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Old 02-19-2010, 05:16 PM   #51
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I saw that Ronnie lost his cousin Dale Hawkins - the guy who wrote Suzy-Q - this past Saturday.
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Old 02-19-2010, 05:28 PM   #52
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Old 02-19-2010, 05:32 PM   #53
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and it just gets weirder:
this guy has a pic of Ron as Gordon Lightfoot:

http://www.mediastyle.ca/category/blog/

original tweeter rebecca fleming is a friend of ronnie hawkins wife..and there she goes!

Reporter david akins blog - and comments are below.
http://davidakin.blogware.com/blog/_...8/4459652.html

http://www.threeseven.ca/2010/02/gor...eres-what.html
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Old 02-19-2010, 06:06 PM   #54
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it was all over the place Annie but it's all been pulled from the internet..
just as fast as it was sent out it disappeared..
wowza..
Well serves me right for spending my time updating my publications list (zzzz - bo-ring but necessary). I'm surprised one or other of my kids didn't call me with the non-news. Just as well. I'd love to know who it was who called Ronnie posing as Gord's grandson with the news; I suspect a lot of Gord's people would like to know, too. Jerk!
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Old 02-19-2010, 07:36 PM   #55
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and it just gets weirder:
this guy has a pic of Ron as Gordon Lightfoot:
wow, i wonder if ron will chuckle or be really pissed off...he looks the latter
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Old 02-19-2010, 07:41 PM   #56
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photo from Joe Warmington, Night Scrawler, Toronto Sun. Thanks Joe!\
Lightfoot checking his pulse...Thur.Feb.18, 2010. (and wearing a snazzy new plaid scarf...)
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Old 02-19-2010, 07:49 PM   #57
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I do believe we now have the definition of kerfuffle.

Like many others here, I'm so glad I became aware of this after it was determined that it was a hoax.
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Old 02-19-2010, 07:51 PM   #58
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I saw that Ronnie lost his cousin Dale Hawkins - the guy who wrote Suzy-Q - this past Saturday.

http://www.nydailynews.com/entertain..._holds_up.html
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Old 02-19-2010, 07:57 PM   #59
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he's a true Canadian - he knows the meaning of kerfuffle and how to live thru one!
lol

I wish I'd heard about it afterwards...
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Old 02-19-2010, 08:05 PM   #60
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I saw that Ronnie lost his cousin Dale Hawkins - the guy who wrote Suzy-Q - this past Saturday.
Are you sure that's true ? "Is there something I can believe in".

This has to be one of the greatest Corfid threads ever.
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Old 02-19-2010, 08:17 PM   #61
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and I read online somewhere today - "being a polite Canadian, Gordon Lightfoot has apologized for not being dead"...

oh dear.

I feel bad for Ronnie to hear that news about his longtime friend and then get sucked into this hoaxhell.
Wanda Hawkins had no idea what would happen...BUT a quick phone call to the proper sources by the media folks would have ended the rumour in it's tracks...

the source of the phone call with the news needs to be sussed out.
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Old 02-19-2010, 09:33 PM   #62
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SICK BASTARDS!! he ain't ready to go yet!
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Old 02-19-2010, 09:39 PM   #63
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Back a couple of years ago I met Gord after a show. During that show he told the Elvis doing EMR and changing the line to "cold and drunk as I might be." I asked him how about the change from "where the cold winds blow" to "where the pavement never grows." His initial answer was "was it ever where the cold winds blow?" and I assured him he once recorded it with those words. His next answer, my favorite, was priceless - "I have no idea!" He thought about it a second and finally said "That must have been Ronnie Hawkins. Peter, Paul and Mary used those words and Ronnie's the guy that introduced the song to them." His fondness for Ronnie was obvious which makes this fiasco - OK, kerfuffle - all teh more unfortunate.
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Old 02-19-2010, 11:05 PM   #64
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Gord should have a lot of years left being that he has that great disposition and sense of humor. Thanks for the good news!
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Old 02-19-2010, 11:16 PM   #65
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Wow I am so glad the report was not true. Known Gordon Lightfoot since the 60's . I worked for his dad. We only lived a couple blocks from each other. I can't believe someone would start a rumor like that. Takes all kinds.
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Old 02-19-2010, 11:16 PM   #66
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I've always thought the change was to "with a pain that ever grows". I could be wrong though. Anyway, I'm just happy it was all a mistake, and Gord will go on forever.
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Old 02-19-2010, 11:37 PM   #67
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I always thought it was "with a pain that ever grows" too. And that the earlier recording was "Where the cold wind blows."

