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'Treasures of Hard Rock' on view

9:49 AM, Jul 30, 2013   |    comments
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KUSA - Hard Rock Cafe Denver is giving fans an up-close look at pieces of history from music superstars and legends with the never-before-seen "Treasures of the Hard Rock" traveling memorabilia exhibit.

The exhibit features iconic items from two one-of-a-kind collections pulled from Hard Rock's vault, "Gone Too Soon" and "Music Gives Back."

"Gone Too Soon" pays tribute to music icons whose lives and careers were tragically cut short and features items from contemporary talent, such as an outfit worn by Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes during TLC's CrazySexyCool tour and 8th grade yearbook from Kurt Cobain to artifacts from legends of the past, like Elvis Presley's custom-made karate gi and the unique Guild 12-string acoustic guitar Bob Marley used to record "Is This Love."

Hard Rock's "Love All, Serve All" mantra was the inspiration for "Music Gives Back - Rock 'N' Roll Philanthropy," focusing on artists who have worked with the brand on various charitable campaigns throughout its more than 40 years. The exhibit features items including Elton John's sequined "Uncle Sam" outfit, a purple silk shirt worn on stage by Jimi Hendrix and John Lennon's iconic white suit and round glasses.

"We have spent nearly two years, scouring our 77,000 piece collection, to pull together a collection that will wow our guests," said Jeff Nolan, Hard Rock Historian and tour curator. "The collection showcases a unique part of music history and gives fans an opportunity to see that history first-hand."

"Treasures of the Hard Rock" will be on public display at Hard Rock Cafe Denver from July 30th through August 3rd. For more information on pieces on display, tour stop locations and public viewing dates, please visit

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