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.

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The latest song-place added is A Change is Gonna Come - Sam Cooke | Place: Shreveport, LouisianaFew artists have graced the entertainment industry scene with as much class, poise, and soul as the late, great Sam Cooke. Commonly referred to as the King of Soul, Cooke pioneered African-American involvement in music as both a musician and businessman, and in so doing paved the way for such legends as Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, and Al Green to follow in his footsteps as. He had thirty Top 40 hits in the US between 1957 and 1964 (the stuff of legend just in and of itself)... [read more]

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Hotel California - Eagles | Place: The Beverly Hills Hotel, Los Angeles, California | 39910 hits.
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My City Was Gone - Pretenders | Place: Akron, Ohio | 37385 hits.
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Kansas City - Wilbert Harrison | Place: 12th Street and Vine, Kansas City | 36453 hits.
San Bernardino - The Mountain Goats | Place: San Bernardino, California | 29228 hits.
April in Paris - Ella Fitzgerald | Place: Paris, France | 28728 hits.
Sunday Bloody Sunday - U2 | Place: BogSide, Derry, Northern Ireland | 27960 hits.
Creeque Alley - The Mamas and the Papas | Place: Creeque Alley, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands | 25656 hits.
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The latest comment is posted by jeff from NY about Carolina In My Mind - James Taylor | Place: Island of FormenteraI lived there from 70-76 and was there in 68 as well for a short time. The island was the "back to the land" values that inspired hippydom in the most magnificent way. There was 1 phone on the island, 1 gas pump usually empty, little electricity and plumbing, so every daily function was a time consuming event. You drew water from a cisterna, knew when to put bleach in the water based on the color of the worms, everyone had musical instruments, celebrated ful moon, met as an international community to pick up mail every afternoon, we learnt each others languages, swam nude on the nicest beaches, made money with the German tourists, explored withcraft which the island was known for, read, studied, played chess, made art, went to Ibiza to buy herbs, had dinners on open fires with pinas that were prepared for hours. Dogs ran free, goats with legs tied, poppies in May. Sat on a wall at a place call Fonda Pepe to opine on what should be Utopia but knowing it was occurring at that moment. Gabrielet the artist, Library Bob, Lena the weave, Mark from LaMola....we all had names. Not telling mine. Cliche to say those were the days..... but undeniably they were for me and many in my generation now in or approaching our 70's