Hard Rock Cafe Cologne Memorabilia
Like David Bowie, Annie Lennox is one of rock’s true chameleons. She broke out with an arresting, androgynous look when Eurythmics took the pop world by storm in ’83 with “Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)” and recalibrated her image with every subsequent release. Annie wore these gloves on stage during Eurythmics’ 1986 tour.
German chanteuse Nina Hagen is one of those artists that absolutely defies easy categorization. She’s like an opera singer/punk rocker/performance artist/goth icon, but even all those descriptives fail to convey her wide-ranging talent. A much more simple and accurate description of Nina is that she’s a true original. She wore these boots on stage during her 1994-1995 tour.
Black Eyed Peas
Black Eyed Peas frontman will.i.am can be seen wearing this sweater on the cover of their debut album – 1998’s ‘Behind the Front’. The album was released a few years before the group added Fergie to their lineup and has a much more traditional hip hop sound than the subsequent albums that catapulted them to pop superstardom.
X emerged from the fertile late-‘70s punk scene in Los Angeles with a rockabilly and country-influenced sound, deeply poetic lyrics and a totally unique approach to vocal harmony. Throughout their 35-year career, they’ve been critically acclaimed and wildly influential. Bassist/vocalist John Doe used this vintage Fender Precision Bass on stage with the band.
Germany has a long history of amazing heavy metal bands, but Accept may be the best of the bunch. Originally from Solingen, for over 30 years they’ve delivered incredible rock ‘n’ roll – and their 1983 anthem, “Balls to the Wall”, is a classic of the genre. This leather coat was owned and worn by bassist Peter Baltes.
This battered Precision Bass was Accept bassist Peter Baltes’ main instrument for over 30 years. Originally black, years of road wear wore it down to the raw wood. Peter used this instrument to record Accept’s iconic anthem “Balls to the Wall” and used it in the song’s video as well.