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.

Where George Harrison Died

The address listed on the death certificate is 1971 Coldwater Canyon, Beverly Hills, CA…

Juilliard School

Julliard is a performing arts conservatory. It trains about 800 undergraduate and…

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…

ABC Television Center Also Known As The Prospect Studios

Many great and memorable television shows have been produced here including…

Great Stage Park In Manchester – Home of Bonnaroo Music And Arts Festival

Great Stage Park is the home to the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival…

University of California at Los Angeles

Located on the campus is one of the nation’s finest concert halls, Royce Hall which…

Marshall Tavern – A Classic Tavern On Highway 1 In Marin County

Neil Young played a three-day stand at the Tavern in 1975 causing a traffic jam…

Missouri State Fairgrounds In Sedalia MO – Home Of The Ozark Music Festival

The Ozark Music Festival was held here on July 19-21, 1974 and is considered…

Where Otis Redding Was Killed

On December 10, 1967, Otis Redding and his backup band, The Bar-Kays…

Beatles’ Home In Los Angeles While Touring The U.S. In 1966

The Beatles rented this home while touring through Los Angeles in 1966…

The Riverside Hotel In Clarksdale MS – Where Bessie Smith Died

The Riverside Hotel is where Bessie Smith died in 1937 after her fatal…

Reciprocal Studios In Seattle, One Of The Birthplaces Of Grunge Music

Nirvana’s Bleach, Green River’s Dry As A Bone, Tad’s God’s Ball’s, Mudhoney’s…

Macola Records Former Location In Los Angeles

Macola Records, founded in 1984 was a pressing plant where up and coming…

Where Felix Pappalardi Died

Felix Pappalardi was famous for being the producer of Cream and others as well…

Berkeley Community Theater – Metallica “S&M” Album Cover Location

On the campus of Berkeley High School. The theater has 3,500 seats, including a balcony…

Where Harry Chapin Died

On his way to play a concert, on July 16th, 1981, Harry Chapin was killed when…

Rockaway Records

Rockaway Records has been selling collectibles worldwide since 1979…

Offices of Melvin Belli – The Rolling Stone’s Lawyer

Melvin Belli was a prominent lawyer known as “The King of Torts”, and by detractors…

Fan Asylum – Managers Of Rock ‘N Roll Fan Clubs

Fan Asylum has been managing and coordinating fan club programs for many stars. Their client ..

Where Jam Master Jay Was Killed

DJ Jam Master Jay was shot and killed while working at a recording studio in Jamaica, Queens…

Waiting For The Sun By The Doors Album Cover Location

The cover shot of the album “Waiting for the Sun” by The Doors was…

House of Oldies

Established in 1968, the store specializes in rare and out of print vinyl records from…

Aberdeen Museum of History, Partly Devoted To Kurt Cobain And Nirvana

Based in Kurt Cobain’s home town, this museum has a section devoted…

The Hollywood Sign On Mount Lee

The Sign measures 450 feet long, its letters are 45 feet high, and it’s visible from…

Cafe Au Go Go

Between February 1964 until it’s closing in October of 1969, Cafe Au Go Go was a happening…

Trout Mask Replica By Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band Album Cover Location

The back cover for “Trout Mask Replica ” was shot here…

Jim Morrison’s Childhood Home In Arlington Virginia

The childhood residence of Jim Morrison went up for sale in June of 2013…

The Crocodile Café In Seattle The Home Of Secret Grunge Concerts

Considered the Seattle rock scene’s home away from home, The Crocodile…

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…

Life Without Balloons By The Late Greats Album Cover Location

The mural painted here was by a friend of the band and was used on the…

New Amsterdam Musical Association

Founded in 1904, officially incorporated as a non-profit in 1905, and at its current location since 1922, the…

Music City San Francisco

Music City SF is the vision of Rudy Colombini, a native San Franciscan with a deep love of music and…

Pacific Recorders

Pacific Recorders was the first 16 track recording studio in the Bay Area. The…

Pacific High Studios

In 1969 the Grateful Dead recorded the masterwork “Workingman’s Dead” here. Other…

Where Sid Vicious Of The Sex Pistols Died

On February 1, 1979, having been released on bail for the death of his…

The Tropicana Motel – Former Location

In the 60s, the Tropicana was a low rent hotel appealing to struggling musicians…

Shea Stadium

On August 15, 1965, The Beatles played here on their second concert tour of the United…

John and Tom Fogerty’s Childhood Home In El Cerrito

John and Tom Fogerty from Creedence Clearwater Revival, grew up in…

The Gilded Palace Of Sin By The Flying Burrito Brothers Album Cover Location

The Flying Burrito Brothers photographed themselves just off of the main drag in …

Guns N’ Roses Former Home

The band lived here in the early 1980’s before they hit it big…

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…

The Ash Grove, One Of The Greatest Folk/Blues Clubs

The Ash Grove was probably the greatest folk/blues club of the sixties. In 1965 the …

Graceland – Home, Death Site And Gravesite Of Elvis Presley

This was Elvis’ home and where he died on August 16, 1977. It is also…

Pauley Ballroom

In 1965 as part of the “Berkeley Folk Festival” The Jefferson Airplane and Country…

Liberty Records

Eddie Cochran, Jan and Dean and The Chipmunks were on Liberty. The Chipmunks were…

The Showcase

One of the Bay Area’s better known nightclubs for black acts in the 60’s and 70’s…

The Levitt Shell, Memphis – Considered First Venue For A Rock Concert

Previously known as the Overton Park Shell and the Raoul Wallenberg Shell…

Pasadena City College – Members of Van Halen Attended School Here

Due to it’s proximity to Hollywood and the studios found nearby, Pasadena …

Bimbo’s 365 Club

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

Savoy-Tivoli

In 1976, in a back room here, many great or soon to be great attractions played here…

National Music Museum

Often referred to as the “Musical Smithsonian”, the museum was founded in 1973 and is one…

Boston Garden – Originally Known As “Boston Madison Square Garden”

The Garden opened on November 17, 1928 and was originally known as …

Brooklyn High School – First Ever Filmed Elvis Concert Was Here

On October 20, 1955, Elvis Presley performed in this school’s auditorium. It is believed to be…

Muscle Shoals Sound Studios – First Rhythm Section To Own Its Studio

The Muscle Shoals Sound Rhythm Section was the first rhythm section to own its own studio and, eventually…

Wingate Park Where Curtis Mayfield Was Struck And Paralyzed

On August 14, 1990, Curtis Mayfield was struck and paralyzed by a lighting scaffold…

The Doors Office and Recording Studio In West Hollywood, CA

The second floor once housed the business offices for the Doors. They recorded their…

Black Dog Forge, Was Pearl Jam And Soundgarden’s Rehearsal Basement

Pearl Jam and Soundgarden rehearsed in the basement of this blacksmithing…

Monterey County Fairgrounds, Home Of The 1967 Monterey Pop Festival

The Monterey County Fairgrounds has hosted the world renowned Monterey…

The Sea Witch In West Hollywood CA Was An Early Doors Venue

On December 9th and 10th, 1966, a new band called “The Doors” played…

Cass Elliot’s Last Home

This was the last residence owned and lived in by Cass Elliot…