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Old 07-08-2010, 02:57 PM   #1
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Default how did Gord break his hand back in 1970?

this is the era when Mariposa was still on Toronto Island

btw, the festival auditions were at the Riverboat in 1967...in those photos you can see the 'port holes' on stage...not many pics of inside that old coffee house basement

there are also pics of David Rea (I believe GL's first guitar player), Bonnie Dobson, James Taylor, Phil Ochs, John Allen Cameron, Ramblin Jack, Baez. Joni, etc

char, if you need a better view you can stack picnic tables and put your lawn chair atop them, lol (see old pic )
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Old 07-08-2010, 03:18 PM   #2
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browse away

http://www.cbc.ca/arts/music/story/2...e-archive.html

haven't kept up with many of latest posts but don't see this and the YU archive link posted yet
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Old 07-08-2010, 05:39 PM   #3
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and a bit later shot of David Rea...plus another crowd shot (locked in the 70s)
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Old 07-08-2010, 07:05 PM   #4
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That's a good question. Maybe something went awry as he was assisting in the stacking of picnic tables.

Nice pics.....a different time and space.
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Old 07-08-2010, 08:49 PM   #5
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Boy, those are SO 1970!
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Old 07-13-2010, 12:19 PM   #6
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That's a good question
hey, char...did you ask him?

btw, Mer has more pics (nice depth of field work) to add from this year

http://lightfootmeredith.tumblr.com/.../mariposa-2010

like the Sylvia greeting Gord pic and the Keelor one

how was the surprise Cuddy Keelor set (did they do Go Go Round?)

how was the 4 Strong Winds reunion gem? how was the mud?

read a few misc reviews but Yours is always worth the biggest wait
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Old 07-13-2010, 12:52 PM   #7
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hey, char...did you ask him?

btw, Mer has more pics (nice depth of field work) to add from this year

http://lightfootmeredith.tumblr.com/.../mariposa-2010
hey, GL will now have to also do a promo spot for her photo web site


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I'm surprised she puts her home# on her website..maybe it's cell, but still
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Old 07-13-2010, 01:31 PM   #8
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I know - I saw that the other day...Daddio might not be too happy about it..
She does take some good pics however..
I never spoke with Gord before or after the show. Security perimeter was heavy..lol
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Old 07-13-2010, 01:34 PM   #9
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Great looking bunch of pics jj, tks for posting those.
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Old 07-13-2010, 01:37 PM   #10
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hey, char...did you ask him?

btw, Mer has more pics (nice depth of field work) to add from this year

http://lightfootmeredith.tumblr.com/.../mariposa-2010

like the Sylvia greeting Gord pic and the Keelor one

how was the surprise Cuddy Keelor set (did they do Go Go Round?)

how was the 4 Strong Winds reunion gem? how was the mud?

read a few misc reviews but Yours is always worth the biggest wait
Jim and Greg didn't do any Gordstuff. I didn't record any of their stuff cuz I didn't want to fill up my HD card in case Gord sang a certain song..lol
They were great tho-that Cuddy is so freakin' adorable. the Big screen was an incredible help for everyone to see people onstage.
The 4 strong winds brought me to tears..it was breathtaking to be there and see/hear it.
Not much mud in the common areas.
working on the report...
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Old 07-13-2010, 02:44 PM   #11
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The 4 strong winds brought me to tears..it was breathtaking to be there and see/hear it.
you were amongst many who were teared up I'll bet...you heard so many good sounds at this milestone event

speaking of good sounds and I+S, I heard this old classic on oldies radio while painting last week and haven't been able to get the chorus out of my head since...i think it's one of my fave choruses


imo, they have Sylvia's tremolo accompaniment up too far in those verses

ok, i digress...take your time with the report
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Old 07-13-2010, 05:53 PM   #12
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Gordon was on Jonathan Schwartz's radio program in 1970 (exact date unknown) and they discussed the cast on his right hand. Jonathan asked how he played with the cast and how he got it. Gordon replied that one does not play and that he got the cast when he hammered a two inch oak door with a closed fist.
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Old 07-13-2010, 08:59 PM   #13
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Gordon was on Jonathan Schwartz's radio program in 1970 (exact date unknown) and they discussed the cast on his right hand. Jonathan asked how he played with the cast and how he got it. Gordon replied that one does not play and that he got the cast when he hammered a two inch oak door with a closed fist.
interesting stuff. suzi...thanks

