Steve Goodman left us all to early, taken at the age of 36 by leukemia. He won his first Grammy for writing “The City Of New Orleans” but it was awarded posthumously a year after his death. One can only imagine what gems would have come from his creativity if he were allowed to stay with us longer.
Steven Benjamin Goodman (July 25, 1948 – September 20, 1984) – known as Steve Goodman – was an American folk music singer-songwriter from Chicago. 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.