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Posted By: Michael Harrison
17-Nov-08 - 11:51 PM
Thread Name: Gordon Lightfoot's 70 today.
Subject: RE: Gordon Lightfoot's 70 today.
Happy Birthday Gordon - a fellow Scorpion, I believe.

Guest, Cormac - you have great taste - Chapin and Lightfoot have been two of my very favorites since I first heard them. I was most fortunate to be able to interview both of them while in college at
Eastern Michigan, and, Lightfoot, again, a couple of years after moving down to Texas. Both were/are class people.

Anectdote: I grew-up in the Detroit area and in the early seventies I frequently worked with a bass player by the name of Marc Chover. Marc was, I believe, a "gunslinger" on guitar and bass and during the 1960's he was frequently called in to facilitate the needs of a Detroit coffeehouse (the name escapes me - not The Raven, though) and one night he was called in to play behind some guy from Canada that he didn't know. As Marc told it, the guy was impressed with Marc's playing and asked him to join him. Marc, of course, turned him down because his band, "The Southbound Freeway," had just signed a record deal and was headed to L.A. to become rock stars. I guess you figured that the "guy from Canada" was Gordon Lightfoot; and The Southbound Freeway?...well, what more can be said? Cheers.