When it comes to planning a trip, where do you even start? Well, if you are a music lover, you can plan your music history vacation, so Billboard collected 13 attractions that should be on the travel list of every music lover.
Eleven of the hotspots are located in the United States, while a couple – Abbey Road and Strawberry Field – are designed specifically for Beatles fans visiting the UK. At Abbey Road, fans can take pictures at the famous London walkway where the band shot their 1969 album, or even tour the studio where the LP was recorded. Strawberry Field is in the band’s hometown of Liverpool, which is a two-hour train ride from London, and was the orphanage of the Salvation Army, inspiring the 1967 song “Strawberry Fields Forever”.
Back in the US, if you want to head south, you can visit Pigeon Forge, Tennessee to visit the Dolly Parton amusement park dedicated to Dolly Parton, or Elvis Presley fans can get a double dose of The King in Memphis, Tennessee. .: at his Graceland mansion or at the Sun Studio where he recorded his very first song. Also, don’t forget to pay homage to country music in Nashville at the Grand Ole Opry. Outside of Tennessee, New Orleans has the famous Preservation Hall, which plays the Preservation Hall Jazz Band.
Elsewhere across America is Prince Paisley’s favorite park in Chanhassen, Minnesota; the Motown Museum in Detroit; the famous Apollo Theater in Harlem, New York; the picturesque Red Rocks Amphitheater in Morrison, Colorado; Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland; or the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts in Bethel, New York, which hosted the 1969 Woodstock Music Festival.
Below you will find photos of all these important places in the history of music.