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A Mick Jagger jumpsuit from the 1970s, Noel Gallagher’s Union Jack guitar and one of David Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust outfits will be among the exhibits at the The British Music Experience when it opens in March 2009.

The new museum will open at the O2 in London, in a space which has previously housed the ancient treasures of Tutankhamun and, currently, the plasticised corpses of the Bodyworlds exhibition.

From March, the area will be permanently occupied by the sacred objects of British rock history – like Roger Daltrey’s Woodstock outfit – and plenty of cutting-edge interactive attractions. Here, at last, we’re promised you’ll be able to watch instrument tuition videos from The Magic Numbers, no less.

The curators also reveal that there’ll be guitars belonging to Marc Bolan, Paul Weller and Blur, an Amy Winehouse vintage dress, and yet more from the Dame’s capacious wardrobe, including the clown suit he wore in the “Ashes To Ashes” video.


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