Monday, November 17, 2008

Happy Birthday Gordon Lightfoot

Canadian singer/songwriter Gordon Lightfoot turns 70 today. His first hit in the US was If You Could Read My Mind which went to number 5 on the charts. I have been lucky enough to see him in concert twice and have enjoyed hearing dozens of his best songs sung live. My favorites: Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald, Rainy Day People, Fine As Fine Can Be, The Circle Is Small. Speaking of the wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald - that disaster on Lake Superior happened 33 years ago on Nov. 10, 1975.

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