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 Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd | Place: Muscle Shoals, AlabamaSouthern rock legends Lynyrd Skynyrd as a group composed "Sweet Home Alabama" as an answer to two separate Neil Young songs, "Southern Man" and "Alabama" In the past thirty years, the tune has grown to become a rock anthem, played in bars across the Western world, chronicling the pride of the South. It was written to prove that not all southern men are racist rednecks.

Often misinterpreted as a conservative song, "Sweet... [read more]

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The latest comment is posted by David Hoult from Salford/ about Dirty Old Town - Ewan MacColl | Place: Salford, Greater Manchester, EnglandI to was born in salford 1947. went to regent road then ordsall secondary modern. lived next to gas works and railway. great memories dirty yes. but loved it. still think of it fondly.In fact trying to build a model of area. all music was great in salford pubs in 60,s. can go on forever