Tour The World With Bob Dylan

Trace the footsteps of one of the most influential and award-winning lyricists of all time, Robert Allen Zimmerman, a.k.a. Bob Dylan.

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It all started in Liverpool where John Lennon formed a band called the Quarrymen with Paul McCartney and George Harrison. 960 1280

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After the Quarrymen, the lads formed The Beatles, and from '61 to '63 they played 292 shows at Liverpool's Cavern Club. 960 1280

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Over 40 percent of the US population saw The Beatles' historic appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show on February 9, 1964. 960 1280

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The Beatles recorded virtually all of their groundbreaking singles and albums at EMI's Abbey Road Studios in London. 960 1280

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In 1967 John and Paul wrote the double-sided single "Penny Lane/Strawberry Fields Forever," inspired by childhood haunts. 960 1280

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Beatles fans pose for photos imitating the iconic "Abbey Road" album cover. 960 1280

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John Lennon and Yoko Ono moved into NYC's Dakota building in 1973. John was murdered outside the Dakota on Dec. 8, 1980. 960 1280

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Strawberry Fields is a 2.5-acre section in New York City's Central Park dedicated to the memory of John Lennon in 1985. 960 1280

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The focal point of Strawberry Fields is a mosaic of a single word, the title of Lennon's 1971 song "Imagine." 960 1280

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Candles, flowers and pictures adorn the "Imagine" memorial at Strawberry Fields on the 29th anniversary of Lennon's death. 960 1280

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The Grateful Dead played their first concert on December 10, 1965, at the Fillmore Auditorium in San Francisco, CA. This mural was painted on a wall in the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood where the Dead pioneered the psychedelic sound with other local artists such as the Jefferson Airplane and Janis Joplin. 960 1280

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This poster for a 1966 concert at the Avalon Ballroom in San Francisco was the first appearance of the iconic "skeleton and roses" imagery used by the Dead throughout their career. 960 1280

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The Grateful Dead lived at this communal home on 710 Ashbury Street from 1966 to 1968. Their neighbors included Janis Joplin, Country Joe McDonald and Charles Manson. 960 1280

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The Dead were renowned for amazing live performances. Strangely, the biggest musical festival of the 1960s ' Woodstock ' was not one of them. The Dead played under harrowing weather conditions and were literally shocked by their own instruments. 960 1280

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The concert hastily organized by the Rolling Stones in December 1969 at Altamont Speedway (pictured here in a recent photo) proved to be another disaster for the Dead. The band was scheduled to perform, but declined to play due to the increasing violence spawned by the Hell's Angels who were hired to provide "security" at the venue. 960 1280

The Grateful Dead made many appearances the famous Fillmore East club in New York in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Several live albums were subsequently released of their performances there. 960 1280

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In 1974, the Dead embarked on a tour that featured a revolutionary sound system made up of hundreds of stacked speakers called the 'Wall of Sound.' The tour kicked off on March 23, 1974, at the Cow Palace in Daly City, CA. 960 1280

The Grateful Dead's show at Cornell University's Barton Hall on May 8, 1977, is considered by many aficionados to be perhaps their greatest performance ever. The show became legendary after an audience member's tape and a high-quality soundboard recording began circulating among fans. 960 1280

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The Grateful Dead performed several times at Colorado's unique Red Rocks open-air amphitheater that appears as if it were carved out of a mountain. This photo of guitarist Jerry Garcia and drummer Mickey Hart was taken in 1987. 960 1280

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Thousands of Grateful Dead fans gather at a memorial erected to the memory of deceased Grateful Dead leader Jerry Garcia at San Francisco's Golden Gate Park on August 13, 1995. 960 1280

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Deadheads dance during an August 3, 2002, concert at Wisconsin's Alpine Valley Music Center featuring the 4 surviving members of the Grateful Dead performing as "The Other Ones." It was the first time they had performed together since the death of guitarist Jerry Garcia in 1995. 960 1280

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Elvis on Beale Street

Elvis on Beale Street

Beale Street
The King of Rock N’ Roll puts on a perpetual show for Memphis’ Beale Street, where a young Elvis would wander, listening to blues and gospel music emanating from the restaurants and bars.
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Sun Studio

Sun Studio

Sun Studio
In the summer of 1953, 18-year-old Elvis Presley walked into Sun Studio with the cheap guitar his parents bought him from a hardware store for his 11th birthday. He paid about $4 to record 2 songs, excited to hear the sound of his own voice for the first time. Sun Studio’s owner, Sam Phillips, later paired Elvis with 2 local musicians to record his first single. An “x” now marks the spot on the floor where the King recorded his first record.
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Lauderdale Courts

Lauderdale Courts

Lauderdale Courts
In 1948, Elvis and his parents moved from Tupelo, MS to Memphis in search of a better life. They lived in this low-income housing project until 1952, where they paid $35 per month in rent. Elvis would practice in the basement laundry room and play music for residents in the communal courtyard. For the full Elvis experience, visitors can now stay overnight in “The Elvis Suite,” the Presley’s former home.
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462 Alabama
In 1955 the Presley family moved into an apartment at 462 Alabama – right across the street from Lauderdale Courts.
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Graceland

Graceland

Graceland
In 1957, after a year of incredible record sales and a box office hit (Love Me Tender), Elvis bought Graceland for $102,500. He moved in with his parents and grandmother. Today, the King’s former residence is the most popular tourist attraction in Memphis and one of the most visited houses in the US.
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Home of the Blues

Home of the Blues

Home of the Blues Record Store
Elvis' hometown record shop. DJ Dewey, the man who first played Elvis' record on the radio, worked here.
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Humes High School

Humes High School

Humes High School
Elvis was the first in his family to finish high school, and by his senior year he had already nailed down his signature look: slicked back hair, sideburns, and bright, flashy clothes.
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Hearbreak Hotel

Hearbreak Hotel

Heartbreak Hotel
Named after Presley's first #1 single, the Heartbreak Hotel in Memphis was designed to emulate the style of the King himself.
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Loews State Theatre

Loews State Theatre

Loews State Theatre
Elvis' first job was at the Loews State Theatre, where he worked as an usher.
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Overton Park Shell

Overton Park Shell

Overton Park Shell
Elvis was first paid to perform on July 30, 1954 at the Overton Park Shell. He was so nervous that he started to shake his leg to the music, causing the crowd to go wild.
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Arcade Restaurant

Arcade Restaurant

Arcade Restaurant
Even after becoming famous Elvis would hang out at the Arcade Restaurant, the oldest restaurant in Memphis. To really channel your inner King, plop down on the very same booth cushions that Presley would sit on while sipping his malts.
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