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Statues of rock musicians in different cities (metal)

Rock icons forever immortalized in metal...

Statues of rock musicians in different cities (metal)

The world history of rock and roll is full of big names that can rightly be called legends of their era! Agree, good hits can live forever, finding an ardent response in the hearts and minds of more and more new generations... But sometimes you really want to pay tribute to your beloved idol without chasing his rare records and without re-recording the two thousandth cover version of the famous rock ballad... And here the only reasonable way out is to erect a monument to your musical idol. What, if not a work of architectural art, is capable of expressing all the love and recognition of the public for one or another world legend? Today, your attention is presented to a very unusual and interesting selection, namely: "world-famous monuments to the legendary icons of the rock scene." Let's start!

The Beatles

The Beatles
The Beatles

This cult rock band was founded in the early 60s of the last century, but the "Beatle" music remains incredibly popular to this day. Their creations beat all sorts of tops and ratings, not only not yielding to more modern performers, but also surpassing them with tremendous success.

Apparently, the audience from the hometown of the Beatles greatly appreciates the legacy of the cult group, since in Liverpool these great musicians have more than one, or even two, monuments! The most famous include an incredibly realistic sculptural composition, which often serves as a respectable backdrop for tourist photo shoots.

Statue of The Beatles in Liverpool
Statue of The Beatles in Liverpool

No less charming are the statues on the facade of Liverpool's Hard Day's Night Hotel.

On the facade of Liverpool's Hard Day & #039;s Night Hotel

People have a special recognition for John Lennon. Not only is there a separate monument to him in Liverpool, but also the Liverpool airport is proudly named after this talented musician.

Statue of John Lennon at Liverpool Airport
Statue of John Lennon at Liverpool Airport

And, in fairness, it is worth noting that this is far from the only sculptural tribute to the legendary vocalist. Looking into the pages of modern history, you involuntarily begin to realize that love for this musician has spread to all corners of the globe! Take, for example, a monument in Lima, the capital of Peru, or an original sculpture in Croatian Zagreb…

Monument to John Lennon in Lima
Monument to John Lennon in Lima

And how do you like Lennon in Havana, as well as in the Spanish towns of Almeria and A Coruña?

Havana, Cuba
Havana, Cuba
John in Spain, city of Almeria
John in Spain, city of Almeria

But back to the iconic Liverpool Four in general. A truly gigantic work of sculptural art can be found in American Houston.

In Houston...
In Houston...

Even in the photograph, the composition looks majestic and impressive. No less bright unique composition is installed in Hamburg.

In Hamburg
In Hamburg

Freddie Mercury

Freddie Mercury
Freddie Mercury

True fans of Queen's creativity, for sure, know that it was in the Swiss Montreux that the legendary and unsurpassed Freddie Mercury spent the last years of his life. It was there that the musician worked on the last album of the group, which was released under the name "Made in Heaven". This majestic sculptural beauty was erected only five years after the tragic death of Mercury.

Freddie Mercury, Montreux
Freddie Mercury, Montreux, Switzerland

By the way, a curious fact: since then, a festival dedicated to Freddie Mercury and the heritage of Queen in general has been held annually in Montreux.

Ronnie Dio

Freddie Mercury, Montreux
Freddie Mercury, Montreux

Ronnie James Dio is one of the most legendary rock musicians the world stage has ever seen. It is not surprising that he was included in our selection, or rather, his monument, which majestically rises in the colorful expanses of Bulgaria, the resort town of Kavarna. It is interesting that no one contributed to its opening, but the mayor of the city himself. Later, he also acted as the main organizer of the annual rock festivals. As for the monument, it was erected shortly after Dio's death, to be exact, five months later...

Kavarna, Bulgaria
Kavarna, Bulgaria

Once Ronnie Dio became one of the first legendary rock musicians who performed in Kavarna for five times! The cult icon of rock and roll gave the same number of performances in all of Bulgaria…

Bon Scott

Bon Scott
Bon Scott

The permanent vocalist of the famous AC / DC was immortalized not only in Australia, but also in his homeland, in Scotland. The last commemorative work of sculptural art was erected recently, in 2016.

