Name: Veronica Johnson firstname.lastname@example.org|
From: (IP Address: 220.127.116.11)
Added: Wednesday, December 29, 2004 11:01 PM
My husband and I had a vinyl of Gordon's "Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald" album. We had always enjoyed his rich vocals and superb guitar playing. I was used to hearing two of his songs already (""For Lovin' Me" and "Early Mornin' Rain") as sung by three of my favorite folk singers; Peter, Paul and Mary. I was not aware, at the time, that the songs were his and not theirs. The album was lost in 1996 when we lost all our recordings from the 60's, 70's, and 80's in a flood which destroyed our house. This past Christmas, I bought a CD "Gordon Lightfoot Complete Greatest Hits", as a stocking stuffer for my husband (& me too). We thoroughly enjoyed listening to this after opening our gifts on Christmas Day. Since then, I've listed to it three more times while using headsets. I have fallen in love with Gordon's voice/music/style once again. I will be c****ing out his most recent album soon and hope to increase my CD collection with worthwhile listening music.
Name: Jay Jay email@example.com|
From: (IP Address: 18.104.22.168)
Added: Wednesday, December 29, 2004 7:23 AM
I remember listening to my mother singing along to Gordon in the 70's as a child. She never thought she would see her daughters (I have a sister)loving him as much as she does. He is so soothing and easy to listen to. I get chills just thinking about some of his songs, like "Way I Feel". I can get lost listening to him on the road. I would love to thank him for all the wonderful songs he has given us.
Name: Larry Cronin Ccr628@cs.com|
From: (IP Address: 22.214.171.124)
Added: Tuesday, December 28, 2004 5:33 PM
Gordon was my first inspiration to pick up a guitar and learn to play. Don Quixote, Beautiful, and Sundown were my first, and they were just out, so that explains, how long I have been at it. I have since moved on to areas that take up more time than playing guitar, like parenthood, but will always think of him when I pick up the same Epiphone, and stumbble through some forgotten cords.
Thank You Gordon! For the inspiration, and the memories!
Name: Marina Chávez firstname.lastname@example.org|
From: (IP Address: 126.96.36.199)
Added: Sunday, December 26, 2004 7:08 PM
I am Mexican and was first introduced to Gordon Lightfoots's music when I went to live in Hamilton Ontario, Canada. I was very very young and had never heard this type of music. It kind of "marked" me since, and even though I don't live in Canada now, but in my country which is so different, there is so much of me in Gordon Lightfoot's lyrics and music, or at least that's what I want to believe....
Name: Carol Llewellyn email@example.com|
From: (IP Address: 188.8.131.52)
Added: Sunday, December 26, 2004 1:02 AM
"On a Winters Night with you" is one of my favourites. I was introduced to Gordon Lightfoot when I met my husband many years ago. Dave is a history book when it comes to Gordon (the minstrel) and his beautiful music. Recently, we bought the DVD "Live in Reno". Dave cried when we first played it - memories of these songs just came flooding back, actually he gets teary eyed each time we play it. Needless to say, we play it just about every day, there is no way we will ever get tired of it. I have just arranged another copy to be imported for Dave's daughter. Dave saw Gordon live in Perth Western Australia in the early 70's and then two nights running in the mid seventies at the Albert Hall in London. Thankyou for your music Gordon, if I could have one wish, it would be for you and Dave to have the opportunity to have a few ales together and tell a few tales. Gordon, if ever you make it to Perth again, we will be there to see you. Thanks for your wonderful music.
Name: Hans Mair Radio Osttirol in Austria firstname.lastname@example.org|
From: www.radio.osttirol.net (IP Address: 184.108.40.206)
Added: Wednesday, December 22, 2004 7:08 AM
I'm producing and moderating the Country Music Show GO WEST GO COUNTRY for Radio Osttirol in Austria every saturday and sunday from 1 - 2 p.m. and would appreciate getting your album CD(s) for promotion in my program and ev. one additional copy for giveaway to the listeners of my show.
Please send it (them) to: Radio Osttirol
Att. Hans Mair
Amlacher Str. 2
Austria - Europe
www.radio.osttirol.net visit my website there and kindly sign the guestbook there, so I know you stopped by.
Looking forward hearing from you.
Hans Mair, Country DJ Radio Osttirol in Austria
Name: William email@example.com|
From: (IP Address: 220.127.116.11)
Added: Tuesday, December 21, 2004 10:28 AM
My soon-to-be ex wife's soon-to-be new boyfriend had Minstrel Of The Dawn on reel to reel tape one night in 1969 when he had us over to dine and get to know his soon-to-be ex girlfriend, my soon-to-be first short-term girlfriend after divorce. Everyone up to speed? (What's that? Yes, children, we did have electricity in '69.)
Anyway, by 1971 I was 31. had two vinyl recordings of Gord and a no-fault divorce and two cute little daughters under three (they are now early thirties but can still sing The Pony Man to their brand new first children). My girls were with me every weekend from Friday right after work 'til Sunday evening, which we all loved, but how was I (short-term rebound lady had amicably moved on) to resume adult life?
That was where Gordon Lightfoot came in. I
invited ladies over, and when the little nubbins
were tucked away in their bunkbeds and too
drowsy for one more story..(..but..Gunner Hoff..
yawn..fired it..off...zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz) Lady and I opened a bottle of Mouton-Cadet and turned out the lights and lit the two candles on the
brick and board bookcase where the record player was and we leaned against pillows piled against the couch and allowed this wonderful fiercely talented Canadian's music to flow around and through us and work its incredibly romantic magic.
I've thought of it many a time, but never thanked Gordon Lightfoot properly for the joy he has brought me and very close distaff associates through his music, directly and indirectly. Perhaps this note will somehow suffice.
Name: Candy cerilla1918|
From: Yahoo! (IP Address: 18.104.22.168)
Added: Saturday, December 18, 2004 11:09 PM
I would like to know how to get into show bisuness,People say I sing great but I need help geting started,My dream is to sing with my dad he is an awsome singer he is my insperatin me and my dad are very close if you help me get started Ill be the happiest person in the world.
Pleasse write back ok!!!!!!
Name: James Bullard firstname.lastname@example.org|
From: (IP Address: 22.214.171.124)
Added: Saturday, December 18, 2004 10:37 PM
I've been a Lightfoot fan since I was about 6. I'm 36 now. My parents loved his music. I still have the vinyl LP's they first had. I would have to say that I would cherish the chance to see Gordon perform. I would deeply love to be able to take my mother to one of his concerts. My favorite songs are Rainy Day People, Summer Side of Life, Sundown and The Wreck of Edmond Fitzgerald. God Bless and thanks Gordon for the songs of childhood, and memories with my parents. Sincerely, James
Name: Kania Bruno email@example.com|
From: (IP Address: 126.96.36.199)
Added: Saturday, December 18, 2004 10:32 AM
Hallo, I'm Bruno le jardinier (Bruno the gardiner) from Villeneuve-d'Ascq in the north of France and I'm a devoted fan of Gordon Lightfoot since thirty years.Do you remember the song called "That same old obsession"! An english grand-mother and good friend of mine, Mrs Violette Corfdir, who lives in my country on the west coast (Saint-Nazaire), is the poetic and talented translator, for me and for you, of this beautiful song, in the language of Molière. This peaceful and sad song is very important to me, because I'm a nostalgic gardener who works in the field of nature and lives with a lot of beautiful images behind me, never disappeared.
TOUJOURS CETTE VIEILLE OBSESSION
Je viens en ce jardin, j'y viens me reposer
Matinal, chaque jour à mon lever
Je pense à mon aimée perdue de par-delà la mer
Et quelquefois je me demande si elle pense à moi
J'aime me rappeler chaque baiser, chaque mot doux
Elle me manque tant que je m'égare
Mais les forces du mal ont envahi son coeur
Et cette même vieille obsession toujours nous sépare
La paix se trouve dans le jardin, dans l'air
Paix dans le son de la rivière
La paix dans le pré, le soleil brille comme l'or
Et si elle était là, la paix serait dans mon coeur
Je veux retourner en ce lieu, ou je me rappelle
Le goût de ses lèvres près des miennes
Je pourrais aller mieux, si j'étais plus fort
Viens dans mon jardin , mais laisse moi seul
Je viens dans ce jardin, j'y cherche le repos
Juste quand la nuit descend
Quelqu'un pleure, j'appelle son nom
Au fond du jardin, au fond de mon âme
J'aime me rappeler chaque baiser, chaque mot doux
Elle me manque tant que je m'égare
Mais les forces du mal ont envahi son coeur
Et cette même vieille obsession toujours nous sépare (X-2)
Thank you Gord.I intend to send to you others translations in french. The songs are :
_ Too late for prayin'/ Trop tard pour prier
_ Restless / Agité
_ Beautiful / Belle
_ Don Quixote / Don Quichotte
_ Broken dreams / Rêves brisés
_ Fine as fine can be / La merveille des merveilles
You can send me an E.mail with your address noticed or write to me because I search correspondants in U.S.A, Canada, England and other English-speaking countries: really devoted fans of G.L(s) music and songs. Be sure that I will answer to you. My address is :
44, rue de l'Abbé Cousin
59650 Villeneuve-d'Ascq FRANCE
I wish to you an happy new year, Ever on ward, Bruno.
Name: Joy Talley firstname.lastname@example.org|
From: (IP Address: 188.8.131.52)
Added: Tuesday, December 14, 2004 1:16 PM
Someone tell me, Did Lightfoot sing any Christmas music?
Name: Dar Cullihall email@example.com|
From: (IP Address: 184.108.40.206)
Added: Sunday, December 12, 2004 4:13 PM
I believe I was the first Gordon Lightfoot fan in my home town of Rocky Harbour during his early career. I remember waiting for his new releases to hit the stores where I would rush out and purchase them as soon as I could. I remember, especially, the release of "Bitter Green" and the obscure "Spin, Spin"(in the sense that it didn't appear on any of his LP albums)when they were released on 45s and sold for $1.45, I believe.
"Go Go Girl" in another early Lightfoot song I rememeber teaching my siblings.
Last year I had already purchased tickets to travel to St. John's, Newfoundland, to see Lightfoot in concert for the second time in my life. Sadly, he was striken in Hamilton, I believe, and was forced to cancel the rest of his Canadian tour.
My favourite song? "Miguel" from the album SUMMER SIDE OF LIFE. That is vintage Lightfood --the music and the lyric.
I still hold some hope that he will recover enough to tour Canada again. I will be anxiously waiting. No artist has given me the inspiration to write about what Gordon Lightfoot has so beautifully described in his songs. His love of nature and his keen sense of life and how people struggle in life is what attracts me to his work. "Life is untidy" was how Katherine Mansfield, that great New Zealand writer, described her experiences with living. Gordon Lightfoot captures that untidiness, that's for sure, but he also captures the obvious beauty of this world that is often overlooked.
Name: Heidi Kisor firstname.lastname@example.org|
From: (IP Address: 220.127.116.11)
Added: Saturday, December 11, 2004 10:03 PM
We have an old Martin Guitar that our family friend "Buzz Martin" took to Nashville in the early 70's and played with Gordon Lightfoot, Jonny Cash and June Carter Cash. He had the guitar signed for us by all 3 of the above. The guitar was recently passed on to my husband and I and we are trying to find out the history of it. Can anyone tell me if they know when Gordon played at the Grand Ol' Opry with Jonny Cash? Did he play there more than once?? I believe this guitar was signed in the early 70's. Any help would be appreciated.
Name: Susan email@example.com|
From: (IP Address: 18.104.22.168)
Added: Thursday, December 9, 2004 12:43 AM
I was born in 1964, and I remember hearing Gordon Lightfoot in the 70's and liking his music. I saw an advertisement on TV for his "greatest hits" and decided to buy the CD. I'm so glad I did -- there were songs I had never heard -- I loved every song. He is one of the few artists you can listen to in entirety, and not have to skip songs you don't like. I decided to get more CD's, and I haven't stopped yet. Such a BEAUTIFUL voice, and lyrics. My favorite songs include: If You Could Read My Mind, Carefree Highway, Rainy Day People, and I love to hear him sing Looking At The Rain. I love to light the candles, kick back on the couch, drink some wine and listen to anything he is singing. For a little while, all is well with the world. Love you, Gordon. You're beautiful.
