Name: C.Harper firstname.lastname@example.org|
From: (IP Address: 184.108.40.206)
Added: Monday, December 31, 2001 9:46 AM
I feel in love with his song,"The circle is small" the first time I heard it and saw him in concert at York College in the late 70's. i just love his music!!!!!!!!
Name: Kathy Dwyer email@example.com|
From: None (IP Address: 220.127.116.11)
Added: Sunday, December 30, 2001 4:49 PM
All of my sisters and I (five of us) have absolutely loved Gordon Lightfoot's music and always will. My oldest sister is now is Stage IV breast cancer and I have taped all of his album's for her that I have. I was wondering if there was any way to have his press club send her his 4 CD set that has the song "Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald" on it as this is the only song I don't have. All of us would certainly appreciate it as we don't expect her to live past this winter and she loves listening to his music.
Name: Rusty Cedarhillpond@aol.com|
From: (IP Address: 18.104.22.168)
Added: Friday, December 28, 2001 10:26 AM
I have been a fan of Gordon since the late 60's. His talent reaches deep into the soul of the listener. I am a musician myself and have performed his music for years. What is so facinating is when people young and old who never heard of him take notice to the songs. They always ask, "Who wrote that beautiful song?" I started out in folk music and have gone full circle and now folk is where I found contentment and shall always keep his music alive so others can feel the power of his words. Thank you Gordon for it all.
Name: Sandra Jacobs firstname.lastname@example.org|
From: (IP Address: 22.214.171.124)
Added: Wednesday, December 26, 2001 6:09 PM
Just wanted to add my two cents. Gordon's music is in my soul at this point.I can say that about J.S. Bach, Fela Anikulapo Kuti,Bob Marley and a few other musicans, whose words and melodies have managed to transport my emotions to places in the soul that I never new existed.Many Thanks.
Name: Jeff email@example.com|
From: (IP Address: 126.96.36.199)
Added: Monday, December 24, 2001 1:46 PM
Since the early 70's Gordon Lightfoot has been an inspiration through his wonderful words and musical talent. When SUNDOWN was released I was a 13 year old kid almost on the side of being completely lost through family problems. When I heard Gordon for the first time, his music and lyrics enriched my soul with a true to life meaning of what real music is. Since then I have played a six string and a twelve string guitar to 85% of his songs. I thank you for being a huge part in my life.
Name: Shawn firstname.lastname@example.org|
From: (IP Address: 188.8.131.52)
Added: Thursday, December 20, 2001 10:51 PM
I've been a Lightfoot listener since Sun Down, My Uncle really got me involved though and I became a collector and a big fan! Long live the music!! SHAWN
Name: Susan email@example.com|
From: (IP Address: 184.108.40.206)
Added: Monday, December 10, 2001 7:01 PM
I have been a fan since the late sixties. GL's music is heartfelt and soothing to me. I have only attended two concerts, but each was a night I will never forget.
Name: S. Lorencen SDLZ131@voyager.net|
From: (IP Address: 220.127.116.11)
Added: Sunday, December 9, 2001 9:11 PM
Gordon Lightfoot`s music has enriched my musical experience beyond mere words; Songs such as "Pussy Willows, Cattails" and "Cabaret" (among dozens of others) can paint portraits of such soul-stirring beauty that is difficult to explain. To quote the lyrics from a very fine tribute song to Gord from The Guess Who called simply "Lightfoot", "He is an artist painting Sistine masterpieces of pine and fir and backwoods". (If you have not heard this particular tune, I suggest you c**** it out!) After the Edmund Fitzgerald sank, I picked up "Summertime Dream", and then after began to purchase,one by one,Gord`s releases. They are indeed treasures among my music collection. I saw Gord for the first time in Cincinatti when "Shadows" was his latest offering, in Lansing, MI just after "Salute" (fabulous!) and in Kalamazoo, MI after "East Of Midnight", where I was fortunate enough to get an autograph from Gord and the band after the show. I don`t quite know how to thank Gord for all of the enjoyment I have derived from his music.
Name: ggovoni firstname.lastname@example.org|
From: (IP Address: 18.104.22.168)
Added: Thursday, December 6, 2001 9:38 PM
I'm looking for the words to the song about the Edmond Fitsgerald. I've been reading a story to my students and would like them to hear the song. Where can I find it?
Name: Anita email@example.com|
From: (IP Address: 22.214.171.124)
Added: Monday, December 3, 2001 1:35 AM
It's good to see so many other fans of Gordon-but I kind of always felt that he was writing songs just for me. From the intense "Affair on 8th Ave" to the historical tunes to the gettin' old tunes (Cold on the Shoulder) Gordon has written my life! And now I'm pleased to be able to introduce my boys to the great seafaring songs like Yarmouth Castle. I've loved Gordon Lightfoot music since the late 60's and had the pleasure of seeing him several times in concert, and am thrilled to learn that he's still touring! Thank you Gordon for all the smiles, sing-alongs, tears and memories your music evokes.
Name: Brian Witt firstname.lastname@example.org|
From: none (IP Address: 126.96.36.199)
Added: Friday, November 30, 2001 2:31 PM
I'm 39, and for some reason have waited this long to become a big fan, although I've always thought Gordo was an extremely talented singer/songwriter. Maybe because I can relate much better to Gordon's music, after all the ups and downs I've been through. Mr. Lightfoot is a true poet.
I do however enjoy my own lyrics to the old Edmund Fitzgerald song. If you like Hillary Clinton, you would hate.. "The Wreck of the Hillary Clinton". Maybe he hates her too, and will record it!
The Wreck of the Hillary Clinton
Whitewater is here, I can’t help not to cheer
As I listen to Slick Willy Moan
Hillary and Bill, they won’t swallow the pill
‘bout the ill-fated savings and loan
Vince Foster’s found dead, with a bullet in his head
In the park next to the pavilion
The gun in his hand, laid out straight on the land
The chances are one in a million
His arms straight at his side, as he fell down and died
Not a very believable story
A big hole in his head, but it hardly had bled
You’d have thought it was messy and gory
Now Bill is a man, and he does what he can
To fulfill all his perverted desires
He lies and he cheats, ‘bout who’s under the sheets
Or who on the staff Hillary fires
Then Hillary moves, to a state she won’t loose
Her bid for United States Senate
Anything you ask, well now she’ll take to task
And root for a new Yankee pennant
Finally we come, to what might seem to some
As the end of the Bill Clinton bash
But wouldn’t you know, as he gets ready to go
That he pardons some felons for cash
I say there was foul play, and what this song tries to say
Is there’s filth on the money they’re mintin’
The guilty will fail, so I tell you this tale
‘bout the wreck of the Hillary Clinton
Lyrics by Brian D. Witt; sung to the tune of “The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald” by Gordon Lightfoot
Name: Kimi email@example.com|
From: (IP Address: 188.8.131.52)
Added: Thursday, November 29, 2001 10:06 AM
yo yo yo was up was up? i am doin the edmund fitzgerald for my informative speech in class!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! have a super day!!!
Name: Martha firstname.lastname@example.org|
From: (IP Address: 184.108.40.206)
Added: Tuesday, November 27, 2001 10:20 AM
thenkyou for your lowly songs you geav us
Name: Tino email@example.com|
From: (IP Address: 220.127.116.11)
Added: Monday, November 26, 2001 11:10 PM
Like my 5 year old put it while listening to "Canadian Railroad Trilogy":
"oh daddy I love this part.... it's sweet, it's incredible and it's awesome"
Well I agree with him a 100%, thank you for the "awesome" website.
Name: Greg Pilon firstname.lastname@example.org|
From: n/a (IP Address: 18.104.22.168)
Added: Saturday, November 24, 2001 7:33 PM
Hello, I am a 15 year old Canadian in Ottawa. I am a keen guitarist,
writer and singer. I am in the process of producing an 18 song original CD. I
play lead, rhythm and whatever in between guitar, bass, electric drums and
lead vocal, harmony and whatever effects come to mind. I am also the producer
and would like to have a hand if I receive any feedback in this aspect of
My "Studio" is in the basement. I have an 8 track digital recorder, lots
of toys to make it sound pretty good. My parents say the place is a mess and
I promise to clean it all up once I am finished this project. Creativity has
My influences include Hendrix, Zeppelin, Clapton, Doors, Jeff Buckley,
Daniel Lanois, The Tea Party, a whole slew 60's /70;s guitarists, singers
writers and producers, Stevie Ray Vaughn, my blues mentor, Tony D, and all
musicians who came before me (far too many to list) "I have seen so far
because i stand on the shoulders of Giants ". On the shoulders of these
giants, I like what I see. I don't believe in false modesty and I have to
say I have surfaced above mediocraty.....but, I need someone oher than people
on the streets to listen to my material, and appreciate it. I'm not just
taking Ideas from all of these artists and putting them together, but rather
using them as a map to find my own.
I play in Ottawa's market area in summer and make up to $50 an
hour...but now I am ready for a manager and someone to listen and offer
advice. My music is a combination of all and any inspiration I can find,
including blues, rock, flamenco, jazz, psychadelic, but also has an
trancscendentalist, esoteric aspect. I believe that music transcends all
aspects and boundaries of human nature. Through my mixture of influences, i
seem to have creaed an interesting, exotic, and distinctive style. I don't
sound like a 15 year old boy, my voice is much huskier and deeper (but not
forced), and people are always surprised to find out how old I am after
hearing me play. I have an exceptional abitlity for lead guitar, weather it
be razor sharp, impressively fast rock riffing, or a slow, delicate tickle of
a blues solo.
Remember, a number of influencial musicians, including the biggest band
in history, The Beatles, were turned down by less than imaginative people
who could not see beyond what they knew. I try to judge myself objectively,
and critisize my music as though it were someone else's. I ask myself "Would
I like this if I heard it on the radio??" When the answer is yes, I decide to
keep the song. This way, I know that nothing but the best of my music is
being presented to the world.
For me, performance is almost a spiritual experience, and so much energy
flows through me that it not only affects me, but those who witness it. I'm
totally comfortable in front of anyone, as long as I have my guitar in my
arms, and a microphone to channel my energy through. Sometimes, it's as
though i'm not even playing any more, I just fall into a trance and the music
plays itself, while i'm left to enjoy the raw emotion.
So, if you would like to take a leap of faith I will be glad to send you
a copy of my material. It really is quite good. Very beyond the boy band
stuff and back to blues based rock. Interstingly a lot of my school mates are
now getting turned on and tuned into some of the great music that inspires
Give me a call at (613) 731 1567 or e-mail me via this account
Name: Sam A. Zbornick email@example.com|
From: (IP Address: 22.214.171.124)
Added: Friday, November 23, 2001 11:49 AM
Just looking for song lyrics. Thanks
Name: Chuck Nelson firstname.lastname@example.org|
From: (IP Address: 126.96.36.199)
Added: Friday, November 23, 2001 7:02 AM
Over the years my chioldren and I have attended three of your concerts -- and loved every one of them. I hope you continue to perform and come to Alabama soon so we can see you again.
Name: Beau email@example.com|
From: (IP Address: 188.8.131.52)
Added: Sunday, November 18, 2001 9:38 AM
I know there was a popular song about the Edmond Fitsgrald would anymone know who sang it? Thank a lot. Beau
Name: Dody Aafjes firstname.lastname@example.org|
From: (IP Address: 184.108.40.206)
Added: Saturday, November 17, 2001 6:23 PM
I'm not a young but a 63 year old stranger, who allowed you and your music to share many years of her life. Being Dutch/Canadian Canadian/Dutch and having lived a major part of that life away from Canada, you always seemed to dull the pain of missing that fabulous country. Am now living in France and still miss Canada. All your records (remember those big black pancakes of way back then?) are in boxes on the attic, waiting for the house to be finished. Why don't we hear you in France? Anyhow, happy to know you are still going strong! will search the web for new releases. god bless, dody aafjes
Name: Kevin P. Kirsch email@example.com|
From: (IP Address: 220.127.116.11)
Added: Thursday, November 8, 2001 3:19 PM
It is with much gratitude to Gordon for capturing a way of life with each of his songs. For those of us that listen to them can visualize a culture that we either can relate to or know nothing about. For all those that have never attended a concert, they are great. You end up with a group of true fans listening to exceptional tunes and the feeling bring everyone together.
Thanks for assembling Songbook, If I can wear it out I will.
