The Coventry Music Museum celebrates its 4th Birthday in November 2017, and the excitement builds as they welcome Coventry singing legend Vince Hill to the museum… VINCE HILL, is a multi-million selling recording artist best known for his 1960s mega-hit ‘Edelweiss’. To date, Vince has released 25 studio albums, recorded over 300 songs including themes for 5 film soundtracks and earned a national and international reputation through hit records and sold-out performances at some of the world’s most prestigious concert venues such as the London Palladium, London’s Royal Albert Hall & the Sydney Opera House.
This year, Vince celebrates 55 Years as a solo recording artist with much of his life’s work of music recently being released on a series of new CD and digital downloads. Vince will be taking part in a Big Lottery funded Sounding Off session; this is where museum Curator Pete Chambers BEM, will interview Vince about his fascinating career. It all starts at 12.00 noon, on Sat 4th November, where there will be an opportunity to meet the man himself and get a signed copy of his new 55th Anniversary ‘Legacy’ greatest hits package. A wristband can be purchased now giving access to this event from the Coventry Music Museum.
For more information about Vince Hill’s illustrious career visit, http://www.vincehill.co.uk.
THE COVENTRY MUSIC MUSEUM (CMM) is a permanent independent Museum located in Coventry’s 2-Tone Village. It is run entirely by unpaid volunteers with its income streams coming mainly from entrance fees, donations and grants. The CMM recently won two highly prestigious COVENTRY TELEGRAPH People’s Choice Awards for “Best Family Attraction” and “Best Independent Venue” as well as a third TRIP ADVISOR “Award of Excellence” for 2017. The Museum’s Director Curator Pete Chambers, recently received a British Empire Medal (BEM) for his services to Coventry Music.
The museum comprises permanent collections which include a “Pre-Pop” display, charting the city’s musical achievements from the Roman Occupation, The Coventry Carole and onto artists of the 1940’s. All decades of Coventry & Warwickshire pop music history are also represented in the displays from the 1950’s to the ‘00s. There is also a showcase of new talent in “The Artist of the Month”. Notable displays include a reproduction 1960’s record shop listening booth and a reproduction Rude Boys bedroom, based on a typical Specials, Selecter, Beat, Madness fan circa 1981. Key artists celebrated at the museum include, T.E. Dunville, Reg Dixon, Brian Locking, Delia Derbyshire, Frank Ifield, Vince Hill, The Sorrows, Pinkerton’s Colours, Lieutenant Pigeon, Jigsaw, Don Fardon, Hazel O’Connor, King, The Primitives, Fun Boy Three, Peter Waterman, The Specials, The Selecter, The Beat, Madness, Stereo Nation, Panjabi MC, Billie Myers and The Enemy.
The Museum has a café, memorabilia shop and vintage and new 2-Tone shop as well as the Coventry Music Wall of Fame. The museum is open 10.00am to 4.00pm Thursdays to Sundays (last entry at 3.30pm). It can be found in the Stoke, Ball Hill area of Coventry (Walsgrave Road, CV2 4HY) in the 2-Tone Village. Entrance fee is £3.00 for adults, £2 concessions and £1.00 for children (aged 5-15). The 2-Tone Village is suitable for wheelchair users and has a disabled toilet. The Museum has a stair climber, and we ask for 24hrs notice if you are a wheelchair user. Our volunteers are on hand to explain exhibits to the blind and partially sighted.