More Music, More Road Trips
So, Pitchfork is in the rear view and you've already been to Nashville . . . where's a music lover to go? Here are a few music pilgrimages that might not be on your radar. (If we scrunch up, the K can fit in the overhead)
1. John Lennon in Havana, Cuba
Why it's there: The Beatles were banned in Cuba in
the 60's and 70s, but at some point - Castro decided
they both he and Lennon were dreamers, and the statue went up in the year 2000.
2. Freddie Mercury in Montreux, Switzerland
Why it's there: known for its low taxes, Lake
Geneva location and annual jazz festival, Montreux
is also home to Mountain Studios where the band recorded numerous albums. Today, you can tour it and double-down on a soft eleven. There's a casino on the ground floor.
3. Frank Zappa in Vilnius, Lithuania
Why it's there: They took down a bust of Lenin and had to replace it with something. This is true. There was a Frank Zappa fan club and one thing lead to another - and next thing you know a military band it playing Frank Zappa hits at the unveiling.