(New York, NY–May 31, 2019) Students from Robert Dillon’s Rock & Roll Literature class embarked on a trip to the Hard Rock Café for lunch and to visit the famous restaurant chain’s storied collection of rock & roll artifacts, announced Dr. Joseph Giammarella, Principal of High Tech High School.
Students could read hand-written song lyrics from long-dead rock & roll pioneers John Lennon and Harry Chapin, alongside a leather jacket adorned by the late punk rocker Johnny Ramone and a glamorous suit worn by the equally-deceased David Bowie.
“I was so excited to see some of Bowie’s memorabilia,” Says Daisy Levine, a resident of Hoboken. “I’m a huge fan. I just love his music.”
The same building, erected in 1926, that functions as the home for the Hard Rock Café had housed the historic Paramount Theater, where famous performers such as Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey, Buddy Holly, and Frank Sinatra once entertained the masses.
Dillon’s class also received a special tour of the world-famous marquee. Students had the opportunity to stand on the marquee and view Times Square from an angle few people ever get a chance to do.
“I felt like a VIP,” says Ethan Carrera, a resident of North Bergen.