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OT - RIP Gordon Lightfoot
Posted by: northof49 ()
Date: May 2, 2023 04:53


Re: OT - RIP Gordon Lightfoot
Posted by: SomeTorontoGirl ()
Date: May 2, 2023 05:02

Trying to take this one in. No words. RIP Gordie.

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Re: OT - RIP Gordon Lightfoot
Posted by: crholmstrom ()
Date: May 2, 2023 05:24

RIP

Re: OT - RIP Gordon Lightfoot
Posted by: Hairball ()
Date: May 2, 2023 05:53

Very sad...I have fond memories of hearing all his hits on the radio back in the early-mid '70's.
If You Could Read My Mind, Carefree Highway, Sundown, Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald....


RIP Gordon Lightfoot

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Rip this joint, gonna save your soul, round and round and round we go......

Re: OT - RIP Gordon Lightfoot
Posted by: Paddy ()
Date: May 2, 2023 06:10

RIP Gordon.
Condolences to my Canadian brethren on the loss of one of Canadas finest exports.

Re: OT - RIP Gordon Lightfoot
Posted by: GasLightStreet ()
Date: May 2, 2023 07:23

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Hairball
Very sad...I have fond memories of hearing all his hits on the radio back in the early-mid '70's.
If You Could Read My Mind, Carefree Highway, Sundown, Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald....


RIP Gordon Lightfoot

A huge loss. He was a great songwriter. Amazing songs, pure terror. "I'm Not Supposed To Care" is terrifying. One of the greatest ballads ever written. Heart wrenching.

Of course, in the fall of every year, the ship. But he had so much more. He was truly a joy. This may be way off but I view his importance to music equivalent to Johnny Cash and Chuck Berry.

Re: OT - RIP Gordon Lightfoot
Posted by: illyad1960 ()
Date: May 2, 2023 09:18

RIP Gordon. Your music gave joy to many, including me.

Re: OT - RIP Gordon Lightfoot
Posted by: shattered ()
Date: May 2, 2023 09:45

Sometimes i think it's a shame, when i get feeling better when i'm feeling no pain.

Another Gord from Canada lost.

RIP and thank you for the years!

Re: OT - RIP Gordon Lightfoot
Posted by: dcba ()
Date: May 2, 2023 10:34

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GasLightStreet
"I'm Not Supposed To Care" is terrifying. One of the greatest ballads ever written. Heart wrenching.

Covered by Dylan in 98.

Re: OT - RIP Gordon Lightfoot
Posted by: Silver Dagger ()
Date: May 2, 2023 12:27

Absolutely gutted to hear this news. What a fabulous songwriter and guitarist he was. Safe journey to the next adventure Gordon

Re: OT - RIP Gordon Lightfoot
Posted by: SomeTorontoGirl ()
Date: May 2, 2023 13:11

Gord grew up in a smallish town called Orillia, as did my mom. His family ran the local dry cleaner and mom swore she remembered him delivering their dry cleaning as a lad. Debatable.

He was huge in Canada in the ‘60s and ‘70s, one of the first Canadians to make it big internationally, and is beloved here. He was inducted into the R&RHOF by Bob Dylan.

Likely the first concert I went to was to see Gord during his annual appearance at Massey Hall, circa 1975. I last saw him when he performed the final concert there on Canada Day, 2018, before it was closed for restoration, and he was surprisingly strong. When Massey reopened in 2021 he was first to appear on the new stage. At a 2017 performance there by Blue Rodeo, Gord Downie made likely his final appearance on stage during the encore, and Gord Lightfoot and Gord Pinsent were in attendance - we take our Gord’s seriously here. A backstage photo of that night turned up a few weeks ago when Gord Pinsent passed. Now, we have lost all three.

Gord had some serious medical issues in the last 20 years but kept bouncing back. He was scheduled to tour this year but about 2 weeks ago it was announced that the tour was cancelled, no explanation. It is reported he passed of natural causes.

There is going to be some serious mourning here, but he’ll never be forgotten. Thank you Gord, and safe journey.



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Re: OT - RIP Gordon Lightfoot
Posted by: tatters ()
Date: May 2, 2023 13:49

My wife's father (who I never met because he died in 1979) used to work the Great Lakes freighters. His best friend was Robert Rafferty, who was the ship's steward on the Edmund Fitzgerald. Rafferty was the "old cook" who says "It's too rough to feed ya" and, later, "It's been good to know ya" in Gordon Lightfoot's song. For the record, he really wasn't that old. He was 62. Most of the Edmund Fitzgerald's crew were older guys.



