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Writing Gordon Lightfoot: The Man, the Music, and the World in 1972

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From acclaimed musician and author Dave Bidini comes a brilliantly original look at a folk-rock legend and the momentous week in 1972 that culminated in the Mariposa Folk Festival.

July, 1972. As musicians across Canada prepare for the nation's biggest folk festival, held on Toronto Island, a series of events unfold that will transform the country politically, psychologically--and musically. As Bidini explores the remarkable week leading up to Mariposa, he also explores the life and times of one of the most enigmatic figures in Canadian music: Gordon Lightfoot, the reigning king of folk at the height of his career. Through a series of letters, Bidini addresses Lightfoot directly, questioning him, imagining his life, and weaving together a fascinating, highly original look at a musician at the top of his game. By the end of the week, the country is on the verge of massive change and the '72 Mariposa folk fest--complete with surprise appearances by Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, and yes, Lightfoot--is on its way to becoming legendary.

About the Author

Winner of the 2006 F.G. Bressani Award, DAVE BIDINI is the author of nine books, all of them critically acclaimed and widely read, including On a Cold Road, Tropic of Hockey, Around the World in 57 1/2 Gigs, and Home and Away. He has made two Gemini Award-winning sports films and has several films in development, including Baseballissimo and a children's animated series based on a short story. Dave has written for a number of newspapers and magazines, including the New York Times, the Village Voice and the Globe and Mail. For twenty-five years, he was a founding member of the Rheostatics, Canada's most beloved independent band.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780771012631
Author:
Bidini, Dave
Publisher:
McClelland & Stewart
Subject:
Composers & Musicians
Subject:
Music-Individual Composer and Musician
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20120731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
BandW THROUGHOUT
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
7.99 x 5.16 x 0.79 in 0.56 lb

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