Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Midnight Train to Georgia

Late actress FARRAH FAWCETT inspired soul classic MIDNIGHT TRAIN TO GEORGIA. The tune, which was a huge hit for Gladys Knight & The Pips, was originally titled Midnight Plane to Houston until Whitney Houston’s mum Cissy rejigged it. But songwriter Jim Weatherly insists the hit will always be dedicated to Fawcett and her former husband Lee Majors in his mind. Weatherly tells Nashville Story Source he wrote the song after chatting to his pal on the phone. He says, “She said she was packing her clothes and she was gonna go back and visit her folks and she was taking the midnight plane to Houston. When she said that a little bell went off in my head. “I actually used Farrah and Lee as kind of like the people in the song… It’s just a simple little story about a girl that comes to L.A. to make it, becomes a star and everything, finds it too hard and goes back (home).”

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