Part of my birthday present was tickets to see Gordon Lightfoot in concert at the Centroplex Theater. It is a wonderful venue for concerts and plays. Dan and Amber and Frank and I go to as many of these old concerts as we can. We have seen the Monkees, Herman Hermits, Grass Roots,
So tonight we saw Gordon. Two of my all time favorite songs is his Sundown and of course The Wreck of the Edmond Fitzgerald. He sings so many of the great songs I remember, Everyday People, If you Could Read My Mind, Early Morning Rain. 14 Carat Gold. Did She Mention My Name. Oh, I love them all!
Funny, too, how we think of these people we liked and knew in the 70's and we freeze them in time. It was shocking to all of us to see Gordon now. He is 73 and still touring. His voice is not nearly as strong, but he still stands up and gives you a show.
I did not record any of the songs, but here are a few for your enjoyment. And you can see him now and then.
Gordon Lightfoot - The Wreck of the Edmond Fitzgerald - 1979
Gordon Lightfoot - Sundown - 2011