Sun. Dec 4th, 2022

STONY BROOK, N.Y. — Lengthy Island is about to get a Music and Leisure Corridor of Fame museum to honor and protect Lengthy Island’s music heritage.

It opens Nov. 25, and CBS2’s Carolyn Gusoff acquired a sneak peek as work is underway.

Twenty years within the making, the music lovers who created the Lengthy Island Music and Leisure Corridor of Fame as a touring exhibit are transferring right into a everlasting dwelling on Predominant Avenue in Stony Brook.

It is a spot to immerse within the achievements of artists from geographic Lengthy Island — Suffolk, Nassau, Queens and Brooklyn — spanning a century.

“I dare individuals to discover a place not solely within the nation, on the planet, that has produced a lot musical expertise,” LIME Corridor of Fame chairman Ernie Canadeo mentioned.

Rocker Joan Jett donated her first automotive — a classic Jaguar.

Different donations have been pouring in from 120 inductees:  Billy Joel’s bike, Harry Chapin’s Congressional Medal, Blue Öyster Cult’s cowbell, a Good Rats guitar, Perry Como’s Emmy, DMC’s signature apparel and Debbie Gibson’s sequin costume.

“It is memorabilia that mirror the colourful and actually pioneering music scene right here on Lengthy Island,” LIME  Corridor of Fame co-founder Norm Prusslin mentioned.

There is a tapestry of music historical past from Carole King to Taylor Dayne to Twisted Sister.

“These are the precise drawings of Dee Snider’s costumes,” LIME Corridor of Fame designer Kevin O’Callaghan mentioned.

Even the bone he posed with for the “Keep Hungry” album cowl.

“This might very effectively be the holy grail of that style,” O’Callaghan mentioned.

The primary exhibit will transport you the Lengthy Island membership scene from the ’60s to the ’80s the place so many artists acquired their begin.

“Hammerheads, Rum Bottoms, the OBI, My Father’s Place,” O’Callaghan mentioned.

Subsequent, they will induct entertainers — Lengthy Island’s comedians, display and stage stars.

“Virtually each stand-up comedian that involves thoughts got here from Lengthy Island,” O’Callaghan mentioned.

Reveals will rotate to offer followers causes to return again.

Doorways open on Black Friday. The Corridor of Fame museum can be open year-round, Wednesday by way of Sunday from midday till 5 p.m. For extra data, go to

Carolyn Gusoff

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