Rock ‘n’ Roll may not be the first thought to pop in your mind when you think of Europe, but the continent’s rich history of famous poets, scholars, and monarchs is also shared with the biggest guitar gods and rock legends of the 20th century. From the members of the British Invasion to some of the most iconic American rockers, we highlighted the European destinations you rock historians won’t want to miss! The first one:
Home to the music of The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, and much, much more. England’s history in the classic rock music scene is undeniable. We’ve highlighted some of the bigger spots, but the pubs and boutiques are not to miss!
The sight of one of the most famous album covers of all time. The Abbey Road crossing in the borough of Camden is still a major tourist attraction and photo-op spot for Beatles fans who brave the traffic hoping to capture their own token of musical history. While there, you can stop by Abbey Road Studios (named after the album in 1970) where The Beatles recorded almost all of their music between 1962 to 1970. The studios also churned out albums from Pink Floyd (including Dark Side of the Moon), The Hollies and more. Known for their innovative record techniques in the 1960’s, Abbey Road Studios is a landmark whose effect on rock history cannot possibly be measured.
Check out the live webcam of the Abbey Road crossing on the studio’s site!