Studio 54 Sun
This is the original sun display from Studio 54. Studio 54 was the New York nightclub of the late 1970's. Its opening coincided perfectly with the disco phenomenon that was exploding onto the scene, swept along by the release of the film Saturday Night Fever in December 1977. Notable VIP guests included Pittsburgh's own Andy Warhol, Mick and Bianca Jagger, Elizabeth Taylor, Diana Ross, Calvin Klein and Truman Capote. The nightclub became as notorious for its highly selective door policy as for the hedonistic behavior of some of its visitors.
Spirit of Ecstasy
This statue was modeled after Charles Sykes' famous "Spirit of Ecstasy" sculpture. Sykes was commissioned by Rolls Royce to create a mascot for their automobiles in February of 1911. Each sculpture created was slightly different because Sykes used a technique called the "lost wax" method, which meant the mold was destroyed after each casting. This uniqueness is mirrored at Hard Rock Cafes all around the world. From guests to staff, as well as the
Fred Durst & Kid Rock
Red New York Yankees baseball hat worn by Fred Durst and signed by him in black on the bill. Red fedora signed by Kid Rock in black "Kid Rock 2001."
Leather motorcycle jacket personally owned by Bruce Springsteen.
Kurt Cobain's guitar.
Leather jacket owned by John Lennon and personally auctioned off by him during the "Helping Hand" benefit in Philadelphia.
Black motorcycle jacket worn frequently by Elvis while riding his Harley Davidson at Graceland.
Guitar and set of drumsticks donated by Godsmack after their Hard Rock Live performance in Orlando on March 10, 2001.
Pearl drum kit with tiger stripe finish used by Peter Criss on stage for KISS' Halloween performance at Dodger Stadium on October 31, 1998.
Burgundy velvet schoolboy outfit worn by Angus Young.