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Gordon Lightfoot's birthday (17 November 1938)

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BALLAD OF THE YARMOUTH CASTLE
BEST YEARS OF HER LIFE
BIG STEEL RAIL
DID SHE MENTION MY NAME
IF YOU COULD READ MY MIND
I'M NOT SAYING
IN THE EARLY MORNING RAIN
LOST CHILDREN
THAT'S WHAT YOU GET FOR LOVING ME
THE EDMUND FITZGERALD


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GUEST,adavis@truman.edu 16 Nov 02 - 11:32 PM
khandu 17 Nov 02 - 12:21 AM
pattyClink 17 Nov 02 - 10:27 PM
Beer 18 Nov 02 - 10:26 PM
Little Hawk 18 Nov 02 - 11:02 PM
Beer 19 Nov 02 - 09:13 AM
Hester 19 Nov 02 - 03:21 PM
Beer 19 Nov 02 - 08:11 PM
Jack the Sailor 17 Nov 03 - 08:26 AM
Peace 17 Nov 03 - 10:54 AM
Rapparee 17 Nov 03 - 09:03 PM
open mike 17 Nov 03 - 09:22 PM
GUEST,carol 06 Dec 03 - 03:31 AM
George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca 06 Dec 03 - 07:54 AM
The Shambles 17 Nov 06 - 09:04 AM
Rapparee 17 Nov 06 - 09:08 AM
Scrump 17 Nov 06 - 09:33 AM
Wolfgang 17 Nov 06 - 10:24 AM
gnu 17 Nov 06 - 10:52 AM
Divis Sweeney 17 Nov 06 - 10:57 AM
open mike 17 Nov 06 - 11:50 AM
open mike 17 Nov 06 - 11:52 AM
number 6 17 Nov 06 - 03:42 PM
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Subject: Gordon Lightfoot's birthday
From: GUEST,adavis@truman.edu
Date: 16 Nov 02 - 11:32 PM

I see from my newspaper's "Celebrity Birthdays" feature that GL is turning 64. Is there any news on his illness?


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Subject: RE: Gordon Lightfoot's birthday
From: khandu
Date: 17 Nov 02 - 12:21 AM

I have heard nothing about his illness lately, but I hope he has many more birthdays. Who could fill the void left by GL's departure? I consider him to be one of the greatest troubadours, excellent singer/songwriter.

A Grand birthday to you, Sir!

khandu


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Subject: RE: Gordon Lightfoot's birthday
From: pattyClink
Date: 17 Nov 02 - 10:27 PM

We have such good taste around here, khandu! I'll second that motion.

Refresh. Who's heard an update?


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Subject: RE: Gordon Lightfoot's birthday
From: Beer
Date: 18 Nov 02 - 10:26 PM

Have not heard on his health, but sure wish some University would recognize and honour him before it is to late. Such as a Doctrine for his musical contribution. How about it Canadian Universities?
Beer


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Subject: RE: Gordon Lightfoot's birthday
From: Little Hawk
Date: 18 Nov 02 - 11:02 PM

Yes, I have good news about Lightfoot. There was a brief mention of him in the Toronto Star, maybe a week ago, saying that after weeks in intensive care and several operations to stop internal bleeding he is "out of the woods" and on the mend, expected to make a full recovery. Let's hope so.

- LH


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Subject: RE: Gordon Lightfoot's birthday
From: Beer
Date: 19 Nov 02 - 09:13 AM

Thanks Little Hawk.
Beer


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Subject: RE: Gordon Lightfoot's birthday
From: Hester
Date: 19 Nov 02 - 03:21 PM

Here in Canada, we've long been aware of what a national treasure Gordon Lightfoot is.

Gordon Lightfoot has already received at least one honorary degree from a Canadian university: a Doctor of Laws degree from Trent University in Peterborough, in the spring of 1979:

Trent U. Honoray degree recipients

He was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame in 1986.

As well, he was inducted into The Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame last year:

CCMA Hall of Fame Announcement

He has also been honoured by the Canadian Government, with the Order of Canada in 1970, and the Governor General's award in 1997 (that's as close as you can get to knighthood over here).   

More info in his biography.

What greater honours do you think we can award him, Beer?

Cheers, Hester


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Subject: RE: Gordon Lightfoot's birthday
From: Beer
Date: 19 Nov 02 - 08:11 PM

My deepest apoligies Hester. I guess you get to see and hear him a lot more then we do in good old Quebec. A million thanks for all the info.
Beer


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Subject: BS: Happy Birthday Gordon Lightfoot
From: Jack the Sailor
Date: 17 Nov 03 - 08:26 AM

I heard on the radio he is 65 today. I hope you are well Gord! Enjoy your Canada Pension!


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Subject: RE: BS: Happy Birthday Gordon Lightfoot
From: Peace
Date: 17 Nov 03 - 10:54 AM

Same here, Gord. As to the pension, $36 don't go too far anymore.


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Subject: RE: BS: Happy Birthday Gordon Lightfoot
From: Rapparee
Date: 17 Nov 03 - 09:03 PM

He's 65?!?!?!! My God, then I must be...oh no...sob, sob. Happy birthday, Gordon!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Happy Birthday Gordon Lightfoot
From: open mike
Date: 17 Nov 03 - 09:22 PM

There has been a collection of his songs released
recently by North Blues / Borealis records: "Beautiful"
It has been rated 34 on the radio airplay charts
up from 50 the previous week. This is a marvelous
birthday present to have his songs heard by many
listeners. The tunes are sung by Canadian artists
and it is wonderful to remember his wonderful work!
I recently read on his web site that he hopes to be
back to performiong again after another year of
recuperation. Happy healing to you, Gordon!
Hope you will be able to perform again soon!
I especially hope you will be able to play
for your home town audience, since you were
hospitalized and did not get to play there.
Sending visions of strength and vigor to
cheer you.


