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Gordon Lightfoot
"If You Could Read My Mind" (1970)
Gordon Lightfoot

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Posted by Michael Giffey at 7:26 pm (PDT) on Sat October 26, 2013   
My father, who alone amoung my friend's dads, loved pop music in the 60's and beyond, was a huge fan of his, as was I. His favorite was 'Sundown' while mine is 'If You Could Read My Mind'. But I have a great love for 'Canadian Railway Trilogy' as well.
Posted by Nerdylady at 3:13 pm (PDT) on Thu July 18, 2013   
had a book of poems with most of lyrics from his songs... unforgettable!
Posted by Duff at 8:06 pm (PST) on Sun December 19, 2010   
I was working for NYU and living in Washington Square Village on W. 3rd St.
Posted by Bob Wilson Jr at 7:46 pm (PST) on Sun December 19, 2010   
So Duff, where in the Village were you living in 1974? I lived at 15 Jones Street, 29 West 12th Street, and 12 Fifth Avenue between 1959 and 1966, with a side residence in New Jersey in 1962-64. Lightfoot's "Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald" is one of the all-time greats.
Posted by Maineman59 at 7:06 pm (PST) on Sun November 7, 2010   
Gordon had alot of memorible hits in the 70's. I still have a couple of his albums. Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald was one of my favorites along with Sundown and Carefree highway
Posted by Duff at 3:12 pm (PST) on Tue November 17, 2009   
Okay, so GL may not have hit the big time in the U.S. until the '70s, but I just had to include him here...

True story:

I was doing the dishes in my Greenwich Village apartment (sometime in 1974, I'd say), reflecting on the various radio stations I listened to and the types of music they played. When I got to WCBS-FM (which at the time had a format that I think they called "The Young Sound"), Gordon Lightfoot is the artist that first came to mind. I started singing "If You Could Read My Mind", and wandered over to the radio and turned on WCBS-FM. You guessed it; they were playing that song. I was about a verse ahead of it, in tune!

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