Monday, April 21, 2014

Artists With Streets Named After Them

We won't list every street named after a group, and in this feature, we are not including streets named after musicians who accompanied other artists.  Here is a selection of what we found:

Autlan, Mexico
Avenue Carlos Santana
A street was named after the legendary guitarist on February 27, 2001.

Barnstable, Massachusetts
In 2010, a street on Cape Cod was dedicated Patti Page Way.

Bella Naiija, Nigeria
In 2006, Shawn 'Jay-Z' Carter Road was dedicated after Jay-Z organized the "Water for Life" project to combat Nigeria's water crisis.

Bellingham, Washington
Jimi Hendrix Way

Berlin, Germany
Frank Zappa-Strasse includes Orwo Haus, a practice space for over 160 Berlin-based bands.

Berwyn, Illinois
The Ides of March Way

Cadiz, Kentucky

Bachman Turner Drive

Chicago, Illinois
 In 2011, the city dedicated a section of 36th Street as Sam Cooke Way.


Dickson, Tennessee

Tom Petty Road

Duluth, Minnesota
In 2006, Bob Dylan Way was dedicated after the famous folk singer.

Hoboken, New Jersey
Frank Sinatra Drive

Kenner, Louisiana
Lloyd Price Avenue

Lanham, Maryland

Presley Road
Presley Place
Elvis Lane

Las Vegas, Nevada
Frank Sinatra Drive


Leganes, Spain
 Calle de AC/DC


Liverpool, England
In 1981, the home of the Fab Four named streets after each of the Beatles:

John Lennon Drive
Paul McCartney Way
George Harrison Close
Ringo Starr Drive

Lubbock, Texas
Buddy Holly Street

Mac Davis Way

Macon, Georgia
Little Richard Boulevard

Melbourne, Australia


Memphis, Tennessee
Elvis Presley Boulevard

Nutbush, Tennessee
Tina Turner Highway

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Wanda Jackson Way


Ottawa, Canada
In 1981, the city named Paul Anka Drive in honor of its famous son

Parma, Italy
In 2007, streets honoring Elvis Presley (Via Elvis Presley), John Lennon and Louis Armstrong were dedicated.

Peoria, Illinois
In 2008, Fogelberg Parkway was named after the great Dan Fogelberg.

Queens, New York
In 2009, Run D.M.C. JMJ Way was dedicated to the rap duo.

Rancho Mirage, California
Rancho Mirage probably has the most streets named after famous people:  among them, Frank Sinatra Drive, Dean Martin Drive, and Bing Crosby Road.

Redcliffe, Queensland, Australia.

Bee Gees Way

Santa Ana, California
Chantays Way

Smogorzewie, Poland
ul. The Beatles nr2

"Marvin Gaye Way"
Washington, D.C.


Winnipeg, Canada

Bachman Road

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