First Beatlemania. Four lads from Liverpool who would go on to change our world. My fabulous musical journey had begun and would never end. Then came the whole British invasion thing. The west coast surf sound, Sgt. Pepper, Psychedelia, Motown and everything else. Along came Dylan, singing of protest and angst. Then folk rock, pure folk and country.
Through all of this, somewhere back in 1967, I discovered the haunting melodies and words of a simple guy from Orillia, Ontario – Gordon Lightfoot. He sang of love lost. He sang of Canada. To this day, I can’t really explain why Gordon’s music grabbed me but, believe me, it has never let go!
On May 1st of this year, Gordon left this world. We all lost a piece of Canada and I lost my musical mentor. This year, please join me and the rest of Gerryatrix as we humbly pay tribute to a Canadian treasure.
Thanks for your support again this year. Gerry