The Tombstone Tourist: Musicians

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The ultimate guide to the gravesites and memorabilia of great musicians who've shuffled off this mortal coil.
Joey and Dee Dee Ramone • Frank Sinatra • Jim Morrison Rick Nelson • Roy Orbison • Howlin' Wolf • Elvis Presley Randy Rhoads • Billie Holiday • Jim Croce • Buddy Holly Liberace • Bob Marley • Stevie Ray Vaughan • George Gershwin • Judy Garland • Patsy Cline • John Belushi • Miles Davis • Ronnie Van Zant • Jimi Hendrix •Bon Scott Hank ...

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Overview

The ultimate guide to the gravesites and memorabilia of great musicians who've shuffled off this mortal coil.
Joey and Dee Dee Ramone • Frank Sinatra • Jim Morrison Rick Nelson • Roy Orbison • Howlin' Wolf • Elvis Presley Randy Rhoads • Billie Holiday • Jim Croce • Buddy Holly Liberace • Bob Marley • Stevie Ray Vaughan • George Gershwin • Judy Garland • Patsy Cline • John Belushi • Miles Davis • Ronnie Van Zant • Jimi Hendrix •Bon Scott Hank Williams • Muddy Waters • Sarah Vaughan • Sammy Davis, Jr. • More!
The Tombstone Tourist has traveled over one million miles to create this astounding compendium packed with more than three hundred photos — an absolute must-have for any road trip! Inside, you'll discover the final resting places of all your favorite musicians — many of whose exact locations are disclosed to fans here for the first time — as well as career snapshots and details of their passing. Musical myths and trivia are also revealed: Did "Mama" Cass Elliott choke on a ham sandwich? • How many graves does famed blues legend Robert Johnson have? • What did Kurt Cobain write in his suicide note?
In addition to the final resting places of the dearly departed, The Tombstone Tourist also offers the collections, possessions, guitars, homes, and memorial statues left behind by everyone from the Allman Brothers Band to Muddy Waters.

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In these two guides, Stanton and Kerrigan present the graves of famous people. Stanton focuses on musicians, while Kerrigan eyes the famous and infamous in Britain and Ireland. Irreverent and fun, Stanton's work has the feel of a high school yearbook. Divided into three alphabetized sections--Legends, Gone but Not Forgotten, and The Best of the Rest--entries include biographical information about the artist; the location of the grave, with directions; and suggestions for collectors. Although Stanton's love of music and musicians shows in his writing, the book has many problems. It is weighed heavily in favor of rock, blues, jazz, and country musicians (in that order), with few entries for classical or Broadway composers. The vast majority of musicians included are American. The index is by place, not by name, so if you are looking for a particular musician you must look in all three sections. Finally, the criteria for inclusion in the Legends section goes unexplained. Who Lies Where takes a different approach and succeeds as a reference tool. Arranged by place (England, London, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland), it attempts to include anyone who was at all well known in the long histories of these areas. Surprisingly, Kerrigan didn't include the three British entries Stanton listed in his book, indicating that he paid less attention to contemporary popular culture figures. Information given includes the location of each grave and a brief description of the individual buried there. Occasional side notes describe particular customs or historical facts relevant to the person's death. Both books are recommended for public libraries.--Julia Stump, Voorheesville P.L., NY
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780743463300
  • Publisher: Gallery Books
  • Publication date: 8/31/2003
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 448
  • Sales rank: 1,416,639
  • Product dimensions: 1.01 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 9.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Scott Stanton, a.k.a. the Tombstone Tourist, is a graduate of the University of Southern California. A travel writer and photographer for numerous publications, he lives in Oregon.

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