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Old 11-18-2008, 12:23 AM   #26
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A Happy Birthday Gordon, and I hope you enjoy the quilt that I sent.
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Old 11-18-2008, 01:40 AM   #27
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Happy Birthday Gordon.
May the next year be full of love and grace for you. I wish you the best.

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Old 11-18-2008, 08:42 AM   #28
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Happy Birthday Gordon, thanks for all the great music and great memories. Hope you have many more years of health and success.
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Old 11-18-2008, 10:00 AM   #29
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Happy Birthday! You have two years on me, but don't stop now. I'll be playing your songs tonight at a weekly guitar circle in Frisco, Texas
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Old 11-18-2008, 10:34 AM   #30
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ok - that's almost impossible to read! the black on blue is hard on these old eyes..

I'll add it to a thread that's already started..

you can send your wishes to:
http://jam.canoe.ca/Music/Artists/L/...302271-ca.html
scroll to bottom of page to where it says ypu can post your messages HERE..

Here it is Char in a different color. Or you can scroll down to the left side bottom of the page, and switch it to Default Size instead of Corfid. And that would give you a have a white page, instead of blue !




HAPPY BIRTHDAY! GORDONMEREDITH LIGHTFOOT ,JR ( 70)

STILL LOVE your songs & followed your career since 1977 (when I was a child.. grew up with GL music ) thanks to my Dutch father , but unfortunately never been able to attend one of your concerts.

Canada that brought us a World’s MasterCrown Troubadour –“ the work of a mature and gifted songwriter “

Thanks for timeless warm and catchy poets/ ballads and riffs you offered the mankind ears throughout decades, blessed with your beloved musicians Red Shea (lead guitar)- may rest in peace - and Rick Haynes (bass) on your side.

Yes…Blessed I am with the fact that I´m named after one of the top 100 most beautiful songs "a Precious One"ever written on the planet Earth, 2nd track on the album “Summer Side of Life” … how fortuitous !, being born 1971 ( October 13th ), the year this Masterpiece was released.

Great RESPECT for the man ! The highest civilian honour of Troubadour - icon CANADA can be proud of !!!


Have a pleasant celebration with your family and all the people you love… Keep writing and singing your songs in the years may come ! { that more people may inspired by your music }


A Javanese (origin) Dutch devoted Gordon Lightfoot fan

Sugiarto MIGUEL Dijkstra
Leeuwarden - Fryslân, The Netherlands




One -planned- live performance of this Legend in the Netherlands in near future is a Dream come True !

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Old 11-18-2008, 11:58 AM   #31
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http://jam.canoe.ca/Music/Artists/L/...442496-ca.html

Nice piece ... I think by now our Gord must have a pretty good idea of how treasured he and his music are.
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Old 11-18-2008, 12:27 PM   #32
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Here it is in a different size & color. Or you can scroll down to the left side bottom of the page, and switch it to Default Size instead of Corfid. And that would give you a have a white page, instead of blue !


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HAPPY BIRTHDAY! GORDONMEREDITH LIGHTFOOT ,JR ( 70)
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STILL LOVE your songs & followed your career since 1977 (when I was a child.. grew up with GL music ) thanks to my Dutch father , but unfortunately never been able to attend one of your concerts.

Canada that brought us a World’s MasterCrown Troubadour –“ the work of a mature and gifted songwriter “

Thanks for timeless warm and catchy poets/ ballads and riffs you offered the mankind ears throughout decades, blessed with your beloved musicians Red Shea (lead guitar)- may rest in peace - and Rick Haynes (bass) on your side.

Yes…Blessed I am with the fact that I´m named after one of the top 100 most beautiful songs "a Precious One"ever written on the planet Earth, 2nd track on the album “Summer Side of Life” … how fortuitous !, being born 1971 ( October 13th ), the year this Masterpiece was released.

Great RESPECT for the man ! The highest civilian honour of Troubadour - icon CANADA can be proud of !!!


Have a pleasant celebration with your family and all the people you love… Keep writing and singing your songs in the years may come ! { that more people may inspired by your music }


A Javanese (origin) Dutch devoted Gordon Lightfoot fan

Sugiarto MIGUEL Dijkstra
Leeuwarden - Fryslân, The Netherlands




One -planned- live performance of this Legend in the Netherlands in near future is a Dream come True !

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Old 11-18-2008, 03:37 PM   #33
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Again, Happy 70th Birthday Gord! We're having a "Gord night", just finished watching Gord's Live In Reno and thought we'd post our birthday wishes. We're on our second glass of wine and on to Songbook...

