Gordon Lightfoot
BORN: November 17, 1938, Orillia, Ontario, Canada
Gordon's parents recognized and encouraged his interest in music; his first appearance at Massey Hall in Toronto, was just before he turned 13, when he won a competition for boys with unchanged voices.

After a background in barbershop quartets, and as a member of a duo, Lightfoot struck out on his own in the early 60s.

Gordon Lightfoot first began to gain recognition in the mid-'60s as a songwriter when his songs, "For Lovin' Me" and "Early Morning Rain" became hits for Peter, Paul & Mary. Marty Robbins topped the country charts with another of Gordon's songs, "Ribbon of Darkness."

Gordon's own style, however, didn't get him the recognition he deserved at first. His tasteful folk arrangements rendered by a gentle burr of a voice began to appear in albums from 1966, but it was not until the start of the '70s that he became a big success as a performer. In 1970, 'Sit Down Young Stranger' appeared, which contained his hit "If You Could Read My Mind," a song with a flowing melodic line and poetic lyrics.

Success came in the first half of the '70s. Gordon hit a peak in 1974 with 'Sundown', which, together with the single of the title song, went to number one.

On November 10, 1975 the Edmund Fitzgerald sank in Lake Superior. The story became the inspiration for Gordon's hit song, 'The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald'. Even though, a quarter of a century has past, there is still a great deal of interest in the Edmund Fitzgerald story and in Gordon's song. Our own website, with a page dedicated to it has received over 13,000 hits since 1999.

Though Gordon had developed a timeless style, he was caught by the popular decline of folk-based music in the latter half of the 1970s, and has performed and recorded less frequently since. Concert appearances in the early '90s, however, confirmed that he remains an engaging and popular performer, his catalog of original songs being hard to match. The album, 'Painter Passing Through'followed in 1998.

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Gary Wright - The Dream Weaver
Summertime Dream
  1. Race Among The Ruins
  2. The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald
  3. I'm Not Supposed To Care
  4. I'd Do It Again
  5. Never Too Close
  6. Protocol
  7. The House You Live In
  8. Summertime Dream
  9. Spanish Moss
  10. Too Many Clues In This Roome
  1. I'm Not Saying / Ribbon Of Darkness
  2. Song For A Winter's Night
  3. Canadian Railroad Trilogy
  4. Softly
  5. For Lovin' Me / Did She Mention My Name
  6. Steel Rail Blues
  7. Wherefore And Why
  8. Bitter Green
  9. Early Morning Rain
  10. Minstrel Of The Dawn
  11. Sundown
  12. Beautiful
  13. Summer Side Of Life
  14. Rainy Day People
  15. Cotton Jenny
  16. Don Quixote
  17. Circle Of Steel
  18. Old Dan's Records
  19. If You Could Read My Mind
  20. Cold On The Shoulder
  21. Carefree Highway
  1. If It Should Please You
  2. Endless Wire
  3. Hangdog Hotel Room
  4. I'm Not Supposed To Care
  5. High And Dry
  6. Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald
  7. The Pony Man
  8. Race Among The Ruins
  9. Christian Island
  10. All The Lovely Ladies
  11. Alberta Bound
  12. Cherokee Bend
  13. Triangle
  14. Shadows
  15. Make Way (For The Lady)
  16. Ghosts Of Cape Horn - (bonus track)
  17. Baby Step Back
  18. It's Worth Believin' - (bonus track)

Disc: 1

  1. Rich Man's Spiritual
  2. Long River
  3. The Way I Feel (Version 1)
  4. For Lovin' Me
  5. The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
  6. Changes
  7. Early Mornin' Rain
  8. Steel Rail Blues
  9. Sixteen Miles (To Seven Lakes)
  10. I'm Not Sayin'
  11. Pride Of Man
  12. Ribbon Of Darkness
  13. Oh, Linda
  14. Peaceful Waters
  15. Walls
  16. If You Got It
  17. Softly
  18. Crossroads
  19. A Minor Ballad
  20. Go-Go Round
  21. Rosanna
  22. Home From The Forest
  23. I'll Be Right
  24. Song For A Winter's Night
  25. Canadian Railroad Trilogy
  26. The Way I Feel (Version 2)

Disc: 2

  1. Wherefore & Why
  2. The Last Time I Saw Her
  3. Black Day In July
  4. May I
  5. Magnificent Outpouring
  6. Does You Mother Know
  7. The Mountain And Maryann
  8. PussyWilliows, Cat-Tails
  9. I Want To Hear It From You
  10. Something Very Special
  11. Boss Man
  12. Did She Mention My Name
  13. Long Way Back Home
  14. Unsettled Ways
  15. Long thin Dawn
  16. Bitter Green
  17. The Circle Is Small (I Can See It In Your Eyes)
  18. Marie Christine
  19. Cold Hands From New York
  20. Affair On 8th Avenue
  21. Don't Beat Me Down
  22. The Gypsy
  23. If I Could

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