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Who hasn't passed by a place that made them remember the lyrics to a song?

This is a category for locations which have inspired a person or group of people to pen a famous tune.
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Immortalized in LyricsHappy Trails - The Roy Rogers Show - Alvarado, TX

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A street sign at the intersection of Happy Trail and Johnson County Road 604 in Alvarado, TX goes the extra mile and gives a nod to one of the most famous cowboy songs ever.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 10/10/2013

last visited: 10/9/2013

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Immortalized in LyricsIlinois River - "The River" - Peoria, IL

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No doubt Dan Fogelberg was thinking of the mighty Illinois River when he wrote this song, since he grew up in Peoria.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar

location: Illinois

date approved: 10/7/2013

last visited: never

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Immortalized in LyricsFood Mart/Liquor Store - "Same Old Lang Syne" - Peoria, IL

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According to an audio tour about Dan Fogelberg, this store was the actual location mentioned in Dan's song, "Same Old Lang Syne" where he and a friend bought liquor.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar

location: Illinois

date approved: 9/27/2013

last visited: never

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Immortalized in LyricsWoodruff High School - "Leader of the Band" - Peoria, IL

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Woodruff High School - now Woodruff Career and Technical Center - was where Dan Fogelberg went to school, and his father, whom he immortalized in the song, "Leader of the Band," taught music there.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar

location: Illinois

date approved: 9/27/2013

last visited: never

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Immortalized in LyricsPack die Badehose ein

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First hit record from teen idol in 50s and 60s

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Moredale

location: Berlin, Germany

date approved: 9/16/2013

last visited: 11/29/2014

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Immortalized in LyricsYMCA - Village People - SW May & 119th Ave, Oklahoma City OK

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YMCA at SW 119th and S May in Oklahoma City OK.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member vulture1957

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 7/30/2013

last visited: never

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Immortalized in Lyrics“When the Swallows Come Back to Capistrano” – Mission San Juan Capistrano, CA

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"When the Swallows Come Back to Capistrano" was written by Leon René and first recorded by The Ink Spots in May 1940.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Merlin-N-Mim

location: California

date approved: 6/26/2013

last visited: 2/16/2011

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Immortalized in LyricsI Am The Walrus - Eiffel Tower - Paris, France

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A whole generation of Beatle fans cannot look at the Eiffel Tower and not ask - Who is Semolina Pilchard and why is (s)he climbing up the Eiffel Tower? So, in a sense, the Eiffel Tower has immortalized Semolina Pilchard.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

location: Île-de-France, France

date approved: 6/4/2013

last visited: 7/15/2011

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Immortalized in Lyrics"Breakfast at Tiffany's" - New York City, NY

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Tiffany's is located at 717 Fifth Avenue in New York City, NY.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: New York

date approved: 6/4/2013

last visited: 8/29/2014

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Immortalized in Lyrics"Follow the Yellow Brick Road" - From "The Wizard of Oz" (1939) - Cross Roads, TX

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A street sign, indicating "Yellow Brick Rd," leads to two businesses along FM 424 in Cross Roads, TX, just north of US 380. Judy Garland as Dorothy and the Munchkins performed "Follow the Yellow Brick Road" in 1939's classic, "The Wizard of Oz."

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 6/4/2013

last visited: 5/23/2013

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Immortalized in Lyrics"Barcelona" by Freddie Mercury and Montserrat Caballé - Barcelona, Spain

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After Barcelona was selected to host the 1992 Summer Olympics, Mercury was approached to write a song as a theme for the forthcoming games. The idea was to create a duet with Montserrat, as she is from the city.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member razalas

location: Cataluña, Spain

date approved: 6/4/2013

last visited: 9/2/2014

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Immortalized in Lyrics"The Little Old Lady From Pasadena" by Jan & Dean - Pasadena, CA

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"Go Granny Go!" Originally a hit by Jan & Dean, this song was probably made even more popular when covered by the Beach Boys.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: California

date approved: 6/4/2013

last visited: 6/23/2013

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Immortalized in Lyrics"Hotel California" by the Eagles - Manas Air Base, Kyrgyzstan

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A temporary billeting area for military members moving into and out of parts of Asia. **This Waymark is located on a military base and proper credentials are required for entry onto the base.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Team 57

location: Kyrgyzstan

date approved: 5/1/2013

last visited: never

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Immortalized in LyricsDet store stygge storkespringvand, København - Denmark

