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Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Songbird Salutes the 70's: The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald

Taking a short break from our disco theme....going back to another favorite 70's genre, the singer-songwriter, the storyteller.

The SS Edmund Fitzgerald sank on November 10, 1975.  I don't remember the incident.  But in 1976 Gordon Lightfoot wrote a ballad about the ship sinking.  Although he took some license with the facts (and corrected some of his lyrics later on), he pretty accurately described how the ship went down. 

This time of year I obsess a little over that song. 

So here it is:

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