Name: Amie_41 firstname.lastname@example.org|
From: (IP Address: 22.214.171.124)
Added: Wednesday, December 8, 2004 5:25 PM
Hi!:) Am new at this, but have been a Gord fan since 1972.:) Am looking forward to talking with all of you. So thankful that he is well again.
He is my favorite artist of all time.
Name: Jim Kellaway email@example.com|
From: (IP Address: 126.96.36.199)
Added: Monday, December 6, 2004 12:43 AM
I've been a listener and singer of Gordon Lightfoot's music since I got my first Gibson guitar in high school in 1968. "If You Could Read My Mind," and "Beautiful" are my best reproductions, and I was moved to sing the latter to my wife when we just celebrated our 25th anniversary. I've seen Gordon about three times, each one a treat. I heard he was hospitalized last year, and I trust he's okay now. His music and poetry are a gift, and he connects so well with things we all live through.
Name: Jon Muench firstname.lastname@example.org|
From: (IP Address: 188.8.131.52)
Added: Sunday, December 5, 2004 12:32 AM
I've been playing his muic and singing his songs since I was a kid in Michigan back in the 60's. He is still my favorite and I'm still learning and playing his newer songs. I entertained people in the streets of Heidelberg as a college student their in the 70's. When I go to his concerts people in the audience tell me to shut up so they can hear him sing. Keep em coming Gordon!
Name: Tomi B. (from Brunswick, MainE) ;-) email@example.com|
From: http://profiles.myspace.com/users/3738751 (IP Address: 184.108.40.206)
Added: Saturday, December 4, 2004 7:59 PM
Wow!! i didn't know there was so many "Gordon Lightfoot" fans! Anyways, long as i can remember, i was born & raised listening to Gordie's music thru the 70s. One of my memories was listening it on my Dad's 8-track while tacking trips in the car, (*70s AMC Gremlin). Songs like: "Sundown", "Wreck of the E.F.", "Rainy Day People", "IF You Could Read My MInd", "Carefree Highway" & of Course "Hiway Songs" etc.. Yep, those were some 'gr8' times ;-)
Name: Paraic Kenny firstname.lastname@example.org|
From: (IP Address: 220.127.116.11)
Added: Friday, December 3, 2004 1:54 AM
I too share the privilage of being a lifelong fan and like most, Im sure, regard GL as an inspirational friend and guide. What I would like is to collect any recordings of peoples home or professional recordings of their versions of Lightfoot songs. or songs that you might have written. The web and e-mail is brill in this regard. Many thanks.
Name: Billy Dyer email@example.com|
From: (IP Address: 18.104.22.168)
Added: Thursday, December 2, 2004 11:17 PM
Well Gord and company You guys have stretched the outer limits.Glad you are back to good health Gord.Last year was bad for me I lost my Mum Mother inlaw and my wife Wendy all to cancer. Wendy loved seeing you guys each year at massey. I could not seem to get tickets this year.My son skate boarded all the way from LA to Newmarket the hard way 7,500 km for cancer
research. Hi Terry great Strings!
Name: Christian |
From: (IP Address: 22.214.171.124)
Added: Saturday, November 27, 2004 8:22 PM
My favorite song? I know them all - I like them all. Since 30 years.
Go on Gord.
Name: omer middleton firstname.lastname@example.org|
From: (IP Address: 126.96.36.199)
Added: Saturday, November 27, 2004 1:37 PM
my favorite song is The Wreck of The Edmund Fitzjerald.
Name: david posada email@example.com|
From: (IP Address: 188.8.131.52)
Added: Saturday, November 27, 2004 12:06 AM
really nice stuff,pretty new to lightfoot but once you liston to him it grows on you really fast. will look out for anything in london.
Name: Eric |
From: (IP Address: 184.108.40.206)
Added: Wednesday, November 24, 2004 8:00 PM
I should have added to my last entry that I celebrated Gordon's recent birthday by parting with the $60. for the "Songbook" boxed-set. I highly recommend it. As my changer holds five c.d.s, I put in the four and added "Summertime Dream" to fill the void. Sure, when I shuffle them, I risk hearing songs repeated, but they're worth repeating; so much so that I don't believe I'll be swapping them around anytime soon. This is the music that keeps me coming back.
Name: Eric John |
From: (IP Address: 220.127.116.11)
Added: Wednesday, November 24, 2004 7:45 PM
Last week it came to my attention that my nephew, Jeremy, and Gordon share the same birthdate, November 17th (though five decades seperate their ages). I wondered, what are the odds of two of my favorite people on the planet being born on the same date? Those odds, of course, are 1:365 (the same as the odds of dying on one's birthdate--like Shakespeare). Under closer scrutiny, though, the odds are simply 1:2--either yes or no. Happy birthday Gordon & Jeremy, and many, many, many more. Love, Eric.
Name: Linda Jones firstname.lastname@example.org|
From: (IP Address: 18.104.22.168)
Added: Sunday, November 21, 2004 11:30 PM
Hello all you fans , it is great to see Gordons music is still so alive adn that he has so many fans. A friend of mine who use to date Gordon back in around /74 would love to say hello to a dear old friend. She use to hang out with him and Ian Tyson and knows intimatley who and why he wrote the song Sundown. She is now a parapelegic and is unable to get out or do much . I promised her that I would do my best to get in touch with him somehow. Does anyone out there know how to write to Mr Lightfoot, she would be delighte.
Name: Brunswick Bob |
From: (IP Address: 22.214.171.124)
Added: Wednesday, November 17, 2004 4:01 PM
Gordon is one of the truly original Artists of Music. He not only writes his songs and sings them to entertain and move us, but he paints a picture with each phrase to draw us in and make us feel a part of the story he weaves. I have been a fan since the first time I ever heard him and I have every album but two as far as I know. My all time favorite is Seven Island Suite. Keep telling your stories, Gord.
Name: Jack Koller email@example.com|
From: none (IP Address: 126.96.36.199)
Added: Tuesday, November 16, 2004 7:39 PM
Okay, I'm the old goat of the crowd. I won't tell you how old, but I heard the "early stuff" live. Gord has so much good stuff it's hard to pick but CRT has got to be up there just for its scope, but then I hear "Carefree Highway" and "Alberta Bound" and "Patriot's Game" and "Ballad of Yarmouth Castle" and....
Name: Vicky firstname.lastname@example.org|
From: (IP Address: 188.8.131.52)
Added: Tuesday, November 16, 2004 8:24 AM
Moved out on my own at 19 and Gordon Lightfoot got me thru the lonely nights and long days. A constant companion for nearly thirty-five years, the music is timeless, the feelings have never changed and the words of wisdom are still as meaningful today. I work two jobs and my evening job allows me to listen to a CD player. So into work I go with my mountain of GL discs (to replace the vinyl that is nearly worn through) and for four hours just enjoy my work! LOL!! Tomorrow is Gordon's birthday! Thanks for everything from Carefree Highway and Summer Side of Life to Shellfish and The No Hotel. Have a happy and healthy year. Happy Birthday from a devoted Northern New York fan!!
Name: Gord |
From: (IP Address: 184.108.40.206)
Added: Monday, November 15, 2004 7:12 PM
Seen Lightfoot in Sault Ste Marie in 1974, he was mad at the arena staff, they wouldn't shut down the refrigeration equipment, the noise was drowning him out. He kept telling them to shut it down, he was pissed off and getting madder. It's cool when the performer shows there personality.
I'm a big lightfoot fan, i'm still spinning the vinyl here.
Name: Jimbo in Thunder bay |
From: (IP Address: 220.127.116.11)
Added: Monday, November 15, 2004 7:46 AM
Been a fan of the man for years, and had the distinct pleasure of seeing him here in the 80's, especially in light of the fact that he once said he would never play here again because he got booed of the stage at the University. Glad he changed his mind!!
Keep those wonderful songs coming, and please, stop by again!!
Name: Dave Culver email@example.com|
From: (IP Address: 18.104.22.168)
Added: Saturday, November 13, 2004 4:51 PM
About 3o years ago often went to see Lightfoot at Massey Hall with my sister. I think a few times we paid about $3.50 for a ticket. Most concerts were great except for a couple in which I think he had to much to drink. Glad he has quick drinking. I am turning 50 in April and hope to see him in Massey Hall as my birthday gift to me. Last winter saw the excellent Tribute concert that was in Ottawa. Anyone have any news when there may be some concets at Massey Hall
Name: Rick Dreistadt firstname.lastname@example.org|
From: (IP Address: 22.214.171.124)
Added: Saturday, November 13, 2004 12:26 AM
Gordon, you are one of the few musicians that both myself and my wife enjoy equally. As I write this the sounds of The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald are wafting from my wifes quilting room upstairs. Ther is nothing more relaxing in the summer than resting in our recliners on the screened in porch, listening to the frogs in our neighbors pond and enjoying your music. Thanks!!!
Name: Randy email@example.com|
From: (IP Address: 126.96.36.199)
Added: Thursday, November 11, 2004 6:17 AM
Been a fan since the 60's. He has portrayed so many aspects of life in his music. Shared his views of life, love, and trageties. Always done to voice the feelings of all and not just a choosen few.
GL will always be a Canadian icon. Life goes on just as his music will.
Thanks for the memories Gordon
Name: Robert E Dunlap Dunlap_Robert@sbcglobal.net|
From: (IP Address: 188.8.131.52)
Added: Thursday, November 11, 2004 6:13 AM
This is a cool website. I am a singer songwriter guitar picker from Antioch Illinois. I play in a band called GabrielsLyric which is a christian folk-rock band, and I also lead worship time at my church. This is a great website. Tell Gordon I said hello and that he writes awsome songs. One question when will he be in the Chicago area next.
Name: Kari firstname.lastname@example.org|
From: (IP Address: 184.108.40.206)
Added: Wednesday, November 10, 2004 7:53 PM
There is a nice note about the Edmund Fitzgerald
at The Leland Report. www.lelandreport.com
A GL fan from long ago.
Name: Bernd Hitzker email@example.com|
From: (IP Address: 220.127.116.11)
Added: Wednesday, November 10, 2004 7:00 PM
My name is Berni,
and I´m 39 years old.
I`m from Hamburg/Germany.
I like different kind of music from soft tiil hard.
I`m a big Fan of Bruce Springsteen ,John Denver ,
Johnny Cash ,Bob Dylan,Van Morrison,Woody Guthrie and a lot of other.
Rock`n Roll and Country music are my favourite
kinds of music.
And Folk,american ,and English and Irish ,too.
I`m playing guitar and mostly the songs of
He`s one of my favorite singer too.
The best songs for me are:
Early Morning Rain,Steel Rail Blues,Too Late for Prayin`,Did She Mention My Name,Fine as Fine Can Be,Summertime Dream,Sit Down Young Stranger,
That`s my favorite songs of him.
Have a good time .
Name: bob |
From: (IP Address: 18.104.22.168)
Added: Tuesday, November 9, 2004 11:17 AM
Love your music
Name: Marge Rich firstname.lastname@example.org|
From: (IP Address: 22.214.171.124)
Added: Monday, November 8, 2004 8:52 PM
Gordon, I've been a fan for over 30 years. Tried to go to every concert in Seattle. Even went to one at the Puyallup Fair. It was magical.
My great-grandmother's maiden name was Hattie Lightfoot. I hope you and I are related somehow.
So glad you're back to your music. Keep well!
Name: Shelly Smith email@example.com|
From: (IP Address: 126.96.36.199)
Added: Monday, November 8, 2004 11:34 AM
Mr Lightfoot, your songs are so inspirational. I sit and listen to them and just start crying. Your songs move me like no other songs have. You sing with such heart and feeling, a refreshing change to today's bad music. You will always be a legend in my mind and heart.
Name: KIMBERLY BERAUN KIMMYPU2003@AOL.COM|
From: (IP Address: 188.8.131.52)
Added: Saturday, November 6, 2004 6:43 AM
I AM ONE OF YOUR GREATEST FANS AND LOVE YOUR VOICE. IF I EVER HAD A TERMINAL ILLNESS MY DYING WISH WOULD BE FOR YOU TO SING AT MY BEDSIDE.. HUGS FOREVER.
Name: Vigo Yvonne Kragh VIGO@GREENNET.NET|
From: (IP Address: 184.108.40.206)
Added: Friday, November 5, 2004 2:13 PM
From a fan of 30+ years - lets go for another 30!
You have a special gift of the most soothing, beautiful voice! God Bless you.
