nice folks at Hard Rock gave us a chance to peek behind the scenes at their memorabilia warehouse. Wow, what an experience. With 700 guitars, racks of clothes, shelves of gold records, pianos, cannons, electric chairs, and statues -- it was an incredible sight. I start at the Hard Rock Cafe with Jeff Nolan
, who wrote the text for the Hard Rock Memo
site. From there we go to the Hard Rock corporate office, and then take a look at the memorabilia warehouse. Going through the warehouse on video would have taken hours, so I put up 100+ of my favorite photos, Part 1 here
, Part 2 here
While I was sitting with Patrick Colbert looking at the photo of Jimi Hendrix's black Gibson Les Paul in the video I mentioned that I've never seen Jimi Hendrix playing a Les Paul. Later they showed me a picture of Hendrix playing a black Les Paul along with a story about who borrowed it from him at Woodstock. Of course. Hard Rock is the Smithsonian of music history.