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Gordon Lightfoot

Fecha de nacimiento: 17. Noviembre 1938

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Gordon Meredith Lightfoot, Jr., conocido como Gordon Lightfoot , es un cantante y compositor canadiense de folk, country y música popular.

Alcanzó popularidad en los años 1960 y entró en las listas internacionales de éxitos en los años 1970 con canciones como "If You Could Read My Mind" , "Sundown " , "Carefree Highway" , "Rainy Day People" , y "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald" .[1]​

Sus canciones han sido grabadas por populares cantantes como Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Marty Robbins, Jerry Lee Lewis, Bob Dylan, Judy Collins, Barbra Streisand, Johnny Mathis, Richie Havens, Nico y Harry Belafonte.

Robbie Robertson, guitarrista de The Band, banda acompañante de Bob Dylan, considera a Lightfoot como uno de sus cantantes favoritos y un tesoro cultural de la nación canadiense.[2]​ Lightfoot se presentó en la ceremonia de apertura de los Juegos Olímpicos de Calgary 1988, celebrados en la provincia de Alberta.

Frases Gordon Lightfoot

„You can't jump a jet plane
Like you can a freight train
So I'll best be on my way
In the early morning rain“

— Gordon Lightfoot
Context: The liquor tasted good and here the women all were fast... You can't jump a jet plane Like you can a freight train So I'll best be on my way In the early morning rain Early Morning Rain, Track 7, UAS-6487 [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZFJ5Bj_put0 The Song That Changed Everything]

„Oh! The song of the future has been sung
All the battles have been won
On the mountain tops we stand
All the world at our command
We have opened up the soil with our teardrops and our toil“

— Gordon Lightfoot
Context: There was a time in this fair land when the railroad did not run And the wild majestic mountains stood alone against the sun Long before the white man and long before the wheel When the green dark forest was too silent to be real... Oh! The song of the future has been sung All the battles have been won On the mountain tops we stand All the world at our command We have opened up the soil with our teardrops and our toil Canadian Railroad Trilogy, Track 11, United Artists [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NjoU1Qkeizs Watch it Here]

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„If I could only have you near
To breathe a sigh or two
I would be happy just to hold the hands I love
On this winters night with you“

— Gordon Lightfoot
Song For A Winter's Night, Track 10, United Artists [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dbgfXp5M02M A hauntingly beautiful version]

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