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Until his death in 1977, The King of Rock n' Roll lived in this 13.8 acre estate in Memphis with a whopping 23 bedrooms. The house is a homage to 1970s décor with a 15ft white couch, a fake waterfall and green shag-carpet ceiling. Priscilla Presley opened up its' doors in 1973 and now millions of visitors come to see where Elvis lived, died and is buried. His grave is out the back, next to the swimming pool.
This is where Berry Gordy set up the Motown Record Label and where artists like Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, The Supremes and other major Motown artists recorded many of their hits. Today you can visit the museum, see the flat where Berry Gordy lived and learn more about the artists through photographs and other memorabilia. Picture: Getty
This famous New York landmark is full of memories from many artistic residents which included Bob Dylan, Patti Smith, Madonna, Joni Mitchell and Leonard Cohen. It also has a dark side - the Sex Pistol's Sid Vicious killed his girlfriend Nancy Spungen on the site and Welsh poet Dylan Thomas died of pneumonia there. There's no museum but you can relive its' bohemian past by staying the night. Picture: iStock
While in New York, you should also head to Central Park and spend some contemplative moments at this John Lennon memorial. Named after one of his favourite songs, the black and white mosaic sits in a dedicated Quiet Zone of the park. If you visit on Lennon's birthday or on the anniversary of his death, expect floral tributes and impromptu singsongs from fans who gather there. Picture: PA
What's left to do when you're a multi-million selling global artist? Why open your own theme park of course! This is fun for all the family with plenty of Dolly-themed roller-coasters and attractions. That's not all however, there's also a Dolly museum with stage costumes and other paraphernalia. Picture: Getty
These London studios are among the most famous in the world, thanks in part to The Beatles album cover for 'Abbey Road' which saw the band on a zebra crossing outside the studios. Expect to see lots of fans trying to replicate the album cover on your visit, and they'll also be signing the wall outside which needs to be repainted every three months! Picture: PA
Music fans and particularly country music fans will be spoiled for choice in Nashville - there's the Ryman Auditorium where 'The Johnny Cash Show' was recorded, the Country Music Hall of Fame and the fascinating RCA Studio B, where you can see Elvis' old piano and where country legends like Willie Nelson and Dolly Parton have recorded. Picture: iStock
Considered the birthplace of jazz, Dixieland and R&B - this city is steeped in musical culture. Catch a gig at 'Preservation Hall' - the most famous jazz venue in New Orleans and taste the culinary delights about town. The best time to visit is during 'Mardi Gras' in February and March where music can be found in every bar and out on the streets. Picture: iStock
This legendary venue is famous for being home to jazz and swing music during the 1930s and '40s. So many music icons have played there including Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holliday, James Brown, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Aretha Franklin... the list goes on. It's still a functioning theatre today so book some tickets in advance of your trip! Picture: Getty
This club has been made famous as the venue that gave The Beatles their big break - the band played there 292 times during the early '60s. Other artists that have played there include The Rolling Stones, Elton John, Queen and Cilla Black. Nowdays it still functions as a music venue and features on every Beatles tour in Liverpool. Picture: iStock