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    JIMI HENDRIX
    American guitarist, singer and songwriter,
    considered the greatest and most influential guitarists in rock music history
    Jimi Hendix
    This bronze statue of Jimi Hendrix,
    is located in front of the corporate offices of AEI Music Networks on Broadway Avenue,
    just north of Pine street in the Capital Hill/Broadway area of Seattle.

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    FREDDY MERCURY
    British musician, singer and songwriter, best known as the lead vocalist and lyricist of the rock band Queen.
    As a performer, he was known for his flamboyant stage persona and powerful vocals over a four-octave range

    FREDDY MERCURY
    The statue in Montreux, Switzerland overlooking Lake Geneva, was erected as a tribute to Freddy Mercury.
    Sculpted Irena Sedlecka it stands almost 10 feet high and was unveiled on 25 November 1996
    by Freddie's father and Montserrat Caballé, with bandmates Brian May and Roger Taylor also in attendance.

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    FRANK ZAPPA
    American musician, bandleader, songwriter, composer, recording engineer, record producer, and film director born in Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.. In a career spanning more than 30 years, he composed rock, jazz, orchestral and musique concrète works. He also directed feature-length films and music videos, and designed album covers. Frank produced almost all of the more than 60 albums he released with the band The Mothers of Invention and as a solo artist.

    Frank Zappa
    In 1995, this bust of Zappa by sculptor Konstantinas Bogdanas was installed in the Lithuanian capital Vilnius. A replica was offered to the city of Baltimore in 2008, and on September 19, 2010—the twenty-fifth anniversary of Zappa's testimony to the U.S. Senate—a ceremony dedicating the replica was held, and the bust was at a library in the city.
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    STEVIE RAY VAUGHAN
    Guitar hero Stevie Ray was born in Dallas, then moved to Austin, Texas, as a teenager. In spite of a short-lived mainstream career spanning only seven years, he is widely considered one of the most influential electric guitarists in the history of blues music, and one of the most important figures in the revival of blues in the 1980s and like Hendrix, his work continues to influence numerous blues, rock and alternative artists.
    Stevie Ray Vaughan
    His bronze statue stands along a greenway on the Colorado River, Austin,
    about a quarter mile from the city’s famous Congress Avenue Bridge.

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    AMY WINEHOUSE
    English singer and songwriter known for her deep vocals and her eclectic mix of musical genres, including soul, rhythm and blues,and jazz. Her 2006 album, Back to Black, led to five 2008 Grammy Awards, tying the then record for the most wins by a female artist in a single night, and made her the first British female to win five Grammys, including three of the general field "Big Four" awards: Best New Artist, Record of the Year and Song of the Year. She also won three Ivor Novello Awards: in 2004, Best Contemporary Song for "Stronger Than Me"; in 2007, Best Contemporary Song again, this time for "Rehab"; and in 2008, Best Song Musically and Lyrically for "Love Is a Losing Game." She won the 2007 Brit Award for Best British Female Artist, having also been nominated for Best British Album, with Back to Black.
    Amy Winehouse
    Created by sculptor Scott Eaton, the statue stands in Camden's Stable Market,
    where it will be a permanent memorial to the singer. The life size statue was unveiled
    on September 14th 2014, which would have been Amy's 31st birthday.

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    WYNTON MARSALIS
    American trumpeter, composer, teacher, music educator, and Artistic Director of Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City. He was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, and went on to win nine Grammy Awards. In 1983 and 1984, he became the only artist ever to win Grammy Awards for both jazz and classical records. He is one of only two artists to win Grammy Awards for five consecutive years of musical contributions. In 1997, Wynton became the first jazz musician ever to win the Pulitzer Prize for Music for his epic oratorio, Blood On The Fields.

    The city of Marciac in France, erected this bronze statue in his honor. The French Ministry of Culture appointed him the rank of Knight in the Order of Arts and Literature, and in the fall of 2009, he received France's highest distinction, the insignia Chevalier of the Legion of Honour, an honor that was first awarded by Napoleon Bonaparte.
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    CHUCK BERRY
    Rock 'n' Roll star Chuck Berry, was born in St. Louis and is hailed as the “Father of Rock & Roll”. Since “Maybellene” in 1955 his signature guitar work, poetic songwriting and inspired showmanship have influenced every Rock & Roll musician to follow him.

    His statue is located in the Delmar Loop in St. Louis, MO, across the street from Blueberry Hill
    where the world-renowned musician performs monthly.

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    JOHNNY ROMONE
    American guitarist and songwriter, born in Long Island, New York and best known for being the guitarist for the hugely influencial punk rock band the Ramones. He was a founding member of the band, and remained a member throughout the band's 22 year career. Music historian Jon Savage wrote of their debut album that "it remains one of the few records that changed pop forever", and music critic Stephen Thomas Erlewine wrote, "The band's first four albums set the blueprint for punk, especially American punk and hardcore, for the next two decades".

