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Michael Jackson’s Neverland Valley Ranch (Los Olivos)

Michael moved from his parents home to the Sycamore Ranch in Santa Ynez Valley in 1988. It was renamed the Neverland Valley Ranch

Joshua Tree National Park

Inspiration for U2’s album The Joshua Tree. Many rock stars have visited the Joshua Tree Inn (61259 Twentynine Palms Highway), including Keith Richards, John Belushi, and Gram Parsons (who died in room 8).

Parsons was cremated in the National Park by his friend Phil Kaufman (who stole the coffin at the airport and drove it out to the desert and burned the body on Cap rock, as requested by the singer shortly before his drug related death).

Las Vegas

Hard Rock Casino (4455 Paradise Road)

A branch of the Hard Rock empire, it is full of rock memorabilia and poker machines. Most notable in its collection of memorabilia is Jimi Hendrix’s white Fender Stratocaster, which he played at Woodstock and the Isle of Wight Festival. The guitar has been valued at around $600,000.

Alladin Hotel (3667 Las Vegas Blvd)

Elvis married Priscilla in room 363, in May 1967.

The International / Las Vegas Hilton (3000 Paradise Rd)

This is where Elvis began his Las Vegas career in 1969 – with a four week residency that broke all local records. He stayed in the 31st floor Imperial Suite. Performances from this period were included on the record From Memphis to Vegas.

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