With the recent death of Lou Reed, legendary frontman of the rock band the Velvet Underground, we felt compelled to make a list of places to pay tribute to some of music’s greatest figures. While some of the rockstars on our list have museums and mansions for devoted fans to visit, some are memorialized with merely a street corner or a patch of sand in a desert. 

Whatever it was about each of these musicians, something spoke to a generation of listeners – enough to inspire shrines in the most unlikely of places and draw in throngs of admirers for years to come. So while Lou Reed may be gone and many of the clubs on the Lower Manhattan where he played, his spirit is probably still wandering the streets, taking one eternal walk on the wild side.