Name: kristen wagner firstname.lastname@example.org|
From: coming soon: www.thiscountrycanada.ca (IP Address: 18.104.22.168)
Added: Thursday, November 1, 2001 1:30 PM
My (not-for-profit) company (This Country Canada) has been working on a project for the past four years, documenting the last days of a way of life on the Canadian Prairie. Gordon's music has long inspired me as an individual as well as a researcher/documentarian. This prairie record we have formed takes-on a number of 'end-products': a nationally travelling multi-media exhibit (Calgary's Glenbow Museum is touring it for at least 5 years), a 10 part (nationally broadcast) radio documentary series, a book and a web-site with a special section devoted to facilitate teachers and school children. There is a 7 minute video which is part of the exhibit: I would like to have permission for usage (and fulfill appropriate copyright law and any fee schedule for the usag) of one of Gordon's songs for this video. How can I go about getting this permission? Thank you Gordon for your painterly music and your inspiration throughout my life.
Name: Jim Frost email@example.com|
From: (IP Address: 22.214.171.124)
Added: Tuesday, October 30, 2001 2:05 PM
I have a friend, Jim Reid who works with me at the Bedford Institute who has judt written a ballot and music related to the twin towers disaster in New york. Wish you could here it as it could become very popular. I belong to the musicians union and would like to see his effort get off the ground. My number ai the Bedford institute is 902 426-2654. Hope to here from you Gordon.
Name: Dwight |
From: (IP Address: 126.96.36.199)
Added: Monday, October 29, 2001 6:28 PM
I have'nt been on the internet but a couple of weeks. I have always been a Gl fan. My favorite song being Song for a winter's night. Mr. Lightfoot is an incredible man and artist. I remeber his songs in the early seventies and I can"t explain how wonderful it seemed to transform you to a sureal place. I am not very good with words. I have had to opportunity to meet his former bass player. He is a great guy. I play guitar as well as many others do and I have always played his songs. Than you for the web site. It is great. Best wishes to everyone. God bless you all
Name: Rick Paget firstname.lastname@example.org|
From: (IP Address: 188.8.131.52)
Added: Sunday, October 28, 2001 10:06 AM
Thanks for all the great music, I was at your concert in Minneapolis, (in the 80's) loved every song. I still love every song. We are entered in an African gourd contest. I was looking for a picture of you because we are going to dress up our gourd as Gordon Lightfoot, with you sitting near the Edmund Fitzgerald ship we are making. Just to let you know that you made that big of an impact on me. Each gourd in the contest has to be decorated having the word gourd somewhere in the name. (ex:Gourdzilla) Thanks again. Rick
Name: Rosemarie Howell email@example.com|
From: (IP Address: 184.108.40.206)
Added: Saturday, October 27, 2001 6:59 PM
I'm Rosemarie Howell...Ilove your music...I've
had the oppertunity to meet your daughter Ingrid
and your son Fred also Amber &Johnny.. that was about 10 yrs ago, I lived in Jamaica then.
Keep playing great music....
Name: Kevin Breslin firstname.lastname@example.org|
From: (IP Address: 220.127.116.11)
Added: Wednesday, October 24, 2001 7:28 PM
I am teaching myself "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald" on the acoustic guitar. It is a mesmerizing tale. I enjoyed Kevin Sullivan's comment ..."keep playing pictures" ...right on. I haven't explored a lot of GL's music but that will change. Great site thanks for the chords.
Name: kris bunz hotpop51|
From: n/a (IP Address: 18.104.22.168)
Added: Wednesday, October 24, 2001 6:59 PM
i know a relative of gordon lightfoot in northbattleford sask she gos to school with me
if gord ever sees this he will know who i am taling about.gords still got it
Name: kris bunz email@example.com |
From: n/a (IP Address: 22.214.171.124)
Added: Wednesday, October 24, 2001 6:49 PM
i like his music espesaly sundown
he is a cool guy i got some of his music
Name: Kevin Sullivan Alocalgas@aol.com|
From: (IP Address: 126.96.36.199)
Added: Monday, October 22, 2001 10:42 PM
About twenty five years ago, when I was about half way through elementary school, my music teacher literally disected, analysed, and taught the class all about the ballad:The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald. I was extremely facsinated, but that faded until about fifteen years later, when I purchased a C.D. just to have Ed Fitz. in my collection. I started listening to the other songs ,while house cleaning and not really paying attention. The next thing I knew, I was hooked! About the same time (age 25) I reintroduced myself to playing guitar and started song writing. A few years ago (age 32),I wrote a song about a fictional drowning in Lake Erie, and I kinda' had this fantasy about getting G.L. to record it, then reality set in. Coincidentally, myself and my X girlfiend came very close to drowning in an undertow only a couple of miles from the setting of that song, just after I finished writing it..... I met G.L. briefly outside of Massy Hall one time. I stammered some- thing goofy and that was that. Gord: if you ever see this, please keep playing pictures.Your awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!! sincerely, K.S.
Name: Russell Krumnow firstname.lastname@example.org|
From: (IP Address: 188.8.131.52)
Added: Thursday, October 18, 2001 10:43 AM
I am a long-time fan of Gordon Lightfoot and I can't say I have just one favorite song. He has too many great songs.
Name: Michael email@example.com|
From: body-fit.co.uk (IP Address: 184.108.40.206)
Added: Thursday, October 18, 2001 7:32 AM
Hi, I'm a 30 yo Canadian who up-sticks some years ago to live in the UK. I have listened to Gordon's music since I was quite young, as many of his songs got repeated radio air play, long after they had been released. I've collected some of his albums and like all of his songs. Being from Ontario myself, I know many of the areas that Gordon sings about, and it reminds me of the places I still miss, and the maginitude of the Canadian landscape. It is very difficult to find copies of Gordon's music over here, or other Canadian music! If anyone would like to talk to me about where I can find music in the UK, or if you are a North American living here, please drop me a line :)
Name: Neil Rosenthal firstname.lastname@example.org|
From: (IP Address: 220.127.116.11)
Added: Tuesday, October 16, 2001 9:28 PM
I have been listening to Gordon since my college days in the early 80's. I went to college in upper NY state and went to Toronto pretty often, buying his albums that were not available in the USA. My favorite Lightfoot song is "Canadian Railroad Trilogy" because some of my ancestors traveled accross the US by railroad in the 1800's. I would love to hear from other Lightfoot fans, any age, any gender to try and form an online fan club. If their is one already, please send me an email and tell me about it. Thank you very much.
Name: Sue Hodge email@example.com|
From: (IP Address: 18.104.22.168)
Added: Monday, October 15, 2001 3:49 PM
I've been going to Lightfoot concerts since the late 60s and we just went to hear him last Friday nite...and he's still got it! I'll always love hearing "Canadian Railroad Trilogy", "Don Quixote", "Song for a Winter's Night", and all the rest. Thanks for a great site! I'm very heartened to know that Gordon's developed a following of younger fans!
Name: Martha Farnsworht firstname.lastname@example.org|
From: (IP Address: 22.214.171.124)
Added: Sunday, October 7, 2001 8:11 PM
Not long ago I relized that we are now in the 5th.generation of listeners of Gordon Lightfoots music! I recently saw Gordon in Eugene Oregon and was very privileged to speak with him after the show. I discovered that not only he was genuine and passionate on stage but gracious and kind on a person level as well.The evening was definitely a high light in my life. Martha Farnsworth.
Name: Barbara |
From: (IP Address: 126.96.36.199)
Added: Saturday, October 6, 2001 12:30 AM
I think Gordon is WAAAY underrated! He is one of the finest musicians ever-period. I got hooked as a pre-teen back when If You Could Read My Mind got a lot of air play. I love his string arrangements. There are some songs that I can not listen to without shedding tears, not because they remind me of anything specifically, but because they just evoke such emotion through how they were written and arranged! Your Love's Return and Too Late for Pray'in come to mind here. I must say that if I ever got the chance to meet him in person and shake his hand I would act like a school girl...and that is saying something because not too many folks in this world can rattle me really. I hope a whole new generation starts to appreciate him. I confess I sneak his cds in as background music while my students create (I teach art) and I get good responses.."who is that? That's pretty?" etc.. I could go on about him for a while. Funny when you meet someone else who likes his music...it's like instant kismet...especially if they know the more obscure and early songs.
Name: Shelly Nicole Smith email@example.com|
From: (IP Address: 188.8.131.52)
Added: Saturday, October 6, 2001 12:19 AM
I just wanted to say that I first heard Gordon Lightfoot in the seventies and always liked his music. I grew up in Michigan but it wasn't until I moved to Arkansas that i started reading about shipwrecks of the great lakes. I bought my first album after that. Now, it isn't just the most poular of his songs that I like, it is almost every song! Hope he is doing well! just wanted to tell him i love him! Thanks for this wonderful site!
Name: Brittany Baril |
From: (IP Address: 184.108.40.206)
Added: Friday, October 5, 2001 6:02 PM
I LOVE THE EDMUND FITZGERALD SONG~~~~~!!!!!!!
AND I"M ONLY 13. I WISH I COULD HAVE THE MELODY FOR THE LYRICS CAUSE I HAVE THE LERICS
Name: Chantal Marie Artic5.firstname.lastname@example.org|
From: (IP Address: 220.127.116.11)
Added: Thursday, October 4, 2001 8:36 PM
I am 16 yearsold an I heard a remake of the song "Sundown" and I though it was so cool and my mom told me that it was origionally done by Gordon Lightfoot and I just wanted to say I really think that it is a good song but I don't quite understand the meaning I wsa wondereing if there was any more depth..younkow what else was he gettting at. At the generation it was made in I bet he had a lot gouing through his mind and I was just wondereing if any body knows what I'm talking about cause I'm a confused kid. Write to me email@example.com thanks all you"groovy" people of that great generation
Name: LINDA PETERS@248HOTMAIL.COM |
From: (IP Address: 18.104.22.168)
Added: Wednesday, October 3, 2001 7:33 PM
I been an avid fan of Gordon Lightfoot every since first started hearing his songs ,like The Wreck of the EDMUND Fitsgerald. He is a very good ballad singer. I enjoy listening to his music very much.He is a credit to putting Orillia ,Ontario on the map.
Name: Jeannie firstname.lastname@example.org|
From: (IP Address: 22.214.171.124)
Added: Friday, September 28, 2001 7:07 PM
Living in the great state of Michigan. Just had a son return from Alaska - commercial fishing. It was not uncommon for them to learn of a fellow fishing vessel that never returned to port...thank God he is home safe. Love the great lakes - no place on earth like living in northern Michigan. Love the song of the Edmund Fitzgerald....a very sad story..the song still gives me chills as I look out over the great lakes and think of its lyrics.
Name: Colleen B. email@example.com|
From: (IP Address: 126.96.36.199)
Added: Thursday, September 27, 2001 11:22 AM
My name is Colleen and I have been a fan of Gordon Lightfoot's for 22 years. Since I was in my mom'tummy! She actaully was the fan first and when I was just 3-4 years old we would dance around the room to the soothing sounds as I danced on her toes! Since then we have been to numerous concerts and always have waiting for an autograph until we are almost the last ones there.Before my mom visits heaven years from now I would be truley endevered to give her the gift of an autograph from Gordon to my mother. So where ever you are gordon I would love for you to know you would make my mother the happiest woman in the world for a simple autograph.We are too originally up from by canada and enjoy all the concerts. Thanks for giving my mother the gift of happiness!! Colleen
Name: Curt firstname.lastname@example.org|
From: (IP Address: 188.8.131.52)
Added: Tuesday, September 25, 2001 8:14 PM
I am 37 years old. When I was 6 I would lay on my parents couch and listen to Gordon Lightfoot with headphones.With his songs burned into my mind I have never grown tired of his music.My two children;Ashley 10 yrs. Nikolas 6 yrs. both have CD players.They dont listen to much other than Gordon Lightfoot.They have memorized most of his songs,as I have.Absolutely Timeless!!His songs connect us all .As most I share Gords love for the north country and canoeing its lakes.His music has changed and enriched generations.Would enjoy shaking his hand one day Curt in MN
Name: bryon settle email@example.com|
From: (IP Address: 184.108.40.206)
Added: Sunday, September 23, 2001 4:24 PM
The first GL song I heard was "Sundown" in the early seventies. I was twelve or thirteen. I think it was the tamber of his voice that immediately hooked me. I still have my original LPs. Call me corny but "Wreck of the Edmund ftizgerald" is still my fave. I, like many people I think, thought it was about some 19th century wooden vessel, with great masts and billowing sails. I didn't find out the truth until I saw the discovery channel documentary about the Edmund Fitzegrald a couple of years ago.
