See The Rockin’ Tombstones Of Texas Artists We’ve Sadly Lost
Some rock star graves have become as popular as museums, historical sites and other tourist attractions.
Funerals are truly unique and very rarely will you see two handled the same way. Tombstones vary also and the graves they mark can become destinations for fans
One grave that has become a mecca for rockers from all over the world is the final resting place of two incredible musicians, Texas Metal legends the Abbot brothers; aka Dimebag Darrell and Vinnie Paul.
Another grave site that is heavily visited belongs to Stevie Ray Vaughan. He was killed in a helicopter crash following a performance in 1990.
Buddy Holly was one of the first rock stars in general, not to mention one of the first native Texas rockers to die. Buddy died in a plane crash which also killed Ritchie Valens and "The Big Bopper". An event dubbed "The Day The Music Died" by Don Mclean in his song "American Pie".
Here are photos of the tombstones for those mentioned above.
Texas Rock Star Gravesites
Sadly, Texas has lost a number of rock musicians over the years and not all of them have gravesites. Dallas born drummer Taylor Hawkins for example was cremated and his ashes were spread at sea. Others, Like Dusty Hill from ZZ Top, have died recently and acceptable pictures are not easily found. (Though, you can see one here.)
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