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 There is something undeniably, inexplicably funny about Harry Chapin’s story of a tractor-trailer driver smearing a city with 30,000 pounds of bananas as he wreaks havoc at 90 miles per hour. That is, it’s funny until you find out that it was based on a real-life story, and that a real trucker lost a real life and left behind a wife and children. After learning that little tidbit, the laughter tends to drift off a bit, fumble into awkward coughs, and finally fade into uncomfortable and... 30,000 Pounds Of Bananas - Harry Chapin | Place: Moosic Street, Scranton, Pennsylvania [read more]
| 339602 hits. Beds Are Burning - Midnight Oil | Place: Kintore Mountains, Australia | 63094 hits. Kokomo - The Beach Boys | Place: Islamorada, Florida | 41567 hits. Ode to Billie Joe - Bobbie Gentry | Place: Tallahatchie Bridge, Choctaw Ridge, Mississippi | 33726 hits. Possum Kingdom - The Toadies | Place: Possum Kingdom Lake, Texas | 33076 hits. My City Was Gone - Pretenders | Place: Akron, Ohio | 28131 hits. Kansas City - Wilbert Harrison | Place: 12th Street and Vine, Kansas City | 27821 hits. Hotel California - Eagles | Place: The Beverly Hills Hotel, Los Angeles, California | 27193 hits. San Bernardino - The Mountain Goats | Place: San Bernardino, California | 24949 hits. April in Paris - Ella Fitzgerald | Place: Paris, France | 23682 hits. Sunday Bloody Sunday - U2 | Place: BogSide, Derry, Northern Ireland | 23312 hits. The Ludlow Massacre - Woody Guthrie | Place: Ludlow, Colorado | 22754 hits. Creeque Alley - The Mamas and the Papas | Place: Creeque Alley, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands | 21329 hits. Mayberry - Rascal Flatts | Place: Mount Airy, North Carolina | 20600 hits. Alice's Restaurant Massacree - Arlo Guthrie | Place: Theresa's Stockbridge Cafe, Stockbridge, Massachusetts | 20408 hits. Funkytown - Lipps Inc. | Place: New York City, New York
The latest comment is posted by I met and worked with Joe several times in Knoxville in the 1990's. He was very cool to me and everyone who worked the show. I will never forget helping Joe Vitale set up his drums and I got to sit next to him during the show. This was a common thing to have a tech sit next to the drummer, as when a mic would fall or stand tipped over, you had to be there to put it back and keep the show going. Joe and the others signed the stage-plot from the rider contract and gave it to me. I still have it to this day, and hope to work with Joe again in the future. Ronald Smythe from Minnesota about Rocky Mountain Way - Joe Walsh | Place: Caribou Ranch, Nederland, Colorado