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Forum: General Discussion 04-25-2014, 01:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 9,691
Posted By davidgledhill
Re: Gordon at Massey Hall 1974!

I was an usher in March 74 and 75 at Massey Hall for the Lightfoot concerts. Every so often, in the dark, you would see someone with a handheld mike and a large package on their lap etc. It goes...
Forum: General Discussion 10-22-2008, 09:21 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,847
Posted By davidgledhill
Re: Does Gord ever tell jokes on stage?

I remember a concert in Massey Hall, when I was ushering. Maybe it was a result of the couple of cases of beer we ushers had to unload from Bernie Fiedler's mercedez in the lane bseide the stage door...
Forum: General Discussion 10-21-2008, 10:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,373
Posted By davidgledhill
Re: Fan POLL: Massey Hall Live CD Wish List

I had a spare moment yesterday and decided to give it a go with the internet and try to contact Elliot Mazer regarding the status of the recordings from Massey Hall in the mid 70s. He was in charge...
Forum: General Discussion 10-20-2008, 07:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,373
Posted By davidgledhill
Re: Fan POLL: Massey Hall Live CD Wish List

Maybe some music industry expert among us with knowledge of typical recording contracts from that time period could answer the question - if Lightfoot recorded the concerts at Massey Hall in the mid...
Forum: General Discussion 10-19-2008, 09:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,765
Posted By davidgledhill
Re: Gord's Biography

If he is not into writing, a peer of his in the music industry or maybe just a very literate friend - whom he has known for a long time should sit down with him in front of some well aimed and...
Forum: General Discussion 10-19-2008, 07:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,373
Posted By davidgledhill
Re: Fan POLL: Massey Hall Live CD Wish List

don't forget the live recordings done at Massey Hall in the mid 70s with Elliot Mazer in charge of the recordings - I wrote about it in an earlier thread - I was working as an usher there and he...
Forum: General Discussion 02-21-2007, 03:55 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,056
Posted By davidgledhill
talking about concerts from Massey Hall, where I...

talking about concerts from Massey Hall, where I was working as an usher, and the mid 70s I remember 74 or 75 or 76 when he brought his son and daughter out - seperately on different ocassions - had...
Forum: General Discussion 01-16-2006, 02:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,742
Posted By davidgledhill
has anyone done a limewire search for lightfoot...

has anyone done a limewire search for lightfoot and come up with any interesting songs out there?
limewire (http://www.limewire.com)
and come up with any interesting results?
Forum: General Discussion 12-05-2005, 02:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,029
Posted By davidgledhill
I take it all back about Jesse not being there -...

I take it all back about Jesse not being there - according to this City of Toronto website - it is indeed Jesse in the middle - they have the photo labelled as such - it must be true, eh?
...
Forum: General Discussion 12-05-2005, 02:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,029
Posted By davidgledhill
from a bob dylan website "The Newport Folk...

from a bob dylan website

"The Newport Folk Festival was cancelled in 1971 and resumed 15 years later in 1986. The notion of Dylan performing at Newport or any of the other folk festivals seemed a...
Forum: General Discussion 12-05-2005, 01:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,029
Posted By davidgledhill
I am not sure as that is the Mariposa festival...

I am not sure as that is the Mariposa festival where Dylan got swarmed and had to beat a fast retreat visa vis a private motorboat. If the Globe and Mail, Toronto Star or Telegram were archived you...
Forum: General Discussion 11-30-2005, 02:02 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,481
Posted By davidgledhill
a lot of what gets written about on this site has...

a lot of what gets written about on this site has little do with Gordon Lightfoot but an awful lot to do with the ageing fantasies and desires of people in their late 40s, 50s and 60s who remember a...
Forum: General Discussion 11-30-2005, 01:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,403
Posted By davidgledhill
if you look on the back of the original album...

if you look on the back of the original album cover of "sit down young stranger" somewhere in the notes I think it mentions Stephen Foster - but this is drawing on memories of 35 years ago - my copy...
Forum: General Discussion 11-29-2005, 02:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,403
Posted By davidgledhill
I seem to recall an interview with Lightfoot in...

I seem to recall an interview with Lightfoot in the early 70's where he was musing on the possiblity of recording an album of Stephen Foster songs - possibly in one of the Toronto papers or one his...
Forum: General Discussion 10-30-2005, 12:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,127
Posted By davidgledhill
if lightfoot came on the radio I don't think he...

if lightfoot came on the radio I don't think he would turn if off but I wouldn't say he was a folkie at any time in his career as a human being and unlike the rest of his brothers he was never into...
Forum: General Discussion 10-30-2005, 02:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,127
Posted By davidgledhill
One of the more revealing moments of my time at...

One of the more revealing moments of my time at Massey Hall involved my younger brother, John, 15, also an usher, during the Lightfoot concerts. He was a rock drummer, very much into heavy metal ...
Forum: General Discussion 10-29-2005, 09:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,127
Posted By davidgledhill
Actually, as ushers we had to ask people not to...

Actually, as ushers we had to ask people not to take pictures - this was a rather thankless task - it varied from concert to concert and promoter to promoter. But Bernie Fiedler, the promoter of the...
Forum: General Discussion 10-29-2005, 01:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,127
Posted By davidgledhill
are the 74 bootlegs thought to be taken directly...

are the 74 bootlegs thought to be taken directly from the recordings made by Mazer or by someone with a handheld mike in the audience? - as ushers we could see the odd person doing that - I think I...
Forum: General Discussion 10-29-2005, 01:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,127
Posted By davidgledhill
I was an usher at Massey Hall - seating 2600 -...

I was an usher at Massey Hall - seating 2600 - in Toronto in the mid 70's, it was the best job in the world, one night Segovia, the next night Frank Zappa and the next night Bob Marley. I was there...
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