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  • Location: New York City, New York
  • Duration:  2 hours (approx.)
Take a walk on New York's wild side to the sites where famous and infamous musicians played, lived and shopped. Ever wondered where the Ramones, Television and Blondie called home in New York City? Where Led Zeppelin, the Doors, the Animals and the Who would play until the wee hours of the morning? The Original Rock 'n' Roll Walking Tour will help you answer these questions and many more as you stroll the streets of the Big Apple.

Highlights

  • Two-hour rock 'n' roll tour of the East Village
  • See the sites where famous musicians played, lived and hung out
  • CBGBs, Electric Circus and former apartments of Joey Ramone, Iggy Pop and Madonna
  • Friendly and informative guide
  • Insider tips on the best places to eat, drink and shop in NYC
  • NEW Sunday Greenwich Village tour!

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What You Can Expect

New York City Original Rock 'n' Roll Walking Tour

Joey Ramone memorial at CB's, New York City

New York City's Lower East Side introduced new music, fashion and a way of life to the world. Now you can find out exactly what went down in the East Village during the years of rock, punk and glam. Check out sites like Joey Ramone's NYC pad, the St. Marks Hotel, Iggy Pop's former residence, Andy Warhol's Electric Circus, Madonna's first NYC apartment and much more. You'll hear stories of the New York Dolls, CBGBs, Velvet Underground, Fillmore East and Led Zeppelin. Visit the sites where famous album covers were shot, and be entertained by stories of rock 'n' roll mischief and debauchery.

Not only will you get the inside scoop on the rich musical history of this historic Lower East Side, you'll also get tips from an experienced New Yorker on the best places to eat, drink and shop.

This fascinating tour has been featured in VH1, Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, Rolling Stone, the New York Times and the New York Post!

NEW! Greenwich Village Walking Tour!

This 2-hour walking tour will take you to the historic Greenwich Village sites where the creative, the rebellious, the Beats, the musicians and Bohemian played, hung out, and lived during the 1960s in New York, including Café Wha and Gerdes Folk City. A must for folk movement fans worldwide, this tour retraces the steps of the musicians and locales of the neighborhood that put the Village on map in the 1960s.

Stroll the beautiful streets of NYC's Greenwich Village and discover the history and culture of the charming area that inspired the legendary musicians, such as Jimi Hendrix, Woody Guthrie, and The Animals, to write much of their epic material. You will see Scrap Bar, as well as Gas Light, Bitter End, and many other famous sites. Come and explore the neighborhood where the beat movement was born!

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

The rock walk tour with Bobby pinn was awesome, such a cool guy and so much NYC/east village rock and punk history, of you like music be it rock or punk take this tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Very very good. The guide was extremely knowledgeable and pleasant. He showed us some amazing areas and information about artists, where they lived, their stories and so much about the industry going back decades. There were pictures of places from years back compared to how they look now. It was money well spent and great to do. Thank you.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

Brilliant! Bobby was an excellent tour guide, took us to loads of cool places and had lots of great rock n roll stories about the East Greenwich Village. Well recommended and will do the other tour when I visit next!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

Really interesting and a very knowledgeable guide. Would thoroughly recommend doing this tour to anyone.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

Could not recommend this tour highly enough
A must for the serious music fan
Bobby is a highly entertaining informative guide and the tour was a very enjoyable part of our trip

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2013

Absolutely fantastic tour, so many wonderfuly sites and great stories to go with them

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2013

This was a great walking tour with a very knowledge and engaged tour guide - Bobby Pin. He comepletely engaged my tow teenage nephews who see themselves as experts on the music of the 60s and 70s. Absolutely a highlight of our trip to NYC - would highly recommended to anyone wanting to know more (and see the actual sights) of so much of the history of rock from this time.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2013

Really enjoyed this. Thank you

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2013

We had a great time on this walking tour our guide Bobby Pinn was a great guy he was passionate about New York rock and roll and the bands that have made a name for themselves here. He showed the iconic sights and made the tour very interesting. I would recommend this tour for music fans and those who would like to find out more.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2013

If you are a fan of contemporary music this tour is a must. Bobby Pinn is literally a walking encyclopedia of not just rock n roll but jazz/blues as well. Lower east side really came alive after this tour

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