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Old 04-21-2012, 02:47 PM   #1
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The late night TV news April 20/2012 CBC showed a short segment of Gord singing "Song For a Winter's Night" from the 1968 Documentary show which was the same show he also sang "Face of a Thousand People," one of my favorite Gord tunes.

It was the show in which I was fortunate enough to be invited as a participating audience member.

Wendy Mesley, the CBC host was talking about Gord and his current interviews etc. when the short segment was presented.

It would be interesting to know if anyone else saw this as I missed the first part until "Marian from the Mountains" called to tell me Gord was on TV.

It would have to be somewhere in the CBC archives but I was unable to find any more information.

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Old 04-21-2012, 02:51 PM   #2
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I have it on my PVR and have watched that clip of him singing about 6 times. omyfreaking goodness he had that audience (and you) mesmerized. The voice just flowed out of him..oh lordy he was gorgeous...made me tear up..
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Old 04-21-2012, 03:13 PM   #3
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I would love to see that Char if there's some way you could share it.

I remember during the taping of the show he forgot the second verse (The smoke is rising in the shadows overhead).

I was soooo tempted to shout out the words to him, but focused on more familiar words such as "lead us not into temptation" being the good Catholic boy I was brought up to be.

That evening would have to have been "thee" most memorable experience for me as a Lightfoot fan.

Time now for a little "zen" maybe.

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Old 04-21-2012, 04:18 PM   #4
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If anyone has the answer to 'how to get it to my computer from the PVR?? ' i will do so. I sang out 'over me' last night at Rama when he pauses between Ribbon of Darkness and Sundown..lol
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Old 04-21-2012, 04:30 PM   #5
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Is "PVR" Canadian for DVR?
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Old 04-21-2012, 06:46 PM   #6
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pretty much !
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Old 04-21-2012, 11:16 PM   #7
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Count me in on wanting/ needing a copy of that recording! Please......
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Old 07-21-2012, 01:12 PM   #8
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43 seconds of 1968 bliss:
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Old 07-21-2012, 01:47 PM   #9
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this takes the cake for "new" footage of the year award, 2012...thus far

i think i know who has the whole show...i will have to hint a little louder about obtaining it! lol

so i think Ron Jones was in the crowd there, no? i looked for a mighty afro

what, no afro icon to choose from????


thanks for posting...we are standing and CHeering out here
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Old 07-21-2012, 02:14 PM   #10
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well JJ you know very well there's always folks who don't like to share..

So enjoy these 43 seconds that I am pleased to share, at your leisure for as long as youtube allows....lol
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Old 07-23-2012, 05:03 PM   #11
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Aweeessommmme!
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Old 07-23-2012, 06:23 PM   #12
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Great video, Char!
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Old 07-23-2012, 11:06 PM   #13
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Yes, that was the most impressionable concert performance by Gordon Lightfoot I'd ever experienced.

After that show I became "lighthead2toe."

A newcomer to Toronto and in that year 26 years old, my girlfriend and I were seated, as I recall, directly facing Gord but this vid does not show us. The afro had not yet arrived JJ. It came later, maybe late seventies, early eighties. All us guys got them, even Gord bought into it. I guess you could say it was an era sort of thing.

Thanks for sharing this Char. I knew the CBC would have it stashed away somewhere in their Lightfoot treasure trove. We just need them to unravel the rest.

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Old 07-29-2012, 10:48 AM   #14
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Wonderful!! Thank you, Char!
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Old 07-31-2012, 05:30 AM   #15
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Nice Char very nice. Thanks for posting.

Ron - I lived back then too and while I had a lot of hair I never styled an afro. Not that there's anything wrong with that, mind you! I'd try one now - if I could, lol.

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thanks to Sir John!
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Old 10-20-2017, 10:27 PM   #17
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I think this was mentioned a long time ago here and now we can watch it.
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Old 10-21-2017, 05:07 AM   #18
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What a voice! Thanks!

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Old 10-21-2017, 07:07 PM   #20
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my fave part of the whole show is his SFAWN performance and his 6 string picking version of DSMMN... the link to the entire show comes and goes...thx Sir J
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well JJ you know very well there's always folks who don't like to share..

So enjoy these 43 seconds that I am pleased to share, at your leisure for as long as youtube allows....lol
OK Char I had saved the complete show when it was viewable on Vimeo and here is rather more than your tantalising 43 seconds!!
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Old 10-21-2017, 10:30 PM   #22
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Sir John has been busy!
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Old 10-21-2017, 10:32 PM   #23
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Sir John has been busy..
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What does those number 4 6 11 mean?

Been years since I've looked at a TV schedule.
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Old 10-21-2017, 10:36 PM   #25
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it was broadcast on channels 4, 6 and 11 locally in Toronto area.
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