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Sneak peek inside LI Music & Leisure Corridor of Fame’s new everlasting dwelling in Stony Brook

After practically 20 years of cultural celebrations and music schooling, the Lengthy Island Music and Leisure Corridor of Fame has discovered a everlasting dwelling in Stony Brook.

Positioned at 97 Primary St., the group will open its new digs to the general public this Friday, Nov. 25, at midday. [Greater Long Island received a sneak peek ahead of its opening. Scroll down for photos.]

Inside, Lengthy Islanders can discover devices, outfits and different artifacts from over 120 artists born and bred on Lengthy Island, or those that’ve made large impacts on the island’s leisure panorama upon their arrival.

Since 2006, the corridor has inducted musicians, venues and different figures who’ve made impacts on Lengthy Island’s stay leisure scene all through the years. Tuesday night, the group honored its sole class of 2020 inductee: journalist Wayne Robins, who coated the Lengthy Island music scene from the ’70s by way of the ’90s. The group additionally welcomed previous inductees, together with members of Twisted Sister, EPMD, Barnaby Bye and Blue Oyster Cult, to go to their museum honoring their legacies.

The group’s co-founders Wealthy L’Hommedieu and Norm Prusslin anticipate a swarm of headbangers and different native leisure followers, who’re already flooding their inbox, to pour into the cultural heart when it opens weekend.

“I learn the final one at 2:30 (Wednesday morning),” he mentioned of the inflow of emails. “And once I awakened there have been one other 75 of them.”

Three a long time of stay leisure on show

Like most of the followers anticipated to go to, Prusslin, 71, witnessed firsthand the performances and leisure venues of Lengthy Island legend. As an undergraduate, he witnessed legendary performers descend on Stony Brook College for live shows now immortalized by mock posters that dangle on the second flooring of his group’s new dwelling.

Downstairs boasts a rotating exhibition room. The corridor’s debuted exhibit spotlights the golf equipment of the ’60 by way of the ’80s Lengthy Islanders reminisce—Stony Brook’s The Mad Hatter, My Father’s Place in Roslyn and Speaks in Island Park—and the acts that scorched their levels are memorialized.

“That is our introductory exhibition as a result of all these massive names, the Billy Joels, the Twisted Sisters, the Harry Chapins, all of them come these golf equipment,” Kevin O’Callahan, a member of the corridor’s board of the administrators and the designer behind every exhibit, mentioned. “These golf equipment have been the breeding grounds of Lengthy Island music.”

Within the heart of the exhibit stands a mock stage loaded with classic tools, together with a drum package that belonged to Blue Oyster Cult drummer Albert Bouchard and a keyboard performed by Vanilla Fudge’s Mark Stein, which even appeared on “The Ed Sullivan Present.”

One well-known Lengthy Island rocker had a giant serving to hand establishing the stage.

“The PA system was given to us by Randy Jackson of the Zebra group,” Prusslin mentioned. “He had his personal two reveals at The Paramount and he was right here till 3 o’clock within the morning setting these things up. The man is superb, he is such an ideal buddy.”

Scroll down for photographs.

Joan Jett’s slick, black ’83 Jaguar and one in every of her outfits.
A Blue Oyster Cult Promotion show wrapped round their LOMAEHOF award.
A Suffolk County Proclamation issued to Blue Oyster Cult.
The bone Dee Snider clutches on the “Keep Hungry” album cowl.
Stony Brook College, which hosted legendary performances, was an inaugural inductee.

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