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 Steve Benjamin Goodman

Steve Benjamin Goodman

Birth
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Death 20 Sep 1984 (aged 36)
Seattle, King County, Washington, USA
Burial Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Plot Home plate-some of ashes
Memorial ID 6556 · View Source
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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


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 5 Oct 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6556
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Steve Benjamin Goodman (25 Jul 1948–20 Sep 1984), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6556, citing Wrigley Field, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .