Hard Rock Cafe Singapore Memorabilia
Carlos Alomar Bass
This unusual instrument is a handmade Veillette Citron 8-string bass. It was used by longtime Bowie guitarist Carlos Alomar during the recording of the smash 1975 hit “Fame” and can be heard quite prominently on the track. “Fame” was a huge success for Bowie – reaching #1 on the Billboard charts in September of ’75.
GRANDMASTER FLASH AND THE FURIOUS FIVE
Hall of Fame Award
As pioneers of the hip hop genre, Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five are among the most important and influential artists of all time. Their 1982 smash, “The Message”, brought social consciousness into the world of rap and echoes of it can still be heard in today’s music. In 2007, they became the very first hip hop crew inducted into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame. The award on display is group member Scorpio’s Hall of Fame trophy.