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Posted on April 21, 2008 | Tags:
Bon Jovi Headlines Abu Dhabi Stop of Hard Rock’s Ambassadors of Rock Tour at Emirates Palace
Orlando, Fla., April 21, 2008 – Hard Rock International is bringing its worldwide Ambassadors of Rock Tour to The Middle East! Bon Jovi, world-renowned New Jersey rock band fronted by lead singer and namesake Jon Bon Jovi, will perform at Emirates Palace on Tuesday, May 20th in a 15,000 capacity open-air concert on the west lawn as part of Hard Rock’s Ambassadors of Rock Tour, a global concert series featuring top artists and bands to benefit charities worldwide.

Over the past 25 years, Bon Jovi has sold more than 120 million albums worldwide, released 10 studio albums and charted 19 singles to the Top 40 of the Billboard Hot 100. The band is currently touring to promote their latest album, Lost Highway (2007). In 2007, the band won a GRAMMY® for Best Country Collaboration for "Who Says You Can't Go Home" with Jennifer Nettles from Sugarland and also became the first rock band to reach #1 on the Hot Country Songs chart. The band has also received multiple GRAMMY® nominations for music from the albums Crush, Bounce and Lost Highway. Lost Highway is Bon Jovi's tenth studio album since the band formed in the early 80s.

For the third year, Hard Rock’s Ambassadors of Rock Tour will unite its Cafes, Live venues, Hotels and Casinos around the globe to help spread the universal language of rock, and also give raving fans the opportunity to travel like rock stars, while attending some of these star-studded events.

“Bon Jovi has been one of the world’s most successful and popular bands for more than 25 years,” said Sean Dee, Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, Hard Rock International. “We are honored to have such celebrated rock ‘n’ roll veterans headline this exclusive Abu Dhabi performance and join our Ambassadors of Rock lineup.”

Pack Your Bags and Get A Passport!
Once again, as part of the global celebration, one lucky consumer and his/her guest will have the chance to live the life of a rock star, traveling the world to Hard Rock’s Ambassadors of Rock concerts. In addition to the Abu Dhabi stop, the 2008 Ambassadors of Rock Tour will include shows featuring top artists in London; New York; Orlando and Hollywood, Florida; Los Angeles; Caracas; Buenos Aires; Biloxi, Singapore; and Tokyo. Consumers will be able to enter the global sweepstakes via www.HardRock.com throughout the summer. The Grand Prize winner will win all-expenses-paid trips and V.I.P. access into multiple stops on Hard Rock’s 2008 Ambassadors of Rock Tour. Concert details and additional events will be announced this spring. For updated concert details and additional events, visit HardRock.com.

For more information, please visit www.HardRock.com or www.bonjovinow.com.

About Hard Rock International
With 127 high-energy Hard Rock Cafes and nine Hotels/Casinos in 48 countries, Hard Rock International is one of the world’s most globally recognized brands. Beginning with an Eric Clapton guitar, Hard Rock owns the world’s greatest collection of music memorabilia, which is displayed at its locations around the globe. Hard Rock is also known for its collectible fashion and music-related merchandise, Hard Rock Live performance venues and an award-winning website. In addition to the two flagship Seminole Hard Rock Hotels and Casinos in Tampa and Hollywood, Fla., Hard Rock Hotels/Casinos are located in Las Vegas, Biloxi, Orlando, Chicago, San Diego, Pattaya and Bali. Additional hotel and casino projects have been announced in Macau and Penang, both scheduled to open in 2009; Palm Springs, Atlanta and Panama, scheduled to open in 2010; and Dubai, scheduled to open in 2011. Hard Rock Park, the world’s first rock ‘n’ roll theme park, is scheduled to open in Myrtle Beach in Spring 2008. Hard Rock International, Inc. is owned by Seminole Hard Rock Entertainment, Inc. For more information on Hard Rock, visit www.HardRock.com.
Posted on April 18, 2008 | Tags:
Hard Rock International Announces Re-Opening of Hard Rock Cafe Seoul
Orlando, Fla., April 18, 2008 – Seoul will be rockin’ as Hard Rock Cafe re-opens for business on April 18, 2008 at 11 a.m. after a two-year hiatus as both franchisee and company searched for a better location. Located in the Itaewon neighborhood, an area popular with ambassadors, foreign businessmen and locals alike, in the heart of the town’s entertainment and shopping district, Hard Rock Cafe Seoul promises to be one of the area’s leading restaurant and nightlife destinations. The new 11,000-square-foot cafe and retail outlet will offer guests authentic American fare and Hard Rock’s world-famous rock 'n' roll atmosphere in the heart of South Korea’s capital city.

