Five memorials to music legends

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Does the music you love drive you to travel? For those up for a pop pilgrimage, we've pulled together five of our favourite places to pay R.E.S.P.E.C.T:

John Lennon Wall, Prague

The bespectacled lover of peace served as an inspiration to many young Czechs. Upon his death, the Prague youth painted a wall with images and words of tribute. The secret police never managed to put the kibosh on the operation. Get the details and the full story.

Jim Morrison's grave, Père Lachaise, Paris

The Doors' fabled frontman died a true rock-star death in the Marais decades ago. The annual pilgrimage to his grave in the Cimetière du Père Lachaise has never slowed.

Freddie Mercury's ashes, Lake Geneva

One of history's greatest showmen specifically requested a watery resting place. Upon his death, his ashes were scattered on the shore of his beloved Lake Geneva, Switzerland.

Billie Holiday's grave, the Bronx, New York

Lady Day inspired a generation of rock, blues and jazz singers. U2 might call her the 'Angel of Harlem', but her grave is in another borough. (If the Bronx isn't your thing, you might take a walk down some other music memorials: Joey Ramone Place in the East Village and Bob Marley Boulevard in Brooklyn.)

Elvis Presley's home, Graceland, Memphis

The King's sprawling mansion is also his final resting place. Paul Simon sang about driving to Graceland for redemption. For travellers, it's a place to connect with the soul of rock 'n' roll.

This article was refreshed in June 2012