And for even more off topic business - how about the change in Steel Rail Blues from "with my hat in my hand" to "with my head in the sand." The former always made more sense to me.

Back to on topic - I'm also very glad I learned of the hoax before I heard anything else about it at all. I sure wish Journalists would remember that they're supposed to confirm stories before they publsh them.
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Old 02-20-2010, 11:32 AM   #68
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I wish I'd heard about it afterwards...
oh, poor char...that is awful (but i guess there must have been a euphoric moment along the way )

i was behind on the news that day (most of the week actually) so heard the correction long before the error...not as behind as the wife though, just last night (ie. 48 hours later!) she came home and said, I am sorry to hear about Gordon Lightfoot
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Old 02-20-2010, 11:57 AM   #69
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Just to keep life interesting I've found all three posted as lyrics....

When I sing it I mumble there just to be safe.
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Old 02-20-2010, 01:51 PM   #70
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[QUOTE=jj;159090]oh, poor char...that is awful (but i guess there must have been a euphoric moment along the way )

i was behind on the news that day (most of the week actually) so heard the correction long before the error...not as behind as the wife though, just last night (ie. 48 hours later!) she came home and said, I am sorry to hear about Gordon Lightfoot[/QUOT


LOL!!! Poor Mich...

At least Gord knew right away the whole thing wasn't true!!!...I had about 10 minutes of sheer panic ... it still takes my breath away. I think I aged 10 years in those 10 minutes.
I am now a senior citizen...
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I am sorry to hear about Gordon Lightfoot[/QUOT
At least Gord knew right away the whole thing wasn't true!!!...I had about 10 minutes of sheer panic ... it still takes my breath away. I think I aged 10 years in those 10 minutes.
I am now a senior citizen...
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Old 02-20-2010, 08:34 PM   #72
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What a sense of humour!
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Old 02-20-2010, 09:12 PM   #73
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http://www.charlesadler.com/2010/02/...uch-alive.html - audio on radio.
talking about daughter hearing news before he could get to her..
In this interview, Gordon mentioned there had once been a false rumor @Paul McCartney's death -which reminded me of when this happened to Joe DiMaggio...a couple of years before he passed away. A newspaper had prematurely released his obituary (which, as with many notable persons, are pre-written).

Early last year I was doing a search for "Gordon Lightfoot" via MSN and on the side bar for 'related searches' @Gordon, the 1st listed was "Gordon Lightfoot Death"...and for a moment, I became alarmed! Before Massey, while doing the same search...it was still there! I just looked again and it's still there. Anyone seeing that for the 1st time might wonder or take it more seriously.
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I've always thought the change was to "with a pain that ever grows". I could be wrong though. Anyway, I'm just happy it was all a mistake, and Gord will go on forever.
Right about the lyric change -but when I 1st heard him sing it in concert "pain that" sure did sound like 'pavement' to me. And he did not pronounce the "v" in 'ever' so I thought he used the contraction, e're. But then wondered if it could be "ere" as well.

Next time, again he didn't pronounce the "v" but two distinct syllables, for sure I was certain it was e're. But then I did pick up that he sang "pain that" and not pavement...but that imagery has always stuck with me and that's how I sing it. Since then too, I've heard him sing "ever"...with the "v".
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