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Re: OT - RIP Gordon Lightfoot
Posted by: drewmaster ()
Date: May 2, 2023 14:21

Very sad news. His music was a staple of my youth. Sundown still moves me.

RIP Gordon.

Drew

Re: OT - RIP Gordon Lightfoot
Posted by: switchblade1975 ()
Date: May 2, 2023 14:57

RIP.

Re: OT - RIP Gordon Lightfoot
Posted by: schillid ()
Date: May 2, 2023 15:15

RIP

Re: OT - RIP Gordon Lightfoot
Posted by: ProfessorWolf ()
Date: May 2, 2023 15:33

sad i was just starting to discover him

rip

Re: OT - RIP Gordon Lightfoot
Posted by: Silver Dagger ()
Date: May 2, 2023 15:51

Just brilliant. Thank you for the great music Gordon.





Re: OT - RIP Gordon Lightfoot
Posted by: The Sicilian ()
Date: May 2, 2023 16:07

It's cold and raining in Buffalo right now and I'm playing Gordon Lightfoot's "Rainy Day People" I just read about his sad passing now.









I loved his hits from "Carefree Highway" to the eerie "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald" and others.

RIP Gordon Lightfoot.

Re: OT - RIP Gordon Lightfoot
Posted by: treaclefingers ()
Date: May 2, 2023 16:14

An absolute Canadian icon. RIP.

Re: OT - RIP Gordon Lightfoot
Posted by: Doxa ()
Date: May 2, 2023 17:17

I need to admit that I have for whatever reason never been that awere of him and his music, but at the moment I am busy to catch up. Great, great music.

RIP Gordon.

- Doxa

Re: OT - RIP Gordon Lightfoot
Posted by: SomeTorontoGirl ()
Date: May 2, 2023 17:26






Re: OT - RIP Gordon Lightfoot
Posted by: northof49 ()
Date: May 2, 2023 21:35

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SomeTorontoGirl


Good interview, thanks for posting.

Here's another of my favorite Gord tunes. Broke , hungover and watching your ride home leaving without you. - Early Morning Rain




Re: OT - RIP Gordon Lightfoot
Posted by: NICOS ()
Date: May 3, 2023 01:08

The only song I know of him .....................





RIP

Re: OT - RIP Gordon Lightfoot
Posted by: bitusa2012 ()
Date: May 3, 2023 05:22

RIP.

Rod

Re: OT - RIP Gordon Lightfoot
Posted by: crawdaddy ()
Date: May 3, 2023 11:23

Very sad news.

Rest in Peace Gordon.

Re: OT - RIP Gordon Lightfoot
Posted by: Big Al ()
Date: May 3, 2023 12:41

Quote
Doxa
I need to admit that I have for whatever reason never been that awere of him and his music, but at the moment I am busy to catch up. Great, great music.

RIP Gordon.

- Doxa

Likewise, Doxa.

He’s someone I’ve heard of, though I don’t know his music. I’ll have a listen.

It’s seemingly a year of great musical losses, unfortunately.

Rest in peace, Gordon Lightfoot

Re: OT - RIP Gordon Lightfoot
Posted by: Big Al ()
Date: May 3, 2023 12:45

Quote
NICOS
The only song I know of him .....................





RIP

Lovely song.

I was scratching my head for a moment, wondering where I’d heard it before: Whitney’s Greatest Love of All.

Re: OT - RIP Gordon Lightfoot
Posted by: Silver Dagger ()
Date: May 3, 2023 13:28

Quote
Doxa
I need to admit that I have for whatever reason never been that awere of him and his music, but at the moment I am busy to catch up. Great, great music.

RIP Gordon.

- Doxa

He has a very unique orchestral singer/songwriter sound. Very lush and melodic with great words. A great starting point is of course the If You Could Read My Mind album and after that Don Quixote from the following year and Sundown from 1974.

Re: OT - RIP Gordon Lightfoot
Posted by: illyad1960 ()
Date: May 3, 2023 14:00

RIP Gordon Lightfoot. Your music gave joy to many, including me.

Re: OT - RIP Gordon Lightfoot
Posted by: KevinPenthouse ()
Date: May 4, 2023 01:49

I beleive he lived next door to Keiths former house in Toronto . .and possibly back as far as the Toronto debacle time period

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