Even those great rock stars that we grew up with leave us in the end, more often than not due to excesses of alcohol or drugs. Here are what’s left of two of my rock heroes, but as you can see their fans, along with myself and Sam, still remember them.

The photo of John Bonham’s grave below was taken after Sam and I visited Birmingham for a Rush concert. We drove out to find the grave the following day before driving home. John Bonham is buried in a small country churchyard in the village of Rushock, where he lived. We didn’t take long to find the grave at all, which was around the back of the church next to a tree.

We trudged around St. Fintan’s cemetery in Dublin for ages trying to find Phil Lynott’s grave. Eventually we saw a gardener and asked him for directions. He’d obviously been asked the same question hundreds of times before, and pointed towards a large field slightly away from the main cemetery, where a headstone flush with the ground and gifts from fans marked the grave of Thin Lizzy’s frontman. I left a little memento too…