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The Lightfoot Years
From Toronto Life Mach 1995
the following is a recreation (using HTML) as near as I can make it of the original layout which was on two facing pages.
The primary change was to show each picture in a table resized to fit on the single web page and hyperlinked to the actual full sized
scan of each pictue

HE WAS only twenty-eight, still in the early morning of his career. Peter Paul and Mary had recorded one of his songs, "For Lovin' Me'" two years earlier. Another, "Ribbon of Darkness" had become a hit for Marty Robbins. And local radio stations were playing his own recording of "I'm Not Saying." Like other folk singers of the day, his natural habitat was the coffeehouse, where a hundred people was a crowd. He'd per- formed before larger audiences at folk festivals. but it was a long way from a farmer's field north of the city to Massey Hall, with its 2.500 seats The date was March 31, 1967. The concert was sold out. Did it cross his mind that night. even before he walked onstage, that it might become an annual event? Or did the idea take form the following year, when he sold out not one concert but two? In any case, he's been turning up at Massey Hall almost yearly-he missed a few along the way-ever since. This will be this twenty-fifth stand, and this time there will be six performances, from March 16 to 25. It seems almost a matter of routine now, like the opening of baseball season. But who would have predicted so long a run in I967? Not The Globe and Mail critic whose April 1 review of Gordon Light foot's first appearance at Massey Hall concIuded with this unfortunate observation: "Lightfoot is in danger of becoming one of the sacred Canadian cows. But if something doesn't happen soon, he is merely being fattened for extinction"


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© Copyright the photographers , Toronto Life, The Toronto Star and The Globe and Mail as shown

1967 J.Wood, The Globe and Mail 1968 B.Davis, The Globe and Mail 1969, J.Marshall, Canada Wide 1970 K.Beaty,The Toronto Star 1971 R.Bull,The Toronto Star 1972
1973 D.Darell,The Toronto Star 1974 G.Bezant ,The Toronto Star 1975 F.Lennon The Toronto Star 1976 E,Christensen,  The Globe and Mail 1977 B.Davis, The Globe and Mail 1978 C.McConnell The Toronto Star
1979 S,Behal  The Toronto Star 1980M.Stuparyk The Toronto Star 1981 JMcNeil, Thre Globe and Mail 1982 J.Goode, The Toronto Star;Canada Wide 1983 J.Cusano,Canada Wide 1984
985 R.Bull,The Toronto Star 1987 T.Bock,The Toronto Star 1988 Z Milich,The Toronto Star 1990 M.Slaughter,The Toronto Star 991 E,Regan,The Globe and Mail 1993 M.Stuparyk The Toronto Star