Named in tribute to Canadian singer, songwriter, humanitarian, and musician Neil Young, the Youngtown Rock and Roll Museum is a showcase of memorabilia from the 1950s through the 1970s.
While the most celebrated artifacts in the collection are those that were once owned by Neil Young and several of the Beatles, including items used and worn by John Lennon, the museum is made up of seven rooms filled with rare and vintage items that highlight the work and careers of several different musicians, including Jimi Hendrix, Elton John, Jerry Garcia, Johnny Cash, Elvis, Roy Orbison, Frank Sinatra, Fleetwood Mac, Bob Dylan, Cher, and others.
Some of the items include hand-written letters, promotional pieces, music collectibles, toys, posters, books, photographs, records, artwork, and more.
Privately owned, the Youngtown Museum opened its doors to the public in the spring of 2008 after being conceived only the year before that. A nonprofit staffed by volunteers, the museum is only open on the weekends between late April and October, so plan accordingly.
Update: Youngtown Rock and Roll Museum is now permanently closed.
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The museum sold its contents and is permanently closed...