Rock N Roll Music History

Rock and Roll Roadmaps chronicles the history of American and Canadian Rock and Roll.
Find the places where your favorite bands played, stayed, lived and died.

Use the links above to find the locations that Rock N Roll musicians and their bands frequented while making music history. Check out the links under People to find the places that musicians lived, stayed, died and where they are buried.

Our Roadmaps will help you plan a visit to one of your favorite Rock N Roll locations, or will allow you to follow in the footsteps of famous musicians and bands.

Artist Compilations allows you to find all of the references in our website by band or musician or both!

Under Music, you will find where rock musicians recorded their music, the venues they played at, the studios and labels they used as well as the physical location of dozens of album cover shots.

The Places link is where you can find the restaurants and bars frequented by rock musicians as well as the schools they attended, the manufacturers and sellers of the musical instruments they use and the museums and halls that feature their work.

Conway Recording Studios

Conway has been nominated for many awards of technical and creative…

Garfield High School, Seattle WA

Famous students included: Quincy Jones and Jimi Hendrix…

Eight Track Museum

The world’s first Eight Track Museum is now open in the Deep Ellum arts district of Dallas…

Woodstock Music and Art Fair

Commonly just referred to as “Woodstock” this is the location of the most famous rock…

The Polo Fields At Golden Gate Park

On January 14, 1967 a Human Be-In called the Gathering of the Tribes was held…

Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena Home Of Los Angeles Pop Festival

The Los Angeles Pop Festival was held here on December 22 and 23…

The Road Is No Place For A Lady By Mama Cass Album Cover Location

Opened in 1947, and owned by the Los Angeles City Recreation and Park Department…

Basin Street West

Basin Street West was a famous Jazz club which gradually migrated towards rock before…

Grace Slick’s Former Home

Grace lived here until 1993 when a fire started by welders working on a nearby…

Where Bob Marley Died

On May 11, 1981 Bob Marley died at the Cedars Medical Center (now know…

Soul Kitchen Community Restaurant – Owned By The Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation

Soul Kitchen is a program of the Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation. The…

Where Johnny Burnette Died

After dark on August 14, 1964, Johnny’s fishing boat was struck by an unaware…

Sound Synthesis Research Center for the Performing Arts

The Sound Synthesis Research Center is home to an array of electronic music…

Where Larry Knechtel Of The Wrecking Crew Died

Larry became part of the Los Angeles session musician scene, working with Phil Spector as a pianist…

John Fogerty Studio

After John Fogerty’s problems with Fantasy Records, he would come to this…

Cornell University In Ithaca Had Many Musical Alumni

Some of the many musicians that studied at Cornell include: Harry Chapin…

The Peppermint Lounge

The Peppermint Lounge opened in 1958, this was the “hip” place to be in the…

Altamont Motorsports Park

On December 6, 1969 The Rolling Stones, Jefferson Airplane, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young…

Old Waldorf

This famous night club was originally opened by Jeff Pollack in 1976, Jeff sold…

Back In Town By The Kingston Trio Album Cover Location

The Kingston Trio’s live album “Back In Town” was photographed at this intersection…

Roosevelt High School In Seattle Has Many Famous Rock ‘N Roll Alumni

Famous alumni of this “rock ‘n roll high school” include Pearl Jam’s lead…

“Nashville Skyline” By Bob Dylan Album Cover Location

The cover for Bob Dylan’s “Nashville Skyline ” was taken just outside of Dylan’s…

El Corazón In Seattle WA, Formerly The Off Ramp – Pearl Jam’s First Gig

Formerly “The Off Ramp“, El Corazón has hosted pretty much every band to come out of …

Minor Earth, Major Sky by a-ha Album Cover Location

The nose section of a 737 located at the airplane graveyard next to the…

The Coach House In San Juan Capistrano, California

As one of the only venues in San Juan Capistrano, the Coach House has hosted…

The Rock and Blues Museum

Covering the museum walls and in the colorful display cases, you’ll find beautiful artwork…

Skyscraper by David Lee Roth Album Cover Location

The cover of “Skyscraper” shows Diamond Dave scaling Glacier Point in…

Janis Joplin’s Last Bay Area Residence

Janis Joplin spent the last year of her life here before overdosing at the…

The Sweetwater

The Sweetwater is the legendary Mill Valley music club which for over 30 years has been the…