Name: Eric Beauregard firstname.lastname@example.org|
From: (IP Address: 220.127.116.11)
Added: Friday, November 5, 2004 2:02 PM
I've been a fan since I was old enough to turn on the radio. Performers and bands pass--fade in and out--but the music of Gordon Lightfoot is timeless. He's the Shakespeare of contemporary music. As far as I'm concerned, Gordon had but one peer in his profession, and that was the late Harry Chapin. I had the extreme pleasure last year to see Mr. Lightfoot in Burlington, VT. More than a concert, it was like a visit with an old friend. I'm planning a week off next April to catch another show in Vagas--can't wait.
Name: Harry J. DeGeorge email@example.com|
From: (IP Address: 18.104.22.168)
Added: Friday, November 5, 2004 12:50 AM
I have been a fan ever since the early 70's when I heard Early Morning Rain. I saw you perform at the Valley Forge Music Fair in 1988 & couldn't get over how great you sounded on stage. Was shocked to hear about your illness. Please include a trip to the Philadelphia area on your next tour. Your voice takes me to a much simpler world.
Name: Rusty Guy firstname.lastname@example.org|
From: (IP Address: 22.214.171.124)
Added: Monday, November 1, 2004 2:25 AM
What can one say about Gordon that words can describe. I have been perhaps 'obsessed' is the words best used over the years following his work. Since I first heard "If You could Read My Mind" in 1970 I knew I was a fan. His music influenced my own style as a musician. When people hear me perform I usually get a reply that it reminds them of the guy who sings about that ship. As strange as it sounds, when I need a boost in life I just put on a Lightfoot song and sit back and it does its magic. Thank God for Gordon Lightfoot for all he has done for the world.
Name: David Van Syoc Davansy@aol.com|
From: (IP Address: 126.96.36.199)
Added: Sunday, October 31, 2004 10:27 PM
Gordon Lightfoot is the greatest singer/songwriter in musical history. No exceptions. I aspire to collect all of his cd's. I already have all the lps, including early United Artists titles. There is no "bad" song or "filler" in any of his works.
Name: Ron Little |
From: (IP Address: 188.8.131.52)
Added: Sunday, October 31, 2004 6:29 PM
I have been listening to and singing GL songs for almost as long as I can remember. Mr. lightfoot has had a very profound influence on me and I am very confident in saying he has had a major influence in Canada's music scene. His songs are timeless classics with so much to tell.
Name: Brittney Stremp |
From: (IP Address: 184.108.40.206)
Added: Tuesday, October 26, 2004 4:37 PM
this site rocks!!!!! i love his music so much!!!
Name: Alice Valdal email@example.com|
From: (IP Address: 220.127.116.11)
Added: Monday, October 25, 2004 3:39 PM
I've been a fan of Gord Lightfoot since the '70's but never sent a fan letter and, to be honest, since leaving university, didn't listen to him much any more. However, on a road trip this summer I rediscovered his music and was bowled over by his talent. His ability to touch the deepest emotions in just a few lines of poetry is amazing and his tunes resonate long after the music has ended. Thank you, Gord Lightfoot, for telling this country's story in such unforgettable lines.
Name: Marc Seebass firstname.lastname@example.org|
From: http://home.att.net/~kitsune-bi (IP Address: 18.104.22.168)
Added: Sunday, October 24, 2004 10:59 AM
I've always felt blessed by the fact that I never felt the need to rebel against my parrents music. "Emunds Fitzgerald" and "Cody" are on my list of all time favorite songs.
Name: Lew Ross email@example.com|
From: (IP Address: 22.214.171.124)
Added: Saturday, October 23, 2004 12:28 AM
I've always been a great fan of Mr. Lightfoot.
His lyrics have meaning and he projects the message in his songs as good as any and better than most other performers.
He is, indeed, a class act!
Name: Phil Gill Gillblackcat@aol.com|
From: (IP Address: 126.96.36.199)
Added: Friday, October 22, 2004 5:54 PM
My Dad warned me how adictive 'If I could read your mind' was, and suggested I should listed to it. He was right. It's...well... I have just listened to 'Sundown' and 'The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald'. Very very adictive stuff. Nice one, Gordon.
Name: Phil Gill Gillblackcat@aol.com|
From: (IP Address: 188.8.131.52)
Added: Friday, October 22, 2004 5:44 PM
I am a 35yr old Welshman and work in the community looking after the elderly. I have a 13yr old daughter who is an angel with horns, a forked-tail, etc! My gal keeps me grinning. I write poetry and short stories: though I have not submitted any material yet. Music is good for the soul and reading keeps the mind sharp-ish. People call me 'Ben'.
Name: Jessie Batson firstname.lastname@example.org|
From: (IP Address: 184.108.40.206)
Added: Wednesday, October 20, 2004 8:47 PM
I'm a grade 6 student, doing a paper on great native canadians, having chose Gordon Lightfoot gave me an opportunity to learn more about the artist who gave me the song, If you could read my mind, song by the New Canadian Idol Kalan Porter, which I learned to play on my guitar. LOVE IT
I am in need of more information about Gordon Lightfoot - his families roots - tribe - any siblings. If you could help I would rely appreciate it
THANK YOU IN ADVANCE
Name: Ashley and Michelle |
From: (IP Address: 220.127.116.11)
Added: Tuesday, October 19, 2004 2:25 PM
You rock Gordon Lightfoot!We really liked it when you went on Canadian idol. Was it cool meeting Jacob Hoggarrd? Who was your favorite idol?
Name: roberto delledonne email@example.com|
From: (IP Address: 18.104.22.168)
Added: Tuesday, October 19, 2004 12:42 AM
Ps Here in Italy it's 7.34 pm and at 10 pm I will have my radio show live..so it's should be wonderful if somebody of you, calls directly the radio station and speaks just chatting whit me about him or something else, live announcin this beautiful sono If you could read my mind or the other,Beautiful.So my door is open and I'm glad to do it and hearing an american voice..the radio Station has around 100.000 listeners all around North of Italy.The number to call from thre,is 011 39 340 9094660.My name is Roberto.Making some count at 10pm mine it's should be 4 pm yours,time of new york.I will be on air for 3 hours.Glad to meet you,Roby DD
Name: roberto delledonne firstname.lastname@example.org|
From: (IP Address: 22.214.171.124)
Added: Tuesday, October 19, 2004 12:32 AM
I discovered Gordon from few months,but I'm in love of just the song that I know,If I could read my mind..I'm from Italy and here very few people knows the country style really Usa,But it's because I'm in love about the Usa and his music,I have the pleasure to dream when I listen that song..I'm a dj and I work in a Radio Stion in Italy close to Milan,her name is Malvis network and when I played last night If I could... I was so excited and almost I was criyng like a baby..I love this style and I would like to known some more about him,because I know singers of the last generation like Tim Mc graw for example..If somebody was tell to me something I'm so glad to heart it and answering,some chat you know..I beg your pardon for my english I know It's not perferct I'm just trying to give my best..So I'm 41 years old and happy to amaze one artist so great.I didn't see nobody from Italy,but i'm not sorry 'cause I like more knowing people from Usa that Italian.I read some e mail and I saw that many people knows him from a long time and this is nice because it's means that Gordon's songs made a lot of company to everydody is grew up with him...My name is roberto,I live in Piacenza Italy and when listen to Him I know that somebody from the Sky touched a man to make others happy.Lovely Roby from Italy
Name: George German email@example.com|
From: (IP Address: 126.96.36.199)
Added: Monday, October 18, 2004 9:47 PM
I just wanted to say that I'm happy to hear that Gordon is feeling better!
His music has always been a favorite of mine. I think the combination of fine lyrics and his unmistakable voice made a mark on me during my youth.
Gordon, here's to you! God Bless!
Name: Lisa firstname.lastname@example.org|
From: (IP Address: 188.8.131.52)
Added: Monday, October 18, 2004 11:58 AM
i like all his songs when i watched them on canadian idol. i think he totally rocks!!!!!
Name: Carol Navarro email@example.com|
From: (IP Address: 184.108.40.206)
Added: Saturday, October 16, 2004 8:51 AM
I've listened to Gordon Lightfoot since I was 15 years old. I never minded staying home on a Friday night as a teenager, because I could listen to his music all night long. I've always claimed his music and lyrics played a huge role in the person I am today, at 51! I fell in love with him after hearing 'The Canadian Railroad Trilogy' on a radio program out of Ann Arbor called, 'Michigan Movin'. He is the Mozart and Walt Whitman of our times. Don't I love it when my five year old granddaughter says to me, "Grandma, can you put on Gordon Lightfoot?"
And for the first time in my life, I can sing at the top of my voice with another person. She loves Alberta Bound and we sing it together in the car over and over. If only he and the guys in the band could see it!
Name: Greg Takacs firstname.lastname@example.org|
From: (IP Address: 220.127.116.11)
Added: Friday, October 15, 2004 12:27 AM
I first began listening to and then playing Gordon's songs in the mid sixties. The Wherefore and the Why really sent me around '68 when I was married. Song for a Winter's Night always seemed to have mystical, otherworldly view to it...'bout time you know' and, of course, The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald puts me on the edge of space with chills and heroic farewells. I recently played from my vinyl collection (and played along with) most of the songs on: "Gord's Gold". My acquaintance, Tom Rush, speaks highly of Gordon and so do I.
Name: Anne Haren email@example.com|
From: (IP Address: 18.104.22.168)
Added: Friday, October 15, 2004 5:36 AM
I last heard Gordon and the band at the Highland Theater in Akron,Ohio.....I will never forget him standing in the shadowed entrance way to the stage shielding his guitar....I wish him health and happiness....his music has been an anchor for me during the good and bad times.. He is a modern Walt Whitman......his work is monumental, awesome, so reflective of NATURE amd its healing powers......I am a long time fan and adore him....Best wishes to him and his family....Long live Gordon Lightfoot......Master and Commander
Name: Sarah firstname.lastname@example.org|
From: (IP Address: 22.214.171.124)
Added: Friday, October 15, 2004 2:53 AM
Très beau travail pour ce site. Bonne continuation. Sarah
Name: Tookie Roberts Tookie2287@aol.com|
From: (IP Address: 126.96.36.199)
Added: Wednesday, October 13, 2004 9:32 PM
I have been a Gordon Lightfoot Fan since I was in highschool. In fact, I am listening to a cd of his while we speak!!! I listen to him alway in my car. I am hoping that maybe there will be some concerts somewhere in the south. I hope that very thing goes well for Gordon. He is a ONE IN A MILLION. He is the
Name: Bill Robertson email@example.com|
From: (IP Address: 188.8.131.52)
Added: Wednesday, October 13, 2004 6:52 PM
I have been a dye-in-the-wool Gordon Lightfoot fan since 1972 when I was introduced to his music by a friend while serving in the military. I have gathered every scap of sheet & book music of Gordo's since then. I basically learned to play the guitar with his music. Favorite song? Hard to say since I have many. I suppose the latest album I have would have to include the song "Welcome to Try" (going to have to get Harmony). God Bless Gordon Lightfoot...our prayers from South Texas are including the Troubadour today.
Name: James Vandervoort firstname.lastname@example.org|
From: (IP Address: 184.108.40.206)
Added: Tuesday, October 12, 2004 11:28 PM
I was born, raised, and spent an idyllic boyhood in Gord's hometown of Orillia, Ontario; just 2 blocks from the lake. Driving into town for as long as I can remember, the welcoming sign said "Orillia - Home of Gordon Lightfoot". My mother snuck backstage after an early '70's concert at the Orillia Opera House, got an autograph for the record and a kiss on the cheek. The record and autograph we still have, my mom's gone on.
I played some Lightfoot tonight for the first time in years and it brought back warm memories of my mom, family, and Canadian roots. (I now live in St. Louis, MO). "Beautiful" is one of the great love songs, trumping the stylistically similar "Wonderful Tonight" of Eric Clapton.
Best to Gord, his family, and the Canadians who grew up listening to Gord.
