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Old 11-04-2006, 03:06 AM   #1
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Greetings to all!

I'm a new member to this forum but I've visited many times before and have postedset lists to the alt.music.lightfoot group over the years. I've been a Lightfoot fan since 1976.

As many of you know Gord's birthday is coming up Nov. 17. Wouldn't it be great if, on that date, all of us were to call up our local radio stations - the ones that would play Gord's music and that take requests - and request a Lightfoot song in honor of his birthday? This should cause a jump in his royalties on that date - a small gift from his fans!

What do you think?
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Old 11-04-2006, 07:36 AM   #2
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I don't listen to radio much anymore, but I have been thinking about some additions to my "collection". That date would be an ideal date to make those purchases.
thanks for the thought, stargazer. good to have you here.
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Old 11-04-2006, 07:49 AM   #3
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A fantastic ideal, Stargazer. I know one station, in these parts that would do that. Consider it done from Eastern Canada. ~Jesse~
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Old 11-04-2006, 09:23 AM   #4
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Perhaps "Canada's Radio Station" is a place to start. The CBC or Canadian Broadcasting Corporation has always promoted Canadian talent and it's home page can be found at the URL below

http://www.cbc.ca/programguide/radio/

There is a specific site for "Canadian Musicians & New and Burgeoning Indie Music Scene". Although Gord is well established, perhaps this "Radio 3" site might be willing to revisit those who helped create this music scene. Try the URL below.

http://www.cbc.ca/programguide/progr...rogram=Radio+3

Finally, those who haven't yet, you may wish to explore some of the CBC archives specific to "Lightfoot" found below.

http://search.cbc.ca/search?ie=&site...rdon+lightfoot

Somewhere on all the CBC pages is a "Contact Us" function and if enough Lightheads write in, perhaps we can "Make it So" for our "No.1"

Other radio stations, perhaps some promoting folk music, are no doubt out there. I'll leave it to those that are more ambitious to search them out.

Great idea!

We could also write into all appropriate Canadian papers
In Toronto they would be;

The Globe and Mail
The Toronto Star
The National Post
The Toronto Sun*
*(who, through their parent 'Canoe' site, just held the "essential vinyl" survey of a few days ago which many of you participated in)

-suggest an article on his 68th birthday, the upcoming Massey concert, or both!

I've not had any influence in trying to sway them in the past. Perhaps there is strength in numbers (and in worldwide interest). Finding specific URLs are up to those so inclined.

Good luck on any endevour!

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Old 11-04-2006, 04:52 PM   #5
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I did do that on his birthday in 2003. I called Kool-Fm 94.5 and told the DJ that it was GL's 65th birthday.

At the time I called,he would normally play a "3 in a row at three". With some sort of topic in mind. When he heard my news he immediately changed what he was going to do and played 3 by Gordon!

He mentioned Gord's birthday on the air and then played,"Sundown"/"If You Could Read My Mind" and "The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald".

I think I still have it on tape.
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