He wrote "Go, Cubs, Go" out of spite after then GM Dallas Green called "A Dying Cub Fan's Last Request" too depressing. Learn how and when to remove this template message, List of 1970s one-hit wonders in the United States, "Image : RPM Weekly - Library and Archives Canada", "Top 100 Hits of 1972/Top 100 Songs of 1972", "Willie Nelson Chart History (Hot Country Songs)", "Willie Nelson Chart History (Adult Contemporary)", "Track of the Day: 'Salut Les Amoureux' by Joe Dassin", Classic Tracks: Arlo Guthrie's "City of New Orleans", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=City_of_New_Orleans_(song)&oldid=968055483, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 16 July 2020, at 23:37. “Some of the first ones happened to be good enough to stick; City of New Orleans was the fifth or sixth song I ever wrote and it was an accident, it just tumbled out when I was riding the train … We were going to see [Goodman’s wife] Nancy’s grandmother, may she rest, she was 90-something living in a retirement home in Southern Illinois … Nancy fell asleep, and I looked out of the window and wrote down everything I saw. ... New Orleans Singer Songwriter Dr John L And Marcia Ball Of The Voice Of The Wetlands Allstars Perform At The Gulf Aid Benefit Concert At Mardi Gras World Riv. He is currently keeping busy with his many projects, including "The Write Brothers. Goodman wrote and performed many humorous songs about Chicago, including three about the Chicago Cubs: "A Dying Cub Fan's Last Request", "When the Cubs Go Marching In" and "Go, Cubs, Go" (which has frequently been played on Cubs broadcasts and at Wrigley Field after Cubs wins). Steven Benjamin Goodman (July 25, 1948 – September 20, 1984) was an American folk and country singer-songwriter from Chicago.He wrote the song "City of New Orleans," which was recorded by Arlo Guthrie and many others including John Denver, The Highwaymen, and Judy Collins; in 1985, it received a Grammy award for best country song, as performed by Willie Nelson. One of Goodman's biggest hits was a song he didn't write: "The Dutchman", written by Michael Peter Smith. An article in the September 2017 issue of Trains magazine chronicles the writing and recording of the song and includes a biographical sketch of Steve Goodman.. Before that, however, he began his public singing career by leading the junior choir at Temple Beth Israel in Albany Park. Getting some of the best songwriters and musicians in New Orleans to record an album together, putting their talents on tracks and their egos on the side, would be no easy feat. In April 1988, some of Goodman's ashes were scattered at Wrigley Field, the home of the Chicago Cubs. He had anointed himself with the tongue-in-cheek nickname "Cool Hand Leuk" (other nicknames included "Chicago Shorty" and "The Little Prince") during his illness. Interest in Goodman's career had a resurgence in 2007 with the publication of a biography by Clay Eals, Steve Goodman: Facing the Music. In 2010, Illinois Representative Mike Quigley introduced a bill renaming the Lakeview post office on Irving Park Road in honor of Goodman. A new version of Last.fm is available, to keep everything running smoothly, please reload the site. , This article is about the folk singer. A new version of Last.fm is available, to keep everything running smoothly, please reload the site. Goodman had a small but dedicated group of fans for his albums and concerts during his lifetime. It reached number one on the Dutch Top 40 in December 1973 and has become a classic which is still played on Dutch radio. For the electronic music artist, see, The spelling of Buddah Records changed to "Buddha" around this time, "John, Arlo, Kris And Others Discuss Steve Goodman", "Steve Goodman, and the Surprising Story of "Go, Cubs, Go" | Robert J. Elisberg", "Obama signs law renaming post office after singer Steve Goodman", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Steve_Goodman&oldid=984355544, Wikipedia articles with BIBSYS identifiers, Wikipedia articles with MusicBrainz identifiers, Wikipedia articles with SNAC-ID identifiers, Wikipedia articles with WORLDCATID identifiers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, 18 live cuts from WNEW-FM 1970's broadcasts, liner notes by host, Live, November 10, 1969, University of Illinois, Champaign, IL, Compilation EP with 4 baseball-themed cuts, This page was last edited on 19 October 2020, at 17:53.