Hard Rock’s 40th Anniversary Memorabilia Tour Heads to Miami & Hollywood, Fla.

Hard Rock's 40th Anniversary Memorabilia Tour Heads to Miami & Hollywood, Fla.August 15th, 16th and 17th

Coming soon to Miami and Hollywood, Fla.!  On Sunday, August 14th, Hard Rock’s 40th Anniversary Memorabilia Tour, featuring memorabilia from the world’s greatest rock legends and icons, will head to Hard Rock Cafe Miami, and then roll on to its next tour stop at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood, Fla. on August 15th, 16th and 17th!   Fans will have the chance to experience rock history with Hard Rock’s 40th Anniversary Memorabilia Tour, honoring the lives and legends of rock’s greatest, like Jimi Hendrix, Michael Jackson, Elvis Presley and John Lennon, as well as today’s hottest artists, including Justin Bieber, Snoop Dogg and Katy Perry, and many more. From unique clothes and lyrics, to historic instruments and rare personal items, Hard Rock has chosen the top 40 most iconic pieces of music memorabilia from its collection and will take guests through some of the most memorable years in rock history.

Fans will be able to relive some of music history’s most memorable moments and experience some of Hard Rock’s authentic and prized memorabilia.  Items from legendary artists on display include Buddy Holly’s signature glasses; Michael Jackson’s unforgettable jacket worn in the video for “Beat It”; the wedding dress worn by Madonna on the cover of her controversial “Like a Virgin” album; Jimi Hendrix’s custom Flying V; Ray Charles’ Braille Playboy Magazine; Johnny Cash’s handmade Grammer guitar and much more.  Memorabilia from today’s top contemporary artists will also be on tour, from the dress worn by Katy Perry when she famously dove on a birthday cake; and a feathered jacket worn by Brandon Flowers of The Killers; to Justin Bieber’s skateboard; and a coat worn by Snoop Dogg in the movie “Starsky & Hutch.”


Hard Rock’s memorabilia team scoured its vault and searched Hard Rock Cafes and Hotels worldwide to find the best pieces, and with more than 73,000 items in the collection, it was an extremely difficult task.  With so many unique items to choose from, Hard Rock took to its Facebook page and asked fans to vote on the final items included on the tour.  Pieces from AC/DC, KISS, Slash and Kurt Cobain are just a few of the items that won over the hearts of Hard Rock fans worldwide and found a place on this historic tour.


WHAT: Hard Rock’s 40th Anniversary Memorabilia Tour Heads to Miami & Hollywood, Fla.


Sunday, August 14th, 2011

Hard Rock Cafe Miami

401 Biscayne Blvd. @ Bayside Marketplace, Miami, FL



August 15th, 16th & 17th 2011 from 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino – Seminole Paradise

1 Seminole Way, Hollywood, Fla



For more information, please visit www.hardrock.com.

With a total of 171 venues in 51 countries, including 134 cafes and 15 Hotels/Casinos, Hard Rock International is one of the world’s most globally recognized brands. Beginning with an Eric Clapton guitar, Hard Rock owns the world’s greatest collection of music memorabilia, which is displayed at its locations around the globe. Hard Rock is also known for its collectible fashion and music-related merchandise, Hard Rock Live performance venues and an award-winning website. In addition to the two flagship Seminole Hard Rock Hotels and Casinos in Tampa and Hollywood, Fla., Hard Rock Hotels/Casinos are located in Las Vegas, Biloxi, Orlando, Chicago, San Diego, Pattaya, Bali, Macau, Penang, Singapore and Punta Cana.  Additional hotel and casino projects have been announced including Panama Megapolis, scheduled to open in 2011; and Hungary, Dubai and Abu Dhabi, scheduled to open in 2013.  Hard Rock International is owned by Seminole Hard Rock Entertainment, Inc. For further details on Hard Rock Hotels and Casinos, visit www.hardrockhotels.com.  For more information on Hard Rock International, visit www.hardrock.com.




  • Freddie Mercury of Queen:  Striped spandex outfit worn onstage by Freddie during Queen’s Jazz tour in 1979


  • Jimi Hendrix:  Custom Gibson Flying V played by Jimi at the Isle of Wight festival and in the film Rainbow Bridge and handwritten lyrics to “Midnight Lightning”


  • Steven Tyler of Aerosmith:  Striped outfit and scarf-covered microphone stand used by Steven during Aerosmith’s Back in the Saddle tour in 1984


  • Buddy Holly:  Glasses


  • Pete Townshend of The Who:  Gibson SG Special played at Woodstock


  • Johnny Cash:  Handmade Grammer guitar and assorted lyric sheets


  • Marc Bolan of T Rex:  Extremely rare Veleno aluminum guitar built for Marc Bolan in 1971


  • Michael Jackson:  Jacket worn in the video “Beat It”


  • Madonna: Wedding dress worn on the cover of her “Like a Virgin” album and during her performance at the 1st MTV Video Music Awards in 1984


  • John Bonham of Led Zeppelin:  White suit from the London boutique  Granny Takes a Trip


  • Tony Iommi of Black Sabbath:  Red Gibson SG “Monkey Guitar” used to record the first five Black Sabbath albums


  • Peter Frampton:  Outfit and talkbox  from Frampton Comes Alive


  • Katy Perry:  Dress worn when she dove on a birthday cake at the 2008 MTV Latin American Awards


  • John Lennon:  Jacket worn on the cover of Rubber Soul and handwritten lyrics to “Imagine”


  • Brian Jones of The Rolling Stones:  Vox “Teardrop” guitar


  • Jim Morrison of The Doors:  Leather coat and handwritten lyrics to “Crawling King Snake”


  • Brandon Flowers of The Killers:  Feathered jacket


  • Snoop Dogg:  Coat worn in the movie Starsky & Hutch


  • Justin Bieber:   Skateboard used in the video for “One Time”


  • Prince:  Stage-used “Cloud Guitar”


  • Bob Marley: Guild 12-string used to record the Kaya album


  • Will.I.Am of Black Eyed Peas:  Jacket worn in the video for “Hey Mama”


  • Janis Joplin:  Poncho from the cover of Pearl and handwritten letter


  • Jay Chou:  Elaborate stage outfit


  • Ray Charles:  Braille Playboy Magazine


  • John Lee Hooker:  Handwritten letter


  • Stuart Sutcliffe of The Beatles:   Love letter to Astrid Kircherr


  • Sex Pistols:  Telegram from Malcolm McClaren announcing the departure of Glen Matlock and the addition of Sid Vicious


  • Marvin Gaye:  Address book


  • Elvis Presley:  Scotty Moore’s Gibson Super 400 used by Elvis on the ’68 Comeback Special


  • Bono of U2:  Comical letter written by Bono to Sting


  • Bob Dylan:  Handwritten lyrics to “I Want You” and “Stuck Inside of Mobile With the Memphis Blues Again”


  • Sid Vicious:  White tux jacket from the “My Way” video


  • Ace Frehley of KISS:  Outfit from the 1975 Alive! tour


  • Malcolm Young of AC/DC:  1959 Gretsch White Falcon guitar


  • George Harrison of The Beatles:  Letter written in 1962 and handwritten lyrics to “While My Guitar Gently Weeps”


  • Neil Young:  Buckskin poncho from his days in Buffalo Springfield


  • Slash:  Custom Les Paul from Guns N’ Roses’ Use Your Illusion tour


  • Kurt Cobain:  Handwritten lyrics


  • Morrisey: letter

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