In Australia...
In Australia…

Its grand opening was held during the annual Bonfest festival, which is held in Scotland as a tribute to the memory of the great musician ...

Kirriemuir, Scotland
Kirriemuir, Scotland

As for the very first sculpture, it majestically rises among the colorful expanses of the Australian town of Perth. It was here that the musician attended school and first got acquainted with music ...

Jimi Hendrix

Jimi Hendrix
Jimi Hendrix

This genius, an unsurpassed guitar virtuoso, seemed to be frozen in eternal musical ecstasy on the American streets of Seattle... The sculpture came out expressive and charming, one might even say inspiring... Seattle is the birthplace of the cult musician. It was here that Hendrix began his acquaintance with music. It is worth noting that the townspeople are very fond of and honor their illustrious countryman. Fresh flowers are almost always laid at Jimi's monument. And some even give their idol a light by putting a hand-rolled cigarette into the metal lips of the cult guitarist.

in Seattle
in Seattle

Another majestic monument to Hendrix is installed in England.

In England. Jimi Hendrix: Isle of Wight Sculpture
In England. Jimi Hendrix: Isle of Wight Sculpture

Elvis Presley

Elvis Presley
Elvis Presley

It would be strange if the unsurpassed "king of rock and roll" would not be included in this collection. Of course, Elvis Presley was immortalized in metal, and more than once. But today we decided to talk about two of the most interesting and original sculptural compositions.

Memphis, USA
Memphis, USA

The very first monument to the legendary king of rock and roll was erected in Memphis in the early 80s of the last century. The sculpture excited the hearts and minds of Elvis' loyal fans so much that they literally decided to "pull" their idol for souvenirs! Someone managed to tear off the guitar strings, some liked the buttons ... As a result, it came to the point that the monument had to be moved to the Memphis Tennessee Welcome Center, and a bronze copy was erected in its original place.

Jerusalem, Israel
Jerusalem, Israel

No less curious is the bronze Elvis in Israel. Expressive and bright, it rises next to the Elvis cafe of the same name. By the way, this cozy place was opened by an ardent admirer of the king of the genre. Once inside, you will be pleasantly surprised by the different images of Presley that are present in every attribute of the institution, from dishes to the general surroundings ... This cute and very nostalgic place has become a real landmark of Israel! Every tourist considers it his duty to come here at least for an hour on the way to Jerusalem…

Kurt Cobain

Kurt Cobain
Kurt Cobain

In the hometown of the permanent leader of Nirvana - in Aberdeen, a peculiar, but very symbolic monument in the form of a musician's guitar has been erected. Its discovery was held in 2011, exactly seventeen years after the death of Kurt Cobain... The six-string instrument flaunts a curved metal band, on which the words from the singer's song "On a Plain" are engraved in ornate hieroglyphs.

Aberdeen, USA
Aberdeen, USA

Here, in the homeland of the musician, you can find another monument. It is curious, but for a long time they could not agree with the authorities on its installation. However, the army of ardent fans won! In 2015, the mayor of the city, Bill Simpson, proclaimed the opening day of the statue, February 20, as Kurt Cobain Day. It’s hard to imagine how much joy the musician’s fans experienced then: the monument was finally erected, and this day was added to the calendar in red…

David Bowie

David Bowie
David Bowie

Multifaceted and diverse, during his lifetime David Bowie was one of the brightest rock and roll artists, in connection with which a corresponding monument was erected to him! Masterpiece and very eccentric - this is how you can characterize the extravagant monument erected in the British Aylesbury.

Aylesbury, UK
Aylesbury, UK

And the place for it was chosen for a reason. It was here that Bowie released his cult records Hunky Dory and The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars. This beautiful sculptural composition harmoniously immortalized absolutely all the stage images of the "rock and roll chameleon", including Ziggy Stardust.

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