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Thread #34345   Message #462612
Posted By: Dunkle
15-May-01 - 06:39 AM
Thread Name: Thoughts on Gordon Lightfoot
Subject: Thoughts on Gordon Lightfoot
We saw Gordon in concert last night in Princeton, for the second time, the first being thirty years ago in Hartford. I haven't been following his career too closely in the last, say, twenty years, and most of the songs he sang were familiar. He's become a very small, thin person, and his voice at times had a tremolo/Kathryn Hepburn quality to it. He has the same bassist that he had thirty years ago, as well as the same (apparently) Gibson 12 that's on one of his album covers from that early time when I was buying his records. I enjoyed the concert, and came away with strong feelings about his 'legacy', the body of work that he's produced, and has offered to the rest of us. I'd enjoy hearing others' thoughts about him, his work, what he's been doing in the last twenty or so years (we learned he's now 62, remarried, with two kids under twelve years old.) Has his smoking (again, evident from his earlier album covers) affected his health? Thanks for your thoughts, Dunkle.