Gordon Lightfoot has died at the age of 84.— Craig Baird - Canadian History Ehx (@CraigBaird) May 2, 2023
Calling him a Canadian icon or legend is an understatement.
He was one of our greatest singer-songwriters.
Born in Orillia, Ontario on Nov. 17, 1938, he had several #1 albums & songs.
He won 16 Junos.
RIP to a legend. pic.twitter.com/2VBKMZvo0o
The 3 Gords are now reunited ❤️🇨🇦— 🍁Canadian Fletchy☘️ 🌻🇺🇦 (@Darth_Pingu) May 2, 2023
RIP Gordon Lightfoot pic.twitter.com/B6ujxmheUS
“I can’t think of any Gordon Lightfoot song I don’t like. Every time I hear a song of his, it’s like I wish it would last forever.” - Bob Dylan pic.twitter.com/MOtJFYwIIp— Eric Alper 🎧 (@ThatEricAlper) May 2, 2023
He was a storyteller as well as a poet and songwriter.
On his deathbed, Gordon Lightfoot told his longtime friend and booking agent Bernie Fiedler, "We've had a good run." pic.twitter.com/LjUidToGMY— Brad Wheeler (@BWheelerglobe) May 2, 2023
Thanks for this, Cathie. It's a sad day. Gordon Lightfoot's music was often on the radio as I was growing up. Later, I had no time for that as I gravitated to Rush, Max Webster, 54-40, Chilliwack, BTO, and so on.
But about 30 years ago, I was on a train from Nagoya to Tokyo, and I sat down beside the only other obvious foreigner. We nodded, and as I could hear Sundown leaking from the earbuds of his Walkman, I asked if he was Canadian. He was, of course, and was playing a Gord's Gold CD. He passed me an earbud and we chatted while listening to this Canadian icon for the next hour and a half. It was a surreal experience.
I went to uni with Gord's son, and haven't heard from him since. Seems like a good time to look him up and offer condolences.
Truly a sad day. At sixty nine years of age Gordon Lightfoot has been a part of my up bringing. His music was wide spread and I remember feeling a strong sense of pride during my seven years in Hong Kong hearing him on the radio constantly.
A tragic loss of a national treasure. Condolences to his family and friends. Although countless other artists covered his songs, my favourite interpreter was Tony Rice, who also left us far too early.
I am struck by the poetry in his lyrics. He had such range. Its fascinating to look at Google News and see how many people were affected by his death - there have been news stories from around the world.
I believe Brad Wheeler clearly fabricated that Tweet..
I suggested he re-write or delete it
My lips are sealed but that didn’t happen
not like that .. he was notified by phone
Bernie Fiedler a huge & close pal
but only Promoted the Massey Hall dates
& early Riverboat gigs way way back
Gord was doing 60-75 Concerts annually
via Promoters in Canada, US & other Internationals
so many dozens of Promoters
The absurd myth that he was Gord’s Manager
is simply Bernie’s myth.. and arrogance
����☠️ .. the salamander ..
Thanks for the info, salamandar. It was such a great quote - "we've had a good run" -- but perhaps too pat to be real!
It amazed me that Lightfoot was still performing but obviously he loved doing it and sharing his gift with the world.
Oh I believe the quote.. of course Gord would say that
among other great tales that Bernie can tell..
and he’s surely devastated.. such great pals
It’s Brad Wheeler I take issue with ..
fabricating a breathless melodrama
That’s plain tasteless
Gord Lightfoot could no longer tour..
had the best of care, love, loyalty, admiration
Family, friends, his band, his team .. his ‘footies’ too
I too ‘have had a great run - at only seventy one’
& you may quote me.. on that
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