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 Dead Sea, Qumran, Israel Fire Lake, Michigan Memphis, Tennessee Watts, California Reseda, Los Angeles, California Hertfordshire, London Puerto Peñasco (Rocky Point), Mexico Västerbotten County, Sweden Ludlow, Colorado 4 North Calvert Street, Baltimore, Maryland
The latest song-place added is My grandfather once sat me down and said to me, “Justin, the only thing they can’t make any more of is land.” That was simply one of his pearls of wisdom he imparted to me before he passed away. Unfortunately for him, he wasn’t any kind of real estate tycoon and left this life as poor as when he entered it. But I digress; the story of my grandfather is neither here nor there, it’s just a nice way to segue into the story of manifest destiny and the Lewis and Clark Expedition.... Young Pilgrims - The Shins | Place: Astoria, Oregon [read more]
| 343393 hits. Beds Are Burning - Midnight Oil | Place: Kintore Mountains, Australia | 78508 hits. Kokomo - The Beach Boys | Place: Islamorada, Florida | 48914 hits. Ode to Billie Joe - Bobbie Gentry | Place: Tallahatchie Bridge, Choctaw Ridge, Mississippi | 36658 hits. Hotel California - Eagles | Place: The Beverly Hills Hotel, Los Angeles, California | 36150 hits. Possum Kingdom - The Toadies | Place: Possum Kingdom Lake, Texas | 35254 hits. My City Was Gone - Pretenders | Place: Akron, Ohio | 33035 hits. Kansas City - Wilbert Harrison | Place: 12th Street and Vine, Kansas City | 31776 hits. Seven Bridges Road - Eagles | Place: Woodley Road, Montgomery, Alabama | 28310 hits. San Bernardino - The Mountain Goats | Place: San Bernardino, California | 27857 hits. April in Paris - Ella Fitzgerald | Place: Paris, France | 26940 hits. Sunday Bloody Sunday - U2 | Place: BogSide, Derry, Northern Ireland | 24331 hits. Mayberry - Rascal Flatts | Place: Mount Airy, North Carolina | 24252 hits. The Ludlow Massacre - Woody Guthrie | Place: Ludlow, Colorado | 24212 hits. Creeque Alley - The Mamas and the Papas | Place: Creeque Alley, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands | 23011 hits. Alice's Restaurant Massacree - Arlo Guthrie | Place: Theresa's Stockbridge Cafe, Stockbridge, Massachusetts
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