Name: Brooke email@example.com|
From: (IP Address: 220.127.116.11)
Added: Tuesday, October 12, 2004 8:52 PM
i have been a hard core fan since the beginning.
my favorite song is if you could read my mind
Name: Danielle firstname.lastname@example.org|
From: (IP Address: 18.104.22.168)
Added: Tuesday, October 12, 2004 11:21 AM
I love this site! It's got lots about him... he's awesome! I love the song 'Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald'! We're studying it in school. Rock on! :)
Name: Nathan Brain |
From: (IP Address: 22.214.171.124)
Added: Monday, October 11, 2004 10:22 PM
I am 24 and Orillia, Ontario is my home town. My dad lived across the street from Gord in Orillia on Mary Street. Have been a fan of his since I can remember. Everytime I am home Gord gets played on the record player. Orillia was such a great place growing up and everytime I here him it reminds me of Orillia Ontario. Gord you are the greatest.
Name: Ralph Cate email@example.com|
From: (IP Address: 126.96.36.199)
Added: Sunday, October 10, 2004 7:14 PM
I have been a lightfoot fan for more than 20 years and don't know of a better singer/songwriter who has ever put words on paper. I can't wait for him to tour Wash,DC again. Get well Gordon!!
Name: David Craytor |
From: (IP Address: 188.8.131.52)
Added: Saturday, October 9, 2004 7:32 PM
I just discovered Gordon Lightfoots music. I love it and I wish I would have seen it's significance alot earlier. I remember his songs because my mother listens to his music. I guess I was unenlightened until now.
Name: Chris Iversen firstname.lastname@example.org|
From: (IP Address: 184.108.40.206)
Added: Friday, October 8, 2004 3:55 PM
First discovered Gordon in 1969. My first wife and I fell in love listening to Canadian Railroad Trilogy and Only a Go-Go Girl.
Saw Gordon a couple of years ago at Concord Pavillion and When He sang The Wreck of Edmund Fitzgerald, all my sailing buddies were crying like babies. So was I.
My question: I heard a song of his (I thought it was his) and it has a reoccuring line about "men who go fishin after whales." I cannot find it anywhere. Can some body help me.
Thank in advance
The Woodlands, Texas
Name: Dottie, Dorothy Ann Turnbull Parsons email@example.com|
From: (IP Address: 220.127.116.11)
Added: Wednesday, October 6, 2004 9:07 PM
I was born 1935 in Orillia, and am the daughter of Noel Turnbull born 1899 in what is now Uhthoff. When I was a little girl the Gordon Lightfoot name was very familiar around our house. I am assuming it might have been your dad's name. We left Orillia for Hamilton in 1944, and two years later my family split up and dad went to Milford Bay.
Before I go any further I would like to say there is a reaseon behind all this. I am working on my genealogy and because dad said we were related distantly, I would like to ask if my dad's name rings any bells for you?
My mom's McGrath family was related to many of the families in Orillia, and I wasn't told which side the Lightfoots were on. If you could help me figure this out, I would certainly appreciate it.
I would also like to say that I have been a fan for many a year but I didn't know originally that you were from Orillia. I used to think it would be quite a coincidence if that would be the case, and especially if you were the son of Gordon Lightfoot whose name I'd known very well as a child. I now live in hurricane country, Melbourne, Florida, and we don't get much news of you here any more. I do still pick up your songs being played from Vero Beach on the 103.7 "Golden Oldies" radio broadcast.
Name: Dave Smith firstname.lastname@example.org|
From: (IP Address: 18.104.22.168)
Added: Wednesday, October 6, 2004 3:32 PM
Gordon, I live in the UK and have sort of been out of touch for a few years. So sorry to hear of your health problems and hope all will be fine! Been a GREAT fan since the 60's and if you ever come over to the UK, please let me know.
Name: Catherine |
From: (IP Address: 22.214.171.124)
Added: Wednesday, October 6, 2004 8:12 AM
Thank you Gordon for a wonderful, haunting, historical song that still makes me cry today. A song that is timeless and sparked the curiosity and quest for knowledge that no 4th grade Social Studies book could ever do for my child. God Bless you and the families of the Edmund Fitzgerald and all our sailors at sea! Angelina's Mom
Name: Angelina |
From: (IP Address: 126.96.36.199)
Added: Wednesday, October 6, 2004 7:45 AM
I live in Southeast Michigan and my 4th grade class is studying about Michigan and it's natural resources and trades and about the Great Lakes. My Mom showed me this and thought it very important to know about the Edmund Fitzgerald. My Dad works on Zug Island sometimes. I am sharing this with my class today. I think this was very sad.
Name: Jake |
From: (IP Address: 188.8.131.52)
Added: Tuesday, October 5, 2004 5:39 PM
Lightfoot's music has meant a lot to me. I've been a fan for decades and have seen his concerts many times too. The Sundown, Back Here on Earth, Don Quixote, and Old Dan's Records albums are my favorites. I find it hard to believe how much his voice has deteriorated in recent years...I simply cannot listen to his new stuff. But I am glad that he survived his recent illness and I hope that he has many more years ahead sharing his songs.
Name: Marco Conforto de Alencar email@example.com|
From: http://www.geocities.com/cagamba/index.html (IP Address: 184.108.40.206)
Added: Tuesday, October 5, 2004 11:41 AM
I'm from Brazil and I first heard of GL when I was an exchange student in the US. Before I could understand English I would listen to one of his songs every now and then and ask myself who could be that guy with the strong voice. Afraid I would miss out on buying his record, I sung what one of his songs appeared to be saying (I think it was Sundown) and my friend picked it instantly! It was quite funny, me pretending to sing like he does. Best wishes, Gordon, come visit Brazil sometime!!!
Name: art |
From: (IP Address: 220.127.116.11)
Added: Sunday, October 3, 2004 9:04 PM
Anyone in the world have a photo of the "No Hotel?"
That would be cool.
Name: Mae Campbell firstname.lastname@example.org|
From: (IP Address: 18.104.22.168)
Added: Saturday, October 2, 2004 11:47 AM
I was married to Murray Campbell and we have 2 beautiful girls. I met Gordon at his home in Rosedale on New Years Eve many moons ago. I would just like to say I have never missed a Massey Hall concert by Gordon and I love his new album. Please stay well Gordon, my love and prayers are with you, take care.
Name: Morgan |
From: (IP Address: 22.214.171.124)
Added: Friday, October 1, 2004 11:14 PM
Gordon has got to be my favorite singer/songwriter ever! And when I say this I do mean it. I've been listening to his music since i can remember...although it isn't that long since I'm only 14. But "Sundown" and "Pony Man" were the first two songs i learned to play on the guitar. Although I can barely read music, so of course i listen to the songs over and over again just to get every note right and land on every beat. Sometimes I just sit there for hours listen to the same song just feeling the music, the notes, the beats, the tempo, the story. But before I get carried away i just want to thank Gordon for just being such an inspiration to me!
Name: Ricky Mitchell email@example.com|
From: (IP Address: 126.96.36.199)
Added: Friday, October 1, 2004 10:01 PM
Does Anyone Know Where The Love of God Goes?
Thank You Gordon Lightfoot
Twenty-nine men called for you -
The Witch of November blasphemed and blew.
Damned winds, seas, and souls stormed for you -
The tempest tossed about your crew.
Wives, sons, and daughters pleaded with you –
The Maritime Sailors Cathedral spared not one pew.
Whitefish Bay safeguarded hope for you –
Fifteen miles to safety give or take a few.
No table thanks were offered to you –
Old tars wondered what to do?
Seven P.M. clocked their final hour for you –
A failed hatchway drowned this bone to chew.
Their bell tolls no more to you –
Silenced by Poseidon’s abyssful blue.
Sacrificed she lays apart for you –
Only half of a safety boat floated into view.
The Chippewa awed and prayed to you –
They tariffed, toiled, and traded their due.
Their sea christened lives are dedicated to you –
The Edmund Fitzgerald crucified for me too.
Name: Tito firstname.lastname@example.org|
From: msn (IP Address: 188.8.131.52)
Added: Tuesday, September 28, 2004 3:15 PM
I like heard his song once and I think it's like really weird. Oh ya and the song about the Edmund Fitzgerald. My favorite part was like the part when they are in the church well not the crew but the other people and when it says "....it rang 29 times..." yeah that part. II'm not sure if i have heard any other songs but that one is kinda weird again. Thanks for like hearing me!
Name: Mark W. Kelly email@example.com|
From: (IP Address: 184.108.40.206)
Added: Saturday, September 18, 2004 10:42 PM
Just a note to say that I, as many of you, relied on Gordon to see me through the difficult periods of young love, societal angst, and Vietnam - days when life had gone awry and never knew how or why. Though I am fast approaching an age I believed I'd never see, I must say that the "words" of Gordon - those thought provoking, ever illuminating words - have served me well... kept my keel in the water, if you will. For what it's worth, my daughter, Hilary, has survived two tours of duty in Iraq. There were moments when thoughts of Gordon, I know, were the last link in the chain of her sanity. Without Gordon and his music... what an abyss we'd have had to cross on our own. I confess, as most of you have had to do, that I tried to write the words that could make sense of the world that played only sharps and flats, but could not. People like Gordon are rare - exceedingly rare. I don't know him, and he does not know me, but he is my brother - my father - and my son. On behalf of my daughter, as well as myself, thank you for this opportunity to thank Gordon.
Name: Cathy firstname.lastname@example.org|
From: (IP Address: 220.127.116.11)
Added: Saturday, September 18, 2004 11:52 AM
I have been listening to Gordon since 1972... through good times in my life and his music has helped me through the really bad times. My all time favorite is "Song For A Winter's Night" but almost every other one is my second favotite. I have been to two or three concerts, they were outstanding. There are no others to compare with Gordon, he's in a class by himself. Thanks, Gordon, for sharing yourself with us through your music.... I don't know what I would have done without it.....
Name: Jane smith email@example.com|
From: (IP Address: 18.104.22.168)
Added: Friday, September 17, 2004 7:54 PM
I have enjoyed his music for years, would love to see concert schedule.
Name: Doreen LePage firstname.lastname@example.org|
From: (IP Address: 22.214.171.124)
Added: Friday, September 17, 2004 8:54 AM
I have enjoyed Gordon Lightfoot's writing and singing for years. The Canadian Railroad Trilogy is fantastic. Then there is Your Love's Return (song for Stephen Foster), plus countless songs that are too many to mention.
In his most recent works, Painter Passing Through is just terrific, and let's hope he does not pass through too quickly.
Name: Wayne Sine email@example.com|
From: (IP Address: 126.96.36.199)
Added: Thursday, September 16, 2004 3:33 PM
I think that the song "Pussy Willows, Cat-Tails" is one of the most beautiful songs I've ever heard. Wayne Sine, 1091 South 1000 East, Apt. 8-A, Provo, Utah, U.S.A. 84603.
Name: Brian Siverns firstname.lastname@example.org|
From: (IP Address: 188.8.131.52)
Added: Tuesday, September 14, 2004 7:03 PM
I have been listening to his music all my life. literally. My all time favourite song is "BISCUIT CITY" Thank You
Name: Philip Campo PNCAMPO@yahoo.com|
From: (IP Address: 184.108.40.206)
Added: Tuesday, September 14, 2004 12:39 AM
I am a huge Lightfoot fan. I have attended 4 Lightfoot concerts in New Orleans beginning in 1978 through 1994. I would like to get a copy of Lightfoot when he appeared in Hotel. Could this tape be purchased. Also I remember seeing him on Pbs back in the 1970's. Can this tape be purchased.
Name: Alexandra email@example.com|
From: (IP Address: 220.127.116.11)
Added: Monday, September 13, 2004 7:19 PM
Well I'm here because I am doing a TOP 10 list of Canadian singers songwriters and musicians for my Canadian History Class! I'm having quite trying to find the information I need, considering I know nothing about Gordon Lightfoot so if anyone could back to me that would be great.
Name: Joy Talley firstname.lastname@example.org|
From: (IP Address: 18.104.22.168)
Added: Monday, September 13, 2004 3:31 PM
I became a fan a year ago. Love your music. Ye, Gordon do you have a update photo of yourself, just laying around that you don't need, could I have it? I have know idea what you look like. Do you live in the US or Canada? I play your music so mush I where the CD out.
Name: Gunter vom Berg email@example.com|
From: golgatha-berlin.de (IP Address: 22.214.171.124)
Added: Saturday, September 11, 2004 8:00 PM
I know GL since 1972. Longplayers like "Don Quixote" and "Sundown" accompany me through the years and never get boring. Songs like "Looking at the rain", "Don Quixote - through the woodland, through the valley", "Minstrel of the dawn" or "Too late for prayin'" are timeless marks and it's unbelievable that they are not included on any Alltime-Charts. If there is a chance too watch GL live on any stage in Germany or Europe, i will be appreaciated to be informed.
