As a Canadian growing up in the '70s, I couldn't escape Gordon Lightfoot. We have laws about Canadian content in domestic media, and along with Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, Leonard Cohen, and The Band, he was always in rotation on the AOR stations my Dad had on the car radio. Having returned to his records, which I inevitably find in dollar bins, I've gained a new appreciation for him. Especially his evolution from folk songwriter to country-rock FM radio staple, in the years 1966-1976. The man definitely drifted into the adult contemporary haze by the late '70s, but I saw him live about a decade ago, and he was quite good. But the thing about this Gord (we have a lot of Gords in Canada) is that, despite being covered by some of the top acts in the USA, he remained very much a Canadian dude. So my question, especially for the rest of the world, is what do you know about Lightfoot? Do you like him? The man is 80 years old, so we won't have him around forever. I wish he were better recognized by younger generations as an important part of music history.