Name: Manda |
From: (IP Address: 220.127.116.11)
Added: Sunday, September 23, 2001 2:21 PM
The first Lightfoot songs I heard were Don Quixote & Summer Side of Life, when I was six (I'm eighteen now). I remember playing on the hardwood livingroom floor & my grandfather playing the record...
Name: stephanie d firstname.lastname@example.org|
From: (IP Address: 18.104.22.168)
Added: Friday, September 21, 2001 1:02 PM
The truth is... Gasp, I hadn't heard of lightfoot(barring The wreck of the Fitz) until my man bought me a tape 01/03/01. I had been struggling to finish a novel and hit a hard wall... 'Race among the ruins' did the trick! My book is nearly done and printed... Many thanks to the magical man.
Name: Karen&Junior Payne email@example.com|
From: (IP Address: 22.214.171.124)
Added: Tuesday, September 18, 2001 5:09 PM
We love your music!!!and I hope you keep all the music coming to us .
our favorite song is THE WRECK OF THE EDMUND FITZGERALD
Name: Cathy F |
From: (IP Address: 126.96.36.199)
Added: Monday, September 10, 2001 12:28 AM
I have listened to Gordon Lightfoot's music for the last 30 years. My favorite song is "SUNDOWN".
Every time I hear it, it brings back many good memories. Recently my boyfriend and I went to see him perform at the Gammage Auditorium and the place was packed. After all these years, he still puts on an awesome performance!!!!
Name: MARK BIDDLE |
From: (IP Address: 188.8.131.52)
Added: Saturday, September 8, 2001 5:46 PM
HELLO, My name is Mark Biddle, the fiancee of Ellie. Yes I was in awe, at the concert. My first song I ever learned to play, was Canadian Railroad Trilogy. Ever since that time back when; I have become very familiar with the United Artist's albums and Reprise records. My brother was at least able to meet Gordon Lightfoot; How I wish I could have and said "thanks", for starting me on the road of what music is also about.
"Sit down young stranger,tell us where you've been"
Name: angela firstname.lastname@example.org|
From: (IP Address: 184.108.40.206)
Added: Saturday, September 8, 2001 2:48 PM
I have been a fan of Gordon Lightfoot's since...well, as long as I can remember. My parents used to listen to him among others. When I was a child I vividly remember hearing "Sundown" and "The Wreck of the Edmond Fitzgerald". And after so many years of listening and turning others on to his music I got to see him in concert. He came to Davenport, Iowa this year during the flood.(2001) I took my father to the concert. It is one of the few memories I have with my father that I will cherish for the rest of my life and his. Thank you Mr. Lightfoot
May you live as long as you want and never want as long as you live...
Name: eLEANOR g. (ellie) Asbell email@example.com|
From: (IP Address: 220.127.116.11)
Added: Friday, September 7, 2001 1:56 PM
Hello everyone, my fiancee and I were at the Lightfoot concert in Orem, UTAH! Wow, I thought he was awesome. He was in absolute awe the whole hour he performed (MY FIANCEE, THAT IS!). As soon as he began playing, the audience was totally silent, to hear is every word. That really amazed me.usu. in concerts the crowd doesn't care they still cheer, but not with Lightfoot! GOD BLESS!!!!ELLIE
Name: Don firstname.lastname@example.org|
From: (IP Address: 18.104.22.168)
Added: Monday, September 3, 2001 10:32 PM
I love Gordon Lightfoot. I'm 26 and didn't realize he was touring a few years ago and saw a poster for his concert going on that night in the city I was in. I was bummed. I'm planning on hitting one, possibly both the concerts coming to the NH, ME area in March, 2002. I have much of his music on reel to reel that my father recorded in the 70's, including radio specials, and am looking to convert them to CD.
Name: Merle Lusk email@example.com|
From: `na (IP Address: 22.214.171.124)
Added: Sunday, September 2, 2001 7:50 PM
Love the music
Name: Kat |
From: (IP Address: 126.96.36.199)
Added: Sunday, September 2, 2001 6:54 PM
I had never heard of gordon until one day I accidently wondered on to this site and I read an entry of an old friend of mine's so I looked up the CD and listened to his favorite song, and liked it. I am glad I got the chance to hear it and now I listen to it a lot! thanx!
Name: roger buckley firstname.lastname@example.org|
From: (IP Address: 188.8.131.52)
Added: Saturday, September 1, 2001 7:14 AM
Grew up with Early Morning Rain & Railroad Trilogy. Thanks for putting together such a great site, collating all the Lightfoot songs.
Name: easton email@example.com|
From: www.neopets.com (IP Address: 184.108.40.206)
Added: Sunday, August 26, 2001 10:58 PM
my fffaaaavvooorriiittteeeee song is edmond fitzgerald
Name: Sindy Smith firstname.lastname@example.org|
From: (IP Address: 220.127.116.11)
Added: Monday, August 20, 2001 11:41 AM
Gordan is simply wonderful. I loved him when I was a rebellious teen and I still love him now, as a freespirited woman of the world.............
Name: chris roberts email@example.com|
From: (IP Address: 18.104.22.168)
Added: Friday, August 10, 2001 5:39 AM
first heard gord in mid70s bought all of his stuff back to early lightfoot-heard him in uk at the start of 80s.fave song "im not supposed to care" would love to hear him in uk again.
Name: Terry Mintchell firstname.lastname@example.org|
From: (IP Address: 22.214.171.124)
Added: Thursday, August 9, 2001 6:10 PM
I remember hearing "If yYou Could read My Mind" the first time,back in '71. "Carefree Highway" has always been one of my all-time favorites. I never get tired of listening to all Gord's music that I have in my collection! Terry Mintchell, Sidney Ohio
Name: Linda Cheesman 7 Aug. 2001 email@example.com|
From: n/a (IP Address: 126.96.36.199)
Added: Tuesday, August 7, 2001 9:25 PM
My husband, Don, introduced me to Gorden's music in 1968. It is the most beautiful music I have ever listened to. His music will live on forever.Thank's, Gorden. Linda
Name: Rob Wyatt |
From: (IP Address: 188.8.131.52)
Added: Monday, August 6, 2001 8:13 PM
I have been listening in Gord's music since forever. I saw him in concert at Vanderbilt U. in the early 70's. It was a great show. I was once proclaimed to be the most knowledgeable person when it came to Gord. Alas, I don't know as much as I once did, except for one thing. Gordon Lightfoot is the best folk songwriter in the world bar none. If I am ever in a funk, I can pick up my guitar and play Early Morning Rain, and I will be o.k.
Gord, thanks for a million miles worth of songs!
Name: Terry Clifton Terry_Clifton@bigpond.com|
From: (IP Address: 184.108.40.206)
Added: Sunday, August 5, 2001 10:18 AM
I think "Talking in your Sleep" was the first Lightfoot song I ever heard but it helped introduce me to the music of one of the all-time greats. Unfortunately, living in Australia means that I don't get to see him in concert anymore. He visited here once back in the early '80s (I think) but we haven't seen him since.
Congratulations on a great site
Name: G. Schaaf |
From: (IP Address: 220.127.116.11)
Added: Saturday, August 4, 2001 2:51 AM
The Edmund fitzgerald went down about 7:00 CST (8:00 EST)November 10, 1975. That was the time my father died. He was a maritime officer [Kings Point, '44], sailing during WWII and for some years after. Shortly after the Edmund Fitzgerald went down, Kings Point [the United States Merchant Marine Academy]established a monument on which the names of deceased graduates would be carved.
In an article on the monument in "Polaris", the alumni magazine of the Academy, the writer used the lyrics "and all that remains is the faces and the names of the wives and the sons and the daughters". The song will always have many meanings for me.
My father, who sailed the oceans, but not the Lakes, always said the Lakes were far more treacherous. My condolences to the families.
Name: Cyber Nomad Seiung_Leikuu_Ming@animemanga.net|
From: http://quatresangel.homestead.com/QuatresAngel.html (IP Address: 18.104.22.168)
Added: Thursday, August 2, 2001 11:06 PM
Okay, okay, I'm a big-time anime nut on a music site. But I don't care, I love Gordon Lightfoot's music! I love alot of this older stuff. I'm a teen born in the wrong age of music and style. Does anyone else out there know how I feel? I could use a penpal or two. But anyway, luv this site! :)
Name: Ed Ballinger firstname.lastname@example.org|
From: www.indiebytes.com/infernalracket/ (IP Address: 22.214.171.124)
Added: Monday, July 30, 2001 4:22 PM
I just wanted to thank whomever was responsible for this website. I don't remember Gord from the height of his popularity but in last few years I've come to appreciate his work. What a great artist. Thanks for the music Gord.
Name: Dick Arter email@example.com|
From: (IP Address: 126.96.36.199)
Added: Monday, July 30, 2001 10:26 AM
I bought my first Lightfoot album about 35 years ago,it was Sunday concert, and I was hooked. I play and sing Gord's music every chance I get. I recall visiting my wife's relatives in Toronto once (in 1960 something) in hopes of seeing Gordon preform. I was standing on the street admiring a vintage automobile( a white Cord ) when a man came across the street, smiled a big smile, hopped in the Cord and drove away. Later that night, while I was visiting with my wife's uncle, Gord appeared with Kris Kristofferson at the Gaslight, I'm not sure of the bars name in downtown Toronto, but I missed it. I still can't believe it. I still gotta wonder if that was Gord in the Cord,(I had to say it.) I love your music Gord, I'll keep pickin'and singin' it as long as my fingers keep working. Just like a fine wine or an old fiddle, your songs just keep getting better with age.
Name: Beth Foley firstname.lastname@example.org|
From: (IP Address: 188.8.131.52)
Added: Saturday, July 28, 2001 6:37 PM
I am a family member of Blaine Wilhelm, a crew-member of the Edmund Fitzgerald. I just wanted to thank Mr. Lightfoot for his song. I still have a hard time listening to it, but I feel very gratefull that it helps other people remember my father and theother crew members.
Name: Mike Berry Mberry9@cs.com|
From: (IP Address: 184.108.40.206)
Added: Saturday, July 28, 2001 4:34 PM
I keep finding myself coming back to Gord's music. All else changes, his brilliance remains. It seems to me that there were more wonderful melodies in Candadian Railroad Trilogy than most songwriters can pack into an entire album (or even career). I have been looking for Karen Hochstein. We met at UC Davis in 1974, and she introduced me to Gordon. I still remember all those times so fondly. I would love to know where Karen is now. If you're out there, or know Karen, please e mail me.
Name: Terry Askett email@example.com|
From: (IP Address: 220.127.116.11)
Added: Thursday, July 26, 2001 12:36 AM
Like Gord, I was born in Orillia. I had the privilege of meeting and talking to Gord when he sang with Terry Whelan (his then, singing partner) at Big Chief Lodge. Gord and Terry provided the entertainment for the JayCees weekend convention. (My father was President at that time). Gord let me play his guitar and sang a duet with me. However, let me confess that I was only about 8 yrs old at the time. Little did any of us know then...ahh the 50's. I have never forgotten that. Thanks Gord!
Name: Leslie Richards firstname.lastname@example.org|
From: (IP Address: 18.104.22.168)
Added: Thursday, July 19, 2001 2:19 PM
This guys songs hooked me when I was maybe 15 years old. I head first 'loving me' by Peter Paul and Mary and I just "knew" that song. Later I heard the man who wrote and "knew" the songs too. They touched me uniquely. like I'd written them myself I guess.
I played guitar wrote a lot of songs myself, but not like Gord's songs, still he was a yardstick and a mentoir in many ways. I am English and do not write or play like a Canadian!
Later, I got the albums. they were rare in England. Then I went to two concerts at the Royal Albert hall. Magic. I loved that sound.
What can I say, this man someway knew me and knew my life.
Go bless you Gord, power to you.
Leslie Richards, ageing flowerperson, The Heart of Suffolk England
Name: Wayne Ritchie email@example.com|
From: (IP Address: 22.214.171.124)
Added: Tuesday, July 17, 2001 5:31 PM
favorite song is don Q. from gordon's gold
Name: PJ Paddytowell@yahoo.co.uk|
From: (IP Address: 126.96.36.199)
Added: Monday, July 16, 2001 7:34 PM
Why don't you Canadians persuade this very very special man to go to Flanders and Picardy where Canada's children are waiting for him? Do it soon.
Name: Bill Western firstname.lastname@example.org|
From: It will come eventually (IP Address: 188.8.131.52)
Added: Friday, July 13, 2001 5:25 AM
If I could read your mind was the start. It lingered in my youthful head and gently flowed out when I learned guitar and singing. A trip to Canada a few years ago gave me access to many more songs and albums and I like so much of it.
