Happy 77th Birthday, Gordon Lightfoot!

gordon lightfoot, if you could read my mind, the wreck of the edmund fitzgerald, septuagenarian, senior citizen, baby boomers, seniors, abdominal aortic aneurysm, gordon lightfoot in concert 20162 videos – If You Could Read My Mind & The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald – by Canadian folk singer-songwriter and septuagenarian senior citizen Gordon Lightfoot, who turns 77 today.

Born November 17, 1938 in Orillia Ontario, Gordon Lightfoot is a legend on the Canadian music scene, loved by seniors, baby boomers, and new generations.

Below, a vintage Gordon Lightfoot performance from 1972 – If You Could Read My Mind (1970)   

The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald is about the sinking of the SS Edmund Fitzgerald freighter on November 10, 1975 on Lake Superior. The entire crew of SS Edmund Fitzgerald were lost when the ship sank during a storm. Below, Gordon Lightfoot sings his famous ballad The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald:

After recovering from an abdominal aortic aneurysm in 2002, Lightfoot looks frail, but he continues to tour and perform. He can be seen in concert in the United States in March 2016 and in the United Kingdom in May 2016. 

Happy 77th Birthday, Gordon Lightfoot!

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