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Robert
Santelli

Bob has been Executive Director of The GRAMMY Museum since 2006. A noted blues and rock historian, he is the author of more than a dozen books on American music, including This Land Is Your Land: Woody Guthrie and the Journey of an American Folk Song and The New York Times bestsellers Greetings from E Street (The Story of Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band) and The Bob Dylan Scrapbook. In 2013, he received a GRAMMY Award nomination as co-producer of the album, Woody at 100: The Woody Guthrie Centennial Compilation. Santelli is also on the creative team for the annual GRAMMY Awards Show. He is currently overseeing the development of The GRAMMY Museum Mississippi, which will be the most technologically advanced music-themed museum in the world and the only other official GRAMMY Museum location outside of Los Angeles. Prior to his position at The GRAMMY Museum, he was CEO of Experience Music Project in Seattle, one of the original curators of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland, and a faculty member in the music departments of Rutgers and Monmouth Universities. Most recently, Bob developed the U.K.'s first pop music museum, the British Music Experience, which opened in London in 2009.