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.

RCA Studio B – Elvis Presley Recorded Over 250 Songs Here

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

Where John Entwistle, Bass Player And Singer For “The Who” Died

While staying at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas as the first part of the Who’s…

Santa Clara County Fairgrounds – Northern California Folk-Rock Festivals

For many years, the Fairgrounds Grandstand Arena held huge concerts with famous …

Lido Apartments – Hotel California Album Lobby Shot Here

As you may know, there is no Hotel California in Los Angeles, the cover of the album is actually a…

Angel Stadium of Anaheim

Formerly known as both Anaheim Stadium (1966-1997) and Edison International Field…

Former Location Of Music Club The Bottom Line In New York

The Bottom Line was a 400-seat club called which enjoyed a very long run…

The Comedy Store – Previously Ciro’s Where The Byrds Became Famous

Certainly famous in its own right as one the original places where the current…

Dallas International Motor Speedway – Texas International Pop Festival

The Texas International Pop Festival was held here, on Labor Day weekend…

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 …

Lindley Meadows – Golden Gate Park

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

Where Rick James Died

On the morning of August 6, 2004, Rick James was found dead in his home by his…

Ear X-Tacy Records – Former Location

Billing themselves as “Louisville’s Neighborhood Record Store”, these guys…

The Ballard Firehouse Was A Seattle Washington Concert Venue

This converted fire station became a venue for many bands. The Kinks The Fixx…

William Randolph Hearst Greek Theatre

The William Randolph Hearst Greek Theatre opened in Berkeley in September 1903…

The Edgewater Hotel, Seattle WA – The Beatles Stayed Here In 1964

This hotel of choice for many ’60s and ’70s rock stars extends over Elliott Bay…

Dog In The Sand By Frank Black Album Cover Location

The Sutro Bath ruins was the location of the album cover for Frank Black’s…

Wolfgang’s

Almost immediately after opening in 1983, this 600 seat location called Wolfgang’…

Hollywood Walk Of Fame – List of Rock ‘N Roll Stars

This is a sidewalk along Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street in Hollywood, California…

World’s Largest Bruce Springsteen Archive Is In West Long Branch

Starting in November, 2011 nearly 15,000 documents including newspaper…

Schubert Club Museum of Musical Instruments

The Museum is a must-see for anyone interested in music history. It contains instruments from around the world. There’s a collection of correspondence from famous composers…

Ron Stone’s Home In Los Angeles. He Managed Neil Young, Joni Mitchell & The Eagles

Ron Stone began his career during music’s “golden age” in 1968 at Geffen Records…

Harvard University

Past students included: Rivers Cuomo (Weezer), Jerry Harrison (Talking Heads)…

Yankee Hotel Foxtrot By Wilco Album Cover Location

Marina City is a mixed-use residential/commercial building complex occupying…

Jim Marshall Photography – Photographer at Woodstock

Jim Marshall, who died of natural causes in New York City on March 24, 2010, over a 50-year career created hundreds …

Delmonico Hotel – Where The Beatles Met Bob Dylan

Now called The Trump Park Avenue, this was the location where The Beatles…

Sound Synthesis Research Center for the Performing Arts

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

Where Eric Carr, Drummer For Kiss Died

Eric Carr was the drummer for Kiss when he was diagnosed with…

The Home Where Kurt Cobain Of “Nirvana” Killed Himself

On April 8, 1994 Kurt Cobain took his life here.

Captain Beefheart’s Home

his rustic pad in Woodland Hills was once home to Don van Vliet…

The Polo Fields At Golden Gate Park

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

War Memorial Opera House

Besides being an historic location because Japan signed the final articles of surrender…

The 2 a.m. Club, Cover Photo Of Huey Lewis And The News’ Album “Sports”

The 2 AM Club is a popular bar in Mill Valley. It’s best known for being the location of the…

Hollywood Bowl Museum & Hall of Fame – Los Angeles California

Founded in 2000, the Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame “celebrates those performers…

The Way It Is by Bruce Hornsby And The Range Album Cover Location

The background image of this album shows the Chesapeake Bay Bridge…

Hollywood Palladium – Blues Brothers Film Concerts & “Pop Expo ’69”

Opened in 1940, this venue has seen everything from Frank Sinatra to the…

Venice Beach – Where Jim Morrison Met Ray Manzarek

In the summer of 1965, Jim Morrison encounters his fellow film school buddy Ray Manzarek on the beach here…

Where Berry Oakley Of “The Allman Brothers Band” Was Killed

On November 11, 1972, Oakley was involved in an accident just three blocks from where…

Where Harry Chapin Died

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

The International Rockabilly Hall of Fame In Jackson Tennessee

The most significant, most respected and most revered Rockabilly Music…

Rockaway Records

Rockaway Records has been selling collectibles worldwide since 1979…

Madonna’s Former Home

When Madonna first moved to New York, this is where she lived…

Thee Experience, Former Rock ‘N Roll Venue

In the late ’60’s, this building had Jimi Hendrix’s head painted on the front and you…

The Grammy Museum In Los Angeles Has Four Floors Of Exhibits

The GRAMMY Museum is an exciting and interactive celebration of the power of music occupying a…

Flaming Lips Alley – An Oklahoma City Downtown Alley Named After Them

On December 5, 2006, Oklahoma City honored The Flaming Lips with…

Summit High School – First Velvet Underground Concert Location

The Velvet Underground made their performing debut here in 1965.

Curtis Hixon Hall In Tampa Florida – Live Duane Allman With Derek and the Dominos

A lot of performers played here over the years as it was the primary Tampa…

Hard Rock Park/Freestyle Music Park

Hard Rock Park was a music theme park that opened on April 15, 2008, then closed on…

Beacon Theatre – The Allman Brothers Home Away From Home

Many great acts have graced the stage of the Beacon which is known for its superior acoustics, including the…

The Berkeley Square, Former Venue In Berkeley

The Berkeley Square was a small music club in Berkeley, California, operating through the 1970s…

George Harrison’s Rental Home on Blue Jay Way, Los Angeles, CA

This street became a song by George Harrison after he rented a home here in 1968, it celebrates our…

Topanga Canyon

This canyon begins its North end in the San Fernando Valley and ends at the Pacific Ocean. Throughout its length…

Disneyland – The Beginning Of The Eagles

In 1971, Linda Rondstadt had a week long gig on one of the stages in Disneyland…

William Howard Taft Senior High School

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

The Replacement’s House In Minneapolis

Bob and Tommy Stinson of the Replacements lived here. The basement of this house is …

914 Sound Recording Studios – Part Of “Born to Run” Recorded Here In 1974

914 Sound Studios was a recording studio in Blauvelt, New York during the 1970s…

The Doors Office and Recording Studio In West Hollywood, CA

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

Fame Recording Studios In Muscle Shoals

Fame has worked in the studio with some of the greatest artists in rock music history. Artists such as…

Cathay De Grande

An influential small club where many bands including the “Go-Go’s”, “The Blasters” and…

Upper Darby High School

Strangely enough, this small high school had two famous attendees….

Jimi Hendrix Former Residence In Beverly Hills

During the summer of 1967, Hendrix lived in the former mansion of silent film star…