reputation as one of the main entertainment venues outside London
has taken another step forward.
The famous Hard Rock Cafe chain has opened a new outlet in the city.
It's only the
fifth establishment to be opened in Britain in the company's 30
there were only Hard Rock Cafe's in London, Edinburgh, Manchester
Like all the
other cafes, the Nottingham venue is crammed full of music memorabilia.
by Madonna - ooh err
It's a tradition
which was begun by Eric Clapton, who donated one of his guitars
to the original London outlet.
A week later
The Who's Pete Townsend sent one of his guitars with the message
"Mine’s as good as his! Love, Pete."
Music fans will
find plenty to interest them in Nottingham.
There's a section
of Beatles gold discs plus a top hat worn by George Harrison and
a scarf worn by John Lennon.
and Jim - eclectic or what
music is represented by a Madonna outfit, Lynyrd Skynyrd guitar
pair of U2 shoes.
In the last
couple of years Nottingham has made great strides in becoming a
major entertainment centre outside London.
were worn by U2 you know
development, with multiplex cinema and numerous restaurants, including
those like Wagamama, which were previously confined to London, has
made the city King of the East Midlands.
of the Hard Rock Cafe will only enhance the area's reputation.
In true rock
tradition the Sheriff of Nottingham officially opened the venue
by smashing an electric guitar.
It took him
three goes - no doubt Robin Hood would have done it in one.
does his best Pete Townsend