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An Insider's Guide to Seattle's Music History

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The Beatles stayed at the Edgewater Hotel during their 1964 world tour. With the installation of a cyclone fence around the property, fanatic fans tried swimming to the hotel. One of the most famous Beatles photos was taken here, as the Fab 4 fished from the window of room 272.

The Waterfront

The gateway to Elliott Bay is a popular scenic area with hotels, dining, shopping, and stunning views of the Olympic Mountains. Ride the trolley or climb the stairs to Pike Place Market.

16. The Edgewater Hotel / Pier 67: 2411 Alaskan Way. This hotel of choice for many ’60s and ’70s rock stars extends over Elliott Bay. Famous rock ‘n rollers who’ve stayed here include the Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, the Beastie Boys and Bill Clinton.

17. Ivar’s Acres of Clams / Pier 54: In 1938, folk musician and pal to Woody Guthrie, Ivar Haglund, opened his shop and sang outside to attract customers. By 1940 he was also hosting a popular show on KJR radio and had won the hearts of all of Seattle.


Seattle Center Belltown Belltown Belltown Seattle Center Belltown 1) Marion Oliver McCaw Hall 2) Seattle Center International Fountain 3) Experience Music Project (EMP) 4) The Crocodile Cafe 5) KEXP 90.3 FM & 91.7 FM 6) Black Dog Forge 7) Teatro Zinzanni 8) The Vogue 9) Trianon Ballroom 10) Benaroya Hall 11) Myers Music 12) Pike Place Market 13) The Showbox 14) The Triple Door 15) Eagles Auditorium 16) The Edgewater Hotel / Pier 67 17) Ivar's Acres of Clams / Pier 54 18) New Orleans 19) The Central Saloon 1) Dick's Drive-In 2) 10th & E Pike Street 3) Cornish College of the Arts 4) Coryell Apartments 5) Jimi Hendrix Statue 6) Volunteer Park 7) The Blue Note / Local 493 Black Musicians' Union Hall 8) Viretta Park 9) Garfield High School 10) Ballard Avenue 11) Daybreak Star Cultural Center in Discovery Park 12) KRAB Radio - Jack Straw Productions 13) The Blue Moon and Rainbow Taverns 14) University of Washington 15) Roosevelt High School