The Beatles, The Who and Eric Clapton Donate Items To Hard Rock

The Beatles, The Who and Eric Clapton Donate Items To Hard Rock

The Beatles' harpsichord which appeared on the recordings of hit singles “All You Need Is Love” and “Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds” is to join a collection of music memorabilia at London’s Hard Rock Vault.

Other new items added to the vault include Keith Moon’s western style shirt, Eric Clapton’s silver suit from the cover of Cream’s final album “Goodbye Cream” and the costume and guitar used by Guns N’ Roses guitarist, Slash in the video for “November Rain”.

The memorabilia collection which already includes treasures such as Jimi Hendrix’s Flying V and John Lennon’s handwritten lyrics for “Instant Karma” will now also see the addition of Sex Pistol’s bassist Glen Matlock's guitar -- the one he wrote the chords for “Anarchy in the UK” on as well as pop queen Madonna’s infamous golden cone-shaped bustier.

The Hard Rock collection’s facelift comes in the run up to Hard Rock Calling -a two day music event headlined by Eric Clapton and The Police.

Free tours of the Vault run daily, for more information see


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