“We have enjoyed great success in Seoul and anticipate the opportunity to re-establish the cafe in this new strategic location,” said Hamish Dodds, president and CEO, Hard Rock International. “Hard Rock looks forward to bringing high-energy dining, live music and exciting entertainment events to locals and visitors alike, with the rock ‘n’ roll passion that has made Hard Rock world-famous.”

Hard Rock Cafe Seoul will feature two levels, including a 325-seat restaurant and bar area and Hard Rock’s signature retail Rock Shop with Hard Rock’s world-famous merchandise, including authentic items, featuring its rock ‘n’ roll inspired T-shirt and clothing line, as well as its range of highly collectible items. The state-of-the-art facility will be adorned with pieces from Hard Rock’s world-famous memorabilia collection, including items representing both contemporary stars -- such as Shakira’s pants and Jon Bon Jovi’s guitar, and rock legends --including Stevie Wonder’s keyboard and Billy Joel’s tour jacket.

Hard Rock moving its Seoul Cafe is part of an ongoing strategic plan to relocate cafes when appropriate to better reach our target consumers. Most recently, in July 2007, Hard Rock moved its Boston cafe from Clinton Street to the historic Faneuil Hall area and has enjoyed tremendous success as a premier destination for special events, while improving the overall guest experience. Additional successful “in-city” moves have included New York, NY; San Francisco, CA; Phoenix, AZ and Orlando, Fla.

About Hard Rock International
With 127 high-energy Hard Rock Cafes and nine Hotels/Casinos in 48 countries, Hard Rock International is one of the world’s most globally recognized brands. Beginning with an Eric Clapton guitar, Hard Rock owns the world’s greatest collection of music memorabilia, which is displayed at its locations around the globe. Hard Rock is also known for its collectible fashion and music-related merchandise, Hard Rock Live performance venues and an award-winning website. In addition to the two flagship Seminole Hard Rock Hotels and Casinos in Tampa and Hollywood, Fla., Hard Rock Hotels/Casinos are located in Las Vegas, Biloxi, Orlando, Chicago, San Diego, Pattaya and Bali. Additional hotel and casino projects have been announced in Macau and Penang, both scheduled to open in 2009; Palm Springs, Atlanta and Panama, scheduled to open in 2010; and Dubai, scheduled to open in 2011. Hard Rock International, Inc. is owned by Seminole Hard Rock Entertainment, Inc. For more information on Hard Rock, visit www.hardrock.com.
Posted on April 15, 2008 | Tags:
Orlando, Fla., April 15, 2008 - Hard Rock International announced that Brit-pop heroes The Charlatans are to perform an exclusive live set at Hard Rock Cafe London on Thursday, April 24th to coincide with the re-launch of its London Vault. On the same day, the godfather of Mod, Paul Weller will visit the London Cafe to hand over the Union Jack flag that provided the backdrop to his Glastonbury performance in 2007. In honor of the memorabilia dedication, Hard Rock will make a donation to Nordoff Robbins Music Therapy, the UK’s leading provider of music therapy services.

