Despite being six feet under, Elvis is still drawing around 600,000 people per year. Graceland in Memphis, the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll’s former estate is a major stopping point for fans who light candles, leave flowers and mourn for the star who died in 1977.
Find it at 3764 Elvis Presley Blvd, Memphis, Tennessee
Although hailing from Hoboken in New Jersey, Frank Sinatra is actually buried in his adopted home in California. The beloved singer was entombed with two of his constant companions – a bottle of Jack Daniels and a packet of cigarettes. His headstone has one of his most famous lyrics: “The Best is yet to Come,” inscribed on it.
Find it at Desert Memorial Park, Cathedral City, Riverside County, California
In the famous Pere Lachaise cemetery, you’ll find the grave of The Doors frontman Jim Morrison who joined the infamous 27 Club in 1971. The gravesite is apparently haunted by his ghost and has been known to have orgies, parties, thefts and riots. Other famous names buried there include Edith Piaf and Oscar Wilde.
Find it at 16 Rue de Repos, Paris
The grave of Michael Jackson at the Forest Lawn on Glendale Avenue in California has the capacity to become one of the most visited the world. The King of Pop who died in 2009, is entombed in the Great Mausoleum there and there’s renewed interest on the anniversary of his death, June 25th every year.
Find it at 1712 S. Glendale Avenue, Glendale, California
Jimi Hendrix’s grave in Renton, Washington has become a main attraction to the town over the years. The memorial has engraved images, including one of a Fender Stratocaster. With fans travelling there all the time, it can get a little busy, but if you’re a Hendrix fan it’s well worth it.
Find it at 350 Monroe Avenue, Northeast, Renton, Washington
Johnny Cash’s gravesite has become a magnet for country, blues and folk fans from all over the world. The Man in Black passed away just four months after his beloved wife June Carter Cash in 2003. The simple memorials in Hendersonville, Tennessee still draw fans from all over the world over 10 years since his death.
Find it at 353 East Main Street in Hendersonville, Tennessee
Even though James Joyce is one of the most famous Irish writers he’s actually buried in Zurich, Switzerland. A small statue of the poet in Fluntern Cemetery is the only thing to indicate his grave. Joyce died after undergoing surgery in Switzerland in 1941.
Find it at Zurichbergstrasse, Zurichberg, Switzerland