7 Coolest Pieces Of Memorabilia At Hard Rock Hotels
PHOTO: ‘Scuse me, but these are the boots worn by Jimi Hendrix (Courtesy Hard Rock Hotels)
There are lots of exciting aspects of staying at a Hard Rock Hotel. One that is a favorite among guests is the opportunity to get an up-close look at some of the most intriguing and rare artifacts from the music industry.
Music memorabilia is a staple of the décor at every Hard Rock property. With an amazing item virtually everywhere you look, it’s tough to narrow down the best finds. But here are a few of our favorites:
John Lennon suit at Hard Rock Hotel Orlando. Among the many Beatles-related items in Hard Rock displays, this is a standout. It’s the suit Lennon wore during the filming of the famous Beatles flick, A Hard Day’s Night—which marked the band’s film debut.
Elvis’ jumpsuit at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Vegas. What is more synonymous with Vegas than Elvis? The “shooting star” jumpsuit was worn by the King during a show at Madison Square Garden in 1972. It is immediately recognizable as an Elvis classic, and is one of the most prized and valuable items of memorabilia at the property.
Britney Spears’ sneakers at Hard Rock Hotel Panama Megapolis. The first time many people really got their first glimpse of Britney Spears was when the then 17-year-old singer made a hit video for “Baby One More Time.” These are the black sneakers she wore in that video. This location also has collections of clothing from many big stars, including Bruce Springsteen and U2.
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Boots worn by Jimi Hendrix at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa. The guitar legend’s high black boots are one of the jewels of this property’s collection, which also features a suit worn by Frank Sinatra, another suit worn by Buddy Holly, and Elvis’ military dress uniform jacket.
Drum Kit from Joey Kramer of Aerosmith at Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya. This complete drum kit is the one used by Kramer during the band’s 2010 show at Fenway Park in Boston. Also in the collection at this property is a cool go-kart that Eddie Van Halen bought for his son, Wolfgang.
Instruments used by Train at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sioux City. The popular band Train provided a group of instruments and accessories, including a drum head and pair of drumsticks, which were just added to the property’s collection earlier this year. Also added at the same time was a pair of cowboy boots worn by singer Tim McGraw.
Belt worn by Michael Jackson at Hard Rock Hotel Bali. This sparkly belt was worn by the King of Pop during his “Bad” tour. This hotel also has a collection of hats worn by members of the Beatles in their display.
Tip: be sure to keep an eye out for the grand opening of the Hard Rock Hotel London, set to open in 2018. London was the location of the very first Hard Rock Café — which featured the company’s very first piece of rock memorabilia, a Fender guitar donated by Eric Clapton — so this property is sure to be packed with many unique and rare music industry treasures.
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