The Charlatans’ show is one of three exclusive performances under the umbrella “The Road To Hard Rock Calling.” KT Tunstall and Starsailor join The Charlatans in playing Hard Rock Cafes around the UK, leading up to Hard Rock Calling, which takes place June 28-29th in Hyde Park and is headlined by Eric Clapton and The Police. The band kicks off “The Road to Hard Rock Calling” with their show at Hard Rock Cafe London on April 24th, followed by a performance by KT Tunstall at Hard Rock Cafe Edinburgh on June 3rd and Starsailor at Hard Rock Cafe Manchester on June19 th!

Hard Rock International also announced the renovation of its legendary London Vault, filled with rare pieces of music memorabilia. This Spring, more pieces from Hard Rock’s world-famous memorabilia collection will be showcased in the Hard Rock Vault. New additions to the Vault include Sting’s Fender Precision Bass, used in the 2001 video for the hit song “After The Rain Has Fallen,” and Eric Clapton’s silver suit worn on the cover of Cream’s final original album Goodbye Cream from 1969. Clapton’s suit will join his Red Fender Lead II guitar, which was the very first piece of memorabilia donated to Hard Rock Cafe back in 1971!

“Hard Rock owns the largest music memorabilia collection in the world, and it continues to expand every day,” said Hamish Dodds, president and CEO, Hard Rock International. “We are proud to be able to showcase iconic memorabilia from such great artists as Paul Weller, Eric Clapton, The Police and more in our London Vault.”

Other items now featured in the Vault are Madonna’s bustier from her Blonde Ambition tour, the first ever guitar owned by Sex Pistols’ Glen Matlock, the harpsichord used by The Beatles to record ‘All You Need is Love’, a cowboy shirt once worn by Keith Moon (The Who) and Slash’s outfit and guitar from the Guns N’ Roses video for ‘November Rain’.

The Charlatans are one of the purveyors of the Manchester Brit-pop indie scene emerging in the early 90’s alongside Oasis and the Happy Mondays. 10 studio albums, over 30 singles on, The Charlatans became the first UK band to release an album completely free to download via a radio station when You Cross My Path was released in March via XFM.

A true British icon, Paul Weller is one of the most influential musicians of the past 30 years. As the songwriter, guitarist and lead singer in The Jam, creator of The Style Council and a hugely successful solo artist since 1991, Paul Weller has experimented with a range of musical forms to great acclaim.

Tickets for The Charlatans at Hard Rock Cafe London on April 24th can only be won via Virgin Radio; from Monday, April 14th tune into Ben Jones or visit www.virginradio.co.uk . Winners will also receive champagne and canapé VIP Private Vault tours.

For more information about Hard Rock International please contact:

LD Communications
Kate Etteridge/ Nadine Bibi
T: 020 7439 7222
E: kate.etteridge@ldcommunications.co.uk/
nadine.bibi@ldcommunications.co.uk

For all Hard Rock Calling Festival PR Inquiries:

Steve Guest – Press and PR Manager – Live Nation Music UK
Steve.guest@LiveNation.co.uk (0) 207 009 3371

Christine Gorham – PR Director – Live Nation Music UK
Christine.gorham@livenation.co.uk (0) 207 009 3282

Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy
Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy is the largest music therapy charity in the UK, providing over 30,000 sessions annually. Although music therapy is a registered profession with the Health Professions Council the Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy Charity receives no statutory funding and needs to raise almost £3million a year to continue to operate.

Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy has three core activities: the provision of music therapy to clients of all ages, the training of future music therapists through its Masters Degree programme, and on-going research. The charity also provides the UK’s only Postgraduate PhD programme in music therapy, validated by City University. Further information: www.nordoff-robbins.org.uk

About Hard Rock International
With 126 high-energy Hard Rock Cafes and nine Hotels/Casinos in 48 countries, Hard Rock International is one of the world’s most globally recognized brands. Beginning with an Eric Clapton guitar, Hard Rock owns the world’s greatest collection of music memorabilia, which is displayed at its locations around the globe. Hard Rock is also known for its collectible fashion and music-related merchandise, Hard Rock Live performance venues and an award-winning website. In addition to the two flagship Seminole Hard Rock Hotels and Casinos in Tampa and Hollywood, Fla., Hard Rock Hotels/Casinos are located in Las Vegas, Biloxi, Orlando, Chicago, San Diego, Pattaya and Bali. Additional hotel and casino projects have been announced in Macau and Penang, both scheduled to open in 2009; Palm Springs, Atlanta and Panama, scheduled to open in 2010; and Dubai, scheduled to open in 2011. Hard Rock Park, the world’s first rock ‘n’ roll theme park, is scheduled to open in Myrtle Beach in Spring 2008. Hard Rock International, Inc. is owned by Seminole Hard Rock Entertainment, Inc. For more information on Hard Rock, visit www.HardRock.com.

Posted on April 15, 2008 | Tags:
The Charlatans, KT Tunstall and Starsailor Confirmed for Shows Leading Up to Hyde Park Event
Orlando, Fla., April 15, 2008 - Hard Rock International announced today that Manchester’s Brit-pop heroes The Charlatans, Scottish songstress KT Tunstall and Brit indie boys Starsailor are to play exclusive shows at Hard Rock Cafes in the UK, leading up to the Hard Rock Calling festival in London’s Hyde Park, which takes place June 28-29, 2008.

The Charlatans will kick off “The Road to Hard Rock Calling” with a show at Hard Rock Cafe London on April 24th, followed by a performance by KT Tunstall at Hard Rock Cafe Edinburgh on June 3rd and Starsailor at Hard Rock Cafe Manchester on June 19th! After these shows, the next chance to catch them all live in action will be at Hard Rock Calling with Eric Clapton, The Police, Sheryl Crow, The Bangles, The Stranglers and many more!

The Charlatans show will also celebrate the dedication of Hard Rock Cafe London’s Vault, showcasing exciting icons from Eric Clapton, The Police, The Beatles, Slash and Madonna, which are rare pieces from Hard Rock’s world-famous memorabilia collection. The Starsailor show will highlight some new additions to the Manchester memorabilia collection, and KT Tunstall’s appearance will coincide with the 10th anniversary of Hard Rock Cafe Edinburgh, celebrating a decade of rocking Scotland!

“Hard Rock's Ambassadors of Rock concert series continues to be one of the world's premier music events,” said Sean Dee, Vice President and CMO, Hard Rock International. “The Road to Hard Rock Calling" will feature live performances from The Charlatans, KT Tunstall and Starsailor, among others and get the UK ready for one of the summer's top concerts - Hard Rock Calling in Hyde Park.”

Hard Rock Calling, produced by Live Nation and presented by Hard Rock International, is a two-day festival being held on June 28th and 29th, and will be one of London’s premier music events, with more than a dozen top bands performing on two stages. Rock legends – Eric Clapton, The Police, Sheryl Crow, John Mayer, KT Tunstall and Starsailor – will headline Hard Rock Calling in June – as part of Hard Rock’s third annual Ambassadors of Rock Tour, a global concert series featuring top artists and bands to benefit charities worldwide.

The Charlatans are one of the purveyors of the Manchester Brit-pop indie scene emerging in the early 90’s alongside Oasis and the Happy Mondays. Their second single ‘The Only One I Know’ reached number 10 in the UK charts and remains an indie dancefloor classic to this day. Subsequent singles such as ‘Just When You’re Thinking Things Over’, ‘North Country Boy’, ‘One To Another’ have all proved bit hits for Tim Burgess & co.

