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Hard Rock Cafe Opens in Houston - Kenny Loggins Performs (1986)

Jim Ruddy

Sound | 1986

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  •  Hard Rock founder Peter Morton presents a fundraising check to DePelchin Children’s Center 
  •  “This Is It” 
  •  “Wait a Little While” 
  •  “Welcome to Heartlight” 
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This unedited footage, taped by Dallas-based director Jim Ruddy for Entertainment Tonight, covers the grand opening of the Hard Rock Cafe in Houston on November 7, 1986. After the restaurant presents a $240,000 fundraising check to DePelchin Children’s Center, a local nonprofit organization, the audience enjoys a performance by Kenny Loggins of hits such as “This Is It” and “Wait a Little While.”