    His 4ft bronze statue stands at his gravesite in the Hollywood Forever Cemetery, California; an annual Johnny Ramone memorial is held every year in the cemetery, the Johnny Ramone Tribute is presented by Linda Ramone and is held as a benefit for the Johnny Ramone cancer research fund which is led by Dr. David Agus at the USC Westside prostate cancer research center.

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    OTIS REDDING

    American singer-songwriter, Otis Ray Redding, Jr. born in Dawson, Georgia, is considered one of the greatest artist in soul and rhythm and blues. His singing style was powerfully influential among soul artists of 1960s and helped exemplify the Stax sound.


    The life size bronze statue of Otis Redding was unveiled in the Charles H. Jones Gateway Park in Macon, Ga in September 2002. In September 2011, speakers were installed and continuously play Otis' recordings.
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    PACO DE LUCIA
    Spanish virtuoso flamenco guitarist, composer and producer born in Algeciras. A leading proponent of the New Flamenco style, he helped legitimize flamenco among the establishment in Spain, and was one of the first flamenco guitarists to have successfully crossed over into other genres of music such as classical and jazz. Richard Chapman and Eric Clapton, authors of Guitar: Music, History, Players, describe de Lucía as a "titanic figure in the world of flamenco guitar" and Dennis Koster, author of Guitar Atlas, Flamenco, has referred to de Lucía as "one of history's greatest guitarists"

    The large statue and water featured monument which honors Paco de Lucia in his home town of Algeciras, is situated at the roundabout at the junction of Paseo Victoria Eugenia and Calle Ponce de Leon.

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    BUDDY HOLLY
    American musician and singer-songwriter and a pioneer of rock and roll. Although his success lasted only a year and a half before his death in an airplane crash, Buddy is described as the single most influential creative force in early rock and roll". His works and innovations inspired and influenced contemporary and later musicians, notably the Beatles, Elvis Costello, the Rolling Stones, and Bob Dylan.

    His hometown of Lubbock, Texas, erected a life-size bronze sculpture of Buddy in the early 1980s, it now stands in the Buddy and Maria Elena Holly Plaza, near the Buddy Holly Center at the corner of Crickets Ave. and 19th St.

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    TUPAC SHAKUR
    American rapper and actor, born East Harlem, Manhattan, New York City; Shakur has sold over 75 million records worldwide. MTV ranked him at number two on their list of The Greatest MCs of All Time and Rolling Stone named him the 86th Greatest Artist of All Time and his double disc album All Eyez on Me is one of the best selling hip hop albums of all time.

    Tupac's life-size, bronze statue stands in the middle of a spritzing fountain shaped like a cross. It was unveiled in 2005, on the ninth anniversary of his death-by-gunfire. It's the centerpiece of the Peace Garden at the Tupac Amaru Shakur Center for the Arts, Stone Mountain, Georgia, which is run by Tupac's mother.

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    W.C. HANDY
    American blues composer, trumpet player and multi-musician, born in Florence, Alabama.
    William Christopher Handy is widely known as the "Father of the Blues".


    W. C. Handy Park is a city park located on Beale Street in Memphis, Tennessee.
    The park contains a life-sized bronze statue of William Christopher Handy

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    WILLIE NELSON
    Country singer Willie Nelson. born in Abbott, Texas, is one of the most recognized artists in country music and one of the main figures of outlaw country, developed in the late 60s as a reaction to the conservative restrictions of the Nashville sound.

    The 8-foot-tall bronze statue of Willie Nelson in his trademark braids was unveiled in a public plaza at the corner of West 2nd and Lavaca Streets Austin, Texas, on April 20th 2012, an unofficial pot-smoking holiday. He has long advocated legalizing marijuana, and sang "Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die".
    The unveiling ceromany started at 4:20pm, also 420 is widely known among the cannabis subculture as a symbol for all things marijuana.
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    B.B. KING
    American blues musician, singer, songwriter, and guitarist, born in a cabin on a cotton plantation outside of Berclair, Mississippi. As a child he sang in the gospel choir at Elkhorn Baptist Church in Kilmichael. It seems that at the age of 12, he purchased his first guitar for $15.00, although anothers say he was given his first guitar by Bukka White, his mother's first cousin.

