In 1973 Gladys Knight and The Pips had a number-one hit with Midnight Train To Georgia. The song won them a Grammy in 1974, and it became Knight's signature song. The song was written and originally performed by Jim Weatherly under the title Midnight Train To Houston. The song was based on a conversation that Weatherly had on the phone with actress Farrah Fawcett about him taking a midnight Train to Houston. The song was later covered in 1973 by gospel and soul singer Cissy Houston, who asked to change the title of the song to Midnight Train To Georgia. Later that year the song was covered by Gladys Knight and The Pips, who stuck with the title change, and it became their first number one hit.
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