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Steve Goodman
Birth: Jul. 25, 1948
Chicago
Illinois, USA
Death: Sep. 20, 1984
Seattle
Washington, USA

Singer, Songwriter, Musician. Founded Pajamas Records in 1982. Penned "City of New Orleans" and "You Never Even Called Me By My Name". He explained the origin of the song to Chicago's WGN Radio host Roy Leonard in 1972: "Nancy and I were going to a small town in southern Illinois on the Illinois Central to visit her grandmother who was in an old folks home down there. I just took out this sketch pad and wrote about what I saw out the windows of the train. Nancy was still asleep after an hour and I went down to the club car and ended up playing cards with a couple of old men. Everything in the song actually happened." His ashes were partly scattered in Wrigley Field because it was a "dying cubs fan last wish," according to the lyrics of one of his songs. (bio by: Scott L. Spencer) 

Cause of death: Leukemia
 
Burial:
Wrigley Field
Chicago
Cook County
Illinois, USA
Plot: Home plate-some of ashes
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Oct 05, 1999
Find A Grave Memorial# 6556
Steve Goodman
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Remembering Steve 30 years later. The Angels are in first place again and, yes, "they still play the blues in Chicago when baseball season rolls around..." RIP, young music man.
- JrPalacios, Dodger fan
 Added: Sep. 20, 2014

- DENA ANN
 Added: Sep. 20, 2014

- sjm
 Added: Sep. 20, 2014
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