    This larger than life bronze statue of B B King is at the visitor's center in Memphis, Tennessee.
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    RORY GALLAGHER
    Irish blues-rock multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, and bandleader. Born in Ballyshannon, County Donegal and raised in Cork, Gallagher recorded solo albums throughout the 1970s and 1980s, after forming the band Taste during the late 1960s. He was a talented guitarist known for his charismatic performances and dedication to his craft.
    Rory Gallagher
    On June 2nd 2010, a life-sized bronze statue of Gallagher was unveiled in the town centre of Ballyshannon. An award-winning annual Blues festival is held in his honour at the same location.
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    RAY CHARLES
    American singer-songwriter, composer and pianist born in Albany, Georgia. He was a pioneer in the genre of soul music during the 1950s by fusing rhythm and blues, gospel, and blues styles into his early recordings with Atlantic Records. He also helped racially integrate country and pop music during the 1960s with his crossover success on ABC Records, most notably with his Modern Sounds albums. While with ABC, Charles became one of the first African-American musicians to be given artistic control by a mainstream record company.

    A revolving, illuminated, bronze statue of Ray Charles seated at a baby grand piano, the work of sculptor Andy Davis, is the Ray Charles Plaza park's centerpiece. As water flows down the sides of the statue, music by the legendary blues singer plays on the park's loudspeakers. The park is located in Downtown Albany on Front Street between Oglethorpe Blvd. and Broad Avenue.

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    BON SCOTT
    Born in Kirriemuir, Scotland, the Scott family migrated to Australia 1952.
    He first performed with “The Spektors’ 1965, ‘The Valentines’ 1966-70 and ‘Fraternity’ 1970-73
    before joining ‘AC/DC’ as lead singer in 1974 and rocked the world.


    Bronze statue of Bon Scott, overlooking Fisherman's Wharf,
    in Fremantle, Western Australia, unveiled in October 2008
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    DOC WATSON
    American guitarist, songwriter and singer of
    bluegrass, folk, country, blues and gospel music.


    Doc Watson bronze sculpture
    on the corner of King and Depot Streets in Boone, North Carolina.
    The plaque on the bench reads "Just one of the People".

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    PHIL LYNOTT
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    rish musician, founding member, principal songwriter,
    bassist and frontman of the Irish rock band Thin Lizzy.


    In 2005, a life-size bronze statue of Phil Lynott was unveiled on Harry Street, off Grafton Street in Dublin.
    The ceremony was attended by former band members Gary Moore, Eric Bell, Brian Robertson,
    Brian Downey, Scott Gorham, Darren Wharton and by Phil Lynott's mother.

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    ELVIS PRESLEY
    American singer, musician, and actor born in Tupelo, Mississippi; Elvis and his family moved to Memphis, Tennessee, when he was 13 years old. Regarded by many as one of the most significant cultural icons of the 20th century, he is often referred to as "the King of Rock and Roll", or simply, "the King".

    On April 14th 2012 a bronze statue of Elvis was unveiled at the Elvis Unlimited, Elvis Museum at Graceland Randers in Denmark.
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    OSCAR PETERSON
    Canadian jazz pianist and composer.
    He was called the "Maharaja of the keyboard" by Duke Ellington, "O.P." by his friends.
    He released over 200 recordings, won eight Grammy Awards

    Oscar Peterson
    The statue of the late pianist Oscar Peterson is installed outside Ottawa's National Arts Centre.
    Queen Elizabeth II unveiled the life sized statue on June 30th 2010

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    JOHN LENNON
    English musician and singer-songwriter who rose to worldwide fame as
    one of the founder members of The Beatles


    The John Lennon Statue at Liverpool Airport
    The 7 ft tall bronze statue stands overlooking the check-in hall.

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    MICHAEL JACKSON
    American recording artist, entertainer, and businessman.
    Often referred to as the King of Pop, or by his initials MJ, he is recognized
    as the most successful entertainer of all time by Guinness World Records.

    A Michael Jackson 32 feet tall statue from the 1995 promotion of the album HIStory is found in Eindhoven, the Netherlands.
    One of Michael’s giant 9 HIStory promo statues was floated on the Thames River in London, June 15th 1995.
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    BILLY FURY
    English singer and actor from the late-1950s to the mid-1960s, and remained an active songwriter until the 1980s.
    He equalled The Beatles' record of 24 hits in the 1960s.


    The Billy Fury statue at Albert Dock Liverpool.
    In 2003 the bronze statue of Billy Fury was unveiled at the National Museum of Liverpool Life.
    The sculpture, by Tom Murphy, a Liverpool sculptor, was donated by 'The Sound of Fury' fan club
    after the money was raised by fans.

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    JAMES BROWN
    American singer, songwriter, musician, and recording artist.
    He is the originator of funk music and is a major figure of 20th century popular music and dance.

    This statue to James Brown, the "Godfather of Soul,"
    stands in James Brown Plaza in the center of Broad Street, downtown Augusta, Georgia.

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