Hard Rock Cafe Memorabilia
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Red Gown with Hoop Skirt
If Hendrix and Cobain are the kings of Seattle, then Heart’s Ann and Nancy Wilson are the unquestioned queens. Their potent brand of female-powered, Zeppelin-inspired hard rock has been a dominant force in music since the mid ’70s and they continue to influence generations of musicians and songwriters. Frontwoman Ann Wilson wore this elaborate gown on stage in the 1980s.
This bowling shirt belonged to Buddy Holly in the late ‘50s. Buddy was quite possibly the single greatest songwriter of the early rock ‘n’ roll era. With timeless compositions like “That’ll Be the Day”, “Peggy Sue” and “Oh Boy!”, it's hard to believe that an artist of his stature and influence never saw age 23. Buddy Holly’s shadow still looms large over the pop world more than half a century after his death.
Black Textured Pants
In what was certainly a paparazzi dream come true, Madonna attended the 1991 Academy Awards ceremony with the King of Pop himself – Michael Jackson – as her date. Michael wore these custom-tailored pants that night and on the cover of ‘Rolling Stone’ magazine in January of 1992.
Green and Purple Jacket
A true genius of funk, soul, pop and rock, Prince was quite possibly the single most talented artist in the history of popular music. His death in 2016 left a void in the artistic community that may never be filled. This stylish jacket was part of his personal wardrobe.
Red Evening Suit
On February 11th, 2012, the music world lost one of the greatest voices of all time – Whitney Houston. Much more than just a talented singer, Whitney changed the face of pop music and every contemporary female singer is, to some degree, influenced by her. Throughout her stellar 30-year career, Whitney set the standard for vocal virtuosity in the pop field and is one of the biggest-selling artists in history. Whitney owned this Gianfranco Ferre outfit in the 1990s.