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 The 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,... Reflections - The Supremes | Place: Da Nang, Vietnam [read more]
| 274192 hits. Beds Are Burning - Midnight Oil | Place: Kintore Mountains, Australia | 34362 hits. Kokomo - The Beach Boys | Place: Islamorada, Florida | 29080 hits. Ode to Billie Joe - Bobbie Gentry | Place: Tallahatchie Bridge, Choctaw Ridge, Mississippi | 28896 hits. My City Was Gone - Pretenders | Place: Akron, Ohio | 26908 hits. Possum Kingdom - The Toadies | Place: Possum Kingdom Lake, Texas | 23706 hits. San Bernardino - The Mountain Goats | Place: San Bernardino, California | 21084 hits. Kansas City - Wilbert Harrison | Place: 12th Street and Vine, Kansas City | 20131 hits. Creeque Alley - The Mamas and the Papas | Place: Creeque Alley, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands | 17323 hits. Alice's Restaurant Massacree - Arlo Guthrie | Place: Theresa's Stockbridge Cafe, Stockbridge, Massachusetts | 17254 hits. The Ludlow Massacre - Woody Guthrie | Place: Ludlow, Colorado | 17223 hits. Winchester Cathedral - The New Vaudeville Band | Place: Winchester Cathedral, England | 15841 hits. Hotel California - Eagles | Place: The Beverly Hills Hotel, Los Angeles, California | 15522 hits. Sunday Bloody Sunday - U2 | Place: BogSide, Derry, Northern Ireland | 15338 hits. The Little Old Lady From Pasadena - Jan & Dean | Place: Pasadena, California | 13289 hits. Smoke On The Water - Deep Purple | Place: Montreux Casino, Switzerland
The latest comment is posted by Which begs the question about why Mr. Baker won't tell why his secretary had to leave this town of "Harper Valley" -- another great southern town hit from the mid 60's. Bill Rhodes from Winston Salem, NC about Ode to Billie Joe - Bobbie Gentry | Place: Tallahatchie Bridge, Choctaw Ridge, Mississippi