On October 27, 1973, a musical milestone was etched into history as Gladys Knight and the Pips embarked on a triumphant two-week reign at the pinnacle of the US singles chart with their sensational hit, ‘Midnight Train To Georgia.’

Gladys Knight
UNSPECIFIED – JANUARY 01: (AUSTRALIA OUT) Photo of Gladys KNIGHT & The Pips; Dancing (Photo by GAB Archive/Redferns)

This chart-topping triumph marked the group’s 18th venture into the Top 40, but it held an even more exceptional distinction – their inaugural No.1. This incredible record wasn’t just a commercial success; it was a Grammy darling, clinching the 1974 Grammy Award for Best R&B Vocal Performance By A Duo, Group Or Chorus. ‘Midnight Train To Georgia’ still echoes in our hearts, forever synonymous with the remarkable Gladys Knight.