Some say I sing a lot like Gord and some say I even look a bit like the great man. Well Gord if you're having an off day on a tour you can call me to stand in. By the way I aint so youthful anymore.
Name: wayne email@example.com|
From: outlook express (IP Address: 184.108.40.206)
Added: Saturday, July 7, 2001 12:28 AM
super singer, great lyrics and songs to listen to or play guitar to. love the site.
Name: MARK LAUFENBERG firstname.lastname@example.org|
From: (IP Address: 220.127.116.11)
Added: Wednesday, July 4, 2001 5:03 PM
I love SALUTE, I had a copy while I was in the Navy, it feel behind a file cabinet and got mold all in it. I have since retired but I miss that tape!!! i would love to have it on CD. Can someone help?
Name: Becky McLafferty email@example.com|
From: (IP Address: 18.104.22.168)
Added: Tuesday, July 3, 2001 3:26 PM
The Painter has, indeed, passed through our lives once again. Green Bay, Wisconsin's April 29th, 2001, concert was long awaited and will be forever cherished. How can one note, one chord, still a heart and paint the scene? It was an honor to attend and breath the music that fills my each and every day; an honor. I can only hope...dare I...for another opportunity? Of Gordon Lightfoot, I can only ponder...can you ever realize the impact that you have on our lives? Your music, your words, live in our very souls.
Name: Pete Huber Chovie59@aol.com.|
From: None (IP Address: 22.214.171.124)
Added: Tuesday, July 3, 2001 12:13 AM
I have been a Lightfoot fan since "Richman's Spiritual" on the early "Lightfoot LP." I used to go see Gordon At Tanglewood, Mass. and at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs in the Seventies. When he stopped coming in the summer I thought he had retired. After the "Dream Street Rose" LP And "Gord's Gold" I could never find any material. Then I got a computer and "wow." Thank you Valerie Magee. I finally got to see him again when our paths crossed at the Florida Theatre in Jacksonville, FL which I believe was an added show. My wife and I were going to go down to Clearwater, FL. to Ruth Eckard Hall but magically he added that Jacksonville show just for me. It had been over 20 years since I had seen him. What a thrill it was when he sang "The Pony Man" which was requested from a screaming man behind me. I used to sing this song to my (at the time, small) children at night when they went to bed. I just melted. I also used to play lead guitar and banjo in a folk trio for many years in New York and we did a number of Gord's tunes. Hey Gord if Terry ever needs a break I know all his licks (as well as Red's). Please feel quite free to touch base. Rick's the best bass player ever. Just a note: Becky can find that song "The Auctioneer" (I think) on the "Dream Street Rose" LP. And: Did'nt Gordon play the song "Sundown" one time on the show "The Midnight Special" years ago? Hope to see Gord again next year. PH
Name: Rebecky Dickens firstname.lastname@example.org|
From: (IP Address: 126.96.36.199)
Added: Sunday, July 1, 2001 11:44 PM
Mr. Lightfoot is not only partially responsible for bringing my hubby and I together (I was initially attracted to Hubby because he sang like Gordon Lightfoot), but also for keeping us together.
Anytime I get in a "huffy" mood, all my husband has to do is play or sing a little bit of Gordon Lightfoot, and still, after all these years, I just melt into moosh.
Mr. Lightfoot holds a special place in our lives.
Name: Pam email@example.com|
From: (IP Address: 188.8.131.52)
Added: Tuesday, June 26, 2001 9:47 PM
I have been looking for the Shadows album. I would like it on a CD if they make it. Does anyone know where I might be able to get it. Thank you for your help.
Name: Tony & Sarah Corbett firstname.lastname@example.org|
From: stores.andale.com/ineedspeed (IP Address: 184.108.40.206)
Added: Saturday, June 23, 2001 12:08 AM
I just wanted to say that my husband is so happy to have found your site, He is a really big Gordon Lightfoot fan. I dont think I could name all of the songs he sits around here and sings ( Wreck of the Edmond Fitzgerald, Ballad of Yarmoth Castle, & Cobwebs and dust are a few ). Once again thank you
Name: Pam email@example.com|
From: (IP Address: 220.127.116.11)
Added: Friday, June 22, 2001 8:06 AM
I am coming to see you Gordon.
I have planned my vacation around you being in Las Vegas in August. I already have my tickets and I will be in the second row. This will be my 7th time seeing you in concert. Starting from May 1, 1977 when I saw you in Knoxville Tennessee 4 times in Ohio, back to Knoxville in 1999 and now I will travel from Ohio to Las Vegas to see you again. You are the only artist I will go that far to see. EVER! Any time I am in the audience I will be the one screaming to you. "I Love You Gordon" to which you always reply "Thank You" I am looking forward to seeing you at the Orleans Hotel on Aug. 24th. Sure would be nice if you would come out and sigh some autographs. I already have one from when we met after a concert here in Ohio but I would like to get your autograph on a picture I have to hang in my bar.
Your the best. I'll see you soon. Pam
Name: Raymond Ebertt firstname.lastname@example.org|
From: mai mee (IP Address: 18.104.22.168)
Added: Wednesday, June 20, 2001 12:08 AM
Well, what can I say about one of the greatest folk singers of all time. I have been influenced by Gordon since I was 10 years old, when my mother bought a guitar for my birthday. That was 24 years ago and now, I still listen to and play his music.
Gordon has influenced my life in ways that I can not explain in words. He has inspired me through music, words and thought. I have seen him in concert, obtained his autograph, seen him in Toronto and even talked to him on the telephone, ~briefly that is!~ I can say he is my childhood hero.
Other than that, Gordon has saved me several times with music, wisdom, words and thought. There is not a day that goes by that I do not hum, sing or think about good ole Gordy. My favorite song? Well, I can't say. I am now teaching in Thailand, and have been here for 2 years. I can say that Gordon is with me here, in my heart and mind. His words carry me. All his songs are my favorite, everyone.
Name: Freedom Gray Freedomsuperior|
From: @Aol.Com (IP Address: 22.214.171.124)
Added: Wednesday, June 13, 2001 10:10 PM
Gordon Lightfoot has been one of my favorite recording artists of all time. i would love to meet him in person and have him sing two songs for me...Wreck of the Edmond Fitsgerald and Carefree Highway. When ever i hear his songs i think of Lake Superior in Duluth, Minnesota my favorite place in the whole world. Gordons voice takes me sailing on Lake Superior in my mind.
Name: Mitch Crawford NGCrawford@speagle.com|
From: (IP Address: 126.96.36.199)
Added: Sunday, June 10, 2001 11:41 PM
Gordon, i as well as the other million people would like to thank you for the awsome years of the worlds best music. I am olny 13, but now one of your fans. People think i sould be listening to that brainwashing rap crap. No way in **** could i ever do that. My fav song of you is "The Edmund Fitzgerald." You were the only one to dedicate the 29 men in a song. That is the best gift a singer can give to the public. Yet only a couple, the greatest singers acculy do that. Not the pop idiots, put the singers who acculy care about what they are singing. Thank you so much. Keep it up. God bless!!!!!
Name: Eleanor G. Asbell email@example.com|
From: none (IP Address: 188.8.131.52)
Added: Friday, June 8, 2001 4:44 PM
One of my greatest petpeeves is typos, I am actually writing to correct my writing to clarify my entry-it sounded like I said he had a website by the name of "Shadows, actually that is my all time favorite song of his,along w/ many others!!!!! :-). I am enjoying reading the entries.
Name: Eleanor G. Asbell firstname.lastname@example.org|
From: none (IP Address: 184.108.40.206)
Added: Friday, June 8, 2001 4:27 PM
I enjoy the music of Lightfoot, my boyfriend is probably the bigger fan. He plays his music for me,on his Martin guitar! But I too have a certain fondness for his lyrics/voice...I have enjoyed the websites for Lightfoot. My most favorite is "Shadows". He is a great talent, I am looking forward to his concert her in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Name: Ron email@example.com|
From: www.creative-net.net/~ops (IP Address: 220.127.116.11)
Added: Monday, June 4, 2001 3:00 PM
My family and i recently attended the Massey Hall concerts in Toronto which we all loved very much.My family consist of four generations of GL fans who love his music.These include my mother (83), my wife and me (61), my daughter (39),and my 8-year old grandson . We all attend his concerts on a regular basis and plan to be at Massey next year.
Name: Ray M. Loftesness RAYMTRAINMASTER@USWEST.NET|
From: (IP Address: 18.104.22.168)
Added: Thursday, May 31, 2001 12:31 AM
I have been listening to the music of Gordon Lightfoot since the very early 70's when I was in high school. One of my sisters had one of Gordon's earliest albums and one of the cuts in that album was "Sit Down Young Stranger" It was this piece, along with "Cobwebs and Dust", "The Pony Man" and a few others which convinced me that Gordon Lightfoot's music was really worth listening to. Today, I have almost every single album that he has ever produced. When I was in high school most of the kids in my class were listening to garbage, and I really think that today's generation still is. There are very few musicians, song writers, composers, who can hold a candle to the artistic tallent of Gordon Lightfoot. America's greatest neighbors are the Canadian people and in June of 1979 I went to Calgary, Alberta for a convention of the National Model Railroad Association. Canada is many things to me, it is the Canadian Pacific Railway, and the Canadian National, it is the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, it is the bag pipers I saw playing on the streets of downtown Calgary, it is the Canadian Rocky Mountains and so many other things, but it is also the music of Gordon Lightfoot. I was motivated in part to make this trip by Gordon's music. While I was in Calgary I found the warmth and the hospitality of the Canadian people to be incredible. Someday I will make another trip to Canada and see more of the country that Lightfoot talks about in so much of his music. His best material is not the stuff that were hits that made the charts, but stuff that most people have never heard because the radio stations in the U.S.A. never play it. I live in Sioux Falls, South Dakota and to the best of my knowledge, Gordon has never played here. Last fall I narrowly missed out on being able to go see him perform when he appeared in both Minneapolis and Lincoln, Nebraska. We now have the Washington Pavilion in Sioux Falls with a large auditorium with excellent acoustics and it is my hope that someone will eventually contact Lightfoot's booking agent and get him to come to Sioux Falls. Gordon's birthday is on the 17th of November and he will be 63. I am going to try to get myself a Canadian flag and fly it outside my home in his honor on his birthday.
Ray M. Loftesness
Name: Kimberly Powell firstname.lastname@example.org|
From: (IP Address: 22.214.171.124)
Added: Saturday, May 26, 2001 4:59 PM
Gordon Lightfoot has been one of my favorite artists since I was a kid and first heard "Sundown". I had the honor of seeing him in concert a couple of years ago and hope to get that opportunity again soon.
Name: A Huge Fan |
From: (IP Address: 126.96.36.199)
Added: Friday, May 25, 2001 2:23 PM
I am getting ready to make my annual pilgrimage to Massey Hall to see the original Troubadour do what he does best. Gordy, you are a living legend and a national treasure.
Name: Pamela Maria email@example.com|
From: (IP Address: 188.8.131.52)
Added: Friday, May 25, 2001 8:52 AM
Gordon Lightfoot - my God I have been an avid fan since 1969 - all of your lyrics are brillient - I am so intrigued to this day - the peace that I feel in my heart with each song you painted and pictured in your heart and created into music - by God - you are truly a blessed man - not to mention - how many lives - you have touched - millions - Showers of Blessing to you - Sincerely - Pamela Maria :)
Name: Angela Weisner firstname.lastname@example.org|
From: (IP Address: 184.108.40.206)
Added: Monday, May 21, 2001 5:03 PM
I am a huge Gordon Lightfoot fan. As a singer myself, I appreciate the quality and honesty of Lightfoot's music. My favorite song is the Steel Rail blues. I'm nineteen years old and wanted to contribute this message to let everyone know that Gordon Lightfoot continues to gain new fans for his work past and present. Thank you for being my artistic role model.
Name: Ramon Antonio Fernandez Do Campo email@example.com|
From: (IP Address: 220.127.116.11)
Added: Monday, May 21, 2001 4:39 PM
I'm sorry but my english is not good and limits my expression possibility, so I'll make my coment in spanish.
