bergenPAC to Welcome Gordon Lightfoot, 7/16
Bergen Performing Arts Center located at 30 North Van Brunt Street in Englewood, New Jersey presents Gordon Lightfoot Wednesday, July 16th 2014 at 8PM. Be sure to reserve tickets to see this folk-rock legend at www.ticketmaster.com or Box Office at 201.227.1030.
Gordon Lightfoot is a Canadian singer-songwriter who achieved international success in folk, folk-rock, and country music, and has been credited for helping define the folk-pop sound of the 1960s and 1970s. He has been referred to as Canada's greatest songwriter and internationally as a folk-rock legend.
Lightfoot's songs, including "For Lovin' Me," "Early Morning Rain," "Steel Rail Blues", "Ribbon of Darkness"-a number one hit on the U.S. country charts with Marty Robbins' cover in 1965- and the 1967 Detroit riot-generated "Black Day In July" brought him international recognition in the 1960s. He experienced chart success in Canada with his own recordings beginning in 1962 and scored a # 3 hit" "Remember Me/ I'm the One." Lightfoot's recordings then made an impact on the international music charts as well in the 1970s, with songs such as "If You Could Read My Mind" (1970) (#5 on the US charts), "Sundown" (1974), "Carefree Highway" (1974), "Rainy Day People" (1975), all reaching #1 and "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald" (1976) reaching number #2.