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Hard Rock Cafe is a chain of casual dining restaurants. It was founded in 1971 by Isaac Tigrett and Peter Morton, and their first Hard Rock Cafe opened near Hyde Park Corner in London, in a former Rolls Royce car dealerships showroom close to Hyde Park, where in 1979 they began to cover the walls with rock 'n' roll ephemera.

There are more than 143 Hard Rock Cafes in over 36 countries at current date, with several more in the works. Hard Rock was most popular in the 1980s when some people engaged in the hobby of visiting as many locations as possible and collecting a Hard Rock t-shirt bearing the Cafe logo and the location name. Pin collecting is an alternative for amassing of memorabilia.

The cafe was reportedly named after side one of The Doors' 1970 album, Morrison Hotel, which was in turn named after a now closed bar in down town Los Angeles depicted on the back cover of Morrison Hotel. The Hard Rock Cafe's motto Love All, Serve All was adopted from Tigrett's guru Sathya Sai Baba.

Hard Rock is better known for its atmosphere than its food. The cafes not only solicit donations of music memorabilia, but also purchase a number of items at auctions around the world. Hard Rock has the world's largest collection of such items. Memorabilia like autographed guitars, outfits from world tours and rare photographs are oft to be found mounted on cafe walls. The collection began in 1979 with the gift of a un-signed guitar (a Red Fender Lead II) from Eric Clapton, who was a regular at the first restaurant in London. Pete Townshend of The Who got wind of this and sent in one of his guitars, also un-signed. Attached was a note: "Mine's as good as his! Love, Pete." Hard Rock has so much material in its archive that it opened a Hard Rock museum named "The Vault" in Orlando, Florida. It closed in 2005.

Memorabilia is displayed on location for seven years before it is returned to Hard Rock headquarters in Orlando for archival storage. On occasion, Hard Rock has given an item back to its original owner, such as when Peter Frampton asked for his displayed guitar back

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Hard Rock Cafe in Antwerpen.

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location: Antwerpen, Belgium

date approved: 10/7/2019

last visited: 10/6/2019

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|EN] With its famous "Rock Shop", its lounge bar and two floors of catering, Hard Rock Cafe Brussels can accommodate 130 people at the table. [FR] Avec son célèbre « Rock Shop », son bar lounge et deux étages de restauration, le Hard Rock Cafe Brussels peut accueillir 130 personnes à table.

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location: Brussels, Belgium

date approved: 1/2/2019

last visited: 11/10/2021

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Hard Rock Cafe, Amsterdam

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location: Noord-Holland, Netherlands

date approved: 2/24/2008

last visited: 7/11/2021

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