Escuché por primera vez a Gordon hace 20 años, una tarde de invierno descubri Fantasmas del Cabo de Hornos e inmediatamente me impactó su voz, la enorme sensibilidad que se desprendia de cada frase y de cada acorde y se convirtió en mi cantante melodico preferido. Compré el album "Dream Street Rose" y descubrí que mis primeras impresiones y emociones no estaban erradas. Con los años seguí comprando otros albumes como "Don Quixote" y "Al este de medianoche", pero lamentablemente en Argentina no está difundida esta musica y es muy dificil conseguir material.
las cancines de Gordon fueron importantes en distintos momentos de mi vida y por ejemplo, fueron las canciones de cuna de mi hija, que hoy, a sus 13 años es una fiel admiradora del idolo de su papá y en su colegio está ensayando justamente Fantasmas del Cabo de Hornos en un taller de música.
Agradezco la posibilidad de poder expresar mi enorme afecto por este gran musico y solo lamento no poder conocerlo personalmente pero me gustaria que supiera cuanto lo queremos, mi familia y Yo.
Alguna vez hará un recital en Argentina?.
Name: DIAMOND firstname.lastname@example.org|
From: (IP Address: 18.104.22.168)
Added: Monday, May 21, 2001 12:07 AM
GORDON LIGHTFOOT,,PERHAPS THE MOST SINCEREST, HEART WRENCHING SONG WRITERS/SINGER EVER TO PICK UP A 6 STRING. TODAY'S YOUNG ARTISTS SHOULD STUDY THIS MAN AND HIS MUSIC AND LEARN WHAT IT IS TO PROPERLY TOUCH THE HEARTS AND MINDS OF MEN. LISTEN TO THE SAD LYRICS OF THE "EDMUND FITZGERALD" AND "IF YOU COULD READ MY MIND" AND EXPERIENCE THE LIGHTFOOT CONNECTION. I RANK GORDON RIGHT UP THERE WITH PAUL MCARTNEY AS THE MOST INFUENTIAL BUT UN-APPRECIATED ARTIST EVER.
Name: joe beckey email@example.com|
From: (IP Address: 22.214.171.124)
Added: Monday, May 21, 2001 10:10 AM
I have been a fan since 1966, when I first heard GL when I was stationed in Alaska. His music gives hope of a better world, and memories of a kinder generation. My father was a big fan too. He died of Lou Gehrig disease (ALS) in 1981. His favorite song was Bobby McGee, mine is Black Day in July, not because it's pretty, but because like much of Gordon's music, he tells it like it was. Thanks Gordon.
Name: Dianna Lightfoot firstname.lastname@example.org|
From: (IP Address: 126.96.36.199)
Added: Saturday, May 19, 2001 11:47 AM
I like your music.I have been told that you are
my Dad's cousin.Hope fully some day I am able to
meet you in person.
Name: Kevin email@example.com|
From: (IP Address: 188.8.131.52)
Added: Saturday, May 19, 2001 7:08 AM
Gordon Lightfoot music & lyrics have been part of our lifes since first hearing "The pony man" .
But because of Living in Australia I do not hear much about Gordon and his music and I don't think I will get to see him live in concert.
If you have any information on Gordon please E-mail me.
Name: William F. Thompson |
From: (IP Address: 184.108.40.206)
Added: Friday, May 18, 2001 6:52 PM
I started liking Gordon Lightfoot's music when I was about six, and I am now thirteen. All of my freinds think that I'm wierd for liking his music. They like bands like Blink182 and Smash Mouth... well they can have 'em. If you ask me , they're the ones that are wierd. His music seems more like poetry, he is a very talented singer/songwriter
Name: Gautam Dhar firstname.lastname@example.org|
From: (IP Address: 220.127.116.11)
Added: Friday, May 18, 2001 1:56 PM
Gordon Lightfoot is one of those singers who write straight from their heart, without any showy tuff. His songs represent the everyday scene of life. Words can't be compared and music soothes one's mind like nothing else.
Thank you Mr. Lightfoot for all the music you've provided us with. It will linger on.........
Name: Carolyn Ezerins email@example.com|
From: (IP Address: 18.104.22.168)
Added: Thursday, May 17, 2001 11:42 PM
I've been a fan since the early 70's. Just recently I attended a G. Lightfoot concert in Hagerstown, MD. It was the first one I had been to in a number of years, and I really enjoyed myself. I took my daughter, who is 19 and studying music at college. She's heard his music played at home since she can remember, and really enjoyed herself. Gordon's Music is like an old friend. I don't know what I would have done without it. It's seen me through both the happy times in my life, and the more challenging ones. Thank You Mr. Lightfoot! Please don't stop writing your inspiring, thought provoking, and soothing music!
Name: Melanie Lester firstname.lastname@example.org|
From: (IP Address: 22.214.171.124)
Added: Wednesday, May 16, 2001 7:41 PM
GL's wonderful songs have given me so much pleasure throughout the years. If first became familiar with his lovely ballads back in 1973. To this very day I enjoy his music almost daily as I take my long, meandering strolls, headphones in place, singing along with his tapes.
His music has been such as source of pleasure for me...through the happy times in my life, I've related to his songs of love, sailing and nature...through my more difficult moments I've been comforted by his gentle words and melodies.
I've had the pleasure of seeing him in concert several times over the years, including this past Monday night in Princeton, NJ. He was, as always, simply wonderful to listen to. I am so happy to have discovered this website, and share my thoughts with other loyal and grateful fans.
Name: John stradley TheAlekhineGun@aol.com|
From: porkbarelpolitics (IP Address: 126.96.36.199)
Added: Tuesday, May 15, 2001 4:01 PM
For as big a Gordon Lightfoot fan as I am I have surprisinglt few cd's and a huge lack of gordon knowledgs.
I wish I had 1/16th his talent and gift.
I hope i get to meet him but i am sure he hears that a lot.
Name: Dave & Marion email@example.com|
From: (IP Address: 188.8.131.52)
Added: Sunday, May 13, 2001 12:43 AM
We have just returned from a 3 week vacation in the "Good ole' USofA. We flew into Chicago and drove up to Milwaukee to see Gordon at the "Potawatomi Bingo Casino" He was there 25th 26th April. We got tickets for both nights. Whilst having a drink at the bar we noticed a familiar figure watching TV, it was Rick Haynes. We approached him and asked if he could get Gord to sign our sheet music of "The Wreck ...." Rick went one better he managed to get us backstage after the show to meet Gord, thanks to Rick and Barry Harvey for that. Most important of all thanks to Gordon for two tremendous shows. We have been fans for very long time, and living in the UK we felt we just may never get to see him "live" Let alone meet him, a dream come true. Having seen Gordon perform "Heaven Don't Deserve Me" I am going to add that song to my pub repertoire. Thank you Gordon Lightfoot a great man who writes and sings great songs.
Dave & Marion (England)
Name: Stacey Bellows firstname.lastname@example.org|
From: (IP Address: 184.108.40.206)
Added: Sunday, May 6, 2001 8:13 PM
Gordon has been singing to my heart and soul for almost 30 years. I haven't been able to see him in concert for a few years, but the times I did see him--2x in Denver, St. Pete FL, and Kansas City were spectacular. They say a classic is something that endures and speaks to the heart for ages. If that's true, then Gordon, you're one **** of a top notch classic! As my best friend and I would say, "Hail to King Gordon!" We love you!
Name: Brooke Bender Nevertooclose@aol.com|
From: (IP Address: 220.127.116.11)
Added: Thursday, May 3, 2001 9:56 PM
I was lucky enough to see Gord three times this last week back in WI. The shows were awesome and the new songs are great. Thank you Barry for everything and I'm looking forward to seeing everyone out West. Thank you Gord for your wonderful music, your songs are the stories of our lives, a way to "fade" and to soothe our souls.
Name: William F. Thompson |
From: (IP Address: 18.104.22.168)
Added: Wednesday, May 2, 2001 7:43 PM
You're the best,keep up the Great work!!!
Name: James Kennsington |
From: (IP Address: 22.214.171.124)
Added: Wednesday, May 2, 2001 2:32 AM
Hey gordon, just wanted to say that l dont exagerrate one bit when i say you are the best singer/ songwriter ever lived. l listen to your music at least 6 hours a day and it never gets old.I own 15 on your cds ( will get more) and i play everyone of them through.My fav song on yours I wuld have to go with either Canadian Railroad Trilogy, Carefree Highway or If You Could Read My Mind.
Name: Chris Fiedler |
From: (IP Address: 126.96.36.199)
Added: Sunday, April 29, 2001 9:40 PM
I was lucky enough to have a 25 year old dream come true....to see Gordon Lightfoot in concert. There was some doubt as to whether there would be a concert due to the flooding in Davenport, but there he was on stage singing "Triangle" for the opening number. It was a great show, one I will always remember. I hope to see him again sometime soon. Thanks Gordon!
Name: bobby keel email@example.com|
From: (IP Address: 188.8.131.52)
Added: Friday, April 27, 2001 10:29 AM
Recently I was afforded the luxury of meeting
my musical hero on the stage of "THE GRAND OLE OPRY" in Nashville, TN during the "TIN PAN SOUTH"
extravaganza. This was truly the highlight of a songwriting career which spans thiry years. The
introduction was made by MERLE KILGORE my good friend and manager of my band "THE BALLISTIC PINTOS". GORDON was the gracious and kindred spirit I had come to know through his many "LYRICAL PAINTINGS" (as I have always considered him to be). Thanks Gordon for all of the wonderful memories you've given the world with
your thoughtful and poignant perspectives.
As a writer I've amassed thirteen gold and eleven platinum albums yet meeting you tops it all.
Thanks for the photo op. The pictures are lasting treasures to pass on to future generations.
Thanks so much,
Name: Louis Liljedahl, Sweden |
From: http:/hem.passagen.se/louislil (IP Address: 184.108.40.206)
Added: Wednesday, April 25, 2001 8:31 AM
if you read this, I can tell you that you are mentioned in a thesis, - mine! It's on geology.
The song that I like best is "The circle is small" from the album Endless Wire.
Best wishes, Louis
ps. I have all your records ds.
Name: Becky McLafferty firstname.lastname@example.org|
From: (IP Address: 220.127.116.11)
Added: Tuesday, April 24, 2001 3:42 PM
After writing in Nov. 2000, I felt compelled to once again drop a line. I am but a humble fan; why does that sound so trite after 30 years of living on Lightfoot music?! There's nothing better. I have the ultimate honor of attending my 4th Gordon Lightfoot concert in Green Bay, Wisconsin this coming weekend. What a thrill and the days have been counted. In view of the fact that his latest album (Painter Passing Through) is no less than his very best, I am most grateful for another opportunity to live and breath the music of my heart.
Name: Roger Pavitt email@example.com|
From: (IP Address: 18.104.22.168)
Added: Monday, April 23, 2001 3:28 PM
Lightfoot is the greatest singer, songwriter, composer of all time.
I'm looking forward to any Northeast concerts in the future. Anyone
have a 2001 schedule?
Name: Selwyn Morgan firstname.lastname@example.org|
From: (IP Address: 22.214.171.124)
Added: Sunday, April 22, 2001 9:40 AM
a long time ago, I heard "Daylight Katie" and I loved it. I never ever bought the record to my shame but I always think of it when my mind wanders and it took me 15 years to even find out that it was you that sung the song. Thank you for such a wonderful song.
Name: Mark |
From: jesslynn1@msn com (IP Address: 126.96.36.199)
Added: Saturday, April 21, 2001 12:07 AM
Gordon..I know you will never write, I just want to say thanks for all the great music..I would love to meet you somtime and just buy you a beer!
Mark, P.Eng.,Seattle, Wa
Name: Cameron Clark MizzQTonBreezBar@netscape.net|
From: (IP Address: 188.8.131.52)
Added: Friday, April 20, 2001 12:01 AM
my name is Cameron and i simply love the song Shadows,it is my favourite song an
and for a 13 year old girl it is kinda rare, i cant talk to my friends about any of the songs i like becuase
they are mostly Gordon Lightfoot, i wish to see him in concert. although i doubt he will come
to the Washingotn area. but anyway, keep singing Mr. Lightfoot!! best wishes... I will always be
Name: Adam Richardson email@example.com|
From: (IP Address: 184.108.40.206)
Added: Thursday, April 19, 2001 8:46 AM
Hey Gord,my name is Adam, I'm 23 from Port Elgin Ontario
I love you music. I grew up listening to you as my parents
really enjoy your music too. Your music has had a very deep inpact
on my life, I listen to it whenever I need to think, relax, or when
I just want to get away from the world. My favorite songs
are: Endless Wire, Wreck of the Fitz, Sundown, Canadian
Railroad Tri, and Early Morning Rain. Keep the songs coming Gord,
you're the best!
