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The latest song-place added is Reflections - The Supremes | Place: Da Nang, VietnamThe 1960s were perhaps the most turbulent decade in the history of America, if not the world. Social upheaval and counter-culture were the words of the day and the shock of the Civil Rights Movement and the Vietnam War echoed from the Far East to the Upper East Side. In 1967, the Summer of Love began in Haight-Ashbury, San Francisco, and quickly spread from sea to shining sea. The hippies promoted free love, gender equality, and communal living, as well as a healthy suspicion of the government,... [read more]

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Hotel California - Eagles | Place: The Beverly Hills Hotel, Los Angeles, California | 16202 hits.
Sunday Bloody Sunday - U2 | Place: BogSide, Derry, Northern Ireland | 15637 hits.
The Little Old Lady From Pasadena - Jan & Dean | Place: Pasadena, California | 15437 hits.
Smoke On The Water - Deep Purple | Place: Montreux Casino, Switzerland | 13337 hits.

The latest comment is posted by Mo Ramtor from Long Beach CA about My City Was Gone - Pretenders | Place: Akron, OhioWhile Hynde may be lamenting the downfall, it is ironic that the very city she portrays was actually built by the very industries that promoted great capitalist movement in the US and the world. Without advancement of tires, we would have a more sanguine country, and in extension, planet.

Hynde should have really taken Limbaugh to the cleaners on the use of the song as a bumper. The measly low hundreds of thousands of dollars to PETA is not worth it, and in fact had Hynde wanted, she could have taken at least 50 million dollars out of Limbaugh's stack of greed.