Gordon Lightfoot, 1938-2023

One of the great recording artists and songwriters of our generation, Gordon Lightfoot, died on May 1, 2023. This is a wonderful tribute to him by Rick Beato as well as a touching rendition of “Sit Down Young Stranger” by Forgottenman.

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I just love so many Gordon Lightfoot songs. I discovered him with his first album, but only in 1973, 3 years after its release. One of the first songs I learned to play & sing on guitar was “Sit Down Young Stranger“, and it will always be my favorite of his. It resonates deeply.

How do you thank someone for the impact they’ve had on your life after they’ve passed? Well, maybe you write a blog tribute to them. Or if you’re Rick Beato, you do a moving video tribute to them.

I asked Judy/Remi/LifeLessons if I should post my rendition of “Sit Down Young Stranger”. She says yes, so I unveil myself in honor of Gordon. (And she recorded this.)

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My blog, which started out to be about overcoming grief, quickly grew into a blog about celebrating life. I post daily: poems, photographs, essays or stories. I've lived in countries all around the globe but have finally come to rest in Mexico, where I've lived since 2001. My books may be found on Amazon in Kindle and print format, my art in local Ajijic galleries. Hope to see you at my blog.

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