Opened by Hilly Kristal in December 1973, closed on October 15, 2006. An acronym of Country, Blue Grass and Blues, CBGB is known above all for the proto-punk wave that it unleashed in the mid-1970s. The stage hosted countless musicians and historic concerts, among them Television, The Ramones, Talking Heads, Blondie, Misfits, Dead Boys, B-52’s, The Cramps, Richard Hell and the Voidoids and Patti Smith Group.
First aired in October in 1974 it is the longest running live-recorded music television show in the United States. Austin is called the "Live Music Capital of the World" due in part to this show.
Opened in the 1880's as one of the first maximum security institutions in the United States.
Johnny Cash was inspired to write 'Folsom Prison Blues' (in 1955) after seeing the movie 'Inside the Walls of Folsom Prison' (1951) while serving in the United States Air Force.
He recorded his live concert for the inmates on January 13, 1968, Released as the 'At Folsom Prison Album' (1968), it became a #1 hit on the country music charts in 1968 and hit gold 6 months after.
Opened in 1910. One of the first theaters to cater to an African-American audience, it preceded the Apollo and the Regal. Booker T. Washington shared the stage with musicals, road shows, vaudeville acts and theater productions. Duke Ellington opened an era of jazz big bands on The Howard's stage. Ella Fitzgerald, Billy Eckstine, Charlie Parker, Louis Armstrong, and Billie Holiday preceded The Supremes, Marvin Gaye, Chuck Brown, Aretha Franklin, Dizzy Gilespie, Marvin Gaye, Al Green, Roberta Flack, Ray Charles, and Sarah Vaughn on its stage. Shuttered since 1970.
Constructed in 1929. The Gospel Choir was only the second to broadcast on the radio in 1934. One of the first instances when Gospel was appreciated as a musical genre. The first African American church to broadcast on television.
Norm Petty was Buddy Holly's producer (and manager) through 1958. Many of Holly hits were produced in this studio. Norm Petty was responsible for the unfinished Holly recordings after the musicians untimely death in 1959.
Site of Nirvana’s first concert, March 1987. House party in the living room of Tony Poukkula, childhood friend of Kurt Cobain.
Built in 1928 and originally used as a dance hall.
Acquired by Russ Gibb in 1966 - inspired by the Fillmore in San Francisco - along with John Sinclair in an attempt to bring psychedelic music to Detroit. The Grande became the epicenter of motor city rock. MC5 and the Stooges were house bands. An essential stop on a band’s tour. Janis Joplin, Jeff Beck, Cream, the Who, Jefferson Airplane, Led Zeppelin, Steppenwolf, Joe Cocker, Procol Harem as well as John Lee Hooker and Bo Didley performed here. The Who performed TOMMY here for the first time in the U.S. (and it’s second performance ever) on May 9, 1969. Closed in 1972.
Home of Elvis Presley. His personal music room.
Opened 1958 by Mack Emerman.
Legendary recording engineer/producer Tom Dowd used these studios throughout the 1970s to record numerous Atlantic Records artists. Another legend, Bil Szymczyk also worked in these rooms, in particular for Hotel California (Eagles). Close to 250 Gold or Platinum singles / albums recorded here including Layla (Derek and the Dominos), I Feel Good (James Brown), Hotel California, Eat a Peach (Allman Brothers) and Rumours 2 (Fleetwood Mac). This is Studio C.
Built in 1907. Iconic to the Detroit music scene. Through the 1980s and 1990s Iggy Pop, Bob Dylan, The Verve, Nirvana, R.E.M., Jane’s Addiction, Soundgarden, Smashing Pumpkins, Nine Inch Nails, Pearl Jam, Alice in Chains, Green Day, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Love and Rockets, the Cramps and many others have performed on its stage.
Opened in 1966 as a motorsports race track. Notorious for the disastrous Altamont Free Concert of December 6, 1969. The Albert and David Maysles film, Gimme Shelter, 1970, documents the concert which featured Santana, Jefferson Airplane, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, and the Rolling Stones. The Hells Angels were unwisely hired to provide security.
The Indiana State Fair has been held here since 1892.
Tennessee Ernie Ford first live performance of the iconic folk song Sixteen Tons at the 1955 Fair. Written in 1946 by Merle Travis the song featured the lyrics “Its like working in the coal mines. You load sixteen tons and what do you get? Another day older and deeper in debt.” And “I can’t afford to die, I owe my soul to the company store.” Which have become part of American popular history. Ford recorded the song on September 17, 1955 at Capitol Studios in Hollywood. In less than 2 moths it sold 2,000,000 copies and remains the most successful single record of all time.
