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 Over the years dozens of entertainers have toured the continental United States and subsequently fallen in love with the land of the free and the home of the brave. I mean, seriously, what’s not to love? U2 did it Rio - Duran Duran | Place: The Rio Grande (and I wrote about it), Simon & Garfunkel did it (and I wrote about it); '80s pop rock sensation... [read more]
| 372940 hits. Beds Are Burning - Midnight Oil | Place: Kintore Mountains, Australia | 103297 hits. Kokomo - The Beach Boys | Place: Islamorada, Florida | 59422 hits. Ode to Billie Joe - Bobbie Gentry | Place: Tallahatchie Bridge, Choctaw Ridge, Mississippi | 41474 hits. Hotel California - Eagles | Place: The Beverly Hills Hotel, Los Angeles, California | 40223 hits. Possum Kingdom - The Toadies | Place: Possum Kingdom Lake, Texas | 39396 hits. Seven Bridges Road - Eagles | Place: Woodley Road, Montgomery, Alabama | 38138 hits. My City Was Gone - Pretenders | Place: Akron, Ohio | 37767 hits. Kansas City - Wilbert Harrison | Place: 12th Street and Vine, Kansas City | 29564 hits. San Bernardino - The Mountain Goats | Place: San Bernardino, California | 29031 hits. April in Paris - Ella Fitzgerald | Place: Paris, France | 28348 hits. Sunday Bloody Sunday - U2 | Place: BogSide, Derry, Northern Ireland | 26295 hits. Creeque Alley - The Mamas and the Papas | Place: Creeque Alley, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands | 26194 hits. Dirty Old Town - Ewan MacColl | Place: Salford, Greater Manchester, England | 25672 hits. The Ludlow Massacre - Woody Guthrie | Place: Ludlow, Colorado | 25632 hits. Mayberry - Rascal Flatts | Place: Mount Airy, North Carolina
The latest comment is posted by Two main causes: (1) companies didn't spend any money to modernize the old Akron factories, just when new radial tires were beginning to be imported, and (2) the "passion plays" every 3 years where good old Peter Bommarito led the URW out on strike. Combine obsolete plants with a militant workforce, and guess what? The companies leave town. My mom predicted this in 1976, at the start of the long strike: they'll strike them selves right out of their jobs. Good call, mom. Bad call, Pete. Doug Hepler from Akron about My City Was Gone - Pretenders | Place: Akron, Ohio