Log on, tune in, chill out

2nd February 2001 at 00:00
GRACELAND www.elvis-presley.comgraceland

If you want to don your blue suede shoes for a spot of jailhouse rock, there is no need to splash out on a ticket to Tennessee. Graceland, the home and final resting place of Elvis "The King" Presley has its own website. You can go on a virtual tour of the mansion and there is also information about the Automobile Museum, the Custom Jets and Sincerely Elvis, a moderately-sized museum on the estate.

Virtual score: 810

MADISON SQUARE GARDENwww.thegarden.com If you have ever wondered what it would be like to visit one of the world's most famous entertainment arenas, then why not take an online trip to Madison Square Garden? Find out what the Garden has to offer for music fans today, as well as its amazing history. Over the past 30 years the biggest names in music have played there, including The Rolling Stones and Elton John. Check out the excellent Millennium Moments section for pictures and information on some of the best performances there, discover what is involved during a tour of the arena, or simply browse the shop for merchandise.

Virtual Score: 810

tHE BEETHOVEN CENTRE www.sjsu.edudeptsbeethoven If the only thing you know about Ludwig van Beethoven is that he went deaf, but would like to delve into the history of one of the world's most famous classical composers, then look no further than the Beethoven Centre. As the only organisation in North America devoted solely to his life, works and accomplishments, the centre has the lagest collection of Beethoven materials outside Europe, including original manuscripts that can be seen online. The site also provides a guide to Beethoven research, online exhibitions and educational outreachprogrammes.

Virtual score: 910

1969 WOODSTOCK FESTIVAL www.woodstock69.com Take a trip back to the flower-power days of 1969 and the festival that boasted performances from the likes of Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan, Santana and The Who. The 1969 Woodstock Festival site comprises a collection of facts, figures, stories, photos, memorabilia and links assembled to give the user a clearer picture of an event that was a seminal "happening" in 20th-century cultural history. With individual accounts of the event, photos, details of the performers and their songs, you can get a real feel of what it was like to be one of the 500,000 music lovers who were there.

Virtual score: 910

ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME AND MUSEUM http: A permanent museum exhibit that celebrates the lives and work of Hall of Fame inductees, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, on the shores of Lake Erie in Cleveland, Ohio, honours the legendary performers, producers and songwriters who have made rock 'n' roll such a cultural force. Explore by category or keyword search to get a profile of the performer, their musical history and recordings. Visit the museum which hosts exhibits, films and priceless artefacts, from items such as Hank Williams' cowboy hat to pieces donated by U2.

Virtual score: 1010

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