One more musical landmark from Vancouver

After I wrote my last post, I went for a walk in a different part of downtown Vancouver and found another musical “landmark”. As history goes (which these days means I read about it on Wikipedia), the Robert Lee Y.M.C.A. in Vancouver provided the inspiration for the famous disco song by The Village People. While…

The music tourist in Vancouver, BC, Canada

I’m currently in Vancouver for a work related conference, and as I like to do, I tried to find landmarks of importance for the music world. Vancouver has a strong rock scene, being host to scores of Canadian bands from classic acts like Loverboy, Headpins and Heart to newer acts like 3 Inches of Blood,…

Musical Pilgrimage (part 2)

As one of my first posts on this blog, I showed a picture of my pilgrimage to the famous Abbey Road crossing, where the Beatles shot their iconic cover. (See that post here) Of course I did not stop at the crossing, and went to see the world famous Abbey Road Studios. To my surprise,…

A musical pilgrimage

A few years ago, I had the opportunity to go to London for a conference I was presenting at, and was able to squeeze in some sightseeing. One of the first places I went to was the famous crosswalk at Abbey Road, where the Beatles shot one of the most famous album covers of all…