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Subject: RE: Gordon Lightfoot's birthday
From: GUEST,carol
Date: 06 Dec 03 - 03:31 AM

It's been more than a year since Gordon took ill. Any word on how he is doing now? I haven't seen a thing in the papers, nor heard over the radio.


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Subject: RE: Gordon Lightfoot's birthday
From: George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca
Date: 06 Dec 03 - 07:54 AM

From his web-site, under Tour Dates:

Not on tour at this time due to extended recovery period from illness. In radio interview on September 30, 2003, said he hopes to return by early 2005.


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Subject: Gordon Lightfoot's birthday
From: The Shambles
Date: 17 Nov 06 - 09:04 AM

Gordon Lightfoot was born this day (17 November) in Ontario Canada in 1938.


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Subject: RE: Gordon Lightfoot's birthday
From: Rapparee
Date: 17 Nov 06 - 09:08 AM

Happy birthday, Gordon. I like your music.


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Subject: RE: Gordon Lightfoot's birthday
From: Scrump
Date: 17 Nov 06 - 09:33 AM

And Jeff Buckley... and comedian Peter Cook (sadly no longer around)


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Subject: RE: Gordon Lightfoot's birthday
From: Wolfgang
Date: 17 Nov 06 - 10:24 AM

refresh

Wolfgang


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Subject: RE: BS: Happy Birthday Gordon Lightfoot
From: gnu
Date: 17 Nov 06 - 10:52 AM

Jack... it's 60 years of age for Canada Pansion. But, it's based on what you paid in. Now, the old age pension is similar in that it ain't squat. If you are coming home for the old age, you have to be back for ten years to get it.

Anyway, I dare say Gordy doesn't really need either. On accounta he was/is so darn good.


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Subject: RE: BS: Happy Birthday Gordon Lightfoot
From: Divis Sweeney
Date: 17 Nov 06 - 10:57 AM

Without doubt one of my all time greats. Still touring Europe here, in Spain now and sitting in 74 degrees today ! Love Ireland, but Europe has it´s attractions !


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Subject: RE: Gordon Lightfoot's birthday
From: open mike
Date: 17 Nov 06 - 11:50 AM

he has been touring now...2006
http://gordonlightfoot.com/
he's playing Toronto tonight!!


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Subject: RE: Gordon Lightfoot's birthday (17 November 1938)
From: open mike
Date: 17 Nov 06 - 11:52 AM

after an extended serious illness,
and another recent incident (possilby8
a slight stroke, ) Gordon continues
to tour. see the other (2002) thread
f0r updates and links...

i played his canadian Rail Road trilogy
on my radio show segment on trains last sun.


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Subject: RE: BS: Happy Birthday Gordon Lightfoot
From: number 6
Date: 17 Nov 06 - 03:42 PM

Actually Gord is 68 years old today .... he was born on 11/28 1938.

Regardless ... my hat is off to him. May we enjoy many more years of him.

biLL


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Subject: RE: BS: Happy Birthday Gordon Lightfoot
From: number 6
Date: 17 Nov 06 - 03:43 PM

whooops ... correction he was born on 11/17 1938.


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Subject: RE: BS: Happy Birthday Gordon Lightfoot
From: Kaleea
Date: 17 Nov 06 - 03:46 PM

Also the birthday of my nephew, Joey. He's one quarter of a century old today. How time flies when you're a senile geezer like me.


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Subject: RE: BS: Happy Birthday Gordon Lightfoot
From: pdq
Date: 17 Nov 06 - 03:49 PM

I know that "Red" Shea has worked with other people, but what about John Stockfish and Terry Clements? I have only heard of them through the works of Gordon Lightfoot. Are any of these people touring with him this year?

BTW, you can tell how good Lightfoot's songs are by the way Tony Rice knocks 'em out of the ballpark.


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Subject: RE: BS: Happy Birthday Gordon Lightfoot
From: 3refs
Date: 18 Nov 06 - 04:47 AM

I just happen to live in Gordon's home town. Orillia, Ontario. It's a little frustrating though when he plays here once a year and I still have to go to Toronto to see him. He pops in once in a while at the Mariposa Folk Fest.


   


Sat, November 18, 2006

Gordon lights up the nightTreats fans to all his classics including Rainy Day People and Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald
By JANE STEVENSON

   


Gord mined some serious gold on Thursday night at Massey Hall.

That would be legendary Canadian folk singer/songwriter Gordon Lightfoot. He kicked off the first of four nights at the treasured venue (a tradition of his since 1967) with a sold-out show that he packed with hits and crowd favourites.

It was astonishing, really, to hear them all in one sitting: Rainy Day People, Beautiful, Carefree Highway, Sundown, The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald, If You Could Read My Mind, Early Morning Rain, along with Cotten Jenny, Alberta Bound, In My Fashion, Baby Step Back, and Canadian Railroad Trilogy.

And even if Lightfoot's voice and body weren't what they once were -- he turned 68 yesterday and got a night-before birthday serenade from the crowd -- the spirit was definitely still there.

Thin and frail-looking with a clipped, nasal, vocal delivery, Lightfoot has an easy smile. He had more than a few good stories to tell -- the one about Elvis Presley changing a word in his cover of Lightfoot's Early Morning Rain was repeated Thursday night -- and often delivered an infectious thumbs-up after a s


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