Midnight Plane to Houston / Midnight Train to Georgia

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Midnight Plane to Houston (Jim Weatherly)

Jim Weatherly — released in 1972 on the album Weatherly — According Wikipedia, citing an interview of the songwriter with Gary James, the characters of the song were based on Weatherly’s friend Lee Majors, and a girl Majors had recently begun dating named Farrah Fawcett.

The mode of transportation and the destination were changed for a Cissy Houston recording made in Atlanta in 1972 (see below).

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Midnight Train to Georgia

Cissy Houston — 1972 Janus Records single, J 206, b/w Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow (Goffin & King); arranged by Steve Dorff (as S.H. Dorff) and produced by Sonny Limbo who had asked Weatherly for permission to change the song’s geographical destination for this recording. Said the songwriter, “I don’t mind. Just don’t change the rest of the song.”

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