12 Music Plaques

London Music Tours’ Tourism Superstar 2022-Finalist guide Adam Scott-Goulding writes…

As music fans the world over are gearing up to go travelling again, here are 12 music plaques/commemorations to get you in the mood…

1/12 Chess Studios 2120 South Michigan Ave Chicago – Muddy Waters, Willie Dixon the young Rolling Stones, Chuck Berry 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… (We’ll be visiting Glasgow Music City later in the series.)

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…

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