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.
Bleecker Street, Greenwich Village, New York Wittenoom, Australia Mississippi Vietnam Salford, Greater Manchester, England Saginaw, Michigan Baltimore, Maryland Akron, Ohio The Ohio River, Owensboro, Kentucky Wheeling, West Virginia
The latest song-place added is Few artists have graced the entertainment industry scene with as much class, poise, and soul as the late, great Sam Cooke. Commonly referred to as the King of Soul, Cooke pioneered African-American involvement in music as both a musician and businessman, and in so doing paved the way for such legends as Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, and Al Green to follow in his footsteps as. He had thirty Top 40 hits in the US between 1957 and 1964 (the stuff of legend just in and of itself)... A Change is Gonna Come - Sam Cooke | Place: Shreveport, Louisiana [read more]
| 361770 hits. Beds Are Burning - Midnight Oil | Place: Kintore Mountains, Australia | 93263 hits. Kokomo - The Beach Boys | Place: Islamorada, Florida | 56362 hits. Ode to Billie Joe - Bobbie Gentry | Place: Tallahatchie Bridge, Choctaw Ridge, Mississippi | 39910 hits. Hotel California - Eagles | Place: The Beverly Hills Hotel, Los Angeles, California | 38517 hits. Possum Kingdom - The Toadies | Place: Possum Kingdom Lake, Texas | 37385 hits. My City Was Gone - Pretenders | Place: Akron, Ohio | 37025 hits. Seven Bridges Road - Eagles | Place: Woodley Road, Montgomery, Alabama | 36453 hits. Kansas City - Wilbert Harrison | Place: 12th Street and Vine, Kansas City | 29228 hits. San Bernardino - The Mountain Goats | Place: San Bernardino, California | 28728 hits. April in Paris - Ella Fitzgerald | Place: Paris, France | 27960 hits. Sunday Bloody Sunday - U2 | Place: BogSide, Derry, Northern Ireland | 25656 hits. Creeque Alley - The Mamas and the Papas | Place: Creeque Alley, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands | 25303 hits. The Ludlow Massacre - Woody Guthrie | Place: Ludlow, Colorado | 25267 hits. Mayberry - Rascal Flatts | Place: Mount Airy, North Carolina | 24853 hits. Alice's Restaurant Massacree - Arlo Guthrie | Place: Theresa's Stockbridge Cafe, Stockbridge, Massachusetts
The latest comment is posted by I lived there from 70-76 and was there in 68 as well for a short time. The island was the "back to the land" values that inspired hippydom in the most magnificent way. There was 1 phone on the island, 1 gas pump usually empty, little electricity and plumbing, so every daily function was a time consuming event. You drew water from a cisterna, knew when to put bleach in the water based on the color of the worms, everyone had musical instruments, celebrated ful moon, met as an international community to pick up mail every afternoon, we learnt each others languages, swam nude on the nicest beaches, made money with the German tourists, explored withcraft which the island was known for, read, studied, played chess, made art, went to Ibiza to buy herbs, had dinners on open fires with pinas that were prepared for hours. Dogs ran free, goats with legs tied, poppies in May. Sat on a wall at a place call Fonda Pepe to opine on what should be Utopia but knowing it was occurring at that moment. Gabrielet the artist, Library Bob, Lena the weave, Mark from LaMola....we all had names. Not telling mine. Cliche to say those were the days..... but undeniably they were for me and many in my generation now in or approaching our 70's jeff from NY about Carolina In My Mind - James Taylor | Place: Island of Formentera