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.
The latest song-place added is “They told me that 'Street Fighting Man' was Street Fighting Man - The Rolling Stones | Place: Grosvenor Square, London subversive. 'Course it’s subversive, we said.”– Keith Richards On March 17, 1968, an air of revolt hung over London, England. Thousands of people, most of them students, gathered in Trafalgar Square to protest the Vietnam War. The atmosphere of the rally was initially good humored, and it remained that way as the crowd elected to move to Grosvenor Square where actress Vanessa Redgrave, one of the leaders of the march, would deliver... [read more]
| 356190 hits. Beds Are Burning - Midnight Oil | Place: Kintore Mountains, Australia | 89683 hits. Kokomo - The Beach Boys | Place: Islamorada, Florida | 54211 hits. Ode to Billie Joe - Bobbie Gentry | Place: Tallahatchie Bridge, Choctaw Ridge, Mississippi | 39221 hits. Hotel California - Eagles | Place: The Beverly Hills Hotel, Los Angeles, California | 37980 hits. Possum Kingdom - The Toadies | Place: Possum Kingdom Lake, Texas | 36914 hits. My City Was Gone - Pretenders | Place: Akron, Ohio | 36048 hits. Seven Bridges Road - Eagles | Place: Woodley Road, Montgomery, Alabama | 35802 hits. Kansas City - Wilbert Harrison | Place: 12th Street and Vine, Kansas City | 29035 hits. San Bernardino - The Mountain Goats | Place: San Bernardino, California | 28526 hits. April in Paris - Ella Fitzgerald | Place: Paris, France | 27749 hits. Sunday Bloody Sunday - U2 | Place: BogSide, Derry, Northern Ireland | 25363 hits. Creeque Alley - The Mamas and the Papas | Place: Creeque Alley, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands | 25130 hits. The Ludlow Massacre - Woody Guthrie | Place: Ludlow, Colorado | 25052 hits. Mayberry - Rascal Flatts | Place: Mount Airy, North Carolina | 24542 hits. Alice's Restaurant Massacree - Arlo Guthrie | Place: Theresa's Stockbridge Cafe, Stockbridge, Massachusetts
The latest comment is posted by This song was played and sang by Manchester United supporters.After winning the F.A. cup. For the twelfth time on 21-5-2016.An experience which I will treasure. Gary Armstrong from Manchester about Dirty Old Town - Ewan MacColl | Place: Salford, Greater Manchester, England