We would like to say: ‘Thank you, thank you very much’ to Memphis for giving us musical giants, such as Isaac Hayes and Otis. Really recognised worldwide as the birthplace of the ‘King of Rock and Roll’, Memphis is one of the most iconic musical cities in the world.
New York, New York
A city as big as this, is bound to have a few famous names under its belt: Blondie, Wu-Tang Clan, Bob Dylan and 50 cent started their careers in the ‘Big Apple’. If your students are searching for a night of musical outbursts, head to Broadway! There are over 40 theatres showcasing musicals including: Phantom of the Opera, The Lion King and Wicked.
Los Angeles, California
If you aren’t an agent, a singer or a stylist, then you better keep on walking! This is a city with some serious musical credentials, a watering hole for talent! West Hollywood played host to a legion of legendary rock bands including the Red Hot Chilli Peppers and Guns N’ Roses. While the hip-hop movement was taking off in Compton, by artist such as Notorious B.I.G and Eazy-E.
New Orleans, Louisiana
You can’t say Jazz without conjuring visions of New Orleans! Innovative skittering rhymes emerged from the African-American community through pioneers such as Louis Armstrong. This energetic music is celebrated in this city today through their infamous Jazz and Heritage Festival.
Nashville: it was put on the map by country music! Dolly Parton and Jonny Cash are the poster boys of this country-crazy city. It’s known as the ‘Song writing Capital of the World’, lyrical masterminds come here to create their albums, including Elvis’ “Heartbreak Hotel” and Ed Sheeran’s “X.”
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