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Old 12-29-2010, 11:17 AM   #1
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Default Macleans Magazine, September 1968

good morning lightfoot fanatics. Well I am 56 years old now. (dec 27) My older brother who I seldom see arrives and gives me a present. He found a perfect condition Macleans magazine with LIGHTFOOT on the cover and a very long article about him...along with a number of photos.

I know the only people on the planet who understand what a very unique gift that is are here on corfid. WOW. Anyway... it makes me forget about the train set I didn't get.

If anyone wants to see either the photos or the article I'll put it up. But it probably is already up here somewhere.

Oh it was only $.25. Unbelievable. Its interesting to see all the other articles and advertising that is captured in old magazine time capsules like this. Lots of fun to read.

Have a nice day.....john
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Old 12-29-2010, 11:53 AM   #2
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Happy Belated Birthday!
I have that old mag too and it is fun to read thru the old articles and see the advertising too.
Very nice of your brother to think of you like that. Maybe he'll get you that train set next year..

I don't see it listed here@ http://www.corfid.com/gl/press_articles.htm but it might have been scanned and posted elsewhere..I know I planned on it (post in 2004) but might not have got around to it...lol
Post it again if you want !
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Old 12-29-2010, 01:53 PM   #3
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HI Char,

If anyone out there wants to see it I'll scan it in.

Hope you're well and enjoying the holidays.

..john
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Old 12-29-2010, 02:20 PM   #4
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Hi,
enjoying the very mild weather today..looks like rain soon. I think the grass might start growing again.
lol
Celebrating my daughters 23rd birthday too!

Hope you've had a great holiday too.

Scan away!
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Old 12-30-2010, 12:37 PM   #5
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good morning lightfoot fanatics. Well I am 56 years old now. (dec 27) My older brother who I seldom see arrives and gives me a present. He found a perfect condition Macleans magazine with LIGHTFOOT on the cover and a very long article about him...along with a number of photos.

I know the only people on the planet who understand what a very unique gift that is are here on corfid. WOW. Anyway... it makes me forget about the train set I didn't get.

If anyone wants to see either the photos or the article I'll put it up. But it probably is already up here somewhere.

Oh it was only $.25. Unbelievable. Its interesting to see all the other articles and advertising that is captured in old magazine time capsules like this. Lots of fun to read.

Have a nice day.....john
I would love to see it!!

I think your brother is very wise and he "gets it" with you being a fan. Some people never "get it". Don't know how to describe "it", but those of us here know.

Happy belated birthday. I am still trying to figure out what happened to us - I am sure I am still in my EARLY 30's.

I shall be waiting to see your treasure scanned. Thanks!!!
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Old 12-30-2010, 01:07 PM   #6
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Hi,
enjoying the very mild weather today..looks like rain soon. I think the grass might start growing again.
lol
Celebrating my daughters 23rd birthday too!

Hope you've had a great holiday too.

Scan away!
Lucky you Char.Susan and Allison have spent much time a'shovellin' and a'snowblowerin' this week and like the beleagered burghers of Michael Bloomberg's New York our roads are a sorry sight. but then we did get in our city what sounds like a record snowfall of allegedly 29 inches!
Reminds me of a bad year in the 60's when the dapper Mayor of Montreal Jean Drapeau got right up New York Mayor John Lindsay's nose by offering to deliver a fleet of snowploughs to the US/Canadian border if John would care to collect them! (John died 10 years ago)
So Mr Stinson where are your scans??
It was a very good article and even mentioned the late Lynne Ackerman
calling her IIRC a "groupee" and possibly a photo of her (to match the one in the Sunday Concert LP gatefold sleeve as duplicated in the CD booklet in fact)
What would be great John is for you to not only scan the pages but use Optical Character Recognition to extract the text of the article
OH yus Happy Birthday to OLD John and YOUNG Lisa

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Old 12-30-2010, 01:35 PM   #7
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I have praised Mayor Drapeau (who passed away in 1999) here before and I realise that Char will probably repeat her valid point that Drapeau cost big bucks over the mishandling of the 1976 Olympics but for me he revitalised Montreal which when I arrived in the city in 1964 had several features in common with bomb damaged London after the War
Very quickly we had Place des Arts the superb Metro system and of course Expo 67. Part of the general improvement was the complete rebuilding of the main North South route the Decarie Expressway
What say you Moose??
I found a great quote from Drapeau's wiki:-
"As rival Toronto grew in size and prestige, Drapeau declared: "Let Toronto become Milan. Montreal will always be Rome."
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Old 12-31-2010, 01:49 AM   #8
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You can accomplish anything as long as you have the power to expropriate enough of the people's money through taxation LOL Or plunge them deeper and deeper into public debt.
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Old 12-31-2010, 10:25 AM   #9
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Okay guys, I'm one of the people whose taxes paid that bill. For what it's worth, I think, Jean Drapeau put Montreal on the map. I really feel it is sad that Olympic Debt is the legacy everyone remembers.

