THE GUARDIAN ARTICLE - 5th FEBRUARY, 2007
With the Header "Music heritage - Hendrix to Oasis tourist trail: putting England's rock locations on the map Officialdom spots visitor potential 50 years after the rock'n'roll revolution"
The Guardian not only reports that:
"For decades the done thing has been to bury Britain's rock heritage rather than praise it. ... . But the era of official neglect is over. A new map of England's rock and pop heritage aims to celebrate nearly 200 destinations linked to famous musicians" ...
But also reveals:
"There was internal controversy over the inclusion of some places associated with famous deaths, such as the scene of T Rex frontman Marc Bolan's fatal car crash in Barnes, south-west London, and the spot in Wiltshire where American rockabilly performer Eddie Cochran died in a road accident. "There was some humming and hawing over that, but I think it would be churlish not to recognise that there are people making pilgrimages to these sites," said Laurence Bresh, general manager for England marketing at VisitBritain"
Wow!! "Internal Controversy" Eh? - I'm Sure Marc would have loved to know he caused a 'Stir' :-)
Read The Guardian Article in Full Here (off site link)