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By Laura Vecsey
With their musical achievements crafted in attics, basements, bungalows, Victorians, Jersey cottages and Hollywood mansions, the legends of pop, folk, alternative, rap and rock have shown that home may not be where the heart is, but it’s definitely where the art is.
From the hills of Los Angeles to the lakes of Tennessee, some of America’s most original and game-changing creators have called upon special, sometimes spiritual, places to conjure their muses to bring forth the tunes.
With the 54th Grammys slated for Feb. 12, 2012, we went on a magical mystery tour to uncover some of the iconic locales where award-winning music was inspired, written and recorded.
710 Ashbury St., San Francisco. (below)
Grateful Dead home. Flickr/elchicogris
The Summer of Love took place in 1967 in the center of the flower-power universe: Haight and Ashbury. And right in the thick of things was the Grateful Dead, who famously occupied 710 Ashbury St. (above) from 1966 until 1968. It was there that Jerry Garcia and the gang spawned not just a new music scene, but a new pop culture era that bent all the establishment’s rules.
That the Dead’s transformational musical legacy was housed in a particular Victorian row house in The Haight neighborhood only makes the Dead so easy to find on our cultural and musical maps.
Part of the Hayes Valley real estate market, this Victorian was the site of the Dead’s famous drug bust in 1967. Garcia managed to move on to bigger and more spacious digs later in life, including this Marin County home that was listed for sale in 2010.