BTW, Billw, thanks again - your thoughtfulness made my night!

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Old 11-18-2008, 05:29 PM   #34
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Happy 70th birthday gordon!
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Old 11-21-2008, 02:12 PM   #35
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Well, you've been part of our family back around the time when I began my school days...I'm somehow never on time in wishing my family members birthday wishes so I am treating you just like one of the family in saying, Happy Belated Birthday, Gordon Lightfoot...see you in '09, good health til then and beyond
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Old 11-23-2008, 01:49 PM   #36
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this is a birthday notation in a Geman newspaper!
http://www.welt.de/welt_print/articl...htfoot-70.html
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Gordon Lightfoot, 70
Von Michael Pilz 17. November 2008, 02:32 Uhr Gordon Lightfoot feiert heute seinen 70. Geburtstag. Wem das nicht allzu viel sagt: Der Mann, der "Early Morning Rain", "If You Could Read My Mind" und "Don Quixote" geschrieben hat, wird 70 Jahre alt. Lightfoot hat die Gassenhauer auch gesungen. Aber für gewöhnlich werden sie den unzähligen Interpreten zugeschrieben. Peter, Paul & Mary und den Grateful Dead. Bob Dylan und den Dandy Warhols. Tori Amos, Elvis Presley oder Barbara Streisand. Unvergessene Bands wie Fotheringay ("The Way I Feel") wurden durch einen Gordon-Lightfoot-Song bekannt. Und mancher nahm mit einer Lightfoot-Hymne auch Abschied von der Welt, wie Johnny Cash ("If You Could Read My Mind").

Aber zum Jubilar, zu Gordon Lightfoot selbst: Er wuchs in Kanada auf, eine Autostunde nördlich von Toronto, sang im Kirchenchor Sopran und stand bereits als Zwölfjähriger auf der Bühne in der Massey Hall. Als sich die Stimme senkte, wandte Lightfoot sich im Bariton dem Folksong zu. Die nötigen Instrumente brachte er sich selber bei. Mit 20 nahm er ein Musikstudium in Kalifornien auf, sang allerdings auch gern vor Demonstranten. Nach der Abschlussprüfung kehrte er nach Kanada zurück, als Lohnsongschreiber.

1965 nahm ihn der Agent Bob Dylans, Albert Grossman, unter seine Fittiche und schickte ihn nach Newport, nach Europa, sogar in die Hitparaden. Der verkannte Folksänger verfügte nicht nur über eine angenehme Stimme. Gordon Lightfoots luftige Arrangements verrieten auch Geschmack und seine Themen nebenbei einen wachen Geist. "Alberta Bound" handelte von einem obdachlosen Mädchen, das dem Künstler während einer Busreise begegnet war. "The Wreck Of The 'Edmund Fitzgerald'" widmete sich einer Katastrophe auf den Großen Seen Nordamerikas, auch Theodor Fontane hätte die Ballade gut gefallen.

Oft hat Gordon Lightfoot sich dann selber über Plagiate ärgern müssen. "The Greatest Love Of All", gesungen von George Benson und von Whitney Houston später, war in 24 Takten mit "If You Could Read My Mind" identisch. Zuletzt plagten den Jahrhundert-Liedermacher allerdings eher körperliche Leiden. Vor sechs Jahren lag er sechs Wochen im Koma mit einer verschlossenen Arterie. Seit vier Jahren singt er wieder Platten ein, beim Live-8-Benefiz trat Gordon Lightfoot auch leibhaftig auf. Mit Songs, die jeder besser kennt als ihn.
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Old 11-23-2008, 03:32 PM   #37
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Would you mind translating that in English or French Charlene ???
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Old 11-23-2008, 04:15 PM   #38
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It's not very good, but this is how Google's translator reads it :


Congratulations
Gordon Lightfoot, 70
By Michael Pilz 17th November 2008, 02:32 clock Gordon Lightfoot today celebrates his 70th Birthday. Should that not too much says: The man, the "Early Morning Rain," "If You Could Read My Mind" and "Don Quixote" has written, is 70 years old. Lightfoot has also sung Gassenhauer. But usually they are attributed to the countless performers. Peter, Paul & Mary and the Grateful Dead. Bob Dylan and the Dandy Warhols. Tori Amos, Elvis Presley and Barbara Streisand. Unforgettable bands as Fotheringay ( "The Way I Feel") have been through a Gordon Lightfoot song known. And some took a Lightfoot anthem also farewell to the world, such as Johnny Cash ( "If You Could Read My Mind").