Sincerely, Adam Richardson
Name: mike hackett firstname.lastname@example.org|
From: none (IP Address: 220.127.116.11)
Added: Tuesday, April 17, 2001 4:35 PM
hi gorden love the song bout the edmund fitsgerald been trying to get more info. on the ship can you help ???
Name: lori haywood email@example.com|
From: (IP Address: 18.104.22.168)
Added: Sunday, April 15, 2001 8:02 PM
I have your greatest hits vol.1 and 2 my little boy is 2 years old and he loves your song baby step back, he sits on the sofa and rocks to that song all the time and i think its so cool that he loves your music as i do ,so youve got another generation of fans and he knows every word. just yhought youd get a kick out of that. great fan
Name: Lorne Garnier firstname.lastname@example.org|
From: (IP Address: 22.214.171.124)
Added: Sunday, April 15, 2001 5:16 PM
Gordon Lightfoot is one of Canada's greatest story-tellers. His ability to capture listiners is a true gift that can be matched by no other singer/songwriter. I would like to thank Gordon for the great impact he has had on my life. I think one of his greatest works is Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald.
Name: mike mckay email@example.com|
From: (IP Address: 126.96.36.199)
Added: Sunday, April 15, 2001 11:06 AM
looking for the music for "edmond fitzgerald" with guitar chords. thanks.
Name: Patty firstname.lastname@example.org|
From: (IP Address: 188.8.131.52)
Added: Tuesday, April 10, 2001 3:33 PM
I have been a fan of Gordon for more years than I can count. I'm finally getting to see him live this May. I can't wait. Does anyone know the back ground lyrics at the end os Summertime Dream? this has been bothering me for years. Thanks
Name: Joe Storie email@example.com|
From: (IP Address: 184.108.40.206)
Added: Monday, April 9, 2001 2:59 PM
I was listening to Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald and my nine year old son said, dad I didn't know you liked Gordon Lightfoot.I had no idea he had an interest in this wonderful music. It turns out his music teacher at school taught his class about Gordon Lightfoot and his songs.
It just happened he was in concert in Hudson,N.C. the next night,about five miles from our home so I took my son and he loved it.When I meet this music teacher I'm going to thank him.My son really wanted to meet Gordon Lightfoot, but he fell asleep just as the concert ended so he didn't have the chance.Maybe next time.
Name: Jacky firstname.lastname@example.org|
From: (IP Address: 220.127.116.11)
Added: Thursday, April 5, 2001 3:26 AM
I have just been reading about all you lucky peoples experiences of seeing g L in concert< I can only imagine........The concert would have to be on a freezing night, and he would open with Song for a Winters Night, followed byCanadian Railroar Trilogy,then a little chat,you know loves the city etc etc.He would then sing Seven Island Suite and I would be bawling, I melt every time I play that song, then whilst I was still crying he would proceed to sing The first Time Ever I Saw Your Face,Hubby would be telling me how happy he was for me that I had finally realized my dream of getting to see him in concert.Then it would be Sit Down Young Stranger, Approaching lavender. Sundown, If you could Read My Mind (I would be crying again) Same Old Loverman..........well this is just the best daydream ever because I get to hear every beautiful song that I wish for. There is not a day that I don't feel like listening to Gordon Lightfoot.We are certainly all the richer for having Gordon Lightfoot and his wonderful lyrics and voice on this earth.You lucky people in USA.
Name: Jacky email@example.com|
From: (IP Address: 18.104.22.168)
Added: Thursday, April 5, 2001 3:06 AM
Love reading all the lyrics,comments its great.
Name: Jerry Ables |
From: (IP Address: 22.214.171.124)
Added: Thursday, April 5, 2001 12:31 AM
I've been listening to Gordon Lightfoot's music for several years now and think that he is a very talented performer and songwriter. I guess my favorite song by him would have to be 'Rainy Day People'. It's a beautiful song and to me it has a very reassuring message. I also love to hear 'Sundown' and 'Carefree Highway'.
Name: Garry Tizzard firstname.lastname@example.org|
From: (IP Address: 126.96.36.199)
Added: Sunday, April 1, 2001 2:41 PM
I've been enjoying Lightfoot's music since I was 13 years old, I'm 51 now, and listening to The Fitzgerald as we speak.Saw him in concert once, in Moncton, N.B. and was quite impressed.
One song I haven't heard in quite a while is "Spin, Spin". I can only remember a few lines from it __ So fine so fine the web you spin,
Came too close and I'm caught agin.
Spin you web of wild design,
.....and so on.
Is there somewhere on the "net" that I can find it? Thanks...Garry
Name: Vera Sparks email@example.com|
From: (IP Address: 188.8.131.52)
Added: Sunday, April 1, 2001 1:51 PM
I'm searching for a song that you sang in the movie "Harry Tracy" which is "My Love For You". I've tried and tried abd I still can't find it. Do anyone know where I can find this song. I have everything by you on album, CD and my computer. You're the best.
Name: Al TRIBBLE firstname.lastname@example.org|
From: (IP Address: 184.108.40.206)
Added: Saturday, March 31, 2001 11:53 PM
love your music.a true canadian with heart.thanks gordon
Name: MaryLeigh LaRocque email@example.com|
From: (IP Address: 220.127.116.11)
Added: Friday, March 30, 2001 7:37 PM
Hello Gordon, I'm not sure if you would remember the last name, but incase you do I am writing you to see if you do.. My mother has told me that her and her sisters and brother when younger were blessed to have known you.She says that at one time your mother was either thier cook or house keeper for Betty LaRocque.. She has told me that sometimes you would bring a case of beer over to her house and watch all of them and play some songs for them..She has great memories of this and other tales of it. I hope you remember this and let me know if what she and her siblings tell me is the truth. I would really like to surprise them with something from you or something that lets them know you do remember them.. Thank You
Name: Deb Lennon firstname.lastname@example.org |
From: I don't have one (IP Address: 18.104.22.168)
Added: Thursday, March 29, 2001 1:23 AM
it is 2:30 am and I need to sleep. I would love to make some comments at another time. Thanks
Name: bobby keel email@example.com|
From: (IP Address: 22.214.171.124)
Added: Wednesday, March 28, 2001 2:03 AM
Looking foward to meeting you at Ten Pan Alley South with our good friend Merle Kilgore. I've been a FAN since 68, have toured the world and hung a few gold ones myself but this will be the culmination of my career as a musician and thank GOD my dear mother can know i've realized my dream.
Name: Lee firstname.lastname@example.org|
From: (IP Address: 126.96.36.199)
Added: Saturday, March 24, 2001 10:50 PM
Hi! I'm teaching Canadian history right now and would like to use the lyrics for The Railway Trilogy in my lessons. I have the songs but do you have the lyrics?
Name: Michael Connor email@example.com|
From: (IP Address: 188.8.131.52)
Added: Friday, March 23, 2001 6:34 PM
Have listened to Gordon Lightfoot for a long time and cant get enough! I have all the albums from 60 to 80, and now will look for the new ones i have discovered at this site. I have seen only one GL concert, in the 80's here in Charleston SC.
Its good to have him back. I have also have hooked my 15 yr daughter into listening to GL. as well.
We will be at the concert tomorrow in Charleston (24 March 2001).Cant Wait!
When all is said and done, Gordon Lightfoot will be the one most remembered in History for a musician who can tell stories, ballads and sing about everday life with feeling, that will catch your attention and will have you craving for more.
We, who watch and listen to his songs are truly watching and / or listening to a master craftsman at his finest. Thank You Gordon Light for many years of music enjoyment.
Name: david davidsongslevel4|
From: (IP Address: 184.108.40.206)
Added: Thursday, March 22, 2001 11:01 PM
back in 73 you played ok state univ in stillwater
(home of garth & others). I could not attend
but my classically trained girlfriend Mary,
really surprised me with her reaction to your
LIVE SHOW. Until I catch up, I will play sundown
and know songwriter genius when I hear you.
Your Site is EXCELLENT.............david
Name: TERRY BOLTON |
From: (IP Address: 220.127.116.11)
Added: Tuesday, March 20, 2001 7:31 AM
I FIRST STARTED LISTENING TO GORDON IN 1972. MY FAVORITE ALL TIME SONG IS "BEAUTIFUL" I SANG IT TO MY SON AS HIS LULLABYE AND NOW HE SINGS IT TO ME. IT IS OUR VERY SPECIAL SONG. THAT SONG HAS GOTTEN ME THROUGH A LOT WHEN I WAS HAVING PROBLEMS WITH LACK OF SELF ESTEEM. I HAVE SEEN GORDON IN CONCERT MANY TIMES AND HAVE MET HIM THREE TIMES. I'M CURIOUS IF GORDON WILL EVER WRITE A SONG ABOUT LIGHTHOUSES OR THERE KEEPERS SINCE IT IS A VANISHING BREED??? ALSO WHY IS IT WHEN YOU WRITE TO EARLY MORNING PRODUCTION THEY WILL SEND YOU A CONCERT SCHEDULE BUT NEVER ANSWER THE QUESTIONS YOU MIGHT ASK IN THE LETTER????? PEOPLE ASK BECAUSE THEY ARE INTERESTED AND WANT TO KNOW ANSWERS.
Name: Russ Houser firstname.lastname@example.org|
From: (IP Address: 18.104.22.168)
Added: Monday, March 19, 2001 5:20 AM
please tell me the trick to entering the discussion forum. i made it in once,but now when i click on it my computer freezes up and i have to re-boot.
Name: Russ Houser email@example.com|
From: (IP Address: 22.214.171.124)
Added: Monday, March 19, 2001 1:44 AM
I've followed Lightfoot's music since '67. Love Shea, Clemmets, Haynes, et.al. I've played guitar in various styles over the years & always end up back at this type of music. Seen the guys live probably 8 times, most recently here in Denver, Aug. 2000.
Name: Dan Tofflemire firstname.lastname@example.org|
From: (IP Address: 126.96.36.199)
Added: Saturday, March 17, 2001 9:38 PM
It was around 1972 when I heard my neighbour playing out in his garage "Go My Way". That was it, I was hooked. Have seen GL many times in concert, the last in Windsor, Ontario. A song for a winters night, doesn't get any better than that.
Name: Joe Toferone@aol.com|
From: (IP Address: 188.8.131.52)
Added: Saturday, March 17, 2001 9:55 AM
Hi everyone.....I'm looking for some help. My old copy of Old Dans Records is just about wore out.I cant find a new copy or even a used copy.Is there anyone out there that could help. I'd love a copy burned on a CD. If thats possible will you get in touch with me and we can talk?
Name: Tami Dalgaard |
From: fins-up.com (IP Address: 184.108.40.206)
Added: Friday, March 16, 2001 1:21 PM
I was in Coral Springs, Florida last night enjoying Gordon Lightfoot "live" - I have been trying to see him in concert since 1987 but something always came up that kept me away - but not this time. Thanks for a memorable evening and years of great music and listening pleasure -
Name: Julie and Jerry Plummer email@example.com|
From: (IP Address: 220.127.116.11)
Added: Friday, March 16, 2001 10:55 AM
We are longtime fans who will be sitting in the front row for your concert April 28th in Davenport Iowa. We are also sailors who are now back home in Iowa after cruising the South Pacific for three years. We also sailed the length of the Mississippi River back in the late 1970's.(We once admired your boat on the pages of Wooden Boat magazine several years ago) We live in a cabin on the banks of the Mississippi River, and have our cruising boat(a Vancouver 27 built in Lahaina Hawaii, and outfitted with a Chinese junk rig and free-standing mast) in a marina nearby. Although its not practical for sailing on the river, we can at least pretend. Would you please play Christian Island for us during your concert in Davenport - it is one of our favorites, and would remind us of our days anchored off. Thanks,Julie and Jerry of Yacht AngelSea II.
Name: bill mcevoy firstname.lastname@example.org|
From: (IP Address: 18.104.22.168)
Added: Tuesday, March 13, 2001 5:16 PM
gordon your old friend from lewiston n.y. i'd like to see you back at artpark
this summer keep up the good work
Name: Susan Doerntlein email@example.com|
From: (IP Address: 22.214.171.124)
Added: Monday, March 12, 2001 8:55 PM
l was watching your concert in Reno tonight on T.V. and forgot how good you really are. Thanks for the great listening gordon and do keep giving us more.Toronto Loves You Gordon xoxoxox
Name: Heather firstname.lastname@example.org|
From: (IP Address: 126.96.36.199)
Added: Monday, March 12, 2001 7:16 PM
I am a Gordon Lightfoot fan from waaaay back, to the days of Yorkville.....Still get a thrill to hear him sing, and right now I am listening and watching him on Channel 18 in concert. What a thrill to see him and hear the greatest of all folk song writers and singers. Keep on going Gordie
Name: Fritz Rottmayer |
From: (IP Address: 188.8.131.52)
Added: Monday, March 12, 2001 1:17 PM
I'm happy to found the websit which gives me lots of informations from Gordon Lightfoot. I'm a great fan from Gord. I'm playin' guitar too and many songs from him.
