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Lightfoot
by Nicholas Jennings


Overview - The definitive, full-access story of the life and songs of Canada's legendary troubadour

Gordon Lightfoot's name is synonymous with timeless songs about trains and shipwrecks, rivers and highways, lovers and loneliness. His music defined the folk-pop sound of the 1960s and '70s, topped charts and sold millions.  Read more...


 
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Overview
The definitive, full-access story of the life and songs of Canada's legendary troubadour

Gordon Lightfoot's name is synonymous with timeless songs about trains and shipwrecks, rivers and highways, lovers and loneliness. His music defined the folk-pop sound of the 1960s and '70s, topped charts and sold millions. He is unquestionably Canada's greatest songwriter, and an international star who has performed on the world's biggest stages.

While Lightfoot's songs are well known, the man behind them is elusive. He's never allowed his life to be chronicled in a book--until now.

Biographer Nick Jennings has had unprecedented access to the notoriously reticent musician. Lightfoot takes us deep inside the artist's world, from his idyllic childhood in Orillia, the wild sixties, and his canoe trips into Canada's North to his heady times atop the music world. Jennings explores the toll that success took on his personal life--including his troubled relationships, his battle with alcohol and his near-death experiences--and the extraordinary drive and tenacity that pulled him through it all.

Rich in voices from fellow musicians, close friends, Lightfoot's family and the singer's own reminiscences, the biography tells the stories behind some of his best-known love songs, including "Beautiful" and "Song for a Winter's Night," as well as the infidelity and divorce that resulted in classics like "Sundown" and "If You Could Read My Mind." Kris Kristofferson has called Lightfoot's songs "some of the most beautiful and lasting music of our time."

Lightfoot
is an unforgettable portrait of a treasured singer-songwriter, an artist whose work has been covered by everyone from Joni Mitchell, Barbra Streisand and Nico to Bob Dylan, Elvis Presley and Gord Downie. Revealing and insightful, Lightfoot is both an inspiring story of redemption and an exhilarating read.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780735232556
  • ISBN-10: 0735232555
  • Publisher: Viking
  • Publish Date: September 2017
  • Page Count: 336
  • Dimensions: 9.2 x 6.3 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds


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