Sunday, September 9, 2012

Musical Interlude: The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald (1976)

Gordon Lightfoot was one of the most prominent and prolific singer-songwriters of the 70's, with hits like "If You Could Read My Mind", "Sundown", "Carefree Highway", and "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald", a true tale of a nautical disaster that took place in 1958. The following video is taken from a performance on PBS' Soundstage in 1979, three years after "Edmund Fitzgerald" charted. Thecatkeaton uploaded this clip, which also includes archival footage of the ship.

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