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REVIEW: "Women Who Rock: Vision, Passion, Power" Exhibit at the Henry Ford (Part 2 of 5)

In 2012 I found myself on at The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland on assignment from Motorcityblog. The museum was massive and contained 6 floors of exhibits. A music lovers dream come true.

A music lover trough and through, I jumped at the chance to cover the "Women Who Rock: Vision, Passion, Power" touring exhibit brought to you by The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum and having it's final U.S. touring stop at the Henry Ford in Dearborn. A large collection of over 250 pieces of memorabilia from 70 women in rock and roll history.

There is so much to cover in regards to the exhibit that I plan on releasing my "Women Who Rock: Vision, Passion, Power" review in five parts over the next few weeks.

Before a song is recorded often the song is constructed via pen and paper with lyrics. If you love the power of song lyrics and the legacy of handwritten lyrics giving birth to some classic songs, than this exhibit has you covered.

Here's Janis Joplin's handwritten lyrics  to “Move Over”...


Displayed are Joni Mitchell  handwritten lyrics from first album, Songs To a Seagull, including the songs "Cactus Tree”, “Marcie, and “Night in the City”...

Handwritten lyrics to Madonna's "Erotica" from 1992...

 Janet Jackson's handwritten lyrics notebook open to “Rhythm Nation”...

 Patti Smith's handwritten lyrics to “Space Monkey”...

Handwritten lyrics to The Runaways “Cherry Bomb” by Joan Jett and Kim Fowley...

Keeping your life organized as a rock star can be difficult at times. Many artists had their own appointment books to keep everything in check. This exhibit was lucky enough to have some of them in the collection.

Aretha Franklin's appointment book from 1981...

Pages from Madonnas 1992 appointment book...

**All photos by Adrianne Johnston**

The "Women Who Rock: Vision, Passion, Power" exhibit runs till August 17, 2014 so be sure to stop by before it's engagement ends. You will not be disappointed.

The "Women Who Rock: Vision, Passion, Power" exhibit is FREE to view with regular Henry Ford admission ticket.

Admission Ticket prices are as follows:
MEMBERS- free of charge
NON-MEMBER SENIORS age 62 & up- $15
NON-MEMBER ADULTS age 13-61- $17
NON-MEMBER YOUTH age 5-12- $12.50
CHILDREN 4 & under- Free

Details: 313-982-6001 or The Henry Ford Website