My name is Fritz and I'm livin' in Germany in the district Bavaria. Greatings to Gordon when ever you see him.
Name: Sam Kelly email@example.com|
From: (IP Address: 184.108.40.206)
Added: Sunday, March 11, 2001 10:12 AM
I'm considering visiting Toronto in May (coming over from Ireland. I would wish to attend the concerts in the Massey Hall. Does anyone have a fax/e-mail address for Early Morning Productions?
Name: Helga Arbeiter, Wedel, Germany firstname.lastname@example.org|
From: (IP Address: 220.127.116.11)
Added: Friday, March 9, 2001 2:56 PM
we - Peter (Austria, 54) and Helga (German, 58) lived in Canada from 68 to 72, in Newfoundland, Labrador and NWT. That is when got to know and love your songs. They have been our good companions thru all the years until now. Even our 27 yr. old daughter loves your songs. We met you ounce - a long time ago! Do you remember? In 1969 or 1970 we lived in Frobisher Bay (Iqaluit) and you come up for a concert.
Some time ago we wrote you a letter and we would be very glad if you could drop us a few lines.
Take care, Helga & Peter
Name: Pamela S. Strader email@example.com|
From: n/a (IP Address: 18.104.22.168)
Added: Thursday, March 8, 2001 10:01 PM
I dont know if you will remember me, but a few years back, maybe 6, you held a concert in Chattanooga, Tennessee in a real small theatre in the middle of town. I was the person who came all the way from California to meet you, I shook your hand, took one look at you and was smiling from ear to ear. It was great meeting you and boy did I have an interesting evening after that! I ran into your business mgr and we all went to the Radisson Read house and I had way too much to drink and ended up being carried upstairs to one of your band members rooms cause I was way too drunk! hahaha!!! I'm not even sure how I made it home that night! Haha!! Tell your Mgr. Barry, that I said Hi! He gave me his Business Card, but I lost it! ( All I remember about it, is that it had a Canadian Address & Phone Number on it, I cant remember Barry's last name, is it Harvey?). Thanks! ( I was the good looking blonde that gave your Business mgr and some of your road crew one of my business cards- Phoenix Truck Detail Service.)
Name: P. Buisch firstname.lastname@example.org|
From: (IP Address: 22.214.171.124)
Added: Thursday, March 8, 2001 8:30 AM
My ears don't agree withsome of the lyrics listed elsewhere.
"I'm Not Sayin'"-
Last line of verse 1:
... be there when you NEED me (Not 'want')
I don't hear "Oh" ahead of 'how I wish your heart could see.'
Simply "How I wish your heart could see"
"Did She Mention My Name?"
1st line verse #2:
"Did she mention my name EVEN in passing (Not 'just')
"Is the landlord etc. non existant on my CD.
Name: BRUCE WYCKOFF BBATBOY23@AOL.COM|
From: (IP Address: 126.96.36.199)
Added: Wednesday, March 7, 2001 8:16 PM
GORD'S THE GREATEST!!! GOT INTO HIS MUSIC IN THE
LATE 60'S THROUGH THE INFLUENCE OF MY COLLEGE AGE
BROTHER. ALL MY FRIENDS THOUGHT I WAS NUTS, BUT I
KNEW THAT GORD WAS UNIQUE AND THAT I WOULD LOVE HIS ALBUMS FOR A LIFETIME. I STILL LOVE TO TRY AND GET THE LICKS RIGHT ON MY GUITAR (A MARTIN OF COURSE!) GOT TO SEE GORD AT THE CIVIC CENTER IN OKLA CITY BACK IN THE 80'S. THRILL OF A LIFETIME. HOPE TO SEE GORD AGAIN. COME ON DOWN TO OKC SOMETIME. YOU'VE GOT ALOT OF FANS AND WE'VE JUST REDONE THE OLD CIVIC CENTER FOR YOU!!!
Name: maribeth email@example.com|
From: (IP Address: 188.8.131.52)
Added: Wednesday, March 7, 2001 6:41 PM
once upon a time, back in'76 - '77, I wrote some lyrics for Dewey Martin and Bruce Palmer of Buffalo Springfield fame, and along with a guitar player named Scotty, they were recorded at Studio One in Toronto. Apparently, Gord Lightfoot sat in on drums for at least one of the recordings. I was wondering if he remembers that. I'de appreciate knowing. Thanks
Name: KITENATOR firstname.lastname@example.org|
From: (IP Address: 184.108.40.206)
Added: Wednesday, March 7, 2001 1:19 PM
I began listening to Godon because of my older brother. The first song I can remember was Sundown. In about 1983 Iwas spending a weekend at my brothers. He said that I could put on his headphones and listen to his casset collection(The very best modern conveinence we had) I began going thru his Gordon collection. I quickly found The wreck of the Edmunnd Fitz. Which became my new favorite song, at the ripe old age of 12. That song also inspired me to investigate the story behind the song. Which also led me to investigate other shipwrecks. During high school my interest in Gordons music got me teased by my best friend constantly. After I subjected him to Gordon he said that he did like some of the songs.
My older brother and I have evrthing that Gordon EVER did. I recently got on Napster and downloaded a number of never released songs. I wonder how maney I still may be missing. I have seen Gordon at 2 concerts. Both were great! He is a very good showman.
Name: Peter Bernardini email@example.com|
From: (IP Address: 220.127.116.11)
Added: Tuesday, March 6, 2001 12:18 AM
I am originally from upstate NY, and began my devotion to the music of Gordon Lightfoot upon my return from Viet Nam and leaving the military. I saw Gordon perform first at Cortland State university in Cortland N.Y. in 1971. I have all the works of course, old albums, caasettes, and now CD's. I have been to 16 concerts, at least three at Avery-Fisher Hall in NYC, I will be seeing Gordon on March 23 in Greensboro NC for my 16th. concert. The music and lyrics have stood by me through good times and bad, and who cannot see thenselves reflected in the masterful lyrics.
Name: Amy firstname.lastname@example.org|
From: (IP Address: 18.104.22.168)
Added: Monday, March 5, 2001 12:57 AM
I fell in love with Gordon 20 years ago when i was 11. In 6th grade, i had this guy who was probably in his 50's, but anceint to us. He had us sing the Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald. This must of been in 1980 or so so i had heard it on the radio. I think i still have the lyrics somewhere at home. The teacher died over Christmas break that year, but I thank him for this life long love he gave me of good music. And i thank God for Gordon still being alive. unlike most other singers i really like.
Name: jay sonnenburg email@example.com|
From: (IP Address: 22.214.171.124)
Added: Sunday, March 4, 2001 9:13 PM
grew up in duluth,minnesota. my brother,and i saw the fitzerald come and go out of the twin ports, as we grew up. You were in Duluth, in 1978for a concert. your song of the fitz gives me chills to this day.. in 1988, I lived in Seattle, Wa. On a local radio station, Nov.10,1988, your song was played at 7:10p.m.
shook me...In a good way....old memories...
make a come back...i'm sure yoou have more ballads
Name: Jim Krzenski JimKrzenski@aol.com|
From: (IP Address: 126.96.36.199)
Added: Saturday, March 3, 2001 2:30 PM
Mr. Gordon Lightfoot,
Sir, I enjoy all of your music but I most enjoy that which is of or about the sea, ship's and boats. As a U.S. Coast Guardsmen I have always gone to sea on our services cutters with several of your albums packed in my seabag. I have spent many an evening on the fantails of these cutters watching a beautiful sunset with your music caressing my ears and soul. When I was assigned to a Coast Guard Station on Cape Cod, Massachusettes your music seemed to myteriously melt into into this beautiful seascaped land. Some of my fvorites are, "Christian Island",
"Ghosts of Cape Horn", "All the Lovely Ladies", and of course "The Wreck of The Edmund Fitzgerald". Your songs have inspired me to perform my duties as a Coast Guardsmen to the best of my ability; protecting man from the sea and the sea from man. Partially thanks to you, I have risen through all the Coast Guard enlisted ranks and am now an officer. I have commanded five Coast Guard units and am presently assigned to a 210 foot medium endurance cutter homeported in St. Petersburg, FL. We patrol the entire Caribbean enforcing all federal laws, protecting the environment and saving those seaman who occasionally get into trouble.
I am anxiously looking forward to seeing you for the first time, in person, in Clearwater FL at Ruth Eckerd Hall on 17 March. Thanks for the many years of fantastic music.
Jim Krzenski, LT, USCG
PS. My sister Joanne and her Husband Harold will be accomoanying my wife and I. They are also avid fans. We are all very excited!!!!
Name: Cole Cioran firstname.lastname@example.org|
From: www.barbute.com (IP Address: 188.8.131.52)
Added: Friday, March 2, 2001 8:01 PM
The Summer Side of Life is the first album I ever remember hearing, played on the record player my dad made out of old parts on speakers he wound himself back in the early seventies.
Ever since then the music has stuck with me, and reminds me of a not neccessarily carefree youth, but certainly a time that holds fond memories.
Thanks so very much for putting together this excellent site, its been a pleasure perusing it.
Name: kevin |
From: (IP Address: 184.108.40.206)
Added: Tuesday, February 27, 2001 4:06 PM
It's been a long time for me since I first got into Gord....
I was a twenty something college student in 1973
If you could read my mind introduced me to Gord.
I saw him six times in concert...once I had front and center
seats at Tanglewood in Lennox Mass. (7/1/76 - I'll never forget
the date.) Six to eight feet from him for 2 hours.
Cold on the Shoulder had just been released. Anyway, I got
away from him, how I'll never know. But then I bought a CD
of Gord's Gold II, and I heard Triangle...and I once again remembered
why he was so special. I once heard him referred to as the
'The Bob Dylan of Canada'...Dylan should be so good.
Name: Joe Cracchiola email@example.com|
From: (IP Address: 220.127.116.11)
Added: Tuesday, February 27, 2001 2:24 AM
im 20 years old, a lover of good lyrics and music from the heart. Gord's music is truly amazing and should echo through eternity. Song for a winter's night is perhaps the most beautiful and soul-touching songs that I have ever had the priviledge to encounter. Saw Gord three years ago and the show was wonderful. I thank my dad for introducing me to a genious.
Name: Charlie Andrews firstname.lastname@example.org|
From: (IP Address: 18.104.22.168)
Added: Saturday, February 24, 2001 8:37 PM
The first recollection I have of Gordon Lightfoot music was hearing it blasting out of speakers my grand dad had set up on his veranda. He drove the neighbours and my grand ma crazy. In 1972 I bought my first 12 string guitar. In 1976 on my birthday my wife Lorraine bought my the album Sundown. Gord has been a dominate musical influence in my life since that time. May he never stop playing those great songs that tell those great stories.
Name: Tom Owen Owentn@aol.com|
From: (IP Address: 22.214.171.124)
Added: Friday, February 23, 2001 12:40 AM
One of the great artists
Name: Rachel Miller Trash1279@aol.com|
From: (IP Address: 126.96.36.199)
Added: Tuesday, February 20, 2001 11:12 PM
Gordon: You have a beautiful voice! I'm only 21 years old, but thanks to my father, I had the privilege of growing up listening to you. Sundown, Ode to Big Blue, and Edmund Fitzgerald have always been my favorites. Keep up the great work!
Name: Maurie Nord email@example.com|
From: www.maurienord.com (IP Address: 188.8.131.52)
Added: Friday, February 16, 2001 12:39 AM
Besides the most incredibly beautiful melodies, I love the depth of the lyrics in Gordon Lightfoot songs.......he doesn't come right out and rap in your face........you have to really ponder what he is saying......his images are brilliant, a painter who uses words..... And as a fellow Canadian, I'm extra proud of this fine artist!
Name: Larry Ladner firstname.lastname@example.org|
From: (IP Address: 184.108.40.206)
Added: Thursday, February 15, 2001 6:57 PM
Gordon is one of a kind. He is a great writer
and musician. I always enjoy listening to his music.
I would hope they would make a movie about the Edmond
Fitsgerald sinking. He would already have the theme
song for it. I can't say enough about his music.