Excuse my bad english, but if you could hear my hard german accent, you'll prefer this Mail. Kind regards Gunter vom Berg
Name: rose brooks firstname.lastname@example.org|
From: www.justmiltonfolks.ca (IP Address: 126.96.36.199)
Added: Saturday, September 11, 2004 3:26 PM
I'd like to get in touch with Gordon Lightfoot's manager to get permission to use lyrics from Minstrel of the Dawn on my house concert website
(listen to the pictures flow, across the room into your mind they flow... listen to the strings, they jangle and dangle as the old guitar rings)... don't want to insult Mr. Lightfoot by using them without permission! can anyone help?
Name: Rhoda |
From: (IP Address: 188.8.131.52)
Added: Friday, September 10, 2004 7:32 PM
Gordon, you're the most talented singer/songwriter
of all time. Thank you for making my life so
much sweeter. I hope you can come to Los Angeles
for a concert soon!
Name: Sharon email@example.com|
From: (IP Address: 184.108.40.206)
Added: Tuesday, September 7, 2004 9:49 PM
Thank you for your music. I grew up on a farm, used to sail, am married with children - we make our living farming and so lead a country life that is now so foreign to so many. Our boys are the sixth generation of the family in this farmhouse. I think the farm business and the music business are pretty similar in that you have to love it to do it, there's lots of struggle that people who aren't in the business don't see and lots of myths about glories that just aren't there. But then there are those moments that happen when you least expect them and sometimes when you most need them, and you know why you do what you do. The boys play a variety of instruments (I'm struggling with guitar!) Music is a big part of our lives. Your music touches a very deep part of me, I can so personally relate to so many of the songs. As I'm certain so many people can. Your gift of making your guitar feel the song, and the words picture the feeling is extraordinary. I hope you will be back in Hamilton this fall, so I can take the boys to experience your music live. My favourite performance (of anyone) of all time, was many (many!) years ago - Massey Hall - it was just you, your guitar, a stool and one light. Thank you. I wish you well. Sharon.
Name: stig goran haggblom from Finland |
From: (IP Address: 220.127.116.11)
Added: Tuesday, September 7, 2004 2:04 AM
Hello from Finland
Last year I saw on Finnish television Gord´s Reno-concert. It was a happy moment in my life to see my boyhood-idol. Thanks Gord. I hope you a good recovery and a happy life.
Name: Ed firstname.lastname@example.org|
From: (IP Address: 18.104.22.168)
Added: Monday, September 6, 2004 2:01 AM
Wanted to say what an inspiration you and your music have been on my life. First heard you play down in Baltimore in 67. You were my inspiration to play the guitar and spread the the beautiful words and music you presented to the world. A true Minstrel of the Dawn!!
Name: Kevin Hammond email@example.com|
From: (IP Address: 22.214.171.124)
Added: Thursday, September 2, 2004 10:50 PM
The Harmony album is great!Keep up the good work!
Name: Gerard Volgers firstname.lastname@example.org|
From: (IP Address: 126.96.36.199)
Added: Tuesday, August 31, 2004 3:26 AM
My exrerience with Gordon started in the late 70`s with his one and only hit:If you could read my mind.After that we never heard from him in Holland. But I loved his music and I bought every record I could get, wich wasn`t easy in Holland. I`m still impressed of his voice. It`s such a warm sound. To me as a Duchman he has his lovely way of guitar picking.As I play the guitar myself he was one of my great insperations.
Unfortunately it`s almost impossible to buy some music in Holland today,but what I have now I keep it forever in my collection.His songs are great it`s that special sound that gave me tears in my eyes.We don`t have singers like him in Holland. That`s the great difference in my little country.I wished I could get more of his old records `cause they are the best.well God bless you and keep the music alive!
Name: henry bo hawk email@example.com|
From: (IP Address: 188.8.131.52)
Added: Monday, August 30, 2004 8:07 PM
greetings from argentina
when i listen the wondeful music of gordon
everything is good in my life
Name: DAVE BOECK ARKITET@AOL.COM|
From: (IP Address: 184.108.40.206)
Added: Sunday, August 29, 2004 9:39 AM
JUST GOT HARMONY-ITS GREAT. WILL THERE BE ANY TOURS TOWARDS OKLAHOMA IN THE FUTURE? YOUR MUSIC HAS BEEN INTERWOVEN WITH MY LIFE. THANKS FOR YOUR MUSIC
Name: Jay firstname.lastname@example.org|
From: (IP Address: 220.127.116.11)
Added: Saturday, August 28, 2004 12:26 AM
My name is Jay. I grew up listening to Gordon because my Dad really likes his music. I do too. I am proud to be a fan of Gordon Lightfoot. He's one of the greatest songwriters of all time. One of the greatest artists of all time. I too am a singer/songwriter, and when I pick up the guitar to play a few songs, I always play Long Way Back Home. I love this song and i think it is underrated. I've sung it at the bar, at the university, at the coffee shops and people always loved it. Mostly because I love it. Gordon's music is inspriing to me. I just saw him on Canadian Idol and it was good to see him alive and well. A true legend, walking offstage when Mulrony(sic) gave him some accolades and the crowd all on their feet giving him a standing ovation. I thought that was classy of Gord...basically saying 'don't treat me any different than anyone else.' A genius writer, performer, artist...just don't tell him that he's a genius. Oh well, deep inside, even though he doesn't want people to acknowledge it, he knows.
Gordon Lightfoot is the greatest Canadian who ever lived. And one hell of a painter for someone who's only passing through...
Name: Pamella Brown Tarmus@aol.com|
From: (IP Address: 18.104.22.168)
Added: Tuesday, August 24, 2004 7:25 PM
I hope you receive this message because it is a special "thank you" from a 51 year old whom developed Huntington's Chorea and getting to the late stages and I have wanted to do this for many years and never had the nerve so here goes. You may not even remember as I was only 16. My father lived in the same building as your sister (Don Mills area)Philip MacKellar (a DJ for one of the local radio stations) He knew what a fan I was - a 16 year old girl living in Jacksonville Florida at a time not alot of people knew who you were. I went up for a visit and a day or so later his phone rang and said it was for me. When I got on the phone it was you - apparently your sister passed the message along to you and even to this day I can't believe you took the time to call someone you did not know just to say hello. That memory has stuck with me to this very day. in later years I married and had a son, he grew up listening to you and has been teased about it from his friends and he related to me one incident and while talking he made a very special statement that took me by surprize (he was a teenager at the time) "I don't care who makes fun of me because I grew up with it and when I hear any Gordon Lightfoot song it makes me feel safe" He is now married and a father and still listens to you. When I was told of my illness being terminal the first thing I thought of was his remark that day so many years before and I want to say Thank You for the wonderful memory I carry in my heart, strange as it sounds it hlps me cope from time to time. If not for you I may never have heard those words. God Bless You.
Name: dawn zana email@example.com|
From: (IP Address: 22.214.171.124)
Added: Monday, August 23, 2004 11:21 AM
Hi Gordon ,
picked up your new album the other day nice t see your doing the things you like to do again . Anyway wish you the best in getting well and I hope rick Terry Barry and mike are doing well also . Cant wait until you come back to cleveland . wish you the best Dawnie
Name: Ennio firstname.lastname@example.org|
From: (IP Address: 126.96.36.199)
Added: Friday, August 20, 2004 2:42 AM
It's hard to pick a favorite but I can really relate to"The Watchman's Out".I saw you most recently at Crary Park in Peterborough about 3 years ago.Unfortunately,the volume was so low that I could hardly hear you!Anyway...hope things continue to go well & thanx for everything...Your friend;Ennio.
Name: Darryl Cooke DACWEB2@TELUS.NET|
From: (IP Address: 188.8.131.52)
Added: Thursday, August 19, 2004 11:27 PM
Really huge Lightfoot fan. He was my initial inspiration to become a singer songwiter. I can still remember the days of going up solo with my
guitar to do Gordon's songs in the pub. It was often a tough go, singing Railroad Trilogy to a bunch of folks with too much beer in them, but it's paid off. Am recording my first CD.
As for stories about Gord, I actually got to meet him one day. In all places, a cow pasture near Longview Alberta. Tyson, McLaughlin and crew were doing a benefit for the Old Man River Dam or something like that, and there he was, putting on his boots in his car, so I went up to meet him. He was quite decent and cordial, and it was a honor to meet my musical hero.
Anyway, wish him God speed in getting well.
Name: alan gilmour |
From: (IP Address: 184.108.40.206)
Added: Thursday, August 19, 2004 4:39 PM
what a great site for all gord's fans really enjoyed spending time at this site i have a lot of gordon lightfoot albums and video clips including 21 songs from the reno concert in digital versions for file sharing if anyone uses winmx let me know you have visited this if i'm there you can download from my computer.winmx username bluenose1875
Name: tina chapman email@example.com|
From: (IP Address: 220.127.116.11)
Added: Thursday, August 19, 2004 4:54 AM
gotta say last night on canadian idol the contestants i think did a fantastic job with your music, ever song they sang brough a tear to eye.you are such a ossume legend and have such great songs. i'm sure you and your tunes will live on forever.i must say i was disapointed you didn't perform wreck of the edmond fitzgerald.that song is my all time favorite.maybe some day i will get to see you sing it live.that my friend would be sweet
Name: jesse ledesma Slimyscorpion@aol.com|
From: (IP Address: 18.104.22.168)
Added: Thursday, August 19, 2004 12:43 AM
My girlfriend sent me this link, she also love s gordon.Gordon Lightfoot put on one of the best concerts you will ever go to. His song lyrics about love, life, and the joy of life will probably never be duplicated by anyone else. Get well soon gordon, wee miss you.
Name: Lauri firstname.lastname@example.org|
From: (IP Address: 22.214.171.124)
Added: Wednesday, August 18, 2004 9:59 PM
Wow I just saw Gordon on Canadian Idol still a babe. I can't wait ti get the new CD. I read the bio and wished there was more about who he is as a person what was his childhood like what did his family do for a living. Does he have any kids and does he still live in Ontario. I am glad Gordon surrived from his coma 23 months ago and that he is back big and strong
Still loving your music for 40 years
Name: Derek Franks DEKLYN@YAHOO.COM|
From: (IP Address: 126.96.36.199)
Added: Tuesday, August 17, 2004 2:58 PM
Such a great singer a distinctive voice no other has . I listen to his music a lot and can relate to the words of If you could read my mind .
I got a big thing for Wreck of the edmund Fitzgerald . Gordon cant do wrong for me what a talent
Name: Chad Swenson |
From: (IP Address: 188.8.131.52)
Added: Monday, August 16, 2004 11:20 PM
Great website! If there's one song I can remember from my youth, it's the Wreck of the Edmond Fitzgerald. My parents brought me up to Superior a few times and I remember how cool and imposing the big ships were(especially after the song). Amazing song.
Name: alison norris email@example.com|
From: tafe nsw orange australia (IP Address: 184.108.40.206)
Added: Monday, August 16, 2004 9:33 PM
i've always been a big fan since i herd the first song and i've got a few of my freinds interested in his music i listen to it all the time.i've been trying for ages to get some info on his music.fabulous to here.
Name: tony herriot firstname.lastname@example.org|
From: (IP Address: 220.127.116.11)
Added: Monday, August 16, 2004 6:53 PM
I have been listening to Gordon Lightfoot since about 72 when my older brothers Canadian girlfriend left LPs ( Early Lightfoot and If you could read my mind) in our house in Glasgow. I saw the great man in Glasgow in about 1979, he actually was a bit drunk on stage and sang endless wire twice without knowing!I have all of his Lp's/CD's and the man is amazing, especially his lyrics.
Write many more Gordon, I'd love to see you in concert again, come to Europe.
Name: chris email@example.com|
From: (IP Address: 18.104.22.168)
Added: Monday, August 16, 2004 3:47 PM
I've been a fan since I was a teenager. I don't even remember when I first got into Lightfoot but I remember that the first album I purchased was IF YOU COULD READ MY MIND. I wish Gordon well on his continued road of recovery and am glad he'd "rather press on" - Waiting For You
Name: Jan Hess EastEnders Fan@aol.com|
From: (IP Address: 22.214.171.124)
Added: Thursday, August 12, 2004 1:17 PM
After a recent visit to Ontario I have a renewed interest in Gordon Lightfoot. I am hoping to be able to purchase Songbook soon. I absolutely LOVE Carefree Highway and the Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgereld. Both such soleful songs.
