railroad engineer American
1971; peaked at #7 on the Billboard Hot 100; lasting popularity
1949; 6 weeks as Billboard's #1
Gladys Knight and The Pips
Words and Music by Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart
Director: Ernest Morris. Also starred Silvia Francis, Irene Arnold & Valentine Dyall
Played the role of a Victorian criminal which loosely re-creates the tale of the first ever Great Train Robbery in Victorian times. Co stars include Donald Sutherland
"The Wabash Cannon Ball" is the mythical hobo train that travels everywhere
1973 - inducted in 1999; 2 weeks as #1 on the Billboard Hot 100; 4 weeks as #1 on the Billboard R&B chart; included in Rolling Stone magazine's "500 Greatest Songs of All Time"
Director: Lewis Seiler. Also starred Harry Gripp, Carl Miller & Edward Peil Sr. Plot: Cullen (Walling) has hired Tom (Mix) to try and stop the robberies on his railroad. Knowing Cullen's secretary Holt (Miller) is tipping off the gang...
IMDB: 8.3/10. Director: Alfred Hitchcock.
1980, heavy metal, US 9, UK 49
1973; Inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999; 2 weeks as #1 on the Billboard Hot 100; included in Rolling Stone magazine's "500 Greatest Songs of All Time"