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 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]
| 276603 hits. Beds Are Burning - Midnight Oil | Place: Kintore Mountains, Australia | 34646 hits. Kokomo - The Beach Boys | Place: Islamorada, Florida | 29313 hits. Ode to Billie Joe - Bobbie Gentry | Place: Tallahatchie Bridge, Choctaw Ridge, Mississippi | 29064 hits. My City Was Gone - Pretenders | Place: Akron, Ohio | 27346 hits. Possum Kingdom - The Toadies | Place: Possum Kingdom Lake, Texas | 23911 hits. San Bernardino - The Mountain Goats | Place: San Bernardino, California | 21361 hits. Kansas City - Wilbert Harrison | Place: 12th Street and Vine, Kansas City | 20176 hits. Creeque Alley - The Mamas and the Papas | Place: Creeque Alley, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands | 17711 hits. The Ludlow Massacre - Woody Guthrie | Place: Ludlow, Colorado | 17438 hits. Alice's Restaurant Massacree - Arlo Guthrie | Place: Theresa's Stockbridge Cafe, Stockbridge, Massachusetts | 17286 hits. Winchester Cathedral - The New Vaudeville Band | Place: Winchester Cathedral, England | 16202 hits. Hotel California - Eagles | Place: The Beverly Hills Hotel, Los Angeles, California | 15637 hits. Sunday Bloody Sunday - U2 | Place: BogSide, Derry, Northern Ireland | 15437 hits. The Little Old Lady From Pasadena - Jan & Dean | Place: Pasadena, California | 13337 hits. Smoke On The Water - Deep Purple | Place: Montreux Casino, Switzerland
The latest comment is posted by While Hynde may be lamenting the downfall, it is ironic that the very city she portrays was actually built by the very industries that promoted great capitalist movement in the US and the world. Without advancement of tires, we would have a more sanguine country, and in extension, planet. Mo Ramtor from Long Beach CA about My City Was Gone - Pretenders | Place: Akron, Ohio Hynde should have really taken Limbaugh to the cleaners on the use of the song as a bumper. The measly low hundreds of thousands of dollars to PETA is not worth it, and in fact had Hynde wanted, she could have taken at least 50 million dollars out of Limbaugh's stack of greed.