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Thread #34345   Message #464374
Posted By: Murray MacLeod
16-May-01 - 11:14 PM
Thread Name: Thoughts on Gordon Lightfoot
Subject: RE: Thoughts on Gordon Lightfoot
I have a query here. A friend of mine from Scotland, (a performing folksinger) spent some time in Canada in the sixties and saw Gordon Lightfoot perform at least twice. Her recollection of his performances is that although she loved his songs, and his voice, as a performer he was "totally lacking in charisma". (Her words, not mine.)

Is her assessment accurate? Or did she just catch him on one or two off-days.?

Obviously, I have never seen him perform live, or I wouldn't be asking this. My charisma detector is infallible.