Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Annex Opens in New York With Debbie Harry Bash

December 3, 2008 6:30 PM ET

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Annex in New York's Soho opened its doors last night with a bang: Visitors took an audio tour of the museum with a little help from wireless headphones before retreating upstairs to a huge loft party. Rolling Stone's Jann S. Wenner gave the opening remarks, and Dave Mason performed the Traffic hit "Feelin Alright." Debbie Harry, in a black beret, belted out "Call Me" and a border-line acoustic version of "Heart of Glass." After making their way down the red carpet, guests such as Jimmy Destri, Les Paul and Run DMC's Darryl McDaniels took turns signing a huge make-shift plywood wall. Click above for our report live from the party's red carpet and below for a virtual tour of some of the museum's coolest artifacts and the story behind the Hall's new branch:

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Preps Satellite Museum in New York
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Annex: A Guided Tour of New York's New Home of Music History

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