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Old 06-14-2012, 09:39 PM   #51
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I wonder who will present to Lightfoot /and/or perform ....hmmm....maybe Emmylou Harris?? Lyle Lovett? Kenny Rogers, Stevie Nicks??

http://www.songhall.org/news/entry/s...mers_announced
well, i hope it's not Stevie... umm, Kenny blew off "Never Say Trust Me"

to my knowledge (thanks to google and the lightfoot site) none of them have cited him as an influence or covered one of his songs, on record anyhow

but i would think Gord would be flattered to have ELH do the honours

i can think of a hundred more interesting compositions than Sundown to have someone perform but i suppose it's a recognizable american classic, so no complaints

congratulations Gordon, long overdue
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Old 06-14-2012, 09:46 PM   #52
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Lyle Lovett will sing SUNDOWN
oh, i like Lovett and it would have been interesting I'm sure, but i like the switch to Miller

so no VH1 or anything like that, eh? the Canadian version is always televised (delay)

maybe not mainstream (mass appeal) enough for the big networks

are any corfiddlers in attendance?
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Old 06-14-2012, 09:55 PM   #53
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I just saw a pic there, of him arriving.......
where, man?
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Old 06-14-2012, 10:03 PM   #54
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arrival..Gordon and Kim
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Old 06-15-2012, 04:20 AM   #55
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surprise guest - STEVE MILLER singing SUNDOWN @ SHOF !
i don't see much coverage of this thing
i read at futurerocklegends:
"Tonight is the 2012 Songwriters Hall of Fame induction ceremony at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City. Lyle Lovett will be inducting Gordon Lightfoot. Lyle Lovett and Gordon Lightfoot will both be performing."


i also found that Rush and Bachman/The Guess Who are not in the R+R Hall of Fame...then I browsed a list of who's in...imo, sad and borderline hilarious

seems these places are mainly tourist attractions and not international shrines
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Old 06-15-2012, 04:41 AM   #56
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this virtual hall is likely interesting to newbies

http://www.cansong.ca/en/default.aspx

because I've hardly heard of anyone in there, means it must have merit, lol

how come CRT is not inducted as a song?

i think Restless is another classic that captures the national landscape even better (except for the "on the Young and Restless too" line, ugh)
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Old 06-15-2012, 08:43 AM   #57
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Old 06-15-2012, 09:09 AM   #58
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Bette Midler tweet last night - What a night! A brilliant evening @SongwritersHOF thank you for honoring me. So much genius in that room, Jimmy Webb, Gordon Lightfoot...
then:
Steve Miller, Kenny Rogers, NeYo, Ben E. King, Meatloaf! (he loves me) Bob Seger, Don Schlitz, Aretha, Emmy Lou...Mike Stoller, Steinman..
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Old 06-15-2012, 09:30 AM   #59
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Old 06-15-2012, 09:55 AM   #60
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Oh yes, sorry, that 'is' what he wins. I think he should get a plaque or a star somewhere in the US too, like on the Walk of Fame, or at the least another trophy.
I know it is the award itself that is most important, but I am glad they give a trophy also. He can look at it and have some nice things to remember, when he gets really old.
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Old 06-15-2012, 02:02 PM   #61
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Fabulous news! No one deserves it more! Way to go Gordie! Luv ya! MaryO
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Old 06-15-2012, 11:41 PM   #62
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Missed the news programs today but found this clip @ CBS:

http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2012/06/...remony-in-nyc/

I believe this is what aired tonight.
Scroll down the page and you'll see the video.
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Old 06-16-2012, 01:01 AM   #63
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Scroll down the page and you'll see the video.
thanks a lot

ok, steve miller > Lightfoot ...what's the connection???
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Old 06-16-2012, 09:16 AM   #64
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That's what I wanted to see...thanks Islandgirl for posting this link.

Gord sounded/looked great! Kenny Rogers still has it voice-wise but he looks so weird IMO. Plastic surgery I guess??? I can't figure out the Steve Miller connection either.
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Old 06-16-2012, 09:37 AM   #65
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The clip of Gordon singing was too brief, but did it sound like there was a woman singing backup? Stevie Nicks, maybe?
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Old 06-16-2012, 11:09 AM   #66
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ok, steve miller > Lightfoot ...what's the connection???
Miller was nominated last year, but didn't make the cut ?

Curious myself.....perhaps, it's because they both reached the peak of their careers in the '70s and were aware of each other. A wiki search states that Miller's "Fly Like An Eagle" reached No. 1 on "cash box top 100" in November of 1976. A week later, it was replaced by "The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald".

Just speculating.....
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Old 06-16-2012, 11:43 AM   #67
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there was a house band and the backup singers sang on SUNDOWN along with Miller's band..about 10 onstage. Lovett had to pull out at last minute and Miller said he'd love to do it. Gord was still flying high last night at the NAC in Ottawa..awesome. more later..off to see the city...just mobile now....lol
he seemed to be quite taken with Stevie Nicks...as were many other fellas it seems...
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there was a house band and the backup singers sang on SUNDOWN along with Miller's band..about 10 onstage. Lovett had to pull out at last minute and Miller said he'd love to do it. Gord was still flying high last night at the NAC in Ottawa..awesome. more later..off to see the city...just mobile now....lol
he seemed to be quite taken with Stevie Nicks...as were many other fellas it seems...
Thx for the live eye update, char. And the spec, rm. good to cu

Ok, so then what was the Lovett connection? Or did he replace someone else? Lol

Dunno why I was never a Nicks guy. McVie, that's another story...
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pics; http://www.ottawacitizen.com/enterta...018/story.html
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PEOPLE mag was there taking pics and speaking with the inductees so watch for it soon..
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includes phone interview:

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Old 06-18-2012, 10:24 PM   #73
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Wow. Stevie passed on motherhood to be 100% free to be an artist.

Umm. I think Seger looks more like Kenny Rogers than Kenny does.

Do they not induct certain songs as well?
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Old 06-19-2012, 12:02 AM   #74
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Yes, they do. And they inducted "Stand By Me" last Thurs.

I'm still waiting for a video of the entire event..........

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Old 06-19-2012, 01:06 AM   #75
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It was videotaped but unlikely we'll see anything more than snippets at the website. Cameras etc. were forbidden in the hall during the evening.
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