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Gordon Lightfoot at Morrison Center Sept. 25

By: Kathleen Tuck   Published 8:58 am / July 16, 2013


Legendary Canadian baritone Gordon Lightfoot comes to the Morrison Center at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25.

Tickets are $35, $45 and $65 and are available beginning at noon on Friday, July 26, at the Morrison Center Box Office, at select Bronco Shops, online at or by calling 426-1110.

Lightfoot is known for such enduring hits as “Sundown” and “The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald.” He has recorded 20 albums and earned five Grammy nominations and was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2012. Most recently, he released “All Live,” recorded at Massey Hall in Toronto in April 2012.

His radio hits in the United States alone have earned five No.1, five Top 10 and 13 Top 40 hits. His vast song catalog includes such immortal works as “Early Morning Rain,” “If You Could Read My Mind,” “Carefree Highway” and “(That’s What You Get) For Lovin’ Me.”

The internationally successful musician helped define the folk-pop sound of the 1960s and 1970s and his songs have been recorded by artists including Bob Dylan, Elvis Presley, Barbra Streisand, Peter, Paul and Mary, and Harry Belafonte.

In his native Canada, Lightfoot was made a 2003 Companion of the Order of Canada, the country’s highest civilian honor. He has won 17 Juno Awards (Canada’s equivalent to the Grammys), received a place on Canada’s Walk of Fame and was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame. Perhaps Canada’s most prolific singer and songwriter, he was also honored in 2007 with an official Gordon Lightfoot postage stamp.