KT Tunstall’s debut album 'Eye To The Telescope' was a sure fire winner selling almost four million copies, including over 1.5 million in the UK alone and over 1 million in America. She has toured the world a fair few times and become a festival favourite from Glastonbury to T In The Park (and back again). She secured a Mercury Music Prize nomination, won a Brit Award and has new nominations plus won the prestigious Ivor Novello Best Song Award, a Q award and a Grammy Nomination to boot. She also outsold every other female artist in the UK in 2005. Her new critically acclaimed album, Drastic Fantastic, entered the UK charts at No. 3 last September and shot straight into the top 10 of the American Billboard chart. Already certified gold in the UK, Drastic Fantastic is well on its way to going platinum.

Starsailor have had three top ten albums and eleven Top 40 singles in the UK since 2001. They have won NME and Q awards, played virtually every festival in the world and have supported bands including The Rolling Stones, REM and the Manic Street Preachers. They are now nearing completion of their highly anticipated fourth studio album. Starsailor played Hard Rock’s Hyde Park Calling two years ago and will be looking forward to returning to the site.

Tickets for each show will be available exclusively via local promotions, see below for official media partners.

HOW TO GET TICKETS FOR EACH SHOW

The Charlatans @ Hard Rock Cafe London April 24th
– for tickets tune into Ben Jones on Virgin Radio or go on www.virginradio.co.uk from Monday, April 14th

KT Tunstall @ Hard Rock Cafe Edinburgh June 3rd – for tickets tune into Ben Jones on Virgin Radio or go on www.virginradio.co.uk from w/c May 19th and w/c May 26th and STV from May 26th

Starsailor @ Hard Rock Cafe Manchester June 19th – for tickets tune into Ben Jones on Virgin Radio or go on www.virginradio.co.uk from w/c May 19th and w/c May 26th


For more information about Hard Rock International please contact:

LD Communications
Kate Etteridge/ Nadine Bibi
T: 020 7439 7222
E: kate.etteridge@ldcommunications.co.uk/
nadine.bibi@ldcommunications.co.uk

For all Hard Rock Calling Festival PR Inquiries:

Steve Guest – Press and PR Manager – Live Nation Music UK
Steve.guest@LiveNation.co.uk (0) 207 009 3371

Christine Gorham – PR Director – Live Nation Music UK
Christine.gorham@livenation.co.uk (0) 207 009 3282

About Hard Rock International
With 126 high-energy Hard Rock Cafes and nine Hotels/Casinos in 48 countries, Hard Rock International is one of the world’s most globally recognized brands. Beginning with an Eric Clapton guitar, Hard Rock owns the world’s greatest collection of music memorabilia, which is displayed at its locations around the globe. Hard Rock is also known for its collectible fashion and music-related merchandise, Hard Rock Live performance venues and an award-winning website. In addition to the two flagship Seminole Hard Rock Hotels and Casinos in Tampa and Hollywood, Fla., Hard Rock Hotels/Casinos are located in Las Vegas, Biloxi, Orlando, Chicago, San Diego, Pattaya and Bali. Additional hotel and casino projects have been announced in Macau and Penang, both scheduled to open in 2009; Palm Springs, Atlanta and Panama, scheduled to open in 2010; and Dubai, scheduled to open in 2011. Hard Rock Park, the world’s first rock ‘n’ roll theme park, is scheduled to open in Myrtle Beach in Spring 2008. Hard Rock International, Inc. is owned by Seminole Hard Rock Entertainment, Inc. For more information on Hard Rock, visit www.HardRock.com.

Posted on April 08, 2008 | Tags:
RARE ICONS OF MEMORABILIA FROM ERIC CLAPTON, THE POLICE, GUNS N ROSES, MADONNA AND THE WHO ADDED TO HARD ROCKS COLLECTION
Orlando, Fla., April 8, 2008 - Hard Rock International announced the renovation of its legendary London Vault, filled with rare pieces of music memorabilia. Starting this Spring, more pieces from music history will be showcased in the Hard Rock Vault, becoming permanent additions to Hard Rocks world-famous memorabilia collection.

