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Rock Around the Block Tours

260 W 72nd St, New York City, NY 10023-2817
+1 212-877-7980
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Great Experience!

We had a great time on the rock around the block tour, even during a sweltering hot NYC summer day... read more

Reviewed 18 July 2012
Patrick H
New York City, New York
Great walking tour in NYC for classic rock & roll fans

This was a birthday present from my wife. It was great. Bob gives you a ton of information and... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2012
Montville, New Jersey
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If you love rock and roll you'll love Rock Around the Block tours! Music business veteran and rock journalist Bob Sarlin offers three different walking tours about rock history in New York City - in Greenwich Village, in Times Square and on the Upper West Side. Bob offers unique insights based on his personal experience with such artists as Elvis, Michael Jackson, Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen. Don't miss this unforgettable New York experience.
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23 Sep 2012
“Highlight of our trip!”
22 Sep 2012
“For Dylan fans and Hippies.”
260 W 72nd St, New York City, NY 10023-2817
Upper West Side
+1 212-877-7980

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Reviewed 18 July 2012

We had a great time on the rock around the block tour, even during a sweltering hot NYC summer day. Bob's personal connection not only to the areas we toured, but also to the people and the time period made it a great experience. I...More

Thank Patrick H
Reviewed 10 July 2012

This was a birthday present from my wife. It was great. Bob gives you a ton of information and history about the beginnings of folk rolk & the explosion of electric rock in Greeniwch Village. Bob worked in the industry for years and has scores...More

Thank Tom_B_NJ
Reviewed 5 July 2012

We had a great time with Bob Sarlin on the Greenwich Village tour. Bob was friendly and knowledgable. He grew up in the neighborhood, and it's amazing how many of rock's important events he witnessed firsthand. He didn't rush us on the tour, and was...More

1  Thank NewJerseyCindy
Reviewed 28 June 2012

While I like to listen to rock, I don't know so much about the lives of musicians who's work I appreciate. So, I went on Bob's Greenwich Village Tour to get a sense of what their lives are/were like. On the tour, I learned about...More

Thank HWID
Reviewed 19 June 2012

We took a tour with my family of the Village, and Bob was incredible. How often do guides actually have personal relationships with major music icons? From the moment our tour began, we were showered with stories, insights and Bob pointed out sites that, as...More

Thank lsales
Reviewed 19 June 2012

As a native NYer who came of age in the late 60s and 70s, I thought I knew so much about Greenwich Village's rock history. Yeah, I knew a bunch but Bob not only knows it ALL, he LIVED much of it. From his residency...More

Thank Scohenskis
Reviewed 18 June 2012

My family and I took my dad on this tour for father's day, and I can't say enough good things. Bob took us around for several hours and never checked his watch once, and never seemed to be in a hurry. He only seemed interested...More

1  Thank jenna c
Reviewed 7 June 2012

Did a private tour of UWS with Bob - he is a fascinating and amazing guide with a treasure trove of knowledge about the music industry . Highly recommended !!!

Thank superdin0
Reviewed 6 June 2012

We loved our jaunt through the upper west side with Bob. Even the damp day did not dampen our spirits. Thanks Bob. B & B

Thank realtorboops
Reviewed 3 June 2012

We decided to take the tour and get a feel for the area. Bob is a great guide and a nice person. My wife and I and two adult children arent really Dylan fans so the tour wasnt what we hoped it would be. Having...More

Thank Peter A
Upper West Side
Nestled between Central Park and the Hudson River, the
Upper West Side offers iconic architecture and a
quiet, residential respite from the buzzing energy of
downtown. Along Central Park West are many of the
city’s most iconic apartment buildings, as well as the
American Museum of Natural History, which has been
welcoming visitors to its historic exhibit halls for
over 140 years. Culture fans will love Lincoln Center,
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