But the Jubilar to Gordon Lightfoot himself: He grew up in Canada to an hour's drive north of Toronto, sang soprano in the church choir and was already Twelve-year-old on stage in the Massey Hall. As the voice lowered, Lightfoot turned in the Folksongs to baritone. The tools he brought with himself. At 20 he took a music degree in California to sing, however, also like before the demonstrators. After the audit he returned to Canada, when wage songwriter.

1965 took him to Bob Dylan's agent, Albert Grossman, under his wing and sent him to Newport to Europe, even in the charts. The unrecognized Folksänger had not only a pleasant voice. Gordon Lightfoot airy arrangements also revealed his taste and subjects besides an alert mind. "Alberta Bound" acted from a homeless girl, the artist during a trip had met. "The Wreck Of The 'Edmund Fitzgerald'" devoted to a disaster on the Great Lakes of North America, including Theodor Fontane would have liked the ballad.

Often, Gordon Lightfoot then himself on plagiarism annoy them. "The Greatest Love Of All," sung by George Benson and Whitney Houston later, was in 24 bars with "If You Could Read My Mind" identical. Last plagued the century-songwriter, however, more physical suffering. Six years ago he was six weeks in a coma with a closed artery. For four years he sings back plates a live-8-Charity joined Gordon Lightfoot also lives in bodily form on. With songs that everyone knows better than him.
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Old 11-23-2008, 04:58 PM   #39
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nice work Detective Ron !
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Old 11-23-2008, 05:12 PM   #40
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Very good indeed Ron, thanks man !
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Old 11-23-2008, 05:24 PM   #41
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Is there something Google can't do ???????





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this is a notation birthday in a newspaper German!
http://www.welt.de/welt_print/articl...htfoot-70.html
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Gordon Lightfoot, 70
17 de Michael Pilz Novembre 2008, 02:32 heures Gordon Lightfoot fête aujourd'hui son 70 Anniversaire. Qui le dit pas grand-chose: L'homme, le "Early Morning Rain", "If You Could Read My Mind" et "Don Quichotte" qui a écrit, il est 70 ans. Lightfoot a également chanté Gassenhauer. Mais généralement, ils sont attribués les innombrables interprètes. Peter, Paul & Mary et le Grateful Dead. Bob Dylan et les Dandy Warhols. Tori Amos, Elvis Presley ou Barbara Streisand. Des groupes comme Fotheringay inoubliable ( "The Way I Feel") ont été par un Gordon Lightfoot-Song-connu. Et certains, elle a adopté un hymne Lightfoot également d'adieu du monde, comme Johnny Cash ( "If You Could Read My Mind").

Mais au Jubilaire, Gordon Lightfoot à lui-même: Il a grandi au Canada, à une heure de voiture au nord de Toronto, a chanté dans le choeur et soprano était déjà l'âge de douze ans sur la scène de la Massey Hall. De la voix se réduit, a Lightfoot au baryton à l'Folksong. Les instruments nécessaires, il a lui-même lors. De 20, elle a adopté une musique sur les études en Californie, a chanté mais il ya également des manifestants. À la suite de l'audit, il retourna au Canada en arrière, en tant que parolier de salaire.

1965 a pris l'agent de Bob Dylan, Albert Grossman, sous son aile et l'a envoyé à Newport, en Europe, même dans les hit-parades. Le méconnu Folksänger ne disposait pas d'une seule voix. Gordon Lightfoot aéré arrangements ont trahis aussi le goût et ses sujets à un accessoire de contrôler l'esprit. "Alberta Bound" de l'commercé une fille sans-abri, l'artiste au cours d'un voyage en autocar a été rencontré. "The Wreck of the 'Edmund Fitzgerald» a consacré une catastrophe sur les Grands Lacs d'Amérique du Nord, de Theodor Fontane, la ballade à bien plaire.

Souvent, Gordon Lightfoot a lui-même de se ronger doivent contrefaçons. "The Greatest Love Of All", chanté par George Benson et de Whitney Houston plus tard, était à 24 pulsations par "If You Could Read My Mind" identiques. Dernière frappa la chanson d'auteur-siècle, mais plutôt la souffrance physique. Il ya six ans, il était dans le coma de six semaines, avec une artère fermés. Depuis quatre ans, il chante encore un plaques, le Live-8-bénéfice, Gordon Lightfoot a également physiquement sur. Avec les chansons, que tout le monde connaît mieux que lui.


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Old 11-29-2008, 01:57 AM   #42
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Belated birthday wishes Gord. All the best for many , many more. Keep up the great songs, From 1 Orillian to another.
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