Joining the incredible array of memorabilia will be exciting new items from Eric Clapton and The Police both headlining Hard Rock Calling on 28 and 29 June the UK leg of Hard Rocks Ambassadors of Rock Tour.

New additions to the Hard Rock Vault include Stings Fender Precision Bass, used in the 2001 video for the hit song After The Rain Has Fallen, and Eric Claptons silver suit worn on the cover of Creams final original album Goodbye Cream from 1969. Claptons suit will join his Red Fender Lead II guitar, which was the very first piece of memorabilia donated to Hard Rock Cafe back in 1971!

New pieces of memorabilia on display in the Hard Rock Vault include; the costume and guitar worn and used by Guns N Roses guitarist Slash in the video for November Rain; Madonnas bustier from her 1990 Blonde Ambition tour plus one of her old credit cards; the first-ever guitar owned by Sex Pistols guitarist Glen Matlock also used to come up with the riffs for the huge punk anthem Anarchy In The UK; a western-style shirt worn by the inimitable Keith Moon of The Who from the 1970s; and lastly, the harpsichord used by The Beatles to record All You Need Is Love and Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds from the 1967 album Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band.

The Hard Rock Vault, which opened in 2001, is located beneath Hard Rock Cafe Londons Rock Shop, formerly a Coutts Bank, which housed the Queens treasury, and now contains some of the most valuable pieces of music memorabilia in the world from Jimi Hendrixs Flying V to John Lennons handwritten lyrics for Instant Karma. In the past 18 months, artists and musicians, including Brian May, Aerosmith, Natasha Bedingfield and The Who, have all taken tours of the Hard Rock Vault.

More than 70,000 items can be found in the global archives of Hard Rock International, which are displayed at Hard Rock locations throughout the world. With a vast and unrivalled collection of memorabilia, Hard Rock Cafe London alone owns such pieces as Little Richards boots, Freddie Mercurys throne and guitars from Keith Richards, Bob Dylan, The Who and Aerosmith, to name a few. Visitors to the London cafe can dine amongst the items on display or visit the Hard Rock Vault which is open for free daily tours.

Various launch events will take place from 31 March to celebrate the re-launch of the Hard Rock Vault. For more information, please visit www.HardRock.com!

For more information about Hard Rock International and the Hard Rock Vault, please contact:

LD Communications
Kate Etteridge/ Nadine Bibi
T: 020 7439 7222
E: kate.etteridge@ldcommunications.co.uk/
nadine.bibi@ldcommunications.co.uk

About Hard Rock International
With 126 high-energy Hard Rock Cafes and nine Hotels/Casinos in 48 countries, Hard Rock International is one of the worlds most globally recognized brands. Beginning with an Eric Clapton guitar, Hard Rock owns the worlds greatest collection of music memorabilia, which is displayed at its locations around the globe. Hard Rock is also known for its collectible fashion and music-related merchandise, Hard Rock Live performance venues and an award-winning website. In addition to the two flagship Seminole Hard Rock Hotels and Casinos in Tampa and Hollywood, Fla., Hard Rock Hotels/Casinos are located in Las Vegas, Biloxi, Orlando, Chicago, San Diego, Pattaya and Bali. Additional hotel and casino projects have been announced in Macau and Penang, both scheduled to open in 2009; Palm Springs, Atlanta and Panama, scheduled to open in 2010; and Dubai, scheduled to open in 2011. Hard Rock Park, the worlds first rock n roll theme park, is scheduled to open in Myrtle Beach in Spring 2008. Hard Rock International, Inc. is owned by Seminole Hard Rock Entertainment, Inc. For more information on Hard Rock, visit www.HardRock.com.

