Hard Rock Cafe Baltimore Memorabilia
Colombian megastar Shakira donated the wardrobe from her 2005 world tour to the Hard Rock in exchange for a donation to her “Pies Descalzos” foundation. This charity builds schools in rural areas of Latin America to provide education, nutrition and counseling for underprivileged and displaced youth. Shakira wore this vest on stage and on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.
Virtuoso bassist Jack Bruce got his start in the London blues scene of the early ‘60s and hit the big time with Eric Clapton and Ginger Baker in Cream. Jack’s incredible instrumental ability and tenor vocal were major parts of what made Cream one of the biggest acts of the ‘60s. He owned this see-through Dan Armstrong bass. It’s made of Lucite and is quite heavy for an instrument of this size.
Keith Moon (The Who)
English Riding Hat
Though he passed away in 1978, the Who’s incendiary drummer Keith Moon is still widely regarded as the heart of the group and one of the most over-the-top rock stars of all time. Keith wore this English riding hat on the cover of Who are You – his final album with the group.
This is one of the earliest pieces of Hendrix wardrobe in Hard Rock’s collection. Jimi wore this hat around ’63 when his career was in its infancy. At the time, he was working as sideman on the notorious“Chitlin’ Circuit” in the American south. Hendrix worked with Little Richard, the Isley Brothers, Wilson Pickett, Sam Cooke and a host of other R&B stars during this period.