Canadian folk music icon Gordon Lightfoot died May 1, 2023 at the age of 84. His evocative and poetic songs are etched into the musical landscape of Canada.
Beautiful, Sundown, Don Quixote, Carefree Highway, Rainy Day People and The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald
After earning accolades at home in the late 1960s, Canada’s troubadour broke through internationally in the 1970s after signing with Warner Records in the U.S., making a splash at the start of that decade with the release of the single If You Could Read My Mind, now a folk standard. Success, divorce, alcoholism, illnesses – his popularity endured!
In the series:
July 6: Gordon Lightfoot
July 13: Leonard Cohen – Hallelujah!