On display is a gorgeous leather and turquoise necklace that was personal favorite of Jimi's. He wore it often during his late '60s heyday.
SLASH - GUNS N' ROSES
A must-see piece in the Brussels cafe is a handwritten sheet of notebook paper on which Guns N' Roses guitarist Slash jotted down various notes, lyrics and doodles in the band's pre-fame days.
PAUL SIMONON - THE CLASH
Clash bassist Paul Simonon’s impact on the world of fashion is gigantic, but strangely unsung. He was largely responsible for the English punk dress code that still resonates with fashion designers today. On display is a zippered jacket was part of his wardrobe in the ‘70s.
THE BEATLES - STUART SUTCLIFFE
Also in the Brussels cafe is a self portrait that was done by the Beatles’ original bass player – the late Stu Sutcliffe. Stu was much more of a visual artist than a musician. In fact, he was regarded by his art teachers in Liverpool as one of the most promising students they’d ever taught. He drew this in Hamburg in 1961 during one of the Beatles’ many pre-superstardom nightclub stints. Pete Best once told us that Stu would sit in the club drawing any pretty girls he happened to see and gifting them with the art in hopes of getting a little action.
On display is a lace outfit worn onstage by the one and only Madonna.
JOHN ENTWISTLE - THE WHO
In addition to being almost universally regarded as the greatest rock bassist of all time, the Who's John Entwistle was a very talented artist. Among the many original Entwistle sketches in the Brussels cafe are portraits of Keith Moon, Rod Stewart, Pete Townshend and a beautiful self-portrait.
On display is a very early example of Springsteen’s songwriting in the Boss’ own hand. It’s for a 1971 song entitled “Sometimes at Night”.
On display is an amazing letter from John Lennon. In this handwritten note, John is encouraging Capitol Records chairman Bhaskar Menon to put the label’s promotional weight behind the new Yoko Ono album. He also complains about pervasive rumors that the Beatles will be reuniting.
One of the best pieces of music history in Brussels is Johnny Cash’s handwritten lyrics to “Starkville City Jail”. The inspiration for this song was Johnny’s 1965 arrest in Starkville, Mississippi for trespassing.
Handwritten items from Elvis are exceedingly rare, so we're extra proud to display a handwritten setlist for the King’s 1969 residency at the International Hotel in Las Vegas. The hotel eventually became the Las Vegas Hilton.