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|Posted: Fri Aug 01, 2008 10:24 pm Post subject: Hard Rock Cafe Manchester: New Memorabilia
|New Pieces of Memorabilia from Hard Rock’s World-Famous Collection on Display at Hard Rock Cafe Manchester
Featuring Rare Items from The Beatles, Prince, Elvis Presley, Oasis, Queen, KISS, Ray Charles, Natasha Bedingfield and Arctic Monkeys
Orlando, Fla., - From outfits worn by the Arctic Monkeys to Ray Charles’ custom-made suit to Paul Stanley’s guitar and a tea pot owned by John Lennon, Hard Rock Cafe Manchester has undergone a complete memorabilia redecoration, with dozens of new items commemorating the history of rock now on display.
New pieces of memorabilia from Hard Rock’s world-famous collection are now on display at the Manchester cafe, including the outfits worn by Sheffield scamps Arctic Monkeys at the 2007 BRIT Awards; a guitar from legendary Mancunians Oasis, used on the 2005 album Don’t Believe The Truth; Roger Taylor’s jacket; and Ray Charles’ custom-made tuxedo suit.
These items will join the gold dress worn by Natasha Bedingfield at the 2007 GRAMMYs®; Steve Tyler’s waistcoat; Elvis Presley’s 1950s gold jacket; a rectangular shaped electronic drum donated by Prince; and more.
Hard Rock International is the world’s original curator of music memorabilia with the most far-reaching collection. Hard Rock owns the world’s greatest collection of music memorabilia, with more than 70,000 items celebrating new and legendary music icons.
Manchester favourites the Salford Jets will be the first band to perform on the newly decorated restaurant on Wednesday 6 August. Having reformed after the launch of Rock Radio with Mike Sweeney as lead singer, the 70s band will take to the stage amongst some of the worlds most iconic rock memorabilia.
For more about the Hard Rock Cafe Manchester, see:
[1 August 2008]
NEW MEMORABILIA ITEMS
Liam Gallagher guitar – Oasis
This is a 1955 Gibson J-45 guitar previously owned by Liam Gallagher. IN original condition, this J-45 was purchased by Liam around 2002 from vintage and rare guitars in London. It was used on several demo recordings for the Oasis album ‘Don’t believe the truth’ and specifically on the recording of the Oasis album track ‘The meaning of Soul’.
Liam Gallagher suit – Oasis
Oasis shot to stardom in 1994, becoming on of Britain’s most popular and critically acclaimed bands of the decade. Liam Gallagher, lead vocalist of the group from Manchester, wore this two-piece stage suit for the 1998 video, ‘All Around the World’.
Elton John suit
In the mid ‘80’s Elton John wore this Alberto Biani Taylor-made suit. Since his 1970 breakthrough, John has been able to sustain his popularity, charting a top 40 single every year from 1970-1996. Some of his most notable songs include ‘Your song’, ‘Rocket Man’, ‘Goodbye Yellow Brick Road’, and ‘Don’t let the sun go down on me’
Natasha Bedingfield dress
This dress was worn by Natasha Bedingfield at the 2007 Grammy Awards.
Red Hot Chili Peppers Skateboard
A red Hot Chili Peppers logo skateboard, signed on the bottom by Anthony Keidis, Flea, and Chad Smith.
Paul Stanley Kiss guitar
Paul Stanley used this guitar during a kiss concert in 1997. During the concert, he broke the guitar and threw it out into the audience, where Scott Ian, guitarist for Anthrax, caught it.
Prince electric drum
This odd shaped rectangular electronic drum was donated by Prince to the Hard Rock collection at HRC Los Angeles.
Steven Tyler waistcoat – Aerosmith
This black brocade west was worn and signed by Steven Tyler.
Ray Charles jacket
This stage-worn jacket, custom made for Ray Charles, was donated in trade for party costs at Atlanta HRC on June 10, 1998.
Ray Charles invitation
Invitation for the Helen Hayes award dated for Monday the third May, at the Warner Theatre and the JW Marriott hotel in Washington, D.C. The Helen Hayes Awards honours artistic achievement in the Washington professional theatre.
Elvis Presley gold jacket
This shirt was presented to Elvis Presley by a fan in memory of his famous Gold Lame suit he had in the 1950’s. It was worn just a few times by the king.
Nirvana popularized punk, post-punk, and indie rock, unintentionally bringing it into the American mainstream like no other band to date. This guitar was signed by the members of Nirvana.
Eric Clapton ledger
This tuor ledger for Eric Clapton’s 1975 Japanese tour was kept by tour manager Dick Ashby.
John Lennon goblets – The Beatles
A 1960’s oriental-style teapot and goblets from John Lennon’s house at Kenwood.
Roger Taylor jacket – Queen
Embracing the exaggerated pomp of prog rock and heavy metal, as Vaudevillian music hall, the British quartet delved deeply into camp and bombast, creating a huge, mock-operatic sound with layered guitars and overdubbed vocals. This jacket was worn by Roger Taylor.
George Harrison letter – The Beatles
Letter from George Harrison to Stuart Sutcliffe, postmarked Liverpool, Dec 16, 1960. This letter is a first-hand reflection of the events of the Beatles’ early career.
Nikki Sixx – Motley Crue
As one of the first and most influential hair metal bands of the ‘80’s, Motley Crue had a series of hit albums, the biggest and most noteworthy being 1989’s ‘Dr Feelgood.’ This guitar was used and signed by Nikki Sixx.’
Arctic Monkey’s suits
These 3 suits were worn for the 2007 Brit Awards video link, as the Arctic Monkey’s couldn’t be there in person.
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