Wednesday, 20 November 2019

12 Music Plaques, Stones & Commemorations From Around The World

Adam writes…


To mark the launch of the new Music Walk of Fame in Camden, yesterday here are 12 plaques, stones & markers from my musical travels to celebrate the occasion…








1/12 Chess Studios 2120 South Michigan Ave Chicago – Muddy Waters, Willie Dixon the young Rolling Stones, ChuckBerry and many more…



2/12 The Last Concert Cafe in Houston, Texas - great music venue in a converted brothel underneath the interstate - top Tex-Mex food, saw Gangstagrass there in April…


3/12 J&M Music Shop - studio in New Orleans where Fats Domino & Little Richard recorded. Now a launderette on Rampart Street…



4/12 Barrowland Park, Glasgow - the Album Pathway celebrates the many acts that have played at the immortal Barrowland Ballroom in one of the UK's best music cities…


5/12 The great Charley Pride the first big African American star of Country Music commemorated at the Country Music Hall Of Fame,  Nashville…


6/12 Outside the famous Peabody Hotel, Memphis, Tennessee,  Elvis Presley's duck feet - the hotel has a very eccentric daily duck parade in the lobby…



7/12 Hessy's music shop, Liverpool – where the young Beatles bought their guitars…


8/12 The Hotel Metropolitan in Paducah, Kentucky - an African-American-owned hotel where musicians playing on the Chitlin' Circuit would stay – everyone from Tina Turner to Cab Calloway…


9/12 Plaque marking the first gay bars in the great music city of  Nashville, Tennessee…



10/12 1920's bluesman Furry Lewis commemorated on the Mississippi Blues trail in Greenwood…



11/12 Stax legend Isaac Hayes on the Memphis walk of fame (the Stax Museum is a MUST in that great city)…


12/12 Where it all began -  plaque marking Congo Square,  New Orleans. A place once filled with misery now rings with music in a park named for  Louis Armstrong. A harrowing, emotional and inspirational place for any music fan…





For my full schedule of guided music tours in London with London Music Tours visit www.londonmusictours.co.uk



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