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power to endanger the public liberty." - - - - John Adams

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Sunday Concert - 40th Anniversary of Summertime Dream

By Gary;

Being a rabid fan is a strange thing. With one of my sons it is all things Metallica. With others it might be The Beatles or Beyoncé.  For me it has always been Gordon Lightfoot. Why? I do not have a clue. Music speaks to us all in ways we cannot understand.

While trying not to feel too old, here is my 40th Anniversary tribute to Gordon's Summertime Dream album. The album is a perfect 70s blend of folk, country and rock music. A best seller the album went platinum.

I have not attended his concerts for years. It is too painful. Gord's voice went long ago. A reminder that we are all getting old.

Summertime Dream

The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald
A tribute to the 29 men who died November 10, 1975, aboard 
the Edmund Fitzgerald in Lake Superior.
In the US, the song peaked at #2 on the Billboard chart and #50 on the country chart. 

The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald

Never Too Close

Race Among the Ruins

Gordon Lightfoot (left) and Bob Dylan about 1974.
“I can't think of any Gordon Lightfoot song I don't like. Everytime I hear a song of his, it's like I wish it would last forever. "
Bob Dylan

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

that saga of the grainner Ed Fitz was been find years ago ...
rov on the botton of the lake , i think they bring back the ship bell ...
really impressive