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Where Are Rock and Roll Heaven Buried Trivia

Where Are Rock and Roll Heaven Buried Trivia is a online guide to more than 17 profiles of the lives, deaths, and final resting places of memorable Rock & Roll figures.

  • B

    • LaVern Baker (rhythm and blues singer)

    • James Brown "God Father of Soul", commonly referred to as "The Godfather of Soul", "Mr. Dynamite", the "King of Funk", "Soul Brother #1" and "The Hardest Working Man in Show Business", was an American entertainer (singer and dancer). 

  • C

    • Karen Carpenter was a highly successful American singer and drummer. She and her brother, Richard, formed the popular 1970s duo Carpenters.

    • Dick Clark (American Bandstand)

    • Eddie Cochran was an American rock and roll musician and an important influence on popular music during the late 1950s, early 1960s, and beyond.

    • Sam Cooke was an gospel, R&B, soul, and pop singer, songwriter, and entrepreneur. He is considered to be one of the pioneers and founders of soul music. 

    • Jim Croce was an singer-songwriter. 

  • D

  • H

    • Bill Haley was one of the first American rock and roll musicians. He is credited by many with first popularizing this form of music in the mid-1950s with his group Bill Haley & His Comets and their hit song "Rock Around the Clock".

    • Jimi Hendrix was an American guitarist, singer and songwriter whose guitar playing was a considerable influence on rock music. 

    • Buddy Holly Charles Hardin Holley, known professionally as Buddy Holly was an American singer-songwriter and a pioneer of rock and roll. 

  • J

    • Janis Joplin was an American singer, songwriter, and music arranger, from Port Arthur, Texas. She rose to prominence in the late 1960s as the lead singer of Big Brother and the Holding Company, and later as a solo artist. She was staying at the Landmark Motor Hotel (since renamed the Highland Gardens Hotel).

  • L

    • Hy Lit, born "Hyman Aaron Lit", was a Philadelphia-area DJ from the 1950s until 2005.

  • M

    • Jim Morrison was an singer, poet, songwriter, writer, and film director. He is best known as the lead singer and lyricist of The Doors, and is widely considered to be one of the most charismatic frontmen in rock music history.

  • P

    • Elvis Presley was an American singer, musician and actor. A cultural icon, he is commonly referred to by his first name, and as the "The King of Rock 'n' Roll" or "The King".

  • R

    • Otis Redding was an American soul singer. According to the website of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (where he was inducted in 1989), Redding's name is "synonymous with the term soul, music that arose out of the black experience in America through the transmutation of gospel and rhythm and blues into a form of funky, secular testifying."

    • JP "The Big Bopper" Richards called JP by his friends but commonly known as The Big Bopper, was an American disc jockey, singer, and songwriter whose big voice and exuberant personality made him an early rock and roll star. He is best known for his recording of "Chantilly Lace".

  • S

    • Levi Stubbs Levi Stubbles, better known by the stage name Levi Stubbs, was an American baritone singer, best known as the lead vocalist of the Motown R&B group The Four Tops.

  • V

    • Ritchie Valens (Richard Steven Valenzuela) was an American singer, songwriter and guitarist. A rock and roll pioneer and a forefather of the Chicano rock movement, Valens' recording career lasted only eight months. 

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