Hard Rock Cafe Venice Memorabilia
Formed in 1964 in London, England, legendary Rock Band The Who are one of the key players of the English Invasion and MOD Movement of the 1960s. In concert, the group based their rhythm on Townshend's guitar, but in the recording studio Townshend pushed them toward a sonic force. The black Fender on display was signed and donated to Hard Rock Cafe by the late who bassist John Entwistle.
THE ROLLING STONES
The Rolling Stones
Dubbed the "World's Greatest Rock and Roll Band" in the late 1960s, the Rolling Stones offered a more dangerous alternative to the clean-cut image of the Beatles, drawing on influences from blues artist, such as Muddy Waters. This Fender Stratocaster guitar was signed by the members of the British Invasion group.
Latin pop sensation, Shakira is best known for her poetic lyrics and rock influenced approach. In 2001 she made her big crossover into the English speaking audience with her album, "Laundry Service". The dress on display was worn by Shakira during the taping of "The Tonight Show" with Jay Leno on January 7, 2008. It was acquired by Hard Rock from "Foundacion Pies Descalzos", an organization created by Shakira in her home country to benefit underprivileged children in Colombia.
THE SEX PISTOLS
The Sex Pistols
Legendary Punk Band The Sex Pistols played in the 2008 "Heineken Jammin' Festival" in Venice, Italy. In 1975-1978 infamous singer Johnny Rotten was often seen wearing this black jacket. Tickets on display were autographed by Steve Jones, Johnny Rotten and Sid Vicious.