Still on the road at age 80, Gordon Lightfoot reflects on his his struggles with alcoholism and why his songs have endured for decades. He no longer perms his hair as he once did. Lanky, sandy-brown locks now fall around his face, which is clean-shaven and, like his body, thin and bony.
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Welcome to my Gordon Lightfoot fan site. Although this isn't an official artist's site, I try to accomplish the same thing, and therefore I include all the key elements of such a site. My love of Lightfoot's music led me to discover many other wonderful folk musicians, and I include some articles about them, mostly in the Folk Notes column. One of them, Bob Gibson , influenced Lightfoot's 12 string guitar playing and the song structure for one of his most famous songs, Canadian Railroad Trilogy.
Four Strong Winds - Review
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Gordon Meredith Lightfoot Jr. CC OOnt born November 17, is a Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist who achieved international success in folk , folk-rock , and country music. He is credited with helping to define the folk-pop sound of the s and s. Canadian chart success with his own recordings began in with the No. Several of Lightfoot's albums achieved gold and multi-platinum status internationally. Robbie Robertson of the Band described Lightfoot as "a national treasure". June of that year saw his induction into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. He had one sister, Beverley