Australian singles charts:
Long Train Runnin’ entered the Kent charts on 10 September 1973 and peaked at #58.
Doobie Brothers guitarist and lead singer Tom Johnston wrote this song, which they played live for three years before recording. Johnston told Songfacts: “Generally I write the music first, and sometimes I have a devil of a time getting the words. Sometimes they come right away, and sometimes it’s like pulling teeth. We played Long Train Runnin’ for three years before it got recorded, and it got called several different names, and most of the time I would make up the words as we were playing the song.
Read more: www.songfacts.com/facts/the-doobie-brothers/long-train-runnin
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