Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Song #178: "The Wreck of The Edmund Fitzgerald"--Gordon Lightfoot (1976)

November 10, 1975 was a sad day in the annals of the history of the Great Lakes.

The loss of the Edmund Fitzgerald and its 29 crew members was due to a major storm on Lake Superior. Gordon Lightfoot brought the story to life nearly a year later in a song that is, by far, my favorite Gordon Lightfoot song, and an epic that completely exemplifies the "story song" genre.

There's really nothing more to say than thank you to Mr. Lightfoot for this package of musical genius.

Long live the Edmund Fitzgerald!

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