Revealed: Farrah Fawcett Was Original Inspiration for ‘Midnight Train to Georgia’


Oh, the things that you can learn from televised infotainment programs! We were just watching Extra — don't judge! — and learned that (a) the song "Midnight Train to Georgia" was originally called "Midnight Plane to Houston," and (b) that Jim Weatherly wrote the song about Farrah Fawcett and Lee Majors. Who knew? And while we're on the topic of Extra, whoever is in charge of approving interviews with President Obama should be ashamed that they greenlit a chat with Mario Lopez. For real. [Extra]