Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Hard Rock’s 40th Anniversary Memorabilia Tour Heads To Miami & Hollywood

Michael Jackson's "Thriller" Jacket
On Sunday, Aug. 14, Hard Rock’s 40th Anniversary Memorabilia Tour, featuring memorabilia from the world’s greatest rock legends and icons, will head to Hard Rock Cafe Miami, and then roll on to its next tour stop at the Hard Rock Cafe in the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood on August 15-17. 

Fans will have the chance to experience rock history with Hard Rock’s 40th Anniversary Memorabilia Tour, honoring the lives and legends of rock’s greatest, like Jimi Hendrix, Michael Jackson, Elvis Presley and John Lennon, as well as today’s hottest artists, including Justin Bieber, Snoop Dogg and Katy Perry, and many more.  From unique clothes and lyrics, to historic instruments and rare personal items, Hard Rock has chosen the top 40 most iconic pieces of music memorabilia from its collection and will take guests through some of the most memorable years in rock history. 
Madonna's "Like A Virgin" Dress

Hard Rock’s memorabilia team scoured its vault and searched Hard Rock Cafes and Hotels worldwide to find the best pieces, and with more than 73,000 items in the collection, it was an extremely difficult task.  With so many unique items to choose from, Hard Rock took to its Facebook page and asked fans to vote on the final items included on the tour.  Pieces from AC/DC, KISS, Slash and Kurt Cobain are just a few of the items that won over the hearts of Hard Rock fans worldwide and found a place on this historic tour.

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Hard Rock International 40th Anniversary Memorabilia Tour Includes:

  • Freddie Mercury of Queen:  Striped spandex outfit worn onstage by Freddie during Queen’s Jazz tour in 1979
  • Jimi Hendrix:  Custom Gibson Flying V played by Jimi at the Isle of Wight festival and in the film Rainbow Bridge and handwritten lyrics to “Midnight Lightning”
  • Steven Tyler of Aerosmith:  Striped outfit and scarf-covered microphone stand used by Steven during Aerosmith’s Back in the Saddle tour in 1984 
  • Buddy Holly:  Glasses
  • Pete Townshend of The Who:  Gibson SG Special played at Woodstock
  • Johnny Cash:  Handmade Grammer guitar and assorted lyric sheets
  • Marc Bolan of T Rex:  Extremely rare Veleno aluminum guitar built for Marc Bolan in 1971
  • Michael Jackson:  Jacket worn in the video “Beat It”
  • Madonna:   Wedding dress worn on the cover of her “Like a Virgin” album and during her performance at the 1st  MTV Video Music Awards in 1984
  • John Bonham of Led Zeppelin:  White suit from the London boutique  Granny Takes a Trip
  • Tony Iommi of Black Sabbath:  Red Gibson SG “Monkey Guitar” used to record the first five Black Sabbath albums
  • Peter Frampton:  Outfit and talkbox  from Frampton Comes Alive
  • Katy Perry:  Dress worn when she dove on a birthday cake at the 2008 MTV Latin American Awards
  • John Lennon:  Jacket worn on the cover of Rubber Soul and handwritten lyrics to “Imagine”
  • Brian Jones of The Rolling Stones:  Vox “Teardrop” guitar
  • Jim Morrison of The Doors:  Leather coat and handwritten lyrics to “Crawling King Snake”
  • Brandon Flowers of The Killers:  Feathered jacket
  • Snoop Dogg:  Coat worn in the movie Starsky & Hutch
  • Justin Bieber:   Skateboard used in the video for “One Time”
  • Prince:  Stage-used “Cloud Guitar”
  • Bob Marley:  Guild 12-string used to record the Kaya album
  • Will.I.Am of Black Eyed Peas:  Jacket worn in the video for “Hey Mama”
  • Janis Joplin:  Poncho from the cover of Pearl and handwritten letter
  • Jay Chou:  Elaborate stage outfit
  • Ray Charles:  Braille Playboy Magazine
  • John Lee Hooker:  Handwritten letter
  • Stuart Sutcliffe of The Beatles:   Love letter to Astrid Kircherr
  • Sex Pistols:  Telegram from Malcolm McClaren announcing the departure of Glen Matlock and the addition of Sid Vicious
  • Marvin Gaye:  Address book
  • Elvis Presley:  Scotty Moore's Gibson Super 400 used by Elvis on the '68 Comeback Special
  • Bono of U2:  Comical letter written by Bono to Sting
  • Bob Dylan:  Handwritten lyrics to "I Want You" and "Stuck Inside of Mobile With the Memphis Blues Again"
  • Sid Vicious:  White tux jacket from the "My Way" video
  • Ace Frehley of KISS:  Outfit from the 1975 Alive! tour
  • Malcolm Young of AC/DC:  1959 Gretsch White Falcon guitar
  • George Harrison of The Beatles:  Letter written in 1962 and handwritten lyrics to "While My Guitar Gently Weeps”
  • Neil Young:  Buckskin poncho from his days in Buffalo Springfield
  • Slash:  Custom Les Paul from Guns N’ Roses’ Use Your Illusion tour
  • Kurt Cobain:  Handwritten lyrics
  • Morrisey:  Handwritten Letter
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