It could be where you grew up, where you always wanted to go, or just a quirky spot you came across in your travels. If you write songs, there's a good chance one of these alluring locations gave you a shot of inspiration. These are the stories about the places behind the songs, and how they got there. Click on the map - you might be in a Song Place right now.
Vietnam Naples, Italy Basin Street, New Orleans Wittenoom, Australia San Francisco, California Venice Beach Boardwalk, California Omaha, Nebraska Tiananmen Square, Beijing, China Montmartre, Paris, France Grand Rapids, Michigan
The latest song-place added is For centuries classical composers such as Mozart, Brahms, Beethoven, Bach, and others have relied on their melodies and harmonies to tell stories without the common aspect of contemporary popular music: lyrics. But sometimes, even today, a composer will slip a hidden gem of a story into a song without a single word being uttered. John Oliva of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra managed to do just that when he penned his arranged blending of "God Rest You Merry Gentlemen" with "Carol of the Bells" to... Christmas Eve/Sarajevo 12/24 - Trans-Siberian Orchestra | Place: Sarajevo [read more]
| 285121 hits. Beds Are Burning - Midnight Oil | Place: Kintore Mountains, Australia | 36259 hits. Kokomo - The Beach Boys | Place: Islamorada, Florida | 30208 hits. Ode to Billie Joe - Bobbie Gentry | Place: Tallahatchie Bridge, Choctaw Ridge, Mississippi | 29537 hits. My City Was Gone - Pretenders | Place: Akron, Ohio | 28461 hits. Possum Kingdom - The Toadies | Place: Possum Kingdom Lake, Texas | 24473 hits. San Bernardino - The Mountain Goats | Place: San Bernardino, California | 21988 hits. Kansas City - Wilbert Harrison | Place: 12th Street and Vine, Kansas City | 20353 hits. Creeque Alley - The Mamas and the Papas | Place: Creeque Alley, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands | 18808 hits. The Ludlow Massacre - Woody Guthrie | Place: Ludlow, Colorado | 17738 hits. Alice's Restaurant Massacree - Arlo Guthrie | Place: Theresa's Stockbridge Cafe, Stockbridge, Massachusetts | 17448 hits. Winchester Cathedral - The New Vaudeville Band | Place: Winchester Cathedral, England | 17339 hits. Hotel California - Eagles | Place: The Beverly Hills Hotel, Los Angeles, California | 15957 hits. Sunday Bloody Sunday - U2 | Place: BogSide, Derry, Northern Ireland | 15709 hits. The Little Old Lady From Pasadena - Jan & Dean | Place: Pasadena, California | 13805 hits. April in Paris - Ella Fitzgerald | Place: Paris, France
The latest comment is posted by We here at KPFX, 107.9 The Fox have played Greg Lakes' 'I believe in Father Christmas' at the yuletide for decades! Long live prog rock! Dave Jacobs from Fargo ND about I Believe In Father Christmas - Greg Lake | Place: The Dead Sea, Qumran, Israel