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East Village Rock n' Roll Walking Tour

1. East Village Rock n' Roll Walking Tour

Explore the East Village and learn about rock culture on a 2-hour guided walking tour. What a great neighborhood and one that you may not have explored on your own. The tour takes you through the East Village, Alphabet City and the Bowery. The East Village rock 'n' roll tour explores the music scene from the 60's through to the present. It is a historical tour that will leave you asking 'why didn't I do this tour sooner'. Rock, Punk and Glam are the three genres of music that helped form the history of rock culture and you will explore them all. New York City's East Village helped introduce new music, rock 'n' roll fashion and a way of life to the world. Now you can check out the sites and stories of The Ramones, New York Dolls, CBGB's, Andy Warhol, The Velvet Underground, The Fillmore East, Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, Iggy Pop and more. Find out where they played, lived, shopped and shot album covers, plus soak up the rich musical history of this Lower East Side neighborhood. Although many of these landmarks have changed, the memories continue to inspire up and coming New York City bands. You will explore the neighborhood's rock history, focusing on sites and artists including: • Fillmore East • Ramones • CBGB's • New York Dolls • Iggy • Album covers and more • A great walk through the historic East Village

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Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 23 reviews

Bobby Pinn was extremely knowledgeable, interesting and entertaining. What a fantastic tour we had. No stone was left unturned on this rock/punk/cbgb’s tour. All participants were captivated as Bobby reeled of fact after fascinating anecdote over the decades. I would highly recommend this tour as we also covered neighbourhoods in a good chunk of the lower east side music scene - where we were shown famous landmarks - for example Fillmore East. Our teenagers and twenty two year old also loved it. Thank you Bobby. This has been the highlight of our New York trip!!

Absolutely Awesome Tour

This was a brilliant tour, our guide was so knowledgable and had actually really been there in many of the stories he told. His passion for this genre of music and the area was infectious and really made the tour.

A definite highlight of my trip to NYC. Real historic sites and stories of the East Village. So much to take in, I will likely do the tour again next trip to the city and spend extra time in the area.

Fantastic tour of music history in the East Village with landmarks and stuff. I would definitely recommend.

Really interesting tour. Thoroughly recommend if you have an interest in music.