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Thursday, March 13, 2014

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Buried in L.A.

Here's Where Five Soul Legends Are Buried in L.A.

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Thu, Mar 13, 2014 at 3:40 AM
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While many of the most impassioned voices and funkiest rhythm sections made their names in cities like Memphis, New Orleans, and Detroit, more than a few talents were eventually lured to Los Angeles, be it by sizable record contracts or humidity-free summers.

And now, whether intentional or not, many of these soul legends are spending eternity here. Some of the five artists below were cut down in their prime, while others enjoyed long, productive careers. Only one was actually born here.

See also: Here's Where Five Jazz Legends Are Buried in L.A.

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Monday, November 18, 2013

Monday, November 18, 2013

Hip-Hop

Here's Where L.A. Rap Legends Are Buried

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Mon, Nov 18, 2013 at 9:02 AM

SJ O'CONNELL
  • SJ O'Connell
Los Angeles cemeteries tend to be sprawling; their populations can rival small towns and are difficult to navigate.

It's especially hard to find famous rappers' graves -- just ask our reporter who tried to find Eazy-E. Also, there aren't a lot of them here. Both Biggie Smalls and Tupac Shakur were cremated, though Stone Mountain, Georgia boasts a Tupac statue. Meanwhile, information on where local innovators like Rodger Clayton, Danny "Fut" James and Kevin "Flipside" White remain frustratingly scarce.

Still, we did find some, and here are the graves of four important hip-hop figures:

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Thursday, September 12, 2013

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Rockabilly

Here's Where Five Early Rock 'n Rollers Are Buried Around L.A.

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Thu, Sep 12, 2013 at 4:00 AM

JIM THURMAN
  • Jim Thurman
During its formative years, rock n' roll was attacked by critics who thought it was the devil's music. We suspect that to not actually be the case, and that those among the genre's pioneers who have passed on are, in fact, jamming with the man upstairs instead.

See also: Here's Where Five Jazz Legends Are Buried in L.A.

In any case, several noteworthy rock n' roll figures of the '50s, '60s and '70s have their final resting places around Los Angeles. Here's where to find five of them:

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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Jazz

Here's Where Five Jazz Legends Are Buried in L.A.

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Wed, Jun 19, 2013 at 3:45 AM

SJ O'CONNELL
  • SJ O'Connell
Everyone's always saying that jazz is dead -- at least since the fuzz shut down New Orleans' Storyville in 1917 -- but jazz will never die. Musicians on the other hand can, do and have.

And quite a few jazz legends are buried in L.A. In fact, it's pretty surprising how many pivotal stars have their final resting place here, in plots ranging from glistening grassy lawns to dusty disarray.

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Friday, September 30, 2011

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The Hollywood Forever Cemetery has become synonymous with rock 'n' roll thanks to great live shows (recently, Patrick Wolf and Jens Lekman) and its popular Cinespia screenings. But its headstones are what makes it sacred ground for music fans. Even Morrissey says he wants to be buried there.

Hollywood Forever's centerpiece is its ornate Johnny Ramone statue, and the venue's annual tribute gathering for the Ramones guitarist -- which occurs tomorrow -- remains the best time to pay homage. The seventh annual event is thrown by Johnny's wife Linda Ramone and John Cafiero, and will features a performance by the Misfits, a double film feature, and surprise guests. In honor of the party, here's our list of the top five musicians buried at Hollywood Forever cemetery, at least in spirit. May they rock in peace.

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Thursday, September 3, 2009

Countdown to Michael Jackson's burial: T minus six hours. Stay away from Glendale. Repeat. Stay away from Glendale.

Somewhere in there, a new destination for desperate MJ fans.
  • Somewhere in there, a new destination for desperate MJ fans.

If you want to buy a plot in the same cemetery where Michael Jackson is buried, we've got good news for you, via Craigslist.

If you buy it, however, know that the New York Times is reporting that MJ will be buried in The Great Mausoleum, which appears to be a fitting place for the King of Pop's remains.

The Great Mausoleum
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