Name: Ron Respress firstname.lastname@example.org|
From: (IP Address: 126.96.36.199)
Added: Thursday, August 12, 2004 11:37 AM
Just watched the "Live In Reno" concert last evening on DVD...Fantastic!
I've been a fan since the sixties and have all the music on CDs now.
Keep on writing those great songs and come back to Peoria, Illinois again sometime soon.
Name: Nina Abelseth Goldman email@example.com|
From: (IP Address: 188.8.131.52)
Added: Thursday, August 12, 2004 12:50 AM
One of the greatest talents of the century.
I was introduced to his music by my cousin, Al Amdam in 1966 who was his manager at the time. Al came down to the SF Bay Area (from Edmonton) and went around getting bookings for him. I loved the album he gave to me. I would like to e-mail Gordon and reminisce about those times and my cousin Al who passed away in the early '90s.
Name: NeilStalley |
From: (IP Address: 184.108.40.206)
Added: Saturday, August 7, 2004 3:33 PM
I remmember as a boy about 20 years ago. I was living in Kitchener and I heard a song about a shipwreck. I never heard the song again until today and it brought all the memories back that I thought I'd lost. I wanna come home.
Name: Jane firstname.lastname@example.org|
From: (IP Address: 220.127.116.11)
Added: Wednesday, August 4, 2004 3:07 PM
The first GL song I ever heard was "If You Could Read My Mind", and I was hooked. I lost 5 albums to a fire in 1994-I had taped them on cassettes; poor quality but, I still had his music! My daughter gave me a gift certificate for Mother's Day & after going through my old tapes, knew I needed to replace those lost albums. UPS came 20 min. ago & my neighbors will have to enjoy 5 Lightfoot CD's! Thanks Gord!
Name: Richy Pederson email@example.com|
From: (IP Address: 18.104.22.168)
Added: Sunday, August 1, 2004 11:35 AM
Hey there, I am orginally from Grand Marais, MN and have been playing guitar for about 7 years now. My orginal guitar teacher was a really big fan of yours, as were my parents and thus they rubbed off on me. Then my brother started playing and we got together and bought "songbook" and have been happily jamming Gord tunes since. We got the chance to see you in duluth mn on may 5, 2002 at the Decc. It was the coolist concert i have ever been to.
So in the end, thank you for everything. When i want to just chill and let go of the world for awhile, i always have your music.
Name: Craig firstname.lastname@example.org|
From: (IP Address: 22.214.171.124)
Added: Friday, July 30, 2004 5:48 PM
You have inspired me to reach my goals in the Music Industry and my 5 plat CD's...Simply Thanks, Craig
Name: Garry Stratton email@example.com|
From: (IP Address: 126.96.36.199)
Added: Friday, July 30, 2004 5:01 PM
I saw Mr. Lightfoot for the first time when his
tour came to the local Arena where i worked and he had the stage crew lower the curtain on the back of the stage,so the people behind it could see...it was a sellout concert. He just release
Name: Elbio firstname.lastname@example.org|
From: (IP Address: 188.8.131.52)
Added: Thursday, July 29, 2004 10:56 PM
Yo Gordo, I'm not old like alotta these peeps but I tell ya what my friend. *"Sundown", "Wreck of the Edmond Fitzgerald" & "If you could read my mind"* are the MAD NOTES yo! Thanks for sharing your gift with us no talent scumbags. Holla!
Name: John Burney email@example.com|
From: (IP Address: 184.108.40.206)
Added: Wednesday, July 28, 2004 5:05 PM
Dear Gordon, I moved to Canada in Jan of 2000 and one of my biggest dreams was to see you in concert up here. I came from Des Moines Iowa where I saw you many times. I have several copies of all of your albums and play them often. The one that turned me on was the release of Don Quixote. After the Beatles split my interest in music and playing guitar waned. Then you came along and to this day I still listen and play. Thank you my friend, after all these years, for keeping me inspired, refreshed, and entertained. May God continue to bless you as you have blessed us. You're always in my prayers, John Burney
Name: Barry S BarryStanky@aol.com|
From: (IP Address: 220.127.116.11)
Added: Tuesday, July 27, 2004 8:14 AM
The "Sundown" album in the mid '70s was the one that introduced me to Gord's talents. I have been a fan ever since.
As I noted in the Message Board forum, "Beautiful" is my favorite G.L. tune. I was completely taken by this beautiful ballad as it so reminded me of my wife as our relationship was blossoming during those 70s. And when we married, I had to have a talented friend of mine perform the song as our final dance at our reception.
Get well Gordon, and please come back to New England. My wife and I will be there, front row center.
Name: Michelle Wagner firstname.lastname@example.org|
From: (IP Address: 18.104.22.168)
Added: Friday, July 23, 2004 7:32 PM
My husband and I attending a wonderful concert in NorthHampton MA a couple years ago and it was have Gordon adn the boys in your living room. We were listening to "Summertime Dreams " this evening and we said that we could never go see him a larger venue becuase it was so perfect. We also got to thank him personally afterward in the Hotel across the street.
Name: annie mcclay |
From: (IP Address: 22.214.171.124)
Added: Friday, July 23, 2004 2:34 PM
I attended Rutgers University in the 70's. In the student center there was a "listening room" where you could request albums to be played while you studied. I will never forget the day I heard my first GL song "Ten degrees and getting colder". I got up and walked out and asked the student what he was playing. I went out that day after my classes and got my first GL album.Thanks for all the good times.
Name: Richard |
From: (IP Address: 126.96.36.199)
Added: Thursday, July 22, 2004 9:53 PM
I followed Gordon since the 60'S and had a pleasure to meet him in 1970 in Klienhans Music Hall Buffalo N.Y.I have played his songs at bars,halls and friends weddings.He is a great inspiration to anyone.I pray for his good health and may he keep spreading his music for many of years
Name: Lisa Yumul email@example.com|
From: N/A (IP Address: 188.8.131.52)
Added: Monday, July 19, 2004 12:53 AM
The Edmond Fitzgerald most touched me. I am
undecided if the song is more sad or haunting.
Thank-you! I enjoy it to this very day. I can
listen to it over & over. And what a wonderful
Name: Bill Boll firstname.lastname@example.org|
From: (IP Address: 184.108.40.206)
Added: Sunday, July 18, 2004 9:12 PM
Dear Gord: I guess I'm one of the few people who can say that I saw you on T.V. in the early 50's. That's Right. And since I never saw a TV until I was 15 years old, I'd guess that I'm about your age. You were on a Sick Kids Benefit Show and sang and played for the children. You must have been a teenager at that time, I know I was. I have followed your music through the years. The only song I've been able to master (cords) is: "If You Could Read My Mind". I play it (on guitar) almost every day. In my younger days, I did get to meet Tommy Hunter, George Chavalo, and others, by chance; but I doubt that I will have an opportunity to meet you. In old age, I don't go to far from the "home". Take care, and work on improving your health. If I should recieve a reply addressed to "Bill", I shall frame it for all to see. One of you oldest fans, Bill Boll
Name: Bonnie Girard Kitsail@aol.com|
From: (IP Address: 220.127.116.11)
Added: Saturday, July 17, 2004 7:58 PM
I often listen to just about all your music and love it now as much as I did when I first heard Sundown. My husband and I have been to many of your concerts in Calif. and your music is the sound of our generation. Thank you for giving of yourself to all of us over the years. Our children all play your music today. After all they grew up hearing it played over and over at home.
May your health improve daily and hope we will see you in concert again. You are the best.
Name: Paul Levine omahaDD@sbcglobal.net|
From: (IP Address: 18.104.22.168)
Added: Saturday, July 17, 2004 12:27 AM
I am in my middle 50's now, listening and admiring your songs and lyrics for over 30 yrs..
my children grew up with your tunes and stories and have their favorites.....beautiful romantic lyrics ....I hope your health is good, all the boys in the band are well , keep rockin, hope to see you in concert in the near future..
Name: Klout Design email@example.com|
From: http://www.klout.co.uk (IP Address: 22.214.171.124)
Added: Wednesday, July 14, 2004 7:28 AM
Gordon, you are the voice of my generation. Sending you best wishes from all my friends and family. Hope to see you in concert again soon.
Name: Nancy Given firstname.lastname@example.org|
From: (IP Address: 126.96.36.199)
Added: Monday, July 12, 2004 11:21 PM
I have listened to,sang along , and played your songs over the years in many places around the world....I must say that "Harmony" is a masterpiece esp "Inspiration Lady" but as usual all the songs are great....I am proud to introduce your music to new friends...you are an icon in the folk world but your still the "lad from Orillia".........from a "Bobcaygeon girl"
Name: jetoth email@example.com|
From: (IP Address: 188.8.131.52)
Added: Saturday, July 10, 2004 6:49 PM
I have seen Gord twice in concert 1977 and 2000. He was just wonderful. I think that the guys in his band deserve a great deal of the credit also. they have been a steadfast group devoted to a quality of expression and professionalism not seen often. They continue to play with enjoyment and a loving feeling of music and are a great credit to their craft! Well done Terry, John, Barry, Rick, & Pee Wee. Thanks
Name: Armin Giese firstname.lastname@example.org|
From: (IP Address: 184.108.40.206)
Added: Friday, July 9, 2004 11:48 AM
Gordon, I have been a fan for many years. I was born in 1950. I have only seen you once. It was in Mansfield, Ohio. I love all of your music. I own the Live in Reno dvd, it is so soothing to listen to. I am glad that some of the songs on it went back to your roots, such as For Lovin Me and Did She Mention My Name. I own Songbook box set and the lp's Sundown, Gords Gold II, Cold On The Shoulder, and The Very Best Of Gordon Lightfoot. I wish that Songbook would have included Talking In Your Sleep and I'm Not Supposed To Care, but I will pick these up on your solo cd's or on "I" tunes. I hope that you are feeling better soon and will maybe sometime come back to Ohio. Thanks for great music, Armin
Name: Will Borden email@example.com|
From: (IP Address: 220.127.116.11)
Added: Wednesday, July 7, 2004 11:50 AM
I am a 57 year from Magnolia, TX and I have been a Lightfoot fan from the early years. I have been blessed with the good fortune of seeing Gordon live five times in my life and go see him whenever he is within driving distance.
Absolutely the greatest singer/songwriter of my generation and beyond. Such a wonderful inspiration to my own singing and playing.
When I heard of his recent illness, I said my prayers each and every day for his speedy and complete recovery. And, yes, prayers are answered.
Name: Jurgen Blick firstname.lastname@example.org|
From: (IP Address: 18.104.22.168)
Added: Wednesday, July 7, 2004 12:25 AM
gorden....I love you....you are the sea...I remember the 1st time I heard you...I was a rocker...but you touched my soul...you are the sea...every string of my heart feels what you sing....I hope you are okay...and I dont care what people think...you are a poet...I love your music...and you better be okay
Name: jurgen Blick email@example.com|
From: (IP Address: 22.214.171.124)
Added: Wednesday, July 7, 2004 12:17 AM
gorden I love you.....you sing my soul...I love you ...I hope your okay...
Name: Leo firstname.lastname@example.org|
From: (IP Address: 126.96.36.199)
Added: Monday, July 5, 2004 7:37 PM
Been listening to Gordon music since the 60's. Wihtout doubt Canada's greatest musical export. I hope he gives some time to himself now because he's given us so much.
Name: Brian Bell email@example.com|
From: (IP Address: 188.8.131.52)
Added: Sunday, July 4, 2004 1:12 PM
Gordon, I am so glad that you are on the mend. Please take it a bit easier, however, I do realize that being the consumate musician that you are that you will continue on. I have been a huge fan of yours since hearing your first album back in 1967 and have purchased every album of your since and have attended your concerts in Regina and Saskatoon on many occassions. Thank you for your contribution to Canada and to Canadian music.
Name: Gordon Larson firstname.lastname@example.org|
From: (IP Address: 184.108.40.206)
Added: Friday, July 2, 2004 11:45 AM
To gordon lightfoot I hope you have great success with your new album and as a fellow musician who plays and writes for my own pleasure I have got into folk thanks to you and enjoy all of your music.
