Steve Goodman

Born 25 July 1948. Died 20 September 1984.

folk musician

Biography

Steven Benjamin "Steve" Goodman (July 25, 1948 – September 20, 1984) was an American folk music singer-songwriter from Chicago, Illinois. Goodman was diagnosed with leukemia while attending college, and he set out to make the most of the time he had left to write music. A prolific writer, Goodman is best known for penning "City of New Orleans," a song made popular by Arlo Guthrie and Willie Nelson, for which Goodman won his first Grammy Award posthumously in 1985, with a second Grammy awarded to him in 1988 for Unfinished Business. Today, the Chicago Cubs professional baseball team plays "Go, Cubs, Go" at the conclusion of every home game win, a song Goodman wrote for his beloved team. Steven Goodman is survived by his wife and three daughters.

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