|photo: Bob Bonis Archive/courtesy Grammy Museum|
Part of the ongoing celebration of the band's 50th anniversary, the exhibit features more than 400 pieces that were primarily borrowed from fans and collectors.
My visit finally happened last week. Here's what I was most impressed by:
*A large U.S. wall map pinpointing all the locations of The Beatles final tour using the original ticket stubs
*Two of Ringo's drum kits and replicas of the guitars the musicians played
*Original concert contracts stipulating The Beatles' percentage of the grosses at various venues like the Hollywood Bowl
*Various autographs (some replicated by The Beatles of their fellow bandmates), handwritten lyrics and setlists
*John Lennon's eyeglasses
Among the other items of interest are a Sing Along with Ringo audio booth, gold records, rare photos, the original rare "Yesterday and Today" LP butcher cover, audio interviews and much more.
Located within L.A. LIVE, across from Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles, the Grammy Museum is open Monday through Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.