God speed to your recovery and if you get to play again in Duluth MN I will be there. Gordy
Name: jimmy tillitt email@example.com|
From: (IP Address: 220.127.116.11)
Added: Wednesday, June 30, 2004 11:37 AM
gordon, it's great to hear your doing well, and putting out more music. but please don't over do it by touring to much. you gave us enouph, relax and enjoy the rest of your life.
thank you, jimmy
Name: brya bryafaith1956|
From: (IP Address: 18.104.22.168)
Added: Tuesday, June 22, 2004 8:08 PM
Gordon, Gordon, Gordon....can you please refer to
my two previous messages....thank you. Brya Faith
Name: Jim Sayger firstname.lastname@example.org|
From: (IP Address: 22.214.171.124)
Added: Wednesday, June 16, 2004 8:43 PM
I had the pleasure of seeing and hearing Gordon in concert in 2001.Shortly after I had triple by-pass heart sugery. During my recovery I took up playing the guitar and set out to learn to play all of the Lightfoot I could get my hands on.
Seventy six tunes later I continue to play Lightfoot only every evening. Thank you Gord for the inspiration. You are truly a painter of image and song.
Name: Brya email@example.com|
From: (IP Address: 126.96.36.199)
Added: Monday, June 14, 2004 5:15 PM
I wrote a few weeks ago.
Gordon do you read these, or are you too busy.
If any one of your helpers reads this could you
please tell him to read my message...
Name: Jimsy Kirby firstname.lastname@example.org|
From: www.webspawner.users/ravenpath.com (IP Address: 188.8.131.52)
Added: Wednesday, June 9, 2004 11:49 AM
Since I started listening to Gordon with his release of Sundown, I bought the LP and now have accumulated all of his songs. The only one I don't have is Dark As A Dungeon, I'd really like to get an mp3 copy if anyone out there has one. Gord is the best male musical artist I have ever experienced. PS Great Site!!!
Name: Debbie Alwine email@example.com|
From: (IP Address: 184.108.40.206)
Added: Monday, June 7, 2004 7:19 AM
I have always loved your music and lyrics and have always thought of you as a very sensitive man. Your songs move my soul.
May you continue with a speedy recovery.
Name: Hans Koning firstname.lastname@example.org|
From: (IP Address: 220.127.116.11)
Added: Wednesday, June 2, 2004 2:05 AM
Hello everyone! I have been a Gordon Lightfoot for years and I still love his music on the new album Harmony. My question, are there any Lightfoot fans in Holland. Please let me know if you like to contact me. I wish mr. Lightfoot a good recovery. Please Gord, come to Holland for a few concerts!
Name: Brya Faith email@example.com|
From: (IP Address: 18.104.22.168)
Added: Tuesday, June 1, 2004 10:47 PM
My name is Brya. I have a special favor to ask of
you, I have worked with people with disabilities
for over ten years now and I have a very special
person that I wish with all my heart that you would find it in your heart to visit. He listens
to all our songs and has all your tapes, forever.
He is paralized from the shoulders down with just enough use of his arms to play your songs. I am wondering if you are ever in Mass. if you could please go to see him. He is always home. It would change his life, it would give him so much, it really really would. If begging is allowed then I hope you do not mind...please,Brya Faith 413-527-8073
Name: Patty firstname.lastname@example.org|
From: (IP Address: 22.214.171.124)
Added: Friday, May 28, 2004 8:57 PM
First of all GOD Bless Gordy Keep him in good health.I 've always loved Gordy's music.My personal favorite is Christian Island.It is so peaceful.I was pronounced dead for 3 minutes, however I was listening to Christian Island when I went under.When I came to I was singing it and the doctors heard.They said it was the music that kept me from losing my way back home.They loved it and now anyone who has a liver biopsy ,which you must be awake for , will hear my selection.Gordon Lightfoot.At least at Hershey Medical Center, upon request.The music is peaceful and healing to all.Love it!!:)
Name: Lisa Castelli LeeScrim@aol.com|
From: (IP Address: 126.96.36.199)
Added: Wednesday, May 26, 2004 2:01 PM
My husband and I have been to many of Gordon's concerts over the years both in NY and in the midwest...A true artist and great man...a humble man...We chose his song "Beautiful" for our wedding almost 25 years ago, and I feel that he has been a friend through his music all these years...a true "rainy day friend". Thank you Gord for giving us both laughter and tears through the poetry of your music...here's to many more years of beautiful poetry and music...with much gratitude, Lisa and Joe of Sayville, NY...a little town by the Great South Bay.
Name: BanjoMaker Mike email@example.com|
From: littlebanjos.lunare.net (IP Address: 188.8.131.52)
Added: Wednesday, May 26, 2004 11:51 AM
Wish I had Gordon's skill as lyricist. Fan since "Early Morning Rain" first hit my eardrums in the 1960's.
Want to use one of his tunes as the basic melody for a parody, but don't know who to ask. Don't want to offend him, and don't want him paying his lawyers to come and chase me around.
Name: Bruce Doucette firstname.lastname@example.org|
From: (IP Address: 184.108.40.206)
Added: Monday, May 24, 2004 4:56 PM
Wishing Gordy a speedy recovery......with thanks to him for opening my eyes.
Name: ASHANKA email@example.com|
From: (IP Address: 220.127.116.11)
Added: Sunday, May 23, 2004 4:39 PM
Name: Charlie Andrews firstname.lastname@example.org|
From: (IP Address: 18.104.22.168)
Added: Sunday, May 23, 2004 10:26 AM
From Port Perry Ont just an hour drive south of your hometown. Welcome back Gord and may you continue to enjoy improved health. You new CD Harmony is a winner in all ways...can't get the songs out of my head.
Name: Joan Greenfield |
From: (IP Address: 22.214.171.124)
Added: Sunday, May 23, 2004 2:14 AM
I was born/raised in Toronto and grew up with Gordon's wonderful music. I've lived in California for many years now and have never
missed his concerts in the Bay Area (where he
has a huge following). We're glad you're on
the mend, Gord, and look forward to seeing you
Name: Holly Bahruth email@example.com|
From: (IP Address: 126.96.36.199)
Added: Friday, May 21, 2004 7:49 PM
I have been a super fan of Gordon since I was 13 (I am now 47). He was my very first concert , at Kleinhan's Music Hall in Buffalo, NY and my parents enjoyed it as much as I did. I plan to purchase "Harmony" tomorrow and I will spend the remainder of my weekend listening and ingesting every word and note. There is nothing more peaceful than an afternoon of solid Lightfoot.
Name: john orlando firstname.lastname@example.org|
From: (IP Address: 188.8.131.52)
Added: Friday, May 21, 2004 5:43 PM
Just finished listening to "Harmony".It's great.A very smooth job by all.Hope Gordon's feeling better all the time.God bless to all.
Name: dave lester email@example.com|
From: (IP Address: 184.108.40.206)
Added: Friday, May 21, 2004 7:50 AM
Just got the new CD!! Really like it. All of the songs are just solid Gordon. Also hoping he is continuing to recover.
Name: Lionel Poirier Lpoirier3@cogeco.ca|
From: (IP Address: 220.127.116.11)
Added: Thursday, May 20, 2004 8:34 PM
I am originally from PEI, have been listening
and a fan of Lightfoot since 1967.
Started to play guitar with some of his songs.
Just purchase his new CD Harmony.
Name: erin |
From: (IP Address: 18.104.22.168)
Added: Thursday, May 20, 2004 10:30 AM
i'm only 14 so i dont know all your songs but i love your song "if you could read my mind". its an amazing song, i've heard many remixes of it and love them all. i know that you grew up in Orillia, which is interesting. My mom grew up there and her father owned a shop called "toms mens wear". She also worked at the General Hospital where she has told me she saw you frequently. so perhaps you remember her, or her parents?
Name: John Fortune |
From: (IP Address: 22.214.171.124)
Added: Wednesday, May 19, 2004 11:17 AM
Welcome back Gordon !!
i was the parts manager at a certain downtown car dealership where you bought your black Blazer
Name: marty schlindwein firstname.lastname@example.org|
From: (IP Address: 126.96.36.199)
Added: Tuesday, May 18, 2004 10:42 PM
I'm a novice GL listener. But I will never forget sitting by the old HI FI listening to the "Wreck of the Edmond Fitzgerald" on 45 over and over as a kid. That song just seemed to put me on that doomed ship. What a story teller. I look foward to hearing some more lesser known songs.
Name: Jim Manne email@example.com|
From: (IP Address: 188.8.131.52)
Added: Monday, May 17, 2004 8:02 PM
very comprehensive site, lots of fun. I especially like the chords made available.Thanks!
Name: Susan laplante firstname.lastname@example.org|
From: goolge.com (IP Address: 184.108.40.206)
Added: Sunday, May 16, 2004 1:30 PM
Name: Kevin Berlin email@example.com|
From: (IP Address: 220.127.116.11)
Added: Sunday, May 16, 2004 1:00 AM
Appeared on the "Internet Tribute" CD, Volume 2(Sundown), which was released in 1997. Have been a HUGE fan for 28 years and have seen him 26 times and met him backstage twice.
Name: Keith firstname.lastname@example.org|
From: (IP Address: 18.104.22.168)
Added: Saturday, May 15, 2004 1:28 AM
I hope Gordon hits the road soon. San Diego will welcome him.
Name: Ruth Rader |
From: www.geocities.com/ruthie_rader (IP Address: 22.214.171.124)
Added: Wednesday, May 12, 2004 2:17 AM
Gordon Lightfoot has been one of my favorite singers for years. I remember listening to him while sitting across the St. Mary's River from Ontario. I was actually in the Soo the night the Fitzgerald went down...sitting in the Palace Saloon. I've seen him in concert and enjoyed his performance a great deal. My favorites list is too long to list here but one of the songs that I consider special is "Pony Man." I look forward to listening to Mr. Lightfoot's new CD.
Name: Lori Vinson Lorilie1154@yahoo.com|
From: (IP Address: 126.96.36.199)
Added: Tuesday, May 11, 2004 12:47 AM
I've been a hugh fan of Gordy's for as long as I can remember I guess always. I've seen him in concert 14 times and there the best concerts I've ever been to. When he does the accoustic sets, they are unbelievable. I can't wait for Harmony out tomorrow, I'll be at the store bright and early.
Name: Tom McCarthy email@example.com|
From: www.warm1069.com (IP Address: 188.8.131.52)
Added: Monday, May 10, 2004 8:42 AM
SO glad to hear Gordon is mending and still making the best music this side of Heaven! His songs have made me sing, (and I use the term loosely) cry, and use my imagination. God's given him something special and I'm grateful he's still with us!
Name: "New Lenox Marty" firstname.lastname@example.org|
From: (IP Address: 184.108.40.206)
Added: Wednesday, April 28, 2004 10:57 PM
Thank's to the Lord for GL's survival. One of the greatest poets and performers of our time. I can't wait for "Harmony". Hope you'll be able to play in Chicago soon. There's alotta love there for GL.
Name: Ray Grote RGroteLP@aol.com|
From: (IP Address: 220.127.116.11)
Added: Tuesday, April 27, 2004 10:03 PM
I attended a Concert you gave at St.Dunstan's University on PEI in about 1966, while attending University there. I again attended one of your concerts in 1975 in New Jersey. Both were wonderfull. Hope to get to another concert if you ever get down to Georgia, where I now live. Wishing you a full recovery and best of health in the future.
Name: Linda Nylund |
From: (IP Address: 18.104.22.168)
Added: Tuesday, April 20, 2004 11:50 AM
Wishing you much health Gordon ! I saw you the last two times you were in Mpls. Minnesota - I feel you are truely a gift from God, singing songs that make people feel so good. Thank you for the pleasure and enjoyment of your music, you've touched SO MANY lives throughout life. most sincerely, Linda
Name: Jim Reynolds email@example.com|
From: (IP Address: 22.214.171.124)
Added: Monday, March 29, 2004 6:55 AM
Gordon is one of the major talents of my generation. I'm hoping for his recovery and would love to see him in concert again. Canadian Railroad Trilogy is my all-time favorite. Wish there was more Lightfoot stuff on karaoke discs.
Name: Valeri Ivanov Valeri@gbg.bg|
From: (IP Address: 126.96.36.199)
Added: Saturday, March 27, 2004 2:38 AM
Please ,send me info where i can to find CD(or tapes) for First albums of GORDON LIGHFOOT?
