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.
Harajuku, Japan 52nd Street, New York Lincoln, Nebraska 4020 Lafayette Boulevard, Detroit, Michigan Annapolis, Maryland CBGB's, 315 Bowery, Manhattan, New York Silver Spring, Maryland White Sands, New Mexico Memphis, Tennessee Dealey Plaza, Dallas, Texas
The latest song-place added is In October 1977, three men the world had barely heard of went on tour across Europe. While scheduled to perform at the Nashville Club in Paris, they witnessed a string of prostitutes lingering around their seedy hotel. These ladies of the night inspired one of the band’s biggest hits. The band was the Police and the song was "Roxanne." Roxanne - The Police | Place: Montmartre, Paris, France Roxanne (a name taken from Cyrano De Bergerac) is the title character who sells her body to the highest bidder. The narrator of the song has fallen... [read more]
| 150756 hits. Beds Are Burning - Midnight Oil | Place: Kintore Mountains, Australia | 17665 hits. My City Was Gone - Pretenders | Place: Akron, Ohio | 16231 hits. Ode to Billie Joe - Bobbie Gentry | Place: Tallahatchie Bridge, Choctaw Ridge, Mississippi | 16108 hits. Kokomo - The Beach Boys | Place: Islamorada, Florida | 15901 hits. Possum Kingdom - The Toadies | Place: Possum Kingdom Lake, Texas | 15812 hits. Creeque Alley - The Mamas and the Papas | Place: Creeque Alley, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands | 14368 hits. Winchester Cathedral - The New Vaudeville Band | Place: Winchester Cathedral, England | 12526 hits. Alice's Restaurant Massacree - Arlo Guthrie | Place: Theresa's Stockbridge Cafe, Stockbridge, Massachusetts | 11576 hits. The Little Old Lady From Pasadena - Jan & Dean | Place: Pasadena, California | 9652 hits. Bangla Desh - George Harrison | Place: Bangladesh | 8978 hits. Kansas City - Wilbert Harrison | Place: 12th Street and Vine, Kansas City | 8848 hits. Smoke On The Water - Deep Purple | Place: Montreux Casino, Switzerland | 8786 hits. Hotel California - Eagles | Place: The Beverly Hills Hotel, Los Angeles, California | 8663 hits. San Bernardino - The Mountain Goats | Place: San Bernardino, California | 7941 hits. Dirty Old Town - Ewan MacColl | Place: Salford, Greater Manchester, England
The latest comment is posted by Jim Sullivan, it was a Sunoco across from you and not Mobil. It still is a Sunoco. My uncle used to work there part-time -- more than half a century ago. Rosemary Peppercorn from Rochester, New York about Rev On The Red Line - Foreigner | Place: Lake Avenue, Rochester, New York