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 Bron-y-aur Stomp - Led Zeppelin | Place: Machynlleth, WalesIn 1970, following a grueling US tour, the four members of the rock and roll powerhouse Led Zeppelin retreated to a cottage in the serene Welsh woods to write their third album. The cottage, known as Bron-Yr-Aur had no electricity or running water and provided the band with a much needed rest and relaxation they couldn’t find schlepping from hotel to hotel and city to city across the United States.

Bron-Yr-Aur means “golden hill” and is a reference to its location in the mid-Wales... [read more]

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The latest comment is posted by Jamie from Moncton about The Ballad of Springhill - Peter, Paul, and Mary | Place: Springhill, Nova Scotia, CanadaA bout a mining town whp lost men from a collapse. Than turned to a prison for income in the area.