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 Maggie May - Rod Stewart | Place: Beaulieu, Hampshire, EnglandThe term “timeless” gets thrown around a lot, and “classic” is a word used so often in casual discussion that it’s become basically meaningless. Rod Stewart’s “Maggie May,” however, is one song that clearly fits the timeless, classic bill. It’s not difficult to imagine some lunar excavator operator a hundred years from now belting out, “Maggie, I wish I’d never seen your face!” as he cracks through regolith in search of helium-3.

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