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Old 10-11-2013, 08:11 AM   #1
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November 17, 1938 - It's a landmark birthday - 75 years and 50 of them on The Carefree Highway giving us the music we love.

Please post wishes here or even better for this milestone birthday you can send wishes in a REAL card to:

Do not reply to another persons post..just post your own birthday message.

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Old 10-11-2013, 10:44 AM   #2
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Dear Gordon,
It's been a real journey for me from young adulthood to now and I've had your music along as my constant companion. My father forced me to listen to your music when I was in high school and before long something in my brain said "This is quality. This is what a man feels like."

Your records have taken me from Biscayne Bay all the way to the sea of Tranquility. Both of my babies have been to Lightfoot shows in the womb.

You don't know it, but you are part of our family. I have a picture of you and I after a concert in my office, looking down on me as I type, and in my "man cave" at the house.

That's the way your legacy and your music will live on for so many people. I worked extra hours to pay for my entire family to go to a Lightfoot show nine hours away in Knoxville when I was 19. Since then, it's been eight more concerts and as many records, CDs and rarities as I've been able to buy, dig up or have people send me.

Many thanks for making your blessing as one of the most gifted songwriters and singers available to me and a happy 75th.

Chow.

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Old 10-11-2013, 11:55 PM   #3
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Old 10-24-2013, 07:58 AM   #4
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Dear Gordon,
You are my all time favorite singer/songwriter. We have seen you many times in concert (first time in 1977), and I've lost count of how many concerts we've attended. It's always a pleasure to see/hear you & meet up with your awesome band. Happy a wonderful b'day celebration!
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Old 10-27-2013, 02:32 PM   #5
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Happy 75th Gord!

Looking forward to the show in Joliet IL in a few days. I too have lost track of all the shows I've attended in several states over the years. Really glad you still love to get out there and make us happy.

All the best,
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Old 10-27-2013, 10:58 PM   #6
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Have a Happy Birthday, Gordon Lightfoot. and by the way, I have a feeling I heard her mention your name in Oregon. (don't remember what all she said tho. She said a lot of things.)

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Old 11-05-2013, 10:03 PM   #7
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My most heartfelt wishes for a Happy 75th Birthday to Gordon Lightfoot!

I've seen you in concert 4 times and had the pleasure of talking with you,taking pictures with you and yes,getting autographs. I even flew to L.A. in Oct. 2008 and rode with fellow Corfidian's down the coast to San Diego to see 2 shows in a row.

I hope your 75th finds you in a happy,fun and joyful mood that will match the day itself.

I'm also hping to get to see you live in February 2014 , here in Phoenix , once again.


Have a great Birthday and many,many,many..more!


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Old 11-06-2013, 03:26 PM   #8
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Happy Birthday Gord! You have been a musical constant in my life for 40 years. I look at your journey, your strength of character, and even the foibles...you are a true original and one of my personal heroes -- faults and all ( a few, like us all!).

To quote Joe Walsh of all people, " When you look back on your life, it all seems like a finely crafted novel, but at the time...it don't. ". Hoping to see you again a little further down the Carefree Highway...keep charging man, you are solid.
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Old 11-13-2013, 04:52 PM   #9
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Happy Birthday, Gordon Lightfoot

Listening to your recordings, studying your well-crafted arrangements and performing your songs since I was a teen has nurtured me as a musician.

Thank you for that all...and for personifying Canada.

Good health to you today, and for many years to come.

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Old 11-14-2013, 04:48 AM   #10
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Thanks, Gord, for the melodies that soothe and lyrics that are sheer poetry. I have been enjoying your music since your first solo album, way too many years ago now - and never tire of listening to them. Have s joyous 75th with your family and friends. "Auburn Annie"
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Old 11-15-2013, 12:01 AM   #11
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Happy Birthday, Gordon! thank you for a lifetime of beautiful music. Your music is the soundtrack of my life. I heard my first Gordon Lightfoot song in 1971 and from that moment on, there was no turning back. I grew up on your beautiful voice and your incredible songs. I have seen many of your concerts, including three in a row at the Universal Amphitheatre back in the late 70's, but my favorite of all time was last year on Mother's day. It was my best mother's day because I was able to go backstage with my daughter to meet you and chat. We talked about Terry and it was a wonderfully sweet conversation. Happy Birthday! enjoy your day and thank your for a lifetime of your music.

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Old 11-15-2013, 12:48 AM   #12
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Gord, I grew up in the 1960's-1970's, and in 1975 a junior-high school friend turned me onto your music. From then on I collected ALL of your works. I've attended many of your concerts on the west coast USA, first was at San Diego 1979, latest was Grants Pass, OR 2009. I've always shared your music with my family and friends and they love it too. It's a favorite on our camping trips. Keep on doing what you're doing.
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Old 11-16-2013, 12:28 PM   #13
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I sent this to a few newspapers across the country: http://www.ottawacitizen.com/enterta...983/story.html

Many fans around the world, including me, would like to wish our legendary icon, Gordon Lightfoot a very happy 75th birthday on Nov. 17. Thanks to Gordon for the decades of consistently excellent music and concerts that are the soundtrack to so many lives his music has touched.

