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    Pikachupacabra spellbound's Avatar
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    Happy Birthday, Gordon Lightfoot

    Born Nov. 17, 1938. Happy Birthday!
    Can this be the swan song? The final elbow?

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    Watched about 1/2 of a live concert on YT, I think from 72. Guy was great! And so was his assistant guitarist.

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    During my "folkie" period in the 60s, I probably sang more Lightfoot covers than Dylan & Ochs combined (writing was never my forte), and he remains my favorite folk artist ever. "Canadian Railroad Trilogy" still gives me chills every time I hear it, and I'm not even Canadian.

    Very happy birthday to a lyrical and melodic genius.
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    Yeah, he's one of a kind for sure. An iconic Canadian to the very core.

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    The First Time I Ever Saw Your Face is one of the most beautiful songs ever written. Thanks Gordon

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    Not a fan, but happy birthday to a national treasure of Canada.

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    Some folks in Michigan still listen to "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald" every November 10th.
    "And your little sister's immaculate virginity wings away on the bony shoulders of a young horse named George who stole surreptitiously into her geography revision."

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    My wife and I saw him in 2009.
    His first tour after recovering from a stroke.
    We were impressed with the performance. Solo and 90 minutes.
    That is one tough guy.
    "It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fracktured View Post
    The First Time I Ever Saw Your Face is one of the most beautiful songs ever written. Thanks Gordon
    I agree with your assessment of the song, but you should thank British folksinger Ewan MacColl for writing that one.
    "My choice early in life was either to be a piano player in a whorehouse or a politician, and to tell the truth, there's hardly any difference"

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    Quote Originally Posted by progeezer View Post
    I agree with your assessment of the song, but you should thank British folksinger Ewan MacColl for writing that one.
    I did not know that. Thanks

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    Happy Birthday!

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    Happy birthday Gordo!

    I always liked Burton Cummings imitation of Gordon Lightfoot covering "Maggie May". According to Burton, Gordon and his manager saw Burton in a club on a solo tour and Burton did the bit. Gordon said, "I don't sound anything like that" and his manager said, "Gordon, you sound EXACTLY like that!"
    I don't like country music, but I don't mean to denigrate those who do. And for the people who like country music, denigrate means 'put down.'- Bob Newhart

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    "Don Quixote" is a great song. I've always enjoyed his music.

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