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"Back in 1979 – when I was very, very drunk, I gave my black Les Paul to the Hard Rock Café in London. I couldn’t have known that this astonishingly generous donation (it was the best guitar I ever had!!) would transform a small American diner into a cultural icon, and help establish a collection that preserves the heritage of R ‘n’ R. Pete Townshend. P.S. Mine’s still as good as Eric C’s"
Hard Rock Café turned 40 recently and as part of the celebration they’re opening their memorabilia vault to the public. TG was invited down for an exclusive look at some of the many wondrous guitars donated by rock music’s most renowned alumni.
Check out Total Guitar issue 215 (on sale 13 May – 9 June) for more information on the Hard Rock Café vault and a look at some of the collection’s finest guitars.