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.

Cosmo’s Factory – Creedence Rehearsal Location

“Cosmo’s Factory” was the fifth album by Creedence Clearwater Revival, released in 1970. The…

No Doubt Former Residence In Anaheim

The band members of No Doubt moved in to what was the home of Gwen Stefani’s…

Chateau Marmont – Jim Morrison Lived Here & John Belushi Died Here

If discretion, location and luxury is what a rock star needs, they usually find it at the…

Monster Island Recording Studio

Current and past clients include: Chaka Khan, Meshell N’degeocello, Lucy…

Warner Brothers Studios, “Wish You Were Here” Album Cover Location

Pink Floyd’s 1975 “Wish You Where Here” album cover was shot here. And yes, that…

The Bill Graham Civic Auditorium

The Civic Auditorium was renamed in 1992 following Bill’s death. At the entrance are…

Joni Mitchell’s First New York Home

When Joni Mitchell moved to New York in 1967, she rented a second floor…

Where Michael Jackson Died In Holmby Hills California

On June 25, 2009, Michael Jackson collapsed and died at his rented mansion…

New York University, Where Def Jam Records Was Founded

While a student here, in dorm room 203 of the Weinstein Residence Hall, Rick Rubin…

Dion’s Childhood Home In New York

Dion grew up here. He is best remembered as the leader of Dion & The Belmonts…

Le Studio – Famous Recording Studio In Morin-Heights, Quebec

Le Studio, which later became Studio Morin Heights was a recording studio…

Where Ty Longley of Great White Died – The Station Nightclub Fire

Ty Longley was the guitar player and vocalist for Great White when he was…

Live in Brooklyn By Phish Album Cover Location

“Live in Brooklyn” by Phish was recorded at Keyspan Park, Coney Island in…

Centerfold Newsstand – Slash Worked Here Before GNR

This location was a previous employer of Slash of Guns N’Roses. Great magazine …

Greek Theater

A wonderful outdoor setting located in Griffith Park. Many of the top bands of the last…

Jimi Hendrix Boyhood Home

This used to be the location of low rent housing for Navy families. It is now owned by the Berkeley…

Paul’s Boutique by the Beastie Boys Album Cover Location

The cover of the Beastie Boys’ 1989 album “Paul’s Boutique” was shot here…

The Shoreline Amphitheatre

Opened in 1986, the Shoreline Amphitheatre is considered the most successful outdoor…

Carnegie Hall – Last Concert Performance Of R.E.M.

Designed by architect William Burnet Tuthill and built by philanthropist Andrew Carnegie in 1891…

Hotel California By The Eagles Album Cover Location

The cover for The Eagles’ Hotel California album was actually taken here…

John and Tom Fogerty’s Childhood Home In El Cerrito

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

The I-Beam

The I-Beam was a famous gay disco for years, in 1980 they started to have special…

Lindley Meadows – Golden Gate Park

In 1975 Jerry Garcia and Friends (really The Grateful Dead) returned from a year off …

Hasten Down The Wind By Linda Ronstadt Album Cover Location

The Hasten Down The Wind album cover was shot outside of Linda Ronstadt’s…

Electric Lady Studios – Hendrix Last Ever Studio Recording

Jimi Hendrix turned a Greenwich Village club in to a recording studio in 1968. Before…

Dressed To Kill by KISS Album Cover Location

KISS was photographed for their album “Dressed To Kill” in their full makeup…

Where Frankie Lymon Died Of A Heroin Overdose

Frankie Lymon was a rock ‘n roll/rhythm and blues singer and songwriter…

Erasmus Hall High School – Clive Davis, Neil Diamond And Marky Ramone

Erasmus Hall High School was a four-year public high school founded in 1786 as Erasmus Hall Academy

William Howard Taft Senior High School

One more rocking high school, this time located in the south west San Fernando Valley…

Hybrid Studios – An Orange County, CA Multimedia Production Facility

Hybrid Studios is an Orange County multimedia production facility that features…

Club Renaissance

Formerly a jazz club, it became the festival office for the 1967 Monterey International Pop…

Warren G. Magnuson Park – Where Soundgarden Got Their Name

In 1982 artist Doug Hollis built a Sound Garden, as a public art installation with tall…

Cabo Wabo Music Venue In Las Vegas Owned By Sammy Hagar

Located inside the Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino…

John F. Kennedy Stadium – “Live Aid” American Venue And “The Monsters of Rock Festival”

On 13 July 1985, the American version of Live Aid was held here to raise funds…

Morrison Hotel By The Doors Album Cover Location

The Original Hard Rock Cafe is where The Doors’ “Morrison Hotel” album…

RCA Studio B – Elvis Presley Recorded Over 250 Songs Here

Originally known simply as RCA Studios, the studio became famous in the…

Kirk Hammett’s Previous Home In San Francisco

Kirk Hammett of Metallica owned this home in the exclusive Pacific Heights neighborhood of…

The Brill Building – Where Many Classic Rock And Pop Songs Were Born

The Brill Building is home to some of the most important music offices in Manhattan..

Where Richard Manuel Of “The Band” Died In Orlando Florida

On March 3, 1986, The Band played a concert at the Cheek to Cheek Lounge…

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…

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

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

Basin Street West

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

The Uncarved Block – Huge collection Of Grateful Dead Stuff

This may look like just another jewelry/gallery/rock shop, but the location…

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…

Ricky Nelson’s Boyhood Home

This is the home that Ozzie, Harriet, David and Ricky Nelson lived in until the time…

Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame

The Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame museum is located in the Jackson/Evers International…

California Polytechnic State University

On May 19, 1967 The Jefferson Airplane played in the Men’s Gym at Cal Poly. Billed…

John Lennon’s Home At The Dakota, New York, New York

From 1973 until his death in 1980, John Lennon lived with Yoko Ono here. He was…

The Stone Pony – Bruce Springsteen Performs Regularly Here

The Stone Pony, opened its doors on Feb. 8, 1974 in a building which formerly…

Club Lingerie

Once a very popular club site for the late-night set. Don’t blink when you drive by as…

Peppermint Tree

As are many locations in the Bay Area, this location had many persona’s throughout…

Chuck’s Cellar – The Beginning Of The Eagles

In 1971, Linda Ronstadt put together a backup band to play a gig here, the members Randy…

Hollywood Professional School – Former School For Kids In Show Business

This was a high school for kids in show business. Many famous actors and musicians and…

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…

Heaven’s Door Whiskey, Part Owned By Bob Dylan

Heaven’s Door is a collection of American Whiskeys developed in partnership with Bob Dylan…

Long Beach Sports Arena – Last Original Buffalo Springfield Concert Held Here

The original Buffalo Springfield played their last ever concert here on May 5, 1968, On the bill…

Old Waldorf

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

Funky Features

What originally started as a home recording studio quickly became a favorite recording…

Fox Theater – Brooklyn Site Of The Who’s U.S. Debut

On March 25, 1967, The Who made their U.S. debut here as part of a Murray the K Rock…

San Francisco Art Exchange – Art Created By And About Musicians

One of the best places around to find art either created by Rock and Roll artists or…