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Where are your favorite rockers buried?

March 9, 2015

Whether it be from old age or a tragic accident, it is always devastating when we lose a beloved artist. Many fans gather every year to visit Memphis Tennessee to visit the King of Rock n’ Roll’s grave site at Graceland on the anniversary of his death. The fans of the King walk up the driveway with lit candles to visit his resting place the night before the anniversary of his death. The line of mourners goes well into the early morning hours. The King is not the only gravestone you can visit to pay homage to your favorite artist. We’ve gathered the information for some of the most famous musicians where you can find their gravesites and pay your respects.

 

Bo Diddley

Born: Dec. 30, 1928

McComb, Mississippi

Died: Jun. 2, 2008

Archer, Florida

Buried at Rosemary Hill Cemetery

Bronson, Florida

Born Elias Bates McDaniel in McComb Mississippi in 1928 is best known as Bo Diddley. He was a legendary blues guitarist and vocalist known for hits such as “I’m a Man”, “Who Do You Love?” and “Pretty Thing”. Diddley was highly influenced by the music of blues legend John Lee Hooker. After studying the violin for years, he switched to guitar. He signed a record contract in 1955 with Checkers Records. In 1987, Diddley was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He died of heart failure in 2008.

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Picture Courtesy of deathzur

John Lee Hooker

Born: August 22, 1917

Clarksdale, Mississippi

Died: June, 21 2001

Los Altos, California

Buried: Chapel of the Chimes Columbarium and Mausoleum

Oakland California, USA

The prolific Blues artist, John Lee Hooker was one the most inspirational musicians of his time. Hooker recorded over 100 albums in his lifetime and some of his hits include; “Boom Boom,” “Boogie Chillen’,” and “Hoogie Boogie.” He started his career at age 14 playing at local establishments in Memphis, Cincinnati, and Detroit. “I don’t play a lot of fancy guitar,” he once told an interviewer. “The kind of guitar I want to play is mean, mean, mean licks.” John Lee Hooker died in his sleep at age 83.

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Courtesy of Bernard Johnson

 

Harry Nilsson

Born: June 15, 1941

Brooklyn, NY

Died: Jan. 15, 1994

Agoura Hills, California

Buried: Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks Memorial Park

Westlake Village

Los Angeles California

Singer, Songwriter.Harry Nilsson was best known for his Grammy Award-winning hit “Everybody’s Talkin” from the 1969 movie “Midnight Cowboy”. Other hits included; “One,” “Without You,” “Remember,” “Jump into the Fire,” “Coconut,” and the theme song “Best Friends,” to the hit TV show, “The Courtship of Eddie’s Father”. Harry Nilsson died at his home in Agoura Hills, California after suffering a second heart attack within a two month period.

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Courtesy of David Spiceland

 

Frank Sinatra

Born: Dec. 12, 1915

Hoboken, New Jersey

Died: May 14, 1998

West Hollywood, California

Buried: Desert Memorial Park

Cathedral City, California

Best known as ‘Ol Blue Eyes, Frank Sinatra was considered one of the biggest entertainers of the 20th Century. All around entertainer, Sinatra was known for his velvet voice, dancing, and acting skills. He got his break in 1935, when he received first prize in a radio contest this lead to a collaboration with bandleader Harry James. In 1941 Sinatra recorded “I’ll Never Smile Again” with the Tommy Dorsey orchestra. Frank Sinatra died of a heart attack in 1998 at the age of 83.

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Courtesy of Jim Tipton

Johnny Cash

Born: Feb. 26, 1932

Kingsland, Arkansas,

Died: Sep. 12, 2003

Nashville, Tennessee

Hendersonville Memory Gardens

Hendersonville, Tennessee

One of the most beloved country singers of the 20th Century, Johnny Cash was known such songs as; “Ring of Fire,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” “A Boy Named Sue,” and “I walk the Line.” “The Man in Black,” as he was known, was born in Kingsland, Arkansas in 1932. He was inducted into the Songwriters, the Country Music and the Rock and Roll Halls of Fame. Johnny Cash died from complications of Diabetes at age 71.

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Courtesy of Herb Snowden

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