3. The logo was designed by the dude behind tons of iconic music art
For the simple Hard Rock logo, the guys brought in Alan Aldridge, a bonafide celebrity artist. The man did a lot of work with The Beatles, a slew of trippy Penguin book covers, and this Elton John album, among other stuff. Tigrett and Morton enlisted him to create their brand emblem, which was inspired by an old Chevrolet hood ornament. Unlike most of Aldridge's work, the final logo featured a shockingly low number of eyes, hearts, skulls, and DayGlo colors.