It’s not often someone gets to hear their own death announced over the radio. It seems someone started a rumor of the death of Canadian folk singer Gordon Lightfoot and too many people believed the news and passed it on. Lightfoot was quick to inform the world that he was alive and doing just fine, thank you very much. We’re glad to hear it.Read More Add a Comment
I wouldn’t want to be Gordon Lightfoot’s bus driver right now. The listed tour schedule has Lightfoot performing in Austin March 3rd, Grand Prairie March 4th and San Antonio March 5th. What were they thinking?? Then they have an extra day to get to Tulsa for the March 7th concert.
Not counting the mileage to get down to Austin in the first place, door-to-door mileage is 207 from Bass Hall in Austin north to Fort Worth and east to Nokia Theatre in Grand Prairie, 287 back through Fort Worth and south again through Austin to the Majestic Theatre in San Antonio, and 569 north again through Austin and Fort Worth to the Mabee Center in Tulsa. Wow!! Map the directions online and you’ll see what I mean. They’re going to spend a lot of time on Interstate 35. But you gotta love someone who goes to that much trouble to sing for you!Read More Add a Comment
Gordon Lightfoot returned to the stage for his first full concert since a near fatal aneurism. The concert was a benefit for McMaster University Medical Centre where Lightfoot was treated.
Halfway through his 80-minute show, Lightfoot paused to personally thank Dr. Michael Marcaccio, the surgeon who performed several operations on him during a 13-week period in the fall of 2002.
“I had a wonderful experience there,” Lightfoot said before playing Sundown, with its “I’m feeling no pain” chorus. “I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, it’s a family atmosphere there…. Thank you, everyone at McMaster.” [Link] to a copy of the Hamilton Spectator article on Gordon’s website.Read More Add a Comment