To preserve, honor and showcase New England’s rich musical heritage.

We invite you to explore our museum and learn more about the artists, places, organizations and individuals that make up the region’s rich musical legacy.



Jon Landau

Music Business

The Media


You Too!

Photo by Dick Iacovello

VAN MORRISON’S ASTRAL WEEKS: The Cambridge Connection

The roughly nine months Van Morrison spent living in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in 1968 were elemental in his then-unprecedented transformation from British Invasion-era pop star to legendary musical maverick, evidenced by his second solo album, Astral Weeks.

Revolutionary Radio

Boston radio station WBCN revolutionized rock radio with
its freewheeling format and political activism in the late
1960s and 1970s.

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