Name: Kristine firstname.lastname@example.org|
From: (IP Address: 188.8.131.52)
Added: Thursday, March 25, 2004 9:10 PM
The music is like visiting a dear old friend, always has been. Thank you Mr. Lightfoot for sharing your amazing talent. Take care from Southwest Washington State.
Name: Gloria |
From: (IP Address: 184.108.40.206)
Added: Wednesday, March 24, 2004 2:50 PM
Isn't it wonderful that there is a Gordon Lightfoot?
Name: Martha Sanders Traveller1950|
From: (IP Address: 220.127.116.11)
Added: Thursday, March 18, 2004 11:34 PM
Just wanted to say that I've been listening to Gordon Lightfoot since 1969, and when the album "Gord's Gold" came out, I was hooked. My favorite is "Canadian Railway Trilogy", because it reminds me of when I lived in northern Alberta, Canada, back in 1962 and 1963. Those were the good times.
Name: Ghostrider |
From: (IP Address: 18.104.22.168)
Added: Sunday, March 14, 2004 3:23 PM
Today Sunday March 14, 2004 on a hot steamy Northern California day, I listened in my car to "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald". I'm from the lakes (Chicago area) and I cried to myself knowing how much this great land has changed since that infamous sinking back in November of 1975. No honor, no dignity, not a care for others nowadays. Selfishness, pride, arrogance and competition draw us all apart but when I thought of the "Fitz" and Gordon Lightfoot's great epic song I received a glimmer of hope that maybe we can just all get a long since the end is sometimes so near. Koodos to the Great White North.
Name: Alan D. Kapp email@example.com|
From: (IP Address: 22.214.171.124)
Added: Saturday, March 13, 2004 3:06 PM
I first heard Gord in 1969..If You Could Read
My Mind" Loved it..Being tone deaf music has always been difficult for me but the beautiful and poignant lyrics of Gord made me a fan. In
1972 I began a 12 year trip around the world and
Sit Down Young Stranger" became my personal theme
song. Today, not so young, I live back home in New Jersey USA and continue to enjoy his music and have begun updating my collection of his CDs..out with the old LPs I guess...Hey Gord..Your music was extremely popular in Rhodesia when I lived there in 1970's....,,
Thanks for all the pleasure....I continue to listen
Name: mary firstname.lastname@example.org|
From: (IP Address: 126.96.36.199)
Added: Saturday, March 13, 2004 12:50 AM
Excuse me...........it was The Affair on 8th Avenue. 7th Avenue must have stuck in my mind somewhere. Must have something to do with Philadelphia. Mary
Name: mary mommacat55@worldnet,att,net|
From: (IP Address: 188.8.131.52)
Added: Saturday, March 13, 2004 12:37 AM
I love Gordon Lightfoot's music. So smooth and so sensual. I wish him well in his health, as a nurse, I know his condition is a long hard road, but acheivable. I wish him well and pray for him. I have seen him in concert and he is awewome. Can't wait till he is touring again. The Affair on 7th Avenue is my favorite. Not sure I know the answer, but maybe I am niave.......... Mary
Name: Rick Buzzard email@example.com|
From: (IP Address: 184.108.40.206)
Added: Saturday, March 6, 2004 8:46 AM
As a teenager of 18, new with license and a beat up old Chevy Impala. I found myself in experience of something much greater than I as I headed out for a drive in the country on a crisp, beautiful fall day. There was a cool breeze, and the air full of Indian summer. I had to stop the car and
breathe it all in as "Ode to Big Blue" played.
Thank you, Gordon Lightfoot
Name: Leslie Marcum MarcumEnt@yahoo.com|
From: (IP Address: 220.127.116.11)
Added: Friday, March 5, 2004 2:25 PM
The first time I heard "If You Could Read My Mind" it became my absolute favorite song. It wasn't until about 6 years ago, when I was at college, that I met a musician who finally told me who created that work of art - 6 years after I first heard it! Since then I've bought, and loved, every CD I can find. Thanks Gordon!
Name: Scott Furlong Ksfurlong@yahoo.com|
From: (IP Address: 18.104.22.168)
Added: Friday, March 5, 2004 2:19 PM
In 1992, I had the honor of interviewing the "Master Craftsman of popular song" after a concert in Louisville,KY. I have been performing Gordon's songs on the local scene for many years, and they have opened up my life. I have also introduced his music to people I could scarcely believe had only experienced the occasional too-rare radio play. I remember a friend saying "You are interviewing a living legend. There aren't many".. Thanks for all the great music and all the memories. Love you Gord! Scott Furlong
Name: George Irwin firstname.lastname@example.org|
From: (IP Address: 22.214.171.124)
Added: Thursday, March 4, 2004 2:32 AM
I have been an admirer of Gordon Lightfoot's music for many years and recal a concert featuring Gordon Lightfoot at the Royal Albert Hall in the early 70's which was recorded and broadcast by the BBC. Does anybody have a copy of this or any other recording featuring Gordon Lightfoot. I recently purchased the live in Reneo DVD but for nostalgic reasons I would dearly love to watch some of Gordons earlier recordings, either in Video or DVD format even 8mm for those old enough to recall.
Name: Ann-Elin |
From: (IP Address: 126.96.36.199)
Added: Wednesday, March 3, 2004 2:35 PM
I have been a fan since I first listened to your music in 1976.
Greetings from me in Drammen, Norway
Name: steve gittins email@example.com|
From: (IP Address: 188.8.131.52)
Added: Thursday, February 19, 2004 5:55 PM
As a long time fan of Gordon Lightfoot, may I add my sincere appreciation of everything he has ever written and performed. Like most people, there are songs that I would not class as my favourites ( correct English spelling!!!! ) but I can, nevertheless, accept as brilliant examples of an artist's work. I wish him a speedy recovery. My aim as I reach late middle age ( 56) is to actually see GL in concert. Maybe one day!!!
Name: Pete Whitley firstname.lastname@example.org|
From: (IP Address: 184.108.40.206)
Added: Tuesday, February 10, 2004 2:46 PM
I've been a Lightfoot fan since 1974 when I heard Carefree Highway on the radio. I went out and bought the album. I was ten years old and it was one of my first albums. I had a chance to see him in 1982 here in Atlanta, Ga. Thanks for making this website. I'm amazed at how active the forum is. That tell me you have a good think going here.
Name: Barbara Blake BarbB@aol.com|
From: (IP Address: 220.127.116.11)
Added: Sunday, February 8, 2004 10:23 PM
I meet gordon Light foot on a boardwalk back in the early 80's.
He was sitting and playing a tune and I new who he was by the
beautiful sound I heard. I walked up to him and said in a quiet voice,
I know who you are. He stoped playing and looked up at me and smiled.
I said, if you play my song I will not tell anyone who you are.
(I would not of told anyone anyway, but I hoped he would play my song)
I handed him a 20 in his lap and said please take it, and asked him to play
my song, The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald, and he did with a smile.
No words did he sing, they were not needed, the tune alone was beautiful.
I thanked him and walked away. Untill this day I have not told a sole I
meet him or where. Today the tune alone is still freash in my mind. It
was day I will remember always. Thank you Gordon for the memories.
You are truly a gemtelman, a great song writer, singer and a great assect
to the music world. Thank you again... BarbB From Michigan
Name: steve email@example.com|
From: (IP Address: 18.104.22.168)
Added: Friday, February 6, 2004 9:36 AM
hi, i can't seem to be able to download any of these midi files to listen to. i have downloaded the quicktime player that comes when i try to download a tune but i still get a blank screen instead of a domnloading tune. any ideas????? Thanks
Name: Wade firstname.lastname@example.org|
From: (IP Address: 22.214.171.124)
Added: Tuesday, February 3, 2004 5:35 PM
Very impressed with what you have compiled here.
I write and play my own songs but once in a while * like to revisit one of your idols within a different medium, like cordfid.com. Your site is super and made my walk down memory lane of Lightfoot music and lyrics enjoyable.
Name: Johnny Linden JohnnyLinden@Hotmail.com|
From: (IP Address: 126.96.36.199)
Added: Wednesday, January 28, 2004 4:35 PM
Dear friends! I am wondering if Gordon Lightfoot is still going on tour? This special song is one off my favourites "If you could read my mind" fantastic song with the lyrics and harmony,I hope i can still buy Gordons music in the records store? Best wishes from Johnny Linden,
Name: robbyn email@example.com|
From: (IP Address: 188.8.131.52)
Added: Sunday, January 25, 2004 10:27 PM
We have many folks desperately trying to contact Mr. Lightfoot for a special autograph. My husband is a children's book illustrator. One of the ones he most recently published is Edmund Fitzgerald : Song of the Bell. You can see us at http://my.voyager.net/robbyn (click on books and scroll down to the Edmund Fitzgerald ) Every year he donates items to our local public television station for auction. www.wkar.org (click on auction) This year, in addition to painting a treasure chest with the Edmund Fitzgerald ,he wants to donate the book with signatures from the author, himself and Mr. Lightfoot. Does anyone have any information on how I can reach him?
Thank you for your help,
Name: Dayer Le Baron firstname.lastname@example.org|
From: www.prodrywallers.com (IP Address: 184.108.40.206)
Added: Wednesday, January 21, 2004 7:02 PM
The music is absolutely beautiful! It is nature to my ears. Thank You for the amazing work!
Name: klaus |
From: http://www.myfavlinks.de (IP Address: 220.127.116.11)
Added: Monday, January 19, 2004 7:30 AM
great site, well done
Name: slydog |
From: (IP Address: 18.104.22.168)
Added: Sunday, January 18, 2004 6:12 PM
I love Gordon Lightfoot his music is so uplifting and everyone tells a story of some kind. He is trully one of my best song writers. I hope he is doing well. Gordon has always sung from his heart and I really feel he will always be the best folk artist around. I hope what ever he is doing these days he will always have a great fan as myself.
Name: Rosey Roseyredpedals@cs.com|
From: n/a (IP Address: 22.214.171.124)
Added: Saturday, January 17, 2004 6:20 PM
I just love Gordon Lightfoot.. My husband and I still listen too his music and the most song that stood out in our minds was BEAUTIFUL and I tell you what that really hit the heart too us both, we are in our late 40's now and still we dance to his wonderful music, What a blessing to hear his music once again!
Gordon Lightfoot, I really like to thank you for all your songs you sing and most of all your BEAUTIFUL.
Name: Nan email@example.com|
From: (IP Address: 126.96.36.199)
Added: Thursday, January 15, 2004 2:41 PM
wondering if someone could help. my sister is getting married and will be dancing the first dance of her wedding to " Song for a winters Night". We are looking for a song of Mr. Lightfoots, for her to use for the father daughter dance, any suggestions would be of great help many thanks from two girls raised on every thing Mr. Lightfoot has sung !!
Name: Hamilton Camp firstname.lastname@example.org|
From: (IP Address: 188.8.131.52)
Added: Thursday, January 15, 2004 10:33 AM
May a mere varmint ask that some reference be made to the authors of the cover songs that Gordy didn't write, on the lyrics page?
Hamilton Camp, writer "Pride Of Man"
Name: Assunta (Tina) Connor email@example.com|
From: (IP Address: 184.108.40.206)
Added: Tuesday, January 13, 2004 4:57 PM
This is a fantastic site. I found it by chance when looking for information about Gordon -I was looking for an album/CD/or cassette with "Remember me" (an early work of his)on it.I can't seem to find anything with this song on it. I have loved his work for many, many years and find it difficult to describe how much his lyrics and music mean to me. He is a genius.
Name: tharmon firstname.lastname@example.org|
From: (IP Address: 220.127.116.11)
Added: Tuesday, January 13, 2004 1:00 PM
The images Gordon Lightfoot has painted in his tunes have carried me through almost four decades of Life. I spent alot of time on the road, songs like Ten Degrees and Getting Colder,or The Mountains and Mary Ann seemed so close to my feelings then. From the early days until now Gordon Lightfoot has been able to say how I feel. We share some of the same "spiritual maladys" and birthday. Thanks Gordon for your beautiful thoughtful soul. The outside is of no issue.
Name: Shamrock |
From: (IP Address: 18.104.22.168)
Added: Tuesday, January 6, 2004 8:47 PM
I've been listening to Gord since I was a kid. His music has inspired me and has served as the soundtrack to my life. "Beautiful" is my absolute all-time favorite song and has always been to me the meaning of true love. I've traveled many a road with Gordon keeping me company on the radio. His music means more to me than I could ever say.