Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Hard Rock Cafe Memorabilia

I just found out that on the Hard Rock Cafe website they list some of the cool musical artifacts that each restaurant has. Here are just a few I grabbed at random.

Las Vegas
1. Elton John
Blue feather outfit.

2.Terence Trent D'Arby
Pearl snare drum signed, "While it is true…now beat it" in black by Terence Trent D'Arby, who actually got his music career going while in the U.S. Army.

3. Roy Orbison
In 1964 Roy Orbison released what was to be the most successful hit single of his career, "Oh Pretty Woman." These are the hand-written lyrics to this legendary song, co-written with Bill Dees.

4. Madonna
Black satin jacket worn by Madonna during the 27-engagement "Virgin" tour in April, 1985.

5. White Lion
Studded denim jacket worn by lead vocalist Mike Tramp of the 80's rock band White Lion.

6. Elvis Presley
Gibson acoustic guitar owned by Elvis Presley. It was evidently stolen from Graceland but returned to Vernon Presley after the perpetrator was apprehended.

7. B-52s
Kate Pierson's silver dress worn by the retro redheaded vocalist on the front and back covers of Cosmic Thing.

8. The Stray Cats
During his career Setzer has had a hand in popularizing hollow body electric guitars like this Gretsch Chet Atkins Nashville model hollow body, which was played by Setzer at a show in New Orleans.

9. Marilyn Manson
Mint green Charvel Surfcaster electric guitar played by Daisy Berkowitz, former guitarist for Marilyn Manson. Berkowitz played it in the video for "Dope Hat," a song released on the 1995 album Smells Like Children as "Dance Of The Dope Hat".

Buenos Aires
1. Phil Collins:
Signed picture and microphone used by Phil Collins during the “No Jacket Required” Tour.

2. Paul Mc Cartney:
Grey suit worn by Paul Mc Cartney while making the movie “A Hard Days Night”.

3. Megadeth:
Flying V guitar and cymbal used for the concerts in BA (1997).

4. Rod Stewart:
Light blue shirt worn by Rod Stewart on stage in 1970.

5. Bon Jovi:
Acoustic Guitar used by Richie Sambora.

6. Michael Jackson:
Black Leather Boots with hundreds of tacks.

7. Fito Páez:
Silk orange shirt worn by Fito Páez on the promotion of the album “El Amor después del Amor”.

8. Soda Stereo:
Waistcoat worn by Gustavo Cerati while the making of the video “Música Ligera”.

9. Bersuit Vergarabat:
Pajamas worn by Gustavo Cordera during the concerts on the Obras Stadium (1999).

10. Soda Stereo:
Drum Kit used by Charly Alberti during the “Confort y Música para volar”, MTV Unplugged Concert.

Surfers Paradise Australia

1. The Beatles
Amplifier used to record "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds."

2. Elvis Presley
Black Denim outfit worn by Elvis in a screen feature concert in Hawaii.

3. Jimi Hendrix
Mitch Mitchell drum kit used for many Hendrix studio recordings.

4. Guns 'N Roses
Harley Davidson owned by Matt Sorum.

5. The Beatles
John Lennon's outfit used for Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.

6. Kurt Cobain

7. Marquee Club
Original dressing room door from one of the most famous rock clubs in England.

8. Led Zeppelin
"Stairway to Heaven" - numerous signed photos.

9. The Beatles
George Harrison's jacket worn during the "Magical Mystery Tour."

10.Bruce Springsteen
Original shirt worn on the "Lucky Town" album and tour.

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