Name: Don Samuals |
From: (IP Address: 220.127.116.11)
Added: Wednesday, February 14, 2001 9:57 PM
What an incredible talent. Great writer!
Name: BadBoy |
From: (IP Address: 18.104.22.168)
Added: Wednesday, February 14, 2001 9:55 PM
Gotta love the guy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Name: ViCtOrIa JaMeS email@example.com|
From: (IP Address: 22.214.171.124)
Added: Wednesday, February 14, 2001 12:50 AM
im only 17 but i am a great fan of Mr.lightfoot. if only i could go back in time and enjoy his music as the time goes by..i will be able to see Mr. lightfoot at the nugget in reno 11/5/01, and i cant wait to see a magnificent songwriter in action..thanx
Name: Veronica VeronicaNighting@aol.com|
From: (IP Address: 126.96.36.199)
Added: Monday, February 12, 2001 11:57 AM
Ok Ok I admit, I like Gordon's music, but I like his band even more! We don't hear enough about them,and I want to know everything about Terry Clements. I really like his soft spoken ways and everything else about him.
Name: Henrietta firstname.lastname@example.org|
From: (IP Address: 188.8.131.52)
Added: Wednesday, February 7, 2001 9:05 PM
I am looking for lyrics to song that talks about "going up to the spirit in the sky....that's is where I'm gonna go when I die." Can you help me???
Name: Mike S. Cuaderes email@example.com|
From: (IP Address: 184.108.40.206)
Added: Tuesday, February 6, 2001 4:12 AM
I have always been a big fan of GL, although I never hear his music very often here. His is a voice that is so reassuring, his is music which is familiar and uncomplicated, his are lyrics which are appealing and uncluttered. I never tire of playing my old tapes of his music. Thanks again.
Name: Pat Boots firstname.lastname@example.org|
From: (IP Address: 220.127.116.11)
Added: Saturday, February 3, 2001 11:55 PM
Please come to Anchorage. Love your music.
Name: D. Vance McPherson DVMcP@hotmail.com|
From: (IP Address: 18.104.22.168)
Added: Monday, January 29, 2001 8:42 PM
Lightfoot songs are those rare items of music that can be understood at many levels. The lyrics hit a chord very deeply within me; In the first place, they speak of the Canadian experience. The imagery and allusions conveyed in the lyrics are frequently references to Canadian geography and environment that, while understood by all, can be best appreciated by those who have lived among that about which he sings. Themes of travellers and rovers recurr, which I think resonates in the hearts of all explorers and adventurers. In a very interesting and unique way, he describes the masculine experience brilliantly. Finally, his traditional, bold but conservative musical style is quintessential folk music -- music for the people, to which the people can relate and even sing along. Lightfoot embodies in his music a strong sense of what it is to be Canadian, and I have often recommended his songs to new Canadians (and old ones!) as a means of understanding this country better.
Name: Stuart Lutwak email@example.com|
From: www.pedorthicfootcare.com (IP Address: 22.214.171.124)
Added: Monday, January 29, 2001 7:28 PM
I've always been a big fan.I firs saw Gordon live in the mid 70's at an outdoor fair in Milwaukee.
The Wreck of the Edmond Fitzgerald was the song that really got me into Gordon. Summertime Dream is a great album.
Name: Tibor Sinkovits firstname.lastname@example.org|
From: (IP Address: 126.96.36.199)
Added: Monday, January 29, 2001 1:16 PM
Ich schreibe auf Deutsch im Namen aller Gordon-Freunde. Seit über dreissig Jahren begeistern mich
die unvergleichlichen Songs und begleiten mich,
wenn ich einsam bin. Schade, dass ich bisher noch
keine Gelegenheit hatte, Gordon persönlich kennenzulernen.
Name: Amy email@example.com|
From: (IP Address: 188.8.131.52)
Added: Sunday, January 28, 2001 12:33 AM
Gordon Lightfoot's songs were my first lullabies, the first lyrics I could ever sing along with, and his music is very special to me. I am 23, and was very pleased to see others around my age on this list. My current favorites are "Don Quixote", "I'm Not Supposed to Care", and "Christian Island," and many others, of course! Thanks for a great website devoted to a true Minstrel.
Name: Shannon Demers |
From: (IP Address: 184.108.40.206)
Added: Friday, January 26, 2001 11:48 PM
I have been a G.L. fan since I was a toddler and my parents would sit with their friends around our dining table talking and listening to music. I think "Sundown" was my very first favorite song. I went through the 80's liking whichever current band caught my attention but always continued to be a G.L. fan in private (when you're 15 or 16 it's hard to admit to your peers that you like music that isn't "cool"). Once in college, I came back out of hiding because of a very diversified group of friends who had respect for differing music tastes, including several who were G.L. fans themselves. I saw G.L. in concert several years ago at The Woodlands in Texas and was filled with joy at finally seeing and hearing in person one of my all-time favorite performers! Now I am 30 and have a 17 month old daughter who is well on her way to becoming a full-fledged fan herself (of course, she didn't have much choice as I played G.L. to her in the womb and quite often since her birth!) There is just something about his songs that touches me. He is a very visual songwriter/singer and it is almost as though I become a part of the music when I listen to him. No other artist has affected me in that way.
Name: Kyle McGill firstname.lastname@example.org|
From: (IP Address: 220.127.116.11)
Added: Friday, January 26, 2001 6:34 PM
Hi my name is Kyle McGill and I live in Orillia ont and I found out the meaning behind the song sondown it is about a guy named paul donaley I know him and one day wen we were leaving his house my dad told me about u and the story behind the song sondown and I think u are cool.
Name: Jeff Fraembs email@example.com|
From: (IP Address: 18.104.22.168)
Added: Thursday, January 25, 2001 7:49 PM
I just wanted to say that every time I hear the lyrics to the song "Wreck Of The Edmond Fitzgerald" it really moves me. Keep up the good work.
Name: vanya firstname.lastname@example.org|
From: (IP Address: 22.214.171.124)
Added: Tuesday, January 23, 2001 10:38 AM
Me and my sister Melissa have always been listening to your music, because that was all our munm and dad ever used to listen to.
My sister has seen you in concert twice now in LA, and I am so jealous ( when will you be playing in England or in Holland ???)
If there is anybody out there who could tell me how I can get hold of the CD Dream Street Rose,
I will be very grateful.....
Name: John Rumaker email@example.com|
From: (IP Address: 126.96.36.199)
Added: Tuesday, January 23, 2001 9:20 AM
Gordon Lightfoot is great.
Name: Bill Barlow firstname.lastname@example.org|
From: (IP Address: 188.8.131.52)
Added: Monday, January 22, 2001 6:06 PM
I have been listening to Gordon Lightfoot for many years...ever since I mistakenly tuned my radio to a local country station (in Buffalo,NY.)in the the early 80's.
Mr. Lightfoot has knack for hitting all the emotional 'cords' most males do not express but wish they could. He is very lucky.
I enjoy his music very much but my favorites have to be Alberta Bound, A Song for a Winter's Night(nice job Sarah but not as good as the original) The Pony Man,Ghosts of Cape Horn, Christian,Island and Canadian Road Trilogy
Name: Rona email@example.com|
From: (IP Address: 184.108.40.206)
Added: Friday, January 19, 2001 2:50 PM
Can anyone help, please? A couple of years ago while we were touring in Canada I heard a tune on the radio which contained the lyrics "four strong winds". At the end of the track we had driven into an area of poor reception and I couldn't make out the artist's name, but recently I heard the same track here in Scotland. Guess what? Same problem, poor reception but I think I heard Lightfoot. Is it a Gordon Lightfoot song? If anyone can give me a lead, I'd appreciate the help. Thanks in hope and expectation.
Name: Diana Dee Davis |
From: (IP Address: 220.127.116.11)
Added: Tuesday, January 16, 2001 6:00 PM
Hello!! It is very cool to find such a span of avid fans from so many walks of life and lifestyles. I am a 21 yr. old singer/songwriter, and Gordon Lightfoot has been such an inspiration and standard for me. The timelessness of his lyrics and melodies thrill my soul. I live in Ohio, USA. There has been a strong desire to see him live from the time I was really able to appreciate the mezmerizing quality of his talent. I know he's a native of Canada, can anyone tell me when a live performance would be and if he still tours here? Bless you Gordon and bless all the fans that have the intelligence to appreciate his brilliance.
Name: Rich Akers firstname.lastname@example.org|
From: users.elknet.net/phoenix7 (IP Address: 18.104.22.168)
Added: Tuesday, January 16, 2001 1:02 AM
The first song I heard was "If You Could Read My Mind" (the Gord's Gold version with the harmonies), and I was entranced. I'm so surprised more of his great music ("The Watchman's Gone," "Now and Then," "The Way I Feel," and many others don't reach a wider range of people than they do.
He's one of the greatest!
Name: roy email@example.com|
From: (IP Address: 22.214.171.124)
Added: Monday, January 15, 2001 5:53 AM
i am a musician who has become deaf but still a big lightfoot fan i met him backstage at kennedy center and explained my deafness he seemed amazed that i would still attend his concerts
Name: Fanaticfan firstname.lastname@example.org|
From: (IP Address: 126.96.36.199)
Added: Tuesday, January 9, 2001 8:28 PM
Hi, this message is to Christine, re message posted on Jan 8/01, for Summertime Dream CD.
I emailed you re this, but mail was returned immediately to me. I then tried using an "underline" instead of a "dash" in the email address. If you don't get the email, please contact me if you still need assistance with this.
Name: Christine Spelleremail@example.com|
From: (IP Address: 188.8.131.52)
Added: Monday, January 8, 2001 11:13 AM
Summertime Dream URGENT request a copy of this CD to borrow, Gordon Lightfoot music has been a part of our family life since the 60's we want to play the track 'The House You Live In' at my sons funeral on 15th January. Unable to obtain a copy in time and only have this album on record which they are not able to play. If anyone would be willing to loan me this CD please make contact would take great care of it.
Name: William F. Thompson |
From: (IP Address: 184.108.40.206)
Added: Saturday, January 6, 2001 9:06 PM
I have liked Gordon Lightfoot's music all my life, allthough I am only 13. I started liking his music because my parents were both fans. My favorite song is "Minstrel of the Dawn". I have his autograph on a painting of a ship (Edmund Fitzgerald) that I bought.
Name: Erna LIndhe firstname.lastname@example.org|
From: (IP Address: 220.127.116.11)
Added: Friday, January 5, 2001 11:50 PM
I am seeking to complete my Gorden Lightfoot music collection as much as possible. I am trying to find out where I can purchase the cd Waiting on you.Is there anywhere that it is available. I would appreciate any information with my search.
Name: Phil email@example.com|
From: (IP Address: 18.104.22.168)
Added: Thursday, January 4, 2001 6:17 PM
Hi....I've been a Lightfoot fan for about 31 years and I have seen him countless times in concert both at the "Opera House" and at Massey Hall. I even saw him open for "Simon and Garfunkel" at the Skydome a few years ago. That was a pretty amazing night given that "John Candy" was the MC. This was about a year before he expired. I live not far from Orillia, Ontario and I could always easily relate with Gord's lyrics. Keep on truckin' Gord, Life wouldn't be the same without ya.
Name: James Pate firstname.lastname@example.org|
From: (IP Address: 22.214.171.124)
Added: Wednesday, January 3, 2001 8:08 AM
I got an E-mail the other day in regard to the "Two Tones" that were remastered and put on CD along with a short clip of DARK AS A DUNGEON. Would you please send this again as I have misplaced this after I down loaded it.
Also, I am looking for someone and thought this may be the place to locate an old friend. Jack Keat was stationed in Panama in 1971-72 and we played a coffee house there together a lot and did a lot of Lightfoot After my transfer back to Texas, we lost contact. Jack was a Capt. in Military Intelligence ( an oxy-moron, I know.) If anyone knows him or you read this Jack, send me an E-mail. Thanks
Name: Chris Bytz email@example.com|
From: (IP Address: 126.96.36.199)
Added: Monday, January 1, 2001 5:22 PM
I have been a fan since the early 70's and at that time would attend each and every concert in the NY/NJ area. Saw you at Lincoln Center, Garden State Arts Center and a small venue in March 2000 (John Harms Theatre in Englewood, NJ). I have loved your music for an awfully long time and nothing would make me happier than having an autographed photo. Listening to "Last Time I saw Her Face" still gives me goosebumps. I will call for tickets to your show in Princeton, NJ in May. Keep up the good music and hope to see you soon. Love always, Chris
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