Where Buddy Holly, the Big Bopper, and Richie Valens played their
San Francisco, California
The staging area for the psychedelic movement in rock-and-roll, led
by bands such as Jefferson Airplane, the Grateful Dead, and Steve
Miller, and where the late Bill Graham ushered in the modern era of
New York, New York
Billed as "a rest stop for rare individuals," this bohemian lodge
has hosted names like Bob Dylan, Grace Jones, and Dee Dee Ramone,
in addition to a slew of famous writers, painters, poets,
photographers, and other creative types over its long, lusty life.
Janis Joplin sang here. But given that Threadgill's menu includes
down-home items like chicken-fried steak and Mississippi catfish,
Joplin was probably singing for her supper.
Continental Hyatt House
Los Angeles, California
Features more suites wrecked by more bands than any single lodging
in show business.
2648 West Grand Boulevard
The address of "Hitsville USA," where Motown began.
9. great listening
Distributed by PRI
Real American music, plus interviews with music greats like Dolly
Parton and Buddy Guy.
"Little Steven's Underground
Syndicated, Sirius Satellite Radio
Obscure and not-so-obscure rock from, among others, the former
guitarist for Bruce Spring- steen and the E Street Band.
"The Sunday Show"
WNYC-FM, XM Satellite Radio
Hosted by Jonathan Schwartz, one of the world's leading Sinatra
"Live from the Landing"
Public Radio International
Dixieland from Jim Cullum and David Holt, broadcast from San