Hard Rock Cafe Hamburg Memorabilia
Music Man Stingray Bass
Though Angus Young inevitably gets the bulk of the attention, AC/DC couldn't move the masses without the rock-solid rhythm section of drummer Phil Rudd and bassist Cliff Williams. This Music Man Stingray was in Cliff's arsenal in the 1990s and he's pictured with it on the cover of the May '96 issue of Bass Player magazine.
When David Bowie released his 1972 masterpiece, The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars, he introduced the world to the first of his many rock ’n’ roll alter egos – space-age rock hedonist Ziggy Stardust. Bowie crafted the Ziggy persona from the ground up and his choice of wardrobe was a crucial element in establishing Ziggy as the ultimate rock star of the future. This striped jacket was made specifically for Bowie during this era and he wore it both on and off stage.
Oberheim OB-X Synthesizer
He may be the piano man, but Billy Joel has never been averse to using a more modern keyboard from time to time. “Modern” is a relative term for this piece, though. This is a vintage 1979 Oberheim OB-X analog synthesizer owned and used by Billy during his Glass Houses album and tour. Old analog synths like this one have become quite popular with keyboard players frustrated with the clinical sound of digital gear.
Rickenbacker 4001 Bass
"Wait a second... John Entwistle played the bass with the Who, not Pete Townshend." That would be true if wasn’t for the fact that Pete plays everything. Keys, bass, acoustic, electric, vocals – Pete does it all. That’s why he needs some serious tools like this blue Rickenbacker 4001 bass. He used it in the ’70s.