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Posted By: jeffp
15-May-01 - 10:42 AM
Thread Name: Thoughts on Gordon Lightfoot
Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts on Gordon Lightfoot
I remember seeing him at Bucknell University in Pennsylvania in 1971 or 72. He told a story about driving into town listening to the local radio station. The station announced that they would give a pair of tickets to the Gordon Lightfoot to the first person to show up at the station. Well, since Gordon noticed that he was passing by the studios at that moment, he parked the car and went on in. Imagine the shock of the announcer when he showed up to claim tickets to his own show! He said he stuck around to greet the real winner.

Good singer, good songwriter, great sense of humor (or humour, since he's Canadian)