28 March 2023

You can now take a rock pilgrimage through Britain to pay homage to Amy Winehouse, Ian Curtis, Jimi Hendrix and more

This UK road trip with a difference will take you on a nationwide journey to where some of the most prominent and iconic artists sadly passed away.

Our infatuation with our favourites drives us to search ever closer to being in their shoes. Whether it’s visiting famous stages they adored, iconic studios, their birthplaces, or their homes. But now, music fans are being invited on an ultimate rock and pop pilgrimage, visiting the locations where some of the biggest musical stars sadly passed away.

Car rental experts from StressFreeCarRental.com have suggested a 1,200-mile round trip to visit the sites, which can be reached by inputting provided postcodes into any sat nav device.

The unique tour kicks off in London, taking in the spots where icons Amy Winehouse, Jimi Hendrix, Freddie Mercury and Keith Moon passed away. 

After vacating the capital, fans are encouraged to journey south to the crash site in Surrey, where glam rock legend and T-Rex guitarist Marc Bolan died. Next, you’ll be heading into East Sussex to visit the house where Brian Jones, founder of Rolling Stones, was found dead in a swimming pool in 1969.

They then travel west to Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire, where sixties icon Dusty Springfield sadly passed away before heading to nearby Goring-on-Thames, where 80s pop legend George Michael died on Christmas Day 2016.

From there, other locations on the itinerary include Macclesfield, where Joy Division singer Ian Curtis died in 1980, and Warwickshire, where legendary singer-songwriter Nick Drake passed away in 1974.

A free-to-download checklist for those on the tour is available to print off and tick each location as you visit. However, it’s important to undertake the road trip purely to pay respects to these late legends and remain mindful that many of the sites are private property.

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