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Platter Chatter: New Albums From The Beatles, Mothers Of Invention etc.

Review by uncredited writer, Hit Parader, October 1967

ABSOLUTELY FREE by the Mothers (Of Invention) must be heard to be believed and appreciated. The music is incredibly dynamic, the lyrics irresistibly memorable. ...

"Bob Dylan Gets Uptight If He's Bent Around" — Says Gordon Lightfoot

Interview by Lon Goddard, Record Mirror, 14 June 1969

CAN YOU imagine someone becoming a well known poet and singer, yet never cutting a record? ...

Doors' Soft Parade leads US underground LP releases

Review by uncredited writer, Record Mirror, 13 September 1969

THE DOORS: The Soft Parade — 'Tell All The People'; 'Touch Me'; 'Shaman's Blues'; 'Do It'; 'Easy Ride'; 'Wild Child'; 'Runnin' Blue'; 'Wishful Sinful'; 'The ...

Scotch & Pretzels: The Gordon Lightfoot Interview

Interview by Rick McGrath, Mike Quigley, The Georgia Straight, October 1970

ANOTHER TWO-TIMER with Mike and I. We really did this one as a favour for the record company exec, who used to give us lots ...

Gordon Lightfoot's Mid-Day Madness

Interview by Penny Valentine, Sounds, 2 June 1973

IT'S MIDDAY in Toronto on Thursday of last week and Gordon Lightfoot is sitting back and reckoning that everything's getting just a touch silly. Which, ...

Gordon Lightfoot: Cold on the Shoulder (Reprise)

Review by Bud Scoppa, Rolling Stone, 8 May 1975

FOR A DECADE NOW, Gordon Lightfoot has been a neo-folk hero in Canada. His early records and performances were distinguished by a rugged romanticism that ...

Singer-Songwriters: Back To The Roots!

Overview by Dave Laing, Melody Maker, 21 June 1975

In this exclusive extract from a major new rock book, The Electric Muse, Dave Laing investigates the post-Woodstock singer/songwriter syndrome, and charts the rise in ...

Gordon Lightfoot

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

b. 17 November 1938, Orillia, Ontario, Canada ...

Gordon Lightfoot on Songwriting

Retrospective and Interview by Nicholas Jennings, SOCAN Words and Music, Winter 2003

ON AN UNSEASONABLY warm Thanksgiving, Gordon Lightfoot is in an uncharacteristically reflective mood, sipping coffee and looking back on a career that has produced every ...

School of Rock Study Guide: Singer-Songwriters

Guide by Barney Hoskyns, iTunes, October 2008

"WHERE DO YOU have left to go but in?" It was a question posed by Joni Mitchell, the brilliant Canadian blonde who specialized in intensely ...

Gordon Lightfoot: Just Like a Paperback Novel

Profile and Interview by Nicholas Jennings, Zoomer, March 2020

I'M DRIVING NORTH up Toronto's Bayview Avenue on a winter's night in early January. I turn east on Post Road and into the Bridle Path ...


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