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Old 11-17-2014, 02:55 AM   #1
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Old 11-17-2014, 05:13 AM   #2
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Happy b'day, Gordon!

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Old 11-17-2014, 05:57 AM   #3
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Happy 76th Birthday and may you have many more years on the Carefree Highway!

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Old 11-17-2014, 09:00 AM   #4
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY GORDON! - Nov.2012- birthday 74@ Massey Hall and The Orillia Opera House Gordon Lightfoot Auditorium
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Old 11-17-2014, 09:52 AM   #5
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Happy Birthday Gord!
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Old 11-17-2014, 10:30 AM   #6
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I wish you a very Happy Birthday, and many more.
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Old 11-17-2014, 11:11 AM   #7
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https://johngabourel.wordpress.com/2...usic-turns-76/ NOVEMBER 17, 2014
Gordon Lightfoot, the King of North American Folk Music, Turns 76

Gordon Lightfoot 31 Oct 2014The dimming lights of the Charles Bailey Theatre hush the sell-out crowd… but only for the briefest of moments. Onto the stage walk the aging Gordon Lightfoot band, all masters at their trade, and the crowd erupts with applause and cheers. These men, Gordon’s long time backup players, quickly step to their marks, while the audience waits a timeless moment for the Canadian folk music hero to enter the spotlight. No one knows what to expect from the aged troubadour, if he can still play and sing, yet few care. To merely spend an evening with the legend is enough. We wonder, as we wait in the dark, if there is a doctor in the house… just in case.

Then from shadows of stage right a gaunt, hollow man with thin, gray locks ambles into the light. Time has replaced the once hale, deep-chested musician whose career has spanned six decades with a thin, frail senior in a red velvet dinner jacket. The crowd erupts. The man hefts his twelve-string, slings it over his shoulder and steps up to the microphone.

“My glass may be nearly empty, but the rumors of my demise have been greatly exaggerated,” he laughs in a soft, gravely voice.

And thus began another show for Gordon Lightfoot. Yet it was no ordinary show. I have had the good fortune to see him play twice when we were much younger, and October 31st, 2014, in Trail, B.C. was no ordinary night. While his voice is no longer robust, it remains as smooth as fine Pendleton Whiskey, and his thin fingers still dance along his twelve-string guitar with an easy grace. Instead of performing an ordinary selection of hit songs, Gordon carefully selected a song cycle that told the story of his long relationship with and deep appreciation for his fans, without whose support he was nothing. He did not play what he thought we wanted to hear, rather he played what story he wanted to tell us. He was saying ‘thank you,’ and for many of us who may never be afforded another opportunity to watch him play, he was saying ‘goodbye’ in a most genuine and heartfelt fashion.

He played two long sets and the show, including the intermission, was a solid two hours. His autumn Canadian tour includes a grueling twenty-four concerts in thirty-nine days, and that does not include any additional dates he plays American venues. It is an incredible feat and I feel blessed to have been a part of it, so close I could nearly reach out and shake his hand. When it was finally over, he returned to the stage for one final bow, giving everyone the thumbs up. His glass is not empty yet, and as exhausted as he is, he plans on enjoying every last drop.
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Old 11-17-2014, 11:59 AM   #8
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Happy 76th Gord!
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Old 11-17-2014, 01:00 PM   #9
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happy birthday Mr Gord. from the 'net people' if you see this, my wish comes from Australia. 1974 was the one and only tour
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Old 11-17-2014, 01:37 PM   #10
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Happy 76th. Thanks for all the great music and for contributing to so many causes and charities over the years.
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Old 11-17-2014, 03:37 PM   #11
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Happy Birthday Gord! I hope you're having a great one...
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Old 11-17-2014, 08:07 PM   #12
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Happy Super 76th birthday to Gordon Lightfoot!!!

May you have many more "Carefree" birthday's to come.
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Old 11-18-2014, 12:50 AM   #13
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Wishing you a very happy 76th birthday, Gordon Lightfoot!
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