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 Stairway To Heaven - Led Zeppelin | Place: Liphook Road, Headley, HampshireFrom the moment it was released, Led Zeppelin's "Stairway to Heaven" has courted controversy and polarized opinion. Interpretations of the song have ranged from the pedestrian to the downright mystical. Some see it as a simple love song or song about drug addiction, bad choices, or some other everyday, earthbound thing. Others have seen in the song complex arrangements of Tarot archetypes or symbolism inspired by Aleister Crowley's Thelema. The latter would actually be feasible, by the way, if... [read more]

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The latest comment is posted by Jim Marshall from Kilmarnock about Ballroom Blitz - Sweet | Place: Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire, ScotlandI once learned ...Lol, am no ayeways right ...BUT here's whit else I wiz telt :
That the band returned to their HQ and studio after the tour which included the Grand Hall date ... The road crew were asked by the songwriting duo Nicky Chinn & Mike Chapman how the tour had gone ... in the conversation the roadies told the story of visiting Grand Hall Kilmarnock .. a local Ballroom type venue ...and there an incident had taken place and gave the song writing duo an account about what happened and who said whit and who done whit ... after a short time the songwriters , wrote the song based on the story told by the road crew ...The song "Ballroom Blitz" is a transcript in rhyme and put to a jovial tune to give "The Sweet" a top hit of the seventies and major chart success with it . The BAND " The Sweet " were not fully aware of the story that took place to inspire the songwriters Chinn & Chapman to do the song ! FACT x