Elvis said that “Rock and roll music, if you like it, if you feel it, you can’t help but move to it.” George Harrison once expressed that “If you don’t know where you’re going, any road will take you there.” These are just two of the great words uttered by some of the most important musicians to ever walk the earth. Like their words, the places they’ve been to are not forgotten, and until today, many landmarks around the world are devoted to the music they made.
Have you ever considered going on a trip solely focused on music? This is for the music lovers who are interested in walking through the places where their favorite rock stars created music; some of the most famous and important tributes, landmarks, and venues where rock ‘n roll is the main attraction.
The Rolling Stones – Dartford, England
England is home to many music venues, for this is the place where many classic rock and roll bands emerged. The Rolling Stones is one of the bands from this part of England. It is in Dartford‘s Livingstone Hospital where Mick Jagger and Keith Richards were born in 1943, and it’s in the Dartford train station where they started talking about music. If you want to see the places that built the Rolling Stones, head over to this place.
Janis Joplin – Hollywood, California
Thousands of Janis Joplin’s fans have visited the site of the Landmark Hotel (which is now known as the Highland Gardens Hotel), the place where the singer reportedly accidentally overdosed in 1970. This happened at the time when she was recording her fourth album Pearl, which was posthumously released in 1971.
The Doors – West Hollywood, California
This is the place where the sensational L.A. Woman album (the band’s last release) was recorded by The Doors. A former site of a two-story building, this was home to The Doors Workshop, which was later on turned into a cafe.
Elvis – Tupelo, Mississippi
When talking about rock ‘n’ roll, one of the names that must not be missed is Elvis Presley, one of the most succesful/most popular/and arguably the best singers of the 20th century. Every year, fans gather near the small house where The King was born in 1935. This is now a site for the Elvis Presley Park, a 15-acre space that remembers his legacy.
The Beatles – Liverpool, England
Liverpool is home to many sites of Beatle-relates sites and attractions, and one of the most important ones is the Cavern Club in Liverpool, the place where the band first played. This is the place where their manager Brian Epstein first saw them play live, and the rest, as they say, is history.
Bob Dylan – Duluth, Minnesota
Artist, poet, and musician Bob Dylan (whose real name is Robert Zimmerman) was born in this city, at the St. Mary’s Hospital. Here, there is a cultural pathway called the “Bob Dylan Way,” and if you’re a big fan of this revolutionary artist, being here will surely be something very educational.
The Nirvana frontman took the world by storm after giving them amazing punk rock and grunge music. He wrote the song “Come as You Are” for their phenomenal Nevermind album, and 11 years after his death, this song title was put up as a sign as tribute in Aberdeen, his birthplace.