The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's new exhibit: "Part of the Machine: Rock and Roll Pinball" gives an interactive era-spanning look at rock music through pinball.
The combination of pinball and rock and roll doesn’t end with The Who’s “Tommy”, as evidenced by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s exhibit: “Part of the Machine: Rock and Roll Pinball“.
Through a collaboration with the local pinball arcade Superelectric, the exhibit lets you play the rock-themed, pinball machines as well as view the merchandise and artifacts that explore the “artistic portrayal of artists and bands.”
The machines range from classic 1970’s boards that showcase such icons as Dolly Parton, Elton John – and yes, The Who – with their coloring-book graphics, up to current high-tech pinball, where you can travel through a haunted castle with Alice Cooper, or aim for Gene Simmons mouth on KISS’s machine.
Get a look at the classic machines in our video, and get to the museum for a hands-on chance to play with rock history.