Seven Old Places in the World With Musical Backgrounds

If you love music, then you would probably like to visit places that are somehow related to music. For that, you don’t have to be a frequent traveler; the list is not too long.

Have a look at this list of seven old places in the world with a musical background.

1. Abbey Road, London

As this is one of the most popular sites for music lovers, this thoroughfare is in the borough of the City of Westminster and Camden in London.

This road is known best for the Abbey Road Studios and the album, Abbey Road, which was released by the Beatles in 1969. Pink Floyd, the Hollies, Badfinger, and Paul Robeson have also recorded Abbey Road, and it is now an English Heritage site.


2. Motown Museum, Hitsville U.S.A., Detroit, Michigan

The legacy of Motown on West Grand Boulevard in Detroit is carried on by the original site of Motown Records. Berry Gordy established the Hitsville West studio in the 1970s. Supremes, Smokey Robinson, and the Four Tops recorded their hits in studio A.

The museum includes various Motown artifacts and fans can visit the upstairs apartment where Berry Gordy, Motown founder, lived in the label’s early days.

3. 100 Club

Head to the historic 100 Club for a trip back in time! Located at 100 Oxford Street, London, 100 Club is the oldest independent music venue in the world and has been there since 1942.

100 Club opened in the 1940s as a jazz club and underwent a series of genre transitions. BB King, Mick Jagger, and The Clash helped champion the venue to legendary status.

The club hosts internationally-known performers that include many intimate secret shows. Do check out Jagertown band for some quality music.

4. Honest Jone’s records

Honest Jon’s Records is probably among London’s most well-known independent record stores operating since the 1970s. It sells music on CD and vinyl in a variety of genres but specializes in jazz, soul, and reggae.

The business has an online shop as well that runs a mail-order business. You can get yourself vinyl record souvenirs, or you can get your favorite records into audio files of high resolution.

5. Horniman Museum and Gardens

The Horniman’s Museum and Gardens in Forest Hill, London, is a fascinating family-friendly attraction that has a collection of more than 8,000 musical instruments.

Designed in Arts and Crafts style by Charles Harrison Townsend, it was commissioned in 1898 and opened in 1901.

6. Cavern Club, Liverpool

This site was demolished in 1973 to make way for some railway development. It then reopened in 1984, using 15,000 of its original bricks and occupying 75% of the old site, which had been saved from demolition.

7. Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum

This Museum honors all the musicians regardless of any genre or instrument. The Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum exhibits the stories of many artists in music history and the instruments with which these artists used to record their classic hits.

The lists of musicians that have been honored include Charlie Daniels, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Barbara Mandrell, and many more.

Any music lover should visit these sites if they get a chance to go there.

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