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Gladys Knight on 'Midnight Train To Georgia' with unusual Pips

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Gladys Knight on 'Midnight Train To Georgia' with unusual Pips by Tree Elven on 19/03/2021
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US financial products and services provider Capital One puts on a surprising show here as the soul legend who headed up Gladys Knight & the Pips is joined by three unlikely backing group members on a special train journey.... As the official bank and credit card company for the National College Athletic association, Capital One pays tribute to the cancellation of 2020's basketball tournament due to the COVID-19 coronavirus situation: former basketball player turned sports analyst Charles Wade Barkley - aka 'Sir Charles' and 'the Round Mound of Rebound - brings actor Samuel Jackson and director Spike Lee aboard the 'Midnight Train to Georgia' to provide a spot of sparkling tuxedo back-up for Gladys Knight herself. Jackson ('Jurassic Park, 'S.W.AT.', 'Pulp Fiction') is reported to be the highest-grossing actor of all time, having appeared in more than 150 films including classics by Spike Lee such as 'Do The Right Thing' and 'Jungle Fever'. The singer-songwriter who penned 'Midnight Train to Georgia', Jim Weatherly - himself a celebrated former quarterback - died earlier in 2021. The original title 'Midnight Plane to Houston' was inspired by actress Farah Fawcett telling her friend Weatherly one day that she was taking a midnight 'plane to Houston. The adapted title track was to become a massive hit for Gladys Night & the Pips in 1973. What do you think of this campaign uniting legends with humour and a nod to the difficult sports tournament conditions caused by COVID?

Keywords: Capital One Midnight Train to Georgia, Gladys Knight Capital One commercial, Samuel Jackson in ads, Charles Wade Barkley commercial, NCAA, director Spike Lee in ads, DDB

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