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Viewing Entry - Lightfoot (AM13143)
by Jennings, Nicholas

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Playing time for daisy/audio formats : 12 hours 52 minutes


Author / Responsible partyJennings, Nicholas
TopicsBiography. Lightfoot, Gordon. Musicians -- Canada -- Biography. Singers -- Canada -- Biography.
Intended AudienceAdult
PublisherVisAbility Ltd. [Association for the Blind of WA]


Takes us deep inside Gordon Lightfoot’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.”

Additional Information

System control numberAM13143
Original Print PublisherToronto : Viking Canada, 2017.
NarratorChris Cameron.
Narrator NameChris Cameron.
Participant or performer noteChris Cameron.
Narrators GenderMale narrator