NEW ADDITIONS TO THE VAULT

SLASH - GUNS N ROSES
IN THE LATE 80S GUNS N' ROSES BROUGHT RAW ROCK N ROLL BACK INTO THE CHARTS. SLASH WAS ABLE TO CREATE SOME OF THE MOST MEMORABLE, MELODIC AND SOULFUL SOLOS OF ALL TIME. THE COSTUME ON DISPLAY WAS WORN BY SLASH IN THE NOVEMBER RAIN MUSIC VIDEO. THE GUITAR ON DISPLAY WAS ALSO FEATURED IN THE SAME VIDEO.

MADONNA
ONE OF MADONNA'S GREATEST ACHIEVEMENTS IS HOW SHE MANIPULATED THE MEDIA AND THE PUBLIC WITH HER MUSIC, HER VIDEOS, HER PUBLICITY, AND HER SEXUALITY. ARGUABLY, MADONNA WAS THE FIRST FEMALE POP STAR TO HAVE COMPLETE CONTROL OF HER MUSIC AND IMAGE. MADONNA ON THE BLONDE AMBITION WORLD TOUR IN 1990 WORE THE BUSTIER ON DISPLAY. ALSO ON DISPLAY IS ONE OF MADONNAS OLD CREDIT CARDS.

GLEN MATLOCK - THE SEX PISTOLS
THE SEX PISTOLS, WHO ONLY WERE TOGETHER FOR TWO YEARS, REVOLUTIONIZED WHAT ROCK N ROLL COULD BE. THE GUITAR ON DISPLAY IS THE FIRST GUITAR EVER OWNED BY GLEN MATLOCK. IT WAS A CHRISTMAS PRESENT FROM HIS PARENTS. HE CAME UP WITH THE ORIGINAL CHORD SEQUENCES TO ANARCHY IN THE UK ON THIS GUITAR.

STING - THE POLICE
ONE OF THE MOST INFLUENTIAL APPROACHES TO MUSIC SINCE PUNK, THE POLICES SONGS CENTERED ON STING'S BASS PATTERNS AND HIGH, WAILING VOCALS, WITH SUMMERS' ATMOSPHERIC GUITAR AND COPELAND'S INTRICATE DRUMMING. THE 1956 FENDER PRECISION BASS ON DISPLAY WAS USED BY STING ON HIS 2001 MUSIC VIDEO "AFTER THE RAIN HAS FALLEN IN 2001.

ERIC CLAPTON
BY THE TIME ERIC CLAPTON LAUNCHED HIS SOLO CAREER WITH THE RELEASE OF HIS SELF-TITLED DEBUT ALBUM IN MID-1970, HE WAS LONG ESTABLISHED AS ONE OF THE WORLD'S MAJOR ROCK STARS. THE SILVER SUIT ON DISPLAY WAS WORN BY ERIC CLAPTON ON THE COVER OF GOODBYE CREAM, THE SWANSONG ALBUM FROM ROCKS FIRST SUPERGROUP.

KEITH MOON - THE WHO
THE WHO BASED THEIR RHYTHMS OF PETES GUITAR AND HAD KEITH MOON AND JOHN ENTWISTLE IMPROVISE OVER HIS FOUNDATION THE WESTERN-STYLE SHIRT ON DISPLAY WAS WORN BY KEITH MOON IN THE 70S.

THE BEATLES
A HARPSICHORD MADE BY BALDWIN, USED TO RECORD "ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE" AND "LUCY IN THE SKY WITH DIAMONDS" AND OTHER PASSAGES ON THE BEATLES ALBUM ENTITLED "SGT. PEPPERS LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND" AT EMI ABBEY ROAD STUDIOS, LONDON, ENGLAND, CIRCA 1967. (A HARPSICHORD IS A KEYBOARD INSTRUMENT WIDELY USED FROM THE 16TH TO THE 18TH CENTURY AND REVIVED IN THE 20TH CENTURY, SIMILAR IN APPEARANCE TO A GRAND PIANO, BUT ITS STRINGS ARE PLUCKED BY QUILLS OR LEATHER POINTS INSTEAD OF STRUCK AS IN A PIANO).
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