Lightfoot with members of his family and his band in the mid-70s. From the book, courtesy of Gordon Lightfoot
Lightfoot with members of his family and his band in the mid-70s. From the book, courtesy of Gordon Lightfoot

Nicholas Jennings, author of "Lightfoot", discusses the singer's personal life (Part 3 of 3)

In the final installment of of the series, Nicholas Jennings talks to Jonathan Gross about Gordon Lightfoot's personal life, touching on the loyalty and generosity he displayed to others and how he came to depend on alcohol to help manage the "maelstrom of celebrity" that descended upon him. Jennings dicusses Lightfoot's dedication to Canada, his openess to a reappraisel of certain lyrics and viewpoints, and which album he considers his best work. For more information and to order the book, please visit the Penