Buzzfeed did a list of 29 music pilgrimages that any music fan should do before they die. I am not going t list all 29 here if you want the complete list you can see it here: www.buzzfeed.com/mariasherm/29-music-pilgrimages-you-need-to-take-before-you-die but I do want to highlight some of the places on the list.
The number one place on the list is Dollywood in Pigeon Forge Tennessee, yes the place that Dolly Parton became co-owner of 1986. It is a theme park with thrill rides and water rides nestled in the hills of Tennessee.
Number 4 on the list is Jim Morrison’s grave in Paris France. The Door’s frontman died of heroin overdose and his grave site has become a big tourist attraction in Paris.
Number 6 is the ABBA Museum in Stockholm Sweden, yes Sweden’s best known pop group has their own museum
Number 9 is Hitsville USA in Detroit Michigan, this is the place where Berry Gordy of Motown fame started from
Number 13 Strawberry Fields in New York City, a memorial to John Lennon in Central Park that is near the site where he was murdered
Number 14 Bob Marley’s grave site Nine Miles Jamaica, light up a joint and pay your respects to the reggae legend
Number 15 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Cleveland Ohio, celebrate everything that makes rock and roll great at this location
Number 18 Graceland Memphis Tennessee, Elvis may have left the building but the fans still flock to his home each year
Number 19 Abbey Road London England, as the article says about this location “If you don’t reenact the cover of Abbey Road at least once in your life, do you even like music?”
Number 24 Red Rocks Morrison Colorado, ok I may be a little prejudice on this one, Red Rocks should have been listed higher. I have done a couple of posts about this wonderful concert venue that has seen just about everyone grace its stage. It is an amazing place to see a concert.
What are your thoughts, what musical place should be added to the list?
As a Tennessean, I have no idea why Dollywood is on the list. It’s just a theme park named after a singer. The Ryman Auditorium is a more appropriate destination.
I would agree with you on that.