Rupert Parker takes a drive around Georgia’s musical roots taking in Macon, Savannah, Athens and Thomson.
I arrive in Atlanta by plane, not quite on the Midnight Train to Georgia, although Gladys Knight who had a hit with the song in 1973 was born here. Read the full story here
Atlanta has hit the headlines over the years on more than a few occasions. It was for example, the only city in the USA to be destroyed by fire thanks to General Sherman in the Civil War, (who can forget those scenes in Gone with the Wind) it was where Coca-Cola was invented (and is still made to this day) then it had the dubious honour of being host to the rebirth of the Klu Klux Klan in the early 1900s, and in the 1960s was the home of Martin Luther King Jr. and the civil rights movement. Read the full story here