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  • 12th Street and Vine, Kansas City Wilbert Harrison - Kansas City

    A Leiber & Stoller concoction, this sugary dream has '50s romance happening on a fictional street in a real Kansas City.

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  • Grosvenor Square, London The Rolling Stones - Street Fighting Man

    Churning into music witnessed scenes lodged in his memory, this is Mick Jagger's song about the riots at Grosvenor Square in London.

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  • Tallahatchie Bridge, Choctaw Ridge, Mississippi Bobbie Gentry - Ode to Billie Joe

    Bobbie Gentry has written one of the most talked about songs of the century. The mystery endures: what DID Billie Joe throw off the Tallahatchie Bridge?

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    • Paula from Missouri To Nancy from Georgia, the brother with lower case b is how your family member is identified. Brother Taylor capital B is how church ‘family’ is addressed as a name. Billy Joe had to be a boy as he and two boys (brother) included put a frog down her back at the show.
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  • Galway Bay, Ireland Doctor Arthur Colahan - Galway Bay

    Bing Crosby's classic ode to the Emerald Isle.

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  • Limestone, Tennessee Bill Hayes - The Ballad of Davy Crockett

    Limestone, Tennessee, is where you can find a replica of Davy Crockett's actual cabin! But you'll likely never hear the Supremes' recording of his ballad.

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