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Writing Gordon Lightfoot : The Man, the Music, and the World In 1972 [REVIEW COPY]

Bidini, Dave

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ISBN 10: 0771012624 / ISBN 13: 9780771012624
Published by McClelland & Stewart, Toronto, ON, Canada, 2011
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sm. 8 vo, xix + 267 pp. Natural beige cloth. Brown ink title, spine only. LAID IN : review copy info: card from publisher requesting two copies of your review and a 1-sheet, which incidentally states 304 pages. So if you find the unedited galleys,* that* might be interesting. Just a thought. This copy appears to be UNREAD. Bookseller Inventory # 1215901

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Title: Writing Gordon Lightfoot : The Man, the ...

Publisher: McClelland & Stewart, Toronto, ON, Canada

Publication Date: 2011

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:New

Dust Jacket Condition: New

Edition: 1st Edition

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From acclaimed musician and author Dave Bidini comes a brilliantly original look at a folk-rock legend and the momentous week in 1972 that culminated in the Mariposa Folk Festival.

July, 1972. As musicians across Canada prepare for the nation's biggest folk festival, held on Toronto Island, a series of events unfold that will transform the country politically, psychologically--and musically. As Bidini explores the remarkable week leading up to Mariposa, he also explores the life and times of one of the most enigmatic figures in Canadian music: Gordon Lightfoot, the reigning king of folk at the height of his career. Through a series of letters, Bidini addresses Lightfoot directly, questioning him, imagining his life, and weaving together a fascinating, highly original look at a musician at the top of his game. By the end of the week, the country is on the verge of massive change and the '72 Mariposa folk fest--complete with surprise appearances by Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, and yes, Lightfoot--is on its way to becoming legendary.

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Author and musician Dave Bidini is the only person to have been nominated for a Gemini, Genie and Juno as well CBC's Canada Reads. A founding member of Rheostatics, he has written 10 books, including On a Cold RoadTropic of HockeyAround the World in 57 1/2 Gigs, and Home and Away. He has made two Gemini Award-nominated documentaries and his play, the Five Hole Stories, was staged by One Yellow Rabbit Performance Company, touring the country in 2008. His third book, Baseballissimo, is being developed for the screen by Jay Baruchel, and, in 2010, he won his third National Magazine Award, for "Travels in Narnia." He writes a weekly column for the Saturday Post and, in 2011, he published his latest book, Writing Gordon Lightfoot

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