Hard Rock Cafe SHARM EL SHEIKH Memorabilia
Fender Precision Bass
Larry Taylor is one of those journeyman musicians whose innate ability has made him a legend. Best known as bassist for Canned Heat (with whom he played both Monterey Pop and Woodstock), Larry has held down the bottom end on countless sessions and has been the go-to bass man for Tom Waits on many albums and tours. That's what we call a music career. This humble P-bass was part of Larry's arsenal.
Shirt from Change of Habit
The King wore this blue pullover in his final film as an “actor” – 1969’s Change of Habit. You have to really suspend disbelief to buy the premise of this film. Elvis takes a dramatic turn as Dr. John Carpenter – an inner-city doctor who meets three lovely young social workers who turn out to be incognito nuns (Change of Habit – very clever). Obviously someone has to fall in love with Elvis and have a crisis of conscience. The movie never adequately explains why the good doctor has gigantic, dyed-black Elvis sideburns. Interestingly, the film co-stars Mary Tyler Moore and Ed Asner. One year later, they’d conquer the TV world with The Mary Tyler Moore Show.
This vest was worn by Shakira during her Tour of the Mongoose in 2003. She donated it to the Hard Rock in return for a generous contribution to her charity, “Fundacion Pies Descalzos.” This charity builds schools in rural areas of Latin America to provide education, nutrition, and counseling for underprivileged and displaced youth.
Though his childhood dream was to be a footballer (he’s really good), Rod Stewart’s decision to belt out the blues with his inimitable whiskey-voiced style was the right move. From his days fronting the Faces (if you don’t own any Faces records go get some immediately), to his platinum solo success in the ’70s and ’80s (you know “Maggie May” rocks), to his reinvention as an interpreter of standards (now your mom even digs him), Rod has forged an utterly unique career path. He’s also rocked some utterly unique threads – like this blue chiffon shirt in the ’70s.