Bimbo’s 365 Club

Lines of long-stemmed chorus girls kicked high to the music when this club first opened…

Delaney Bramlett’s Home

At one time Delaney Bramlett was a regular on the television show Shindig! as…

“Have You Seen Your Mother Baby” By The Rolling Stones Sleeve Cover

The Rolling Stones released a single of “Have You Seen Your Mother Baby (Standing In…

The Rathskeller aka “The Rat” – Former Location

Now the location of the Hotel Commonwealth, The Rathskeller (akaThe Rat) was a Kenmore Square live…

Lynyrd Skynyrd Crash Site

On October 20, 1977, Lynyrd Skynyrd’s plane crashed in the woods eight miles west of the…

John F. Kennedy International Airport – The Beatles First Arrive In The U.S. Here

On February 4, 1964, more then 10,000 screaming teenagers welcomed…

Natural Fudge Cafe

This was one of the many venues that up and coming acts would use to hone…

Where Bob Burns, Drummer For Lynyrd Skynyrd Died

Bob died in a single car crash after hitting a mailbox and tree on a sharp curve in Cartersville, Georgia…

Magnolia Thunderpussy Records

These guys have a huge selection of CD’s and have been selling records since 1970…

Mickey Hart’s Ranch – A Grateful Dead Unofficial Rehearsal Hall

Mickey Hart rented this ranch for a time and it became the Grateful Dead’s unofficial…

KLOS-FM – World Famous L.A. FM Radio Station

This long time rock and roll FM station is still going strong. Three of the more famous…

Sharon Tate House, Also Used By Trent Reznor & Marilyn Manson

Best know as the place where Charles Manson sent his minions to kill Sharon Tate and…

Generation Records

Many consider this New York City’s biggest independent record store specializing in hardcore…

Canter’s Deli On Fairfax – Late Night Hangout For L.A. Musicians

World famous gathering spot for musicians actors and anyone else looking for…

Masonic Auditorium

Bob Dylan performed a famous concert here in November of 1964. Also, Van Morrison…

Album Cover Location For Both “Da Capo” and “Love” By Love

The covers for “Da Capo” and “Love” by the L.A. band Love where shot at the one…

Max’s Kansas City

A true New York icon, Max’s is a place where art and music seem to fuse together…

David Grohl Alley Located In His Hometown of Warren Ohio

In Dave Grohl’s hometown of Warren, Ohio a shrine has been dedicated…

Longshoremen’s Hall – Early San Francisco Bay Area Venue

This is where the notorious Acid Test’s were held in the mid 1960’s. The Trips Festival…

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Annex

Well, it seemed like a good idea at the time, but the annex to the Cleveland based…

Ry Cooder By Ry Cooder Album Cover Location

The cover for Ry Cooder’s self-titled album “Ry Cooder” was shot in front…

Bill Graham Presents Offices

Bill Graham Presents occupied this building from 1972 to 1985 when it was destroyed by…

Live At The Harlem Square Club By Sam Cooke Album Cover Location

In 1963 Sam Cooke recorded what is regarded as one of the greatest ever…

Civic Arena – Former Concert Venue In Pittsburgh

Also known as Mellon Arena, many large famous rock and pop acts have…

Where Janis Joplin Died

On October 4, 1970 at the age of 27, Janis Joplin overdosed on heroin in room 105 of…

Fender Center for the Performing Arts

On July 13th, 2002 the Fender Museum of Music and the Arts carved a place for itself in…

Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel

Opened in 1927, this Hotel has seen its fair share of history. The first ever Academy…

Musical Instrument Museum

Musical Instrument Museum offers a shared experience of the history of musical instruments…

Fool For The City by Foghat Album Cover Location

Foghat’s “Fool For The City” album cover was shot in the middle of the…

Lucy’s El Adobe – Hangout For The Eagles And Linda Ronstadt

Directly across from the Paramount lot, was this hangout for rock and roll celebrities…

Vince Neil Of Mötley Crüe’s Tatuado Cantina In Las Vegas

At Vince Neil’s Tatuado Cantina, the sounds of Mötley Crüe’s hits are…