative. By the 1960's, the growing teen market and youth culture became too big for TV to ignore. The exhibit brings archival footage, original artifacts and new interviews together to create a fun, inter-generational experience that connects the early days of rock and TV to their ongoing evolution.

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Museum of Broadcast Communications:
360 N. State St.
Chicago, IL 60654
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