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Old 09-26-2003, 09:39 PM   #1
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Does anyone know who or why he wrote Go Go Around. I know at one time when he was in the Village (Yorkville) there was a go go dancer that danced in the window of, I believe, The Mynah Bird. Just curious.
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Old 09-26-2003, 09:39 PM   #2
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Does anyone know who or why he wrote Go Go Around. I know at one time when he was in the Village (Yorkville) there was a go go dancer that danced in the window of, I believe, The Mynah Bird. Just curious.
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Old 09-27-2003, 11:40 AM   #3
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that would be Gordon Lightfoot....
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Old 09-27-2003, 11:40 AM   #4
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that would be Gordon Lightfoot....
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Old 09-27-2003, 07:12 PM   #5
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quote:Originally posted by lyndsay butler:
Does anyone know who or why he wrote Go Go Around. I know at one time when he was in the Village (Yorkville) there was a go go dancer that danced in the window of, I believe, The Mynah Bird. Just curious.
I tried some researching (googling) for "Mynah Bird Toronto Lightfoot"
I found an interesting site on Canadian music at:- http://www.york-net.com/CanadianMusic.asp
there are many items missing and not all the links are satisfactory especially one to a page that presumably would have given some Gord details
but in particular I noted this statement:-
Sylvia's song, You Were on My Mind was a 1965 hit for the We Five,
and was also recorded by fellow Canadians Joni Mitchell and
Gord Lightfoot.I Don't think so. perhaps the writer was thinking about that well known Lightfoot ballad "If you could have been on my mind"!?
and also I never knew that:-
the Guess Who became the Bachman-Turner Overdrive nor that:-
In 1970 Kate (McGarrigle) married singer Louden Wainwright Jr., and based herself in New York.
It was Louden who was (I believe) the only singer to have recorded Gord's "Talking Silver Cloud Blues" (about Ronnie Hawkins)
I also found one site which stated:-
"The old Riverboat sat next door, more or less, to the old Mynah Bird"
Also:- http://members.shaw.ca/vivgarry/summerwages.pdf
which is unfortunately a stupid Adobe Acrobat file that includes this detail:-
(why stupid well in my experience it is not possible to save a pdf file nor search nor copy and paste any text. Pretty dumb to my way of thinking)
"The Riverboat where acts like Jessie Colin Young, Harry Chapin, Gordon Lightfoot,
Ian and Sylvia performed. The Mynah Bird with dancers in the upper windows. ... "
Just thought it worth mentioning

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Old 09-27-2003, 07:12 PM   #6
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quote:Originally posted by lyndsay butler:
Does anyone know who or why he wrote Go Go Around. I know at one time when he was in the Village (Yorkville) there was a go go dancer that danced in the window of, I believe, The Mynah Bird. Just curious.
I tried some researching (googling) for "Mynah Bird Toronto Lightfoot"
I found an interesting site on Canadian music at:- http://www.york-net.com/CanadianMusic.asp
there are many items missing and not all the links are satisfactory especially one to a page that presumably would have given some Gord details
but in particular I noted this statement:-
Sylvia's song, You Were on My Mind was a 1965 hit for the We Five,
and was also recorded by fellow Canadians Joni Mitchell and
Gord Lightfoot.I Don't think so. perhaps the writer was thinking about that well known Lightfoot ballad "If you could have been on my mind"!?
and also I never knew that:-
the Guess Who became the Bachman-Turner Overdrive nor that:-
In 1970 Kate (McGarrigle) married singer Louden Wainwright Jr., and based herself in New York.
It was Louden who was (I believe) the only singer to have recorded Gord's "Talking Silver Cloud Blues" (about Ronnie Hawkins)
I also found one site which stated:-
"The old Riverboat sat next door, more or less, to the old Mynah Bird"
Also:- http://members.shaw.ca/vivgarry/summerwages.pdf
which is unfortunately a stupid Adobe Acrobat file that includes this detail:-
(why stupid well in my experience it is not possible to save a pdf file nor search nor copy and paste any text. Pretty dumb to my way of thinking)
"The Riverboat where acts like Jessie Colin Young, Harry Chapin, Gordon Lightfoot,
Ian and Sylvia performed. The Mynah Bird with dancers in the upper windows. ... "
Just thought it worth mentioning

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My Gordon Lightfoot webring
starts at
http://www.johnfowles.org.uk/lightfoot



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Old 09-28-2003, 02:36 PM   #7
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Rufus Wainwright is the son of Kate and Loudon. Randy Bachman was the only Guess Who member in BTO. It was his own group.
He's an awesome guitar player - lots of tips from the late Lenney Breau. http://wcmr.com/rcb6.htm http://www.guitarchives.com/lenny.htm http://www.enter.net/~rainsong/lbreau.html
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Rufus Wainwright is the son of Kate and Loudon. Randy Bachman was the only Guess Who member in BTO. It was his own group.
He's an awesome guitar player - lots of tips from the late Lenney Breau. http://wcmr.com/rcb6.htm http://www.guitarchives.com/lenny.htm http://www.enter.net/~rainsong/lbreau.html
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Old 09-28-2003, 04:02 PM   #9
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Thanks for the input. I guess the reason I was asking is because I grew up in th Village with Gordon and Joni and Neil Young and many, many more who didn't make it, The Ugly Ducklings, Edward Black etc. and had a friend who was a go go dancer at that time. I lost touch with her many many years ago but have always wondered if he wrote this about her or if anyone knew who he wrote this song for. Perhaps only he knows. Thanks anyway.
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Old 09-28-2003, 04:02 PM   #10
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Thanks for the input. I guess the reason I was asking is because I grew up in th Village with Gordon and Joni and Neil Young and many, many more who didn't make it, The Ugly Ducklings, Edward Black etc. and had a friend who was a go go dancer at that time. I lost touch with her many many years ago but have always wondered if he wrote this about her or if anyone knew who he wrote this song for. Perhaps only he knows. Thanks anyway.
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Old 09-28-2003, 04:09 PM   #11
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From the liner notes on SONGBOOK:


"1/10. GO-GO ROUND

I was hanging out with Ronnie Hawkins and his group. A great teacher and all-around good guy. He was playing a place downtown that had girls in gilded cages who would dance while the band played. It was about dealing with feelings of a go-go dancer, falling in love. And then, of course, she gets left holding the bag. This one got played by Scott Muni on WNEW; he was always very good to us."

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Doesn't sound like it was one particular girl. He gets his inspiration from all over, "what if"-ing like any good writer.
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Old 09-28-2003, 04:09 PM   #12
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From the liner notes on SONGBOOK:


"1/10. GO-GO ROUND

I was hanging out with Ronnie Hawkins and his group. A great teacher and all-around good guy. He was playing a place downtown that had girls in gilded cages who would dance while the band played. It was about dealing with feelings of a go-go dancer, falling in love. And then, of course, she gets left holding the bag. This one got played by Scott Muni on WNEW; he was always very good to us."

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Doesn't sound like it was one particular girl. He gets his inspiration from all over, "what if"-ing like any good writer.
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Old 10-01-2003, 01:25 PM   #13
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Great song, one of my favorites - it inspired my user name

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Old 10-01-2003, 01:25 PM   #14
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Great song, one of my favorites - it inspired my user name

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