Hard Rock Cafe Louisville Memorabilia
Painted Drum Head
Here's a great piece of hippie artwork. This is a painted drum head from the Grateful Dead that was previously mounted on a wagon wheel. It was commissioned by Hog Farm commune leader (and Woodstock emcee) Wavy Gravy's sister. This piece was displayed at Topanga canyon's Club Coral in the late '60s and early '70s.
’60s Tabasco Bass
We have some pretty over-the-top instruments in our collection, but this bass sets the bar for weirdness pretty high. It was made for Van Halen's Michael Anthony as a replacement for his original Tabasco-bottle bass (that's right, he had two of them). Michael gave the first one to the Tabasco company's founders – the McIlhenny family of Avery Island, Louisiana.