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Old 12-14-2017, 11:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Rock 'n' Roll Resting Places

Where do our musical heroes go when they’ve played their final gig? I’m curious to see what their last resting places are like.

> To what extent is their fame or profession in evidence at their graves?
> Are they often visited and covered with tributes, or are they lost “in gardens long-since overgrown” ?
> Would the artists themselves approve?

If you like a musician who is no longer alive, perhaps you’d like to share a pic of his/her gravesite and tell us how you feel about it.
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Anyone familiar with Nick Drake’s life or music will probably consider his grave appropriate: unassuming, in a quiet rural churchyard and part of a plot designated as the Drake Family Grave. In addition to the basic name and dates on the front, the back of his headstone is inscribed with one ND quote in a simple script.

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If it looks only modestly attended, it could be because there is sign nearby asking people to respect his family’s wishes and only leave small floral tributes or messages.
And to answer my own questions, yes, I think ND would be content with this memorial - I can even imagine him sitting, back against the tree, humming that song that starts with him humming...
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Old 12-14-2017, 11:41 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I looked up Cobain for this thread quick and actually didn't know this.

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Kurt Cobain, famous Seattle musician and leader of the 1990s grunge era, was not buried after his death in 1994; his body was cremated, and his ashes were scattered in a memorial ceremony.

The exact location where the ashes were scattered has not been revealed to the public. It is, however, the subject of some rumors, and the general understanding is that Cobain’s daughter, Frances Bean, scattered them in a private ceremony at McLane Creek in Olympia, Washington.
Interesting.
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Old 12-14-2017, 11:49 PM   #3 (permalink)
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^ Yes, that's quite strange - not the cremation, but the secret scattering. I can understand a family's wish for privacy, but leaving no physical plaque or anything seems a little like the US policy regarding Osama Bin Laden's remains.

But what do you think, Blank ? Do you, or would Kurt approve?
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Old 12-14-2017, 11:57 PM   #4 (permalink)
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^ Yes, that's quite strange - not the cremation, but the secret scattering. I can understand a family's wish for privacy, but leaving no physical plaque or anything seems a little like the US policy regarding Osama Bin Laden's remains.

But what do you think, Blank ? Do you, or would Kurt approve?
I think Kurt would totally approve. The dude essentialy killed himself because he hated the attention he was getting. An unassuming end like that seems like what he would want. But i don't know him personally so I could be way wrong.

I think it's weird that his daughter might have been the one to scatter his ashes. She was like three when he passed.
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Old 12-14-2017, 11:58 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I was just thinking about this the other day. I was looking up where Rock, Blues, and Jazz musicians were laid to rest.

Blind Willie McTell is buried in Jones Grove Baptist Church Cemetery Thomson, McDuffie County, Georgia, USA


Skip James is buried in Merion Memorial Park Bala Cynwyd, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA.



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Well, I guess it wouldn't be much of a thread if we didn't include this.





He was a troubled soul to be sure but the Doors would not have been the same without him (and indeed they weren't).
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Graveside of Rory Gallagher, near Cork:





Great (if slightly morbid for you!) thread idea, Lisna!
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Where rests another of Ireland's favourite sons, taken too soon....
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Well, I guess it wouldn't be much of a thread if we didn't include this.





He was a troubled soul to be sure but the Doors would not have been the same without him (and indeed they weren't).
I feel sorry for anyone who knows the people buried next to him. It's sad that Doors fans would deface somebody else's grave.
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I feel sorry for anyone who knows the people buried next to him. It's sad that Doors fans would deface somebody else's grave.
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