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Storkespringvandet blev udødeliggjort af sangeren Cæsar i 1966. The Stork Fountain was immortalized by the Danish singer Cæsar in 1966.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kallehaugerne

location: Denmark

date approved: 4/26/2013

last visited: 12/14/2014

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Immortalized in Lyrics"The Resurrectionist" by The Pet Shop Boys - Blackfriars Bridge, London, UK

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The bridge, that spans the River Thames and has five arches, was opened in 1869 and re-opened, after widening, in 1909. The lyrics to "The Resurrectionist" are performed by The Pet Shop Boys.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 4/26/2013

last visited: 5/10/2013

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Immortalized in Lyrics"Blackfriars Bridge" by The Men They Couldn't Hang - London, UK

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The bridge, that spans the River Thames and has five arches, was opened in 1869 and re-opened, after widening, in 1909. The lyrics to "Blackfriars Bridge" are performed by The Men They Couldn't Hang.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 4/26/2013

last visited: 5/10/2013

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Immortalized in Lyrics" Nashville Parthenon " by Casiotone for the Painfully Alone - Nashville, Tennessee

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The Parthenon is featured in the title and lyrics of the song "Nashville Parthenon" from the album Etiquette by Casiotone for the Painfully Alone.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Tennessee

date approved: 2/24/2013

last visited: 11/9/2014

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Immortalized in Lyrics"Cabo Wabo" - Van Halen - Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur, Mexico

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"Cabo Wabo" is from the 1988 release from Van Halen's OU812, sung by Sammy Hagar, referring to partying in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. In 1990, Sammy Hagar opened the Cabo Wabo Cantina in Cabo San Lucas. It is now the place to go in Cabo.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Chasing Blue Sky

location: Baja California Sur, Mexico

date approved: 2/24/2013

last visited: 10/18/2011

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Immortalized in Lyrics"The Liberty of Norton Folgate" by Madness - Norton Folgate, London, UK

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Norton Folgate is the name of a street in London. It links Bishopsgate with Shoreditch High Street. The song was by Madness.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 2/17/2013

last visited: never

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Immortalized in Lyrics"I am a Bajan" by Rupee - Barbados

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"I am a Bajan" was composed and performed by Rupert Clarke best known by his stage name Rupee.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member denben

location: Barbados

date approved: 2/16/2013

last visited: 11/19/2011

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Immortalized in Lyrics"Sons and daughters of Saint Lucia" by Leton Felix Thomas - Saint Lucia

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"Sons and Daughters of Saint Lucia" was first adopted in 1967 upon achieving self-government, and confirmed as the official anthem upon independence in 1979.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member denben

location: Saint Lucia

date approved: 2/16/2013

last visited: 2/12/2014

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Immortalized in Lyrics"Oh Walesee" - Walensee / Lake Walen, Switzerland

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Every German speaking Swiss knows the Trio Eugster song about Lake Walen and the notorious traffic jams in the 1970s.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67

location: Ostschweiz (SG/SH/TG/AI/AR/GL), Switzerland

date approved: 2/16/2013

last visited: 8/20/2014

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Immortalized in Lyrics"Funky Nassau" by The Beginning of the End - Nassau, Bahamas

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The Beginning of the End released an album entitled Funky Nassau in 1971 on Alston Records, a subsidiary of Atlantic Records.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member denben

location: Bahamas

date approved: 2/16/2013

last visited: 3/20/2013

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Immortalized in Lyrics"Amsterdam" by Jacques Brel - Amsterdam, Netherlands

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The song "Amsterdam" is performed by Jacques Brel and appears on the live album Olympia 1964 (1964) and on the live album Volume 9 - Brel En Public - Olympia 1964 (1988).

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member denben

location: Noord-Holland, Netherlands

date approved: 2/16/2013

last visited: 8/25/2014

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Immortalized in Lyrics"Bruxelles" by Jacques Brel - Brussels, Belgium

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The song "Bruxelles" was composed and performed by Jacques Brel and appears on the album Les Bourgeois (1962), on the live album Knokke 1963 (1993) and on the compilation album Volume 4 – Le Plat Pays 1962-1964 (1988).

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member denben

location: Brussels, Belgium

date approved: 2/16/2013

last visited: 5/19/2014

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