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It is hard to believe that it has been 45 years since the release of Gordon Lightfoot’s most iconic album. The thirteen songs on this record still sound so fresh, and speak to a variety of topics: love, life, death. This article will provide 13 reasons why you should listen to Gordon Lightfoot today!
Expertise: music, history
The song “Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald” was written and performed by Canadian singer-songwriter Gordon Lightfoot. It tells the story about a ship called The Edmund Fitzgerald that sank in Lake Superior on November 25, 1975 after experiencing one of the worst storms to have hit it during its 32 years sailing history. Although only 29 crew members were killed when it sunk, this event has been shrouded under mystery due to contradicting testimonies from eyewitnesses or survivors detailing what they saw before sinking, how many people were onboard at the time and exactly where it sank.
Because there are so many questions surrounding such an important topic like this – especially for Canadians who may be descendants of those lost – I wanted to share more information about the shipwreck.
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Content for paragraph one: Greetings! I am a Canadian-born, American expat who relocated to Massachusetts in 2009 and has been writing about my experiences so far on this blog. My background is as an academic (I have two degrees from McGill University), but I’ve also done some work with research organizations such as the Canadian Journalism Foundation and The Tyee here in Canada, where I’m originally from. Recently, after reading “13 Reasons Why” by Jay Asher which was adapted into Netflix’s series of the same name – it dawned on me that there are many parallels between Lightfoot’s album “The Wreck Of Edmund Fitzgerald” and this best-selling YA The song “13 Reasons Why” was written by Canadian singer-songwriter Gordon Lightfoot. Originally released on the 1966 album Did She Mention My Name, it has been covered by a variety of artists including Johnny Cash and Terry Jacks. The lyrics tell about a man who discovers his lover is cheating on him with another man (or woman). He recounts to her how he found out – from reading letters she had kept hidden in their apartment, hearing rumors at the office, and having seen them together not knowing they were engaged in an affair that would lead to marriage. In each verse, he tells what happened when he confronted this other person or someone else about discovering information which led him to confront his unfaithful partner