In the 1960's, the University hosted concerts by numerous musicians here. The Doors performed on Oct. 20 1967.
A young Jim Osterberg was in the audience. He found inspiration in Morrison's stage persona. He adopted the name Iggy Pop.
Bob Dylan was a student of Hibbing High School. He participated in talent shows and performed in front of classmates on the auditorium stage.
In 1956, Bob played the school talent show. He sung a Little Richard tune and the principal pulled the curtain on him.
Hibbing's got the biggest open pit ore mine in the world…
Hibbing's got souped-up cars runnin' full blast on a Friday night
Hibbing's got corner bars with polka bands
You can stand at one end of Hibbing's main drag an' see clear past the city limits on the other end
Hibbing's a good ol' town
My Life In A Stolen Moment, Bob Dylan, 1963
Established in 1959 in Florence, Alabama, and moved to Muscle Shoals in 1961. Florence Alabama Music Enterprises Studios produced multiple hit records and was instrumental in the Muscle Shoals sound. Legendary albums include : Etta James' 'Tell Mama' (1968), praised as one of the greatest albums of the rock and roll era. Producer Jerry Wexler brought newly signed Aretha Franklin to FAME Studios. Her first cut was 'I Never Loved A Man' and 'Do Right Woman' (1967). Some of the greatest tracks of the late '60s and early '70s were recorded here: Wilson Pickett's 'Land of 1,000 Dances', The Staple Singers' 'I'll Take You There', and Percy Siedge's 'When a Man Loves a Woman'.
Max Yasgur rented his farm for the Woodstock Music and Art Fair, August 15-18, 1969. The stage would have been on the bottom left side of the photograph. Invited musicians included Jimi Hendrix, The Who, The Band, Janis Joplin, Johnny Winter, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Arlo Guthrie, Jefferson Airplane, Joan Baez, Santana, Joe Cocker, and Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young...
The Surf Ballroom was one of the first ballrooms in the state to feature rock and roll, and it became a 'must-play' venue on the performance circuit. The Everly Brothers, Roy Orbison, Ricky Nelson, Little Richard, Jan and Dean and Conway Twitty performed here.
The Surf is mostly known for 'The Day the Music Died' :
Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and J. P. 'The Big Bopper' Richardson gave their last performances on its stage on February 2, 1959. Holly had chartered a small plane to take them to the next stop. Shortly after takeoff, the plane crashed, killing everyone onboard. Holly was 22 years old.
Inspiration for 'Alice's Restaurant Massacree' by Arlo Guthrie from his album Alice's Restaurant (1967). The 18.5 minutes long song is a satirical protest against the Vietnam War draft. Site of the large Thanksgiving dinner always hosted by Alice and Ray Brock in their home (a deconsecrated church).
American music-performance television show aired in different versions from 1952 to 1989. Hosted from 1956 until its final season by Dick Clark. The show featured teenagers dancing to Top 40 music introduced by Clark; on each show a popular musical act would appear in person to lip-sync one of their singles.
Founded by Steve Rosenthal on Crosby Street in SoHo. MS was a seminal recording studio in the city. Closed on March 16, 2016.
Four artists helped make the studio's name: Lou Reed (Magic and Loss), Suzanne Vega (99.9F), the Ramones (Mondo Bizarro) and Sonic Youth (Dirty). In 1992 Nirvana began a run of six to seven years of recording at The Magic Shop.
David Bowie secretly recorded his last two albums, 'The Next Day' and 'Blackstar' in this room.
The set-up pictured here belongs to Blondie.
Mississippi juke joint for over 40 years, Delta players like Sam Carr, T-Model Ford, Big Jack Johnson, Frank Frost, Super Chikan, Robert Belfour, Big George Brock, Terry “Harmonica” Bean, Mr. Johnnie Billington, Jimbo Mathus, Cedric Burnside, Jimmy Duck Holmes have performed here. Owner Red Paden calls it “just an ole juke house,” . Formerly LaVene Music Center.
Site of two iterations of the iconic and informal 40 Watt Club, one of the more influential American clubs fostering punk rock and new wave. The club was primary in creating the “Athens scene” including seminal bands such as R.E.M. and Pylon.
Madison Square Garden hosts more high-profile concert events than any other venue in New York City. John Lennon's final concert appearance (during an Elton John concert on Thanksgiving Night, 1974). Elvis Presley, four sold out performances in 1972, his first and last ever in New York City. Elton John has given concerts here 64 times. Madonna has performed here 31 times. U2 25 times. Grateful Dead 52. Billy Joel holds the record with 100 so far. Led Zeppelin, David Bowie, Bob Dylan, Phish, Pearl Jam, Bruce Springsteen, and countless other bands have played this iconic arena.