seems he rehabilitated while doing an extensive radio interview tour following the 'mishap'

it looks like Gord requested his two smoking fingers be left cast-free
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Old 07-13-2010, 09:07 PM   #14
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the next question is "what pissed him off so much that he would endanger his tools of the trade??"
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Old 07-14-2010, 06:20 AM   #15
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Everytime I read a story like this it always reminds me that he is human after all.

It reminds me of a NIRVANA interview w/ Musique Plus when during the interview for no reason @ all, Kurt Cobain suddenly started running towards the wall only to stop when he collided with a bunch of chairs.

I can still picture him lying there with chairs all around him; (lol) rubbing his hand on his chin looking up @ the ceiling.

It was like he was kind of wondering what just happen here, & what was that question again ??? lol !
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Old 07-14-2010, 08:32 AM   #16
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it looks like Gord requested his two smoking fingers be left cast-free

LOL!
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Old 07-14-2010, 09:06 AM   #17
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According to a tiny snippet in August, 1970 Billboard - the hand was the result of an ill-fated Karate Chop. From the shape of the cast, it seems the worst of the damage was at the out side of the hand where one would expect a Karate type injury to be. So... My question is " How drunk would one have to be to try to Karate chop a two inch oak door?"

http://books.google.ca/books?id=kikE...AND%22&f=false
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and a bit later shot of David Rea...plus another crowd shot (locked in the 70s)
JJ, thank you so much for digging up those photos of David! I am doing a web site for him, and had seen the Mariposa digital exhibit, but somehow failed to find any photos of him - just the mention on the 1965 page. After you posted the photos here, I went back to the site and finally found a page with the search box, and ... magic! How wonderful!

I am hoping to use a photo or two on David's site, but it appears there is a fee. I may go ahead anyway (not sure I will ask David to pay). We'll see.

But thank you so much for posting those photos here. Otherwise, I might have never found them!
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Old 07-14-2010, 05:02 PM   #19
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I listened to the interview and this is what Gordon said about the incident: "There was a certain amount of tension in the air at the time you might say. These things happen. It's rather shameful. It was quite a thing, you know. The police came. There was a lot of drinking going on." (I do enjoy his colorful early days.)
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it still begs the questions..'what caused the tension? why? with who?, where?'...must have been quite the time if the cops showed up.
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The interview provides no further information on the topic...
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Old 07-14-2010, 06:29 PM   #22
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York U. archives of Mariposa festivals of the past has some great pics..
can't recall seeing this particular pic..similar ones but not this one.
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Of course I was not a witness to this incident but I was to quite a few similar ones in and around 1970ish. Perhaps there was something in the air. And if I had a nickel for every time someone said "there was a lot of drinking going on". Yeah maybe it was rather shameful but if I had it to do all over again I know we'd do it all again (and again).

I'm so pleased Gord, and some of us, survived those good times. "Colorful" is a lovely way to describe those days. And police - well that's a whole other story, lol.

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I listened to the interview and this is what Gordon said about the incident: "There was a certain amount of tension in the air at the time you might say. These things happen. It's rather shameful. It was quite a thing, you know. The police came. There was a lot of drinking going on." (I do enjoy his colorful early days.)
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Of course I was not a witness to this incident but I was to quite a few similar ones in and around 1970ish. Perhaps there was something in the air. And if I had a nickel for every time someone said "there was a lot of drinking going on". Yeah maybe it was rather shameful but if I had it to do all over again I know we'd do it all again (and again).

I'm so pleased Gord, and some of us, survived those good times. "Colorful" is a lovely way to describe those days. And police - well that's a whole other story, lol.

Great pictures!
Those were the days my friend !
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