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Old 02-13-2000, 06:24 PM   #1
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I am trying to find out who sang a song had the following in the lyrics.

"When the lights go down in a California town, people are in for the evening" It also mentions something to the effect of "people turning music into gold" and "hopping into a car and grabbing a guitar". I thought it was Gordon, I don't see any close facsimile in the song list. Anybody got the answer?
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Old 02-14-2000, 12:34 PM   #2
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I think the song your looking for is called "Gold" by John Stewart with Stevie Nicks singing backup.. This song came out in 1979
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Old 02-14-2000, 08:55 PM   #3
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Chuck, you've got a memory. That guys question was driving me nuts. I had the tune in my head the last couple of days and I just couldn't get it. Thank you for saving me some sleepless nights.

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Old 04-14-2000, 10:52 AM   #4
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Hey, I'm late into this, but an added comment - check out almost any of John Stewart's work and you won't be disappointed. Like GL, he's been at it since the early 60's and still has it!
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Old 04-14-2000, 12:57 PM   #5
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I haven't heard any of John Stewart's material (as far as I know). Can anyone suggest a good CD or two as a starting point. For example, when I try to turn someone onto Lightfoot, I always suggest Sundown or Don Quixote.


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Old 04-14-2000, 02:35 PM   #6
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Hmmm... that's a tough call for someone with as many records as John, but my personal favorites would be "Phoenix Concerts," "Cannons in the Rain" an d"California Bloodlines" - excellent choices all. "Sundown" and "Don Quixote?" Very, very good. I'd then go to "Summer Sied of Life" myself......
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Old 04-14-2000, 06:28 PM   #7
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Thanks fezo,
I'll go looking for at least one of your suggested albums tomorrow.
Strange, but Sundown, Don Quixote and Summer Side Of Life were the first three I bought - and in that order.

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Old 04-15-2000, 12:10 PM   #8
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Painter - no wonder you're such a Lightfoot freak (Lightfooter?) - those three albums in that order would hook anyone! The first time I saw him live he was promoting the release of "Don Quixote" (Red Shea actually played guitar that night - the only time I saw him) - Carnegie Hall in NYC.

Good luck on the John Stewar hunt. An American Lightfoot that never got the notice.
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Old 05-18-2000, 12:53 PM   #9
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I think it was the Lovin Spoonful. They sang Summer in the CIty as well.

quote:Originally posted by imforroos@yahoo.com:
I am trying to find out who sang a song had the following in the lyrics.

"When the lights go down in a California town, people are in for the evening" It also mentions something to the effect of "people turning music into gold" and "hopping into a car and grabbing a guitar". I thought it was Gordon, I don't see any close facsimile in the song list. Anybody got the answer?


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