Hard Rock Cafe Philadelphia Memorabilia
Alice in Chains
One of the great bands of the ‘90s grunge era, Seattle’s Alice in Chains brought some classic metal sounds to the grunge party and released a string of classic albums. Guitarist Jerry Cantrell used this lovely Guild acoustic during the recording of the band’s 1996 album, ‘Unplugged’.
Though Jimmy Page and Robert Plant get most of the Led Zeppelin glory, bassist John Paul Jones was every bit as crucial to the Zeppelin sound. His skill as an arranger rivals his incredible bass playing and the grooves he developed with John Bonham are among the heaviest in music history. This unusual Framus Triumph electric upright bass belonged to John Paul Jones.
The image of Elvis Presley fronting his original band whilst wearing a gold lamé jacket is as iconic as it gets. It represents all that was young, cool and free about Elvis in the fifties. In his gold lamé jacket, Elvis was truly THE KING. This is one of his original jackets from the mid-fifties. He wore it onstage with Scotty Moore, Bill Black and D.J. Fontana often.
Mumford & Sons
London’s Mumford & Sons are at the vanguard of the contemporary roots music scene and have enjoyed worldwide success with their unique and finely-crafted take on traditional folk and Americana styles. This 5-string upright bass was bassist Ted Dwayne’s main instrument during the band’s formative years. The rigors of the road forced him to retire it in 2009 when the group recorded their breakthrough album ‘Sigh No More’.