Isaac Burton Tigrett is the Founder of the original Hard Rock Café London in 1971 at age 22, with partner Peter Morton, until acquiring Morton's global interest in 1980, granting him rights to territory west of the Mississippi River in the USA.
Tigrett then wowed music fans when he relaunched the Hard Rock as the world's first "Rock & Roll Hall of Fame" on New York's 57th Street in 1984, adorned with musical treasures donated from the iconic gods of Rock & Roll, R&B and Country music.
He launched the International House of Blues entertainment company in 1991 with partners: the Disney Company, Harvard University’s Endowment Fund, and Chase Manhattan Bank’s Venture Capital Group.
Tigrett then took the Media Heralded Hard Rock "Rock & Roll Hall of Fame" to USA and Capital cities Globally, with equally astounding receptions in cities such as Tokyo, Stockholm, Dallas, Washington D.C., Cancun, and Reykjavik, Iceland, and relaunched the original London Hard Rock as "Europe's Rock & Roll Hall of Fame", following the Premier New York opening.
Under Tigrett's guidance as Chairman and CEO, the Hard Rock achieved notable IPO Valuations when he launched the Hard Rock as a Public Company on both the American and London Stock Exchanges.
With Tigrett's belief that the Hard Rock's global future was firmly in place for decades to come, and with multiple locations in progress, he retired, selling his interest auspiciously twenty years to the day he had founded the company in the United Kingdom.
Tigrett heralds that his life's blessed good fortune is being the Founder and Original Steward of the Hard Rock Café, representing America, its dynamic musical heritage and its friendly, inclusive multi-cultural values around the world.
"The Hard Rock," Tigrett says, "is a celebration of our love of music and the musicians that create it. It was born out of the ideals of the Peace and Love Revolution of the late 1960s."
"The HRC's message, Love All - Serve All, is that sacred ideal and must be the moral compass for its continuing success and good fortune."
"The Hard Rock Café is now a global household word in every hemisphere of this planet, 50 years in the making."
"The Hard Rock will continue to be an Oasis of pleasure to millions of fans for 50 more years, as long as music remains the primal soulful groove shared in every heart, and its original foundation of belief in Compassion for Diversity and Mutual Respect remains as its Message and Mission."
"Today, the Hard Rock once again speaks out to the world's music fans."
"IT'S ONLY ROCK & ROLL!"