Gordon Lightfoot returns Thursday
through Sunday at 7 p.m. to The Orleans showroom. For ticket information, call
Lightfoot first began to gain
recognition in the mid-60s as a songwriter when his compositions For Lovin’
Me and Early Morning Rain became hits for Peter, Paul and Mary.
Gordon’s albums began to appear in
1966, but it was not until the start of the 70s that he became a big success as
a performer, scoring in 1970 with Sit Down Young Stranger, which
contained his hit If You Could Read My Mind, a song with typically
flowing melodic line and gently poetic lyrics.
Thereafter, the first half of the 70s
was his. Gordon peaked in 1974 with Sundown holding the No. 1 album
position for three weeks. Shortly thereafter Sundown reaches No. 1 on the