As a teen in the late 1960s I fell in love with his beautiful songs and all these years later after many, many concerts in many cities, Lightfoot still remains my No. 1 artist to listen to and see in concert. As a kid I never could have imagined I'd be lucky enough to meet him, speak on the phone with him and even interview him but I have several times. It's truly an honour to be a long time loyal Gordon Lightfoot fan. We'll see him down the road in 2014.

Charlene Westbrook, Whitby
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Old 11-16-2013, 01:07 PM   #14
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Dear Gordon:

It is with great joy that I wish you a very Happy 75th Birthday! From the beautiful ballads that you've crafted to the rockin' toe-tappers, every song is an inspiration in some way. Thank you for the many years of music and poetry that you have given the world, which came at a price. With heartfelt gratitude,
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Old 11-16-2013, 05:14 PM   #15
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Hi Gord!! Happy 75th Birthday!!

It was my dad ( who by the way is also Gord) introduced me to your music back in 1976 when he bought me Summertime Dream for Christmas. I must have worn out the needle 10 times listening to it.

From that day onward your music has been a constant in my life. I too as a child never thought in a million years that I'd ever meet you in the future. The moment I heard you were coming to Brantford in 1990, I had to give my head a shake twice to make sure I wasn't seeing things!

Yourself and the rest of the band at the time were just awesome.

I count myself fortunate that I have met you and the orchestra many times over the years.

Enjoy your day and here's to many more!

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Old 11-16-2013, 07:10 PM   #16
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Best wishes on your 75th birthday, dear Sir. May you continue to honor us with your talent and your graciousness for many years.
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Old 11-16-2013, 07:46 PM   #17
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Gordon
As I think you are aware I would not be composing this note of thanks for your sublime music and poetry if it was not for being in the right place at the right time when I first heard your records on the Montreal radio in 1966. leading to that fateful night in 1999 when my life was almost certainly saved by a fellow Lighthead (a very dear and sweet lady actually) in the Lightfoot Chat Room after I had suffered a stroke.
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Old 11-16-2013, 09:12 PM   #18
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Happy Birthday Gordon! I have listened to your music for 40 years, and always will.
You are without peer.
May you enjoy many more...
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Old 11-16-2013, 09:37 PM   #19
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Happy Birthday from all your friends out in Montana!!!!!! Cheers to another wonderful year Gordon!!!
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Old 11-16-2013, 09:58 PM   #20
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Hello Gordon and very happy birthday. First heard you in the early 1970's on AM radio and it has been a fantastic ride. Your music has helped me through many highs and lows. Friends have come and gone, but you are still there in my car or home making me smile.

Also have enjoyed 50+ concerts since 1977. Thank you for all your trips to Minnesota. I have been able to say hello to you after a few concerts. You have been a gift to so many- hope you enjoy your big day with your kids and friends!

Best, John Wicklund (Miinnesota)
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Old 11-17-2013, 07:13 AM   #21
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Happy Birthday from someone who shares the same birthdate even though I am 17 years behind you.

Within a year of getting my first guitar, I discovered your music but it took seven years to see you live for the first time at the Syria Mosque in Pittsburgh back in 1975. Since then it's been live concerts at Constitution Hall (DC), Robin Hood Dell West (Philadelphia), Warner Theater (Erie, PA), Chautauqua Institution (Mayfield NY), Shea's Theatre (Buffalo) Seneca Casino (Salamanca, NY) just to name a few.

Along the way, we have spent time together and run the technology gamut from LPs, 8 track and cassette tapes to CDs and I tunes not to mention VHS and DVDs.You're the reason that my first good guitar was and still is a Martin and the first piece of sheet music I purchased from my paper route money was "If you could read my mind". These have been some pretty incredible gifts and I get to spend today with my five grandchildren.

Thanks.
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Old 11-17-2013, 08:16 AM   #22
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Happy Birthday Gordon, been great hearing and seeing you all these years. I will always be in awe of your skills in music. You have given us all so much great music in your life, and I thank you. Many more years of health and happiness to you.
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Old 11-17-2013, 11:18 AM   #23
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Happy 75th Birthday, Gord! I honestly don't know what I'd be listening to if I hadn't discovered your music all those years ago. Have a great day today and many more years of happiness to you.

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Old 11-17-2013, 05:11 PM   #24
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Happy Birthday, Gordy.
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Old 11-17-2013, 07:51 PM   #25
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A Wonderful,Terrific and Happy 75th Gordon !!

....and many,many,many more!
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