Hard Rock Cafe Miami Memorabilia
J. Garcia Brand Jacket
Nothing illustrates the sixties counterculture’s move from idealistic hippies to materialistic yuppies more than Jerry Garcia’s clothing line. When ideals are turned into a marketing cash-cow, you know the Age of Aquarius is long gone. This is a J. Garcia-brand jacket that belonged to Captain Trips himself. The lining features Jerry’s artwork. Jerry also offered a line of ties. The irony is overwhelming.
1953 Gibson ES-295
When Elvis Presley recorded his immortal Sun Sessions with Scotty Moore on guitar, Mr. Moore used a gold Gibson ES-295 model and subsequently became permanently identified with that particular guitar, though he only played one for a very brief moment in his career. This vintage 1953 model is not the instrument Scotty played, but it’s undeniably badass and was signed by Scotty Moore.
1960 Hagstrom Bass
“The Greatest Rock ’n’ Roll Band in the World” isn’t a name you get by accident. Through 45 years, over 30 albums, and thousands of gigs, the Stones have set the bar almost impossibly high. Their influence, impact, and longevity are a testament to just how powerful rock music is. Original bassist Bill Wyman anchored this juggernaut with a quiet cool that was a perfect counterpoint to Mick and Keith’s flamboyant rock-star postures. Along with Charlie Watts, Bill helped create the perfect rock rhythm section – powerful, dynamic, solid. This 1960 Hagstrom bass was Bill’s weapon of choice in the very early days of the Stones’ journey.
If you trace the development of popular music from early rock ’n’ roll to the more ambitious and aware artform of the late ’60s, the psychedelic experience looms large as a turning point. No one personifies this era more than Harvard psychology professor Timothy Leary. While conducting experiments with L.S.D. (which was still legal) in the early ’60s, Leary concluded that the psychedelic experience was inherently beneficial and set out to spread his message of “Turn on, tune in, drop out” to the masses. Subsequently, L.S.D. became youth phenomenon and Dr. Leary became a crucial element of ’60s culture. Timothy Leary owned this blazer for many years. We didn’t find anything good in the pockets.