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 John Wayne Gacy, Jr. - Sufjan Stevens | Place: Chicago, Illinois8213 West Summerdale Avenue
Chicago, Illinois

This address in a Chicago suburb was the home of the notorious serial killer John Wayne Gacy Junior from around August 1971 until his arrest in December 1978.

Gacy married his first wife in September 1964 and could have lived the American dream as the manager of a Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant, siring a son and then a daughter, but in August 1967 he sexually assaulted a teenage boy and ended up with a 10-year sentence.

His wife filed... [read more]

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The latest comment is posted by Anonymous from Jacksonville, Arkansas about Wolverton Mountain - Claude King and Merle Kilgore | Place: Woolverton Mountain, ArkansasI went to school in Morrilton with the great, great, great grand daughter of Clifton Clowers. Her family owns the Wolverton Mountain land of Mr. Clowers to this day.