Took The Last Train

Album: Goodbye Girl (1978)
Charted: 50 30

Songfacts®:

  • This song was a follow-up to "The Goodbye Girl," the theme song to a popular Neil Simon movie with the same title. The song was fairly successful, but Gates never again scored major success as a solo artist afterwards. He later reunited with the group Bread, which he had been the front man for. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Mike - Santa Barbara, CA

Comments: 3

  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn October 28th 1978, David Gates performed "Took the Last Train" on the ABC-TV program 'American Bandstand'...
    At the time the song was at #30 on Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart, and that would be its peak position on the chart, it spent 14 weeks on the Top 100...
    Between July 1973 and September 1981, as a solo artist, he would have six other Top 100 records; "Clouds" {#47}, "Sail Around the World" {#50}, "Never Let Her Go" {#29}, "Goodbye Girl {#15}, "Where Does the Lovin' Go" {#46}, and "Take Me Now" {#62}...
    Mr. Gates will celebrate his 74th birthday in two months on December 11th {2015}.
  • Tim from Lodi, NyThis was actually a solo hit for David Gates in the fall of 1978.
  • Charles from Charlotte, NcI was not aware Bread recorded again post-1978. Is this according to the Bread website?
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