5 Great Songs (You Might Not Know Were) Written in Philly

It may be hard to believe in these doggiest of dog days, but Philly is a highly inspirational place. We know because the city (and its environs) have long sparked the imaginations of musicians and writers, resulting in some truly for-the-ages songs. Here, five great ones you might not have realized were born right here.

“O Little Town of Bethlehem

The words to this familiar Christmas carol were written in 1868 by Phillips Brooks, the six-foot-four-inch Episcopal rector at the...


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