The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame + Museum


"Rapper's Delight" bass guitar donation from musician Chip Shearin

Wednesday, December 1: 1 p.m.

Musician Chip Shearin will visit the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum and donate the bass guitar he used to perform the infamous bass line in “Rapper’s Delight” by the Sugarhill Gang.  The song is widely credited with taking hip-hop to the main stream in 1979 as a foremost song of its kind to break the Billboard Pop Charts.

Shearin will donate the bass guitar to Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum President and CEO Terry Stewart in the Museum’s hip-hop exhibit at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, December 1, 2010.