Every city has a soundtrack, and one of the most inspiring prospects of exploring a new locale is uncovering its pulse and the stories behind its unique sound. That’s why we decided to take a look at cities known for their rich musical backdrops whose rhythms can be felt the second you step foot on their soil.
While there are many musical destinations worth mentioning, we’re highlighting seven of those musical cities to consider for your next holiday away. If a trip isn’t part of the budget this year, no worries! We’ve also included a few sheet music selections to help bring a bit of each city’s flair into your own music room.London
A 10-minute photoshoot outside Abbey Road Studios in 1969 would establish one of the most iconic images in rock & roll history. You, too, can pull three mates along to stroll the crosswalk on Abbey Road.
The Beatles weren’t the only rockers to make use of London’s fashionable streets in cover art.David Bowie‘s ‘The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars‘ album was shot on Heddon Street (in front of number 23, to be exact) in 1972.Oasis chose Berwick Street as the setting for their 1995 ‘(What’s the Story) Morning Glory’ cover.The video for Bob Dylan’s “Subterranean Homesick Blues” was filmed on the street behind London’s Savoy Hotel.
More notable London sites include the residences of Jimi Hendrix and George Frederic Handel on Brook Street, as well as Waterloo Bridge, which was Ray Davies‘ inspiration for his homage to the River Thames and his home city.
Looking for a show? Catch an awe-inspiring musical in London’s West End Theatreland, the world-renowned stage destination frequented by the best stage and screen actors, and visited by millions of fans each year.
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