Had the Parti Québécois not been elected in 1976, leading to so many companies and private individuals leaving the province, that debt would have been paid years earlier and Montreal would have continued to thrive. Very few companies are fool hardy enough to set up business or keep their Head Offices in a province that keeps threatening to leave, and that has hurt Montreal more than that anything. But it's easier to blame the debt than the Provincial Government we elected.
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Old 12-31-2010, 06:03 PM   #10
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Okay guys, I'm one of the people whose taxes paid that bill. For what it's worth, I think, Jean Drapeau put Montreal on the map. I really feel it is sad that Olympic Debt is the legacy everyone remembers.

Thank you Moose for that present day Montrealers view of Drapeau's legacy
I well remember the dire predictions that were made in the 60's about companies leaving Quebec (initially before the Levesque mob got into power) due to the over zealous stance of the Language Police (Shops were I believe fined if they refused to translate simple English language fascia boards)
That sort of ambience or lack of it led to the headquarters of many companies being relocated westwards
I have previously postulated on the subject of Quebec (with particular reference to the insistence in Canada that stop signs have to be bilingual in my "soapbox" submission at
http://www.corfid.com/vbb/showpost.p...8&postcount=12
In that outburst I had expressed my incredulity at finding during a skiing holiday in Bulgaria that with not only a different language but a considerably different alphabet they seemed to be content at using the single English word "STOP'"
Now I have found an exception

Mind you other countries and languages are equally to be criticised regarding stop signs
not least the Irish

But to be scrupulously fair I found this on website
http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/vi...p?f=27&t=10500
Who says Quebec is not bilingual?

a stop sign in French and Cree
I mentioned Ireland and I have to say that in my experience the Welsh rarely waste an opportunity to conjure up unreadable Welsh language signs.However I was quite unable to find a picture of a true welsh Language stop sign
Instead I will recount my discovery near Cardiff of the twin signboards on the two walls either side of the main entrance to RAF St. Athan where on one side it said exactly that in English but on the other side I was amused to see the presumed Welsh translation " RAF S. Tathan
Hoiwever in trying to find an image of that I found
http://www.stathanvillage.co.uk/html/history.html
which indicates that it was the English who Anglicised the orginal Welsh village name of Saint Tathan by moving the full stop, period!!!
One thing I learnt on a wiki was
"The unique eight-sided shape of the sign allows drivers facing the back of the sign to identify that oncoming drivers have a stop sign and prevent confusion with other traffic signs"
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Old 01-02-2011, 06:27 PM   #11
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I found my file of previously scanned pages of the Macleans MAY 1978 article..
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Old 01-02-2011, 06:29 PM   #12
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Old 01-02-2011, 06:31 PM   #13
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Old 01-02-2011, 06:33 PM   #14
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I'm confused (this year is already looking like last year)........the scanned article is from 1968 ?!!!
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I'm confused (this year is already looking like last year)........the scanned article is from 1968 ?!!!
Yep! May 1968...almost 43 years ago!
ohmigoodness...
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Yep! May 1968...almost 43 years ago!
ohmigoodness...
I'm missing something. The article says he is 39, and refers to songs like TWOTEF. How can that be ?
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Old 01-02-2011, 11:36 PM   #23
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hmmm..that would make it a 1977 article.. (1938 = 39 = 1977 )
I'll have to get the magazine out of storage..perhaps labelled wrong in my files.
I'll do that tomorrow....

May 1978 - typo on the file! - just checked the Magazine online..

http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.c...=U1ARTU0002075


ok John - now you have to scan the 1968 magazine!
get goin!
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ok John - now you have to scan the 1968 magazine!
get goin!
I know you meant that Stinson fellow Char, not moi.
But it's OK, you ain't the only one confused around here
When I first read Hangdog's starter I inmmediately recalled the 1968 issue that John had referred to and which was one that I had had the perspicacity to buy in Montreal (and is a prized possession) and in a subsequent posting I referred to Lynne Ackerman who was mentioned and (I think) pictured in that issue's article,but not the later '77 one
I think I know where my copy is and I can work a scanner and have
become a dab hand at OCR so in return for a favour that Mr Stinson promised to do for me (that I hope he will honour by May) as soon as I can I will scan the 1968 issue for posterity

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OK..I'll get on it. Scanning that is. ..
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