The Places Where These Rock Legend’s Graves Are Located
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Death is inevitable in life, so rock star fans have their ways to keep their idols’ legacy alive. Apart from the daily stream of songs and any form of commemoration, thousands upon thousands of music lovers pay their respects at the graves of their favorite performers every year. In case you’ve missed your chance to pay your respects to your favorite singer, or are simply a new fan who wants to explore more about your idol, we have this list of places where the graves of these rock legends are located. Check them out below.
Eddie Cochran (1938-1960)
Eddie Cochran, who taught himself guitar, became a true rock n’ roll legend by projecting an air of confidence and charisma. He was an early proponent of the rockabilly star, complete with his signature Gretsch guitar and flamboyant attire. The burial site for Cochran is in Cypress, California’s Forest Lawn Memorial Park.
Amy Winehouse (1983-2011)
Occasionally, a performer will emerge who possesses all the qualities of a true star: an exceptional ear for music, a natural gift for singing, and an infectious stage personality. Amy Winehouse was all that, and her meteoric rise to fame made her an icon in music. Winehouse was barely clinging to life after her drug addiction and several health problems; her body was discovered in her residence, and the coroner ruled that she had died of alcohol poisoning. In North London, in the Edgwarebury Lane cemetery, she was laid to rest on July 26th, 2011.
Bob Marley (1945-1981)
Bob Marley’s music is beloved around the world because it serves as a symbol of unity, freedom, and love. Marley has brought reggae to a global audience, and people of all ages and backgrounds listen to it, making him the undisputed king of Reggae. Melanoma, a form of skin cancer, was the cause of Marley’s death on May 11, 1981. His gravesite is a monument in his native Nine Mile, Jamaica.
Buddy Holly (1936-1959)
If Buddy Holly hadn’t been killed in a plane crash off the coast of Mason City, Iowa alongside fellow musicians Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper, there’s no doubt he would have gone on to record many more hits. Holly’s musical talent makes him a huge “what if,” but despite his brief career, he and his band, The Crickets, nonetheless gave us some classic songs. Holly was laid to rest in his town of Lubbock, Texas, in the City of Lubbock Cemetery.
Jim Croce (1943-1973)
Jim Croce’s voice is gentle and sincere, and it pours with passion. He wrote the timeless classic “Time in a Bottle,” and his music has the same staying power. The unexpected death of Croce through a plane crash was truly unfortunate, and in Frazer, Pennsylvania, Haym Salomon Memorial Park, is where he was laid to rest.
Elvis Presley (1935-1977)
There’s a lot of debate about what happened to Elvis. On August 16, 1977, at his Graceland estate, Elvis Presley died of a heart attack, which was officially ruled the cause of death. The King of Rock remained buried inside his estate, which was said to be visited by hundreds of thousands of fans every year, commemorating the old star.
Jim Morrison (1943-1971)
If Jim Morrison was still with us today, he would undoubtedly be a hot topic still. If there was ever a rock star whose name summed up his music as the self-proclaimed “Lizard King” did, it was him. Even today, his untimely death at age 27 is shrouded in mystery, adding to the mystique surrounding him. Morrison was laid to rest in Paris, France, at the Père Lachaise Cemetery. Additionally, Oscar Wilde and Edith Piaf are buried there.
Johnny Cash (1932-2003)
The grim reaper was Johnny Cash’s constant adversary. The rock and country singer was known as “The Man in Black” because he preferred wearing all black. He outlived everyone and died at 71 due to long-term sickness and despair after the loss of his great love, June Carter. In Hendersonville Memory Gardens in Hendersonville, Tennessee, Cash was laid to rest close to his wife.
Michael Jackson (1958-2009)
At six years old, Michael Jackson’s father decided he was old enough for him to join his brothers in “The Jackson 5,” which turned out to be a popular Motown act. With 13 Grammys, 26 AMAs, and 13 number-one songs as a solo artist, he has more accolades than any other male musician in history. Over 350 million records of his were sold globally, making Jackson the undisputed King of Pop. On June 25, 2009, Michael Jackson died of cardiac arrest and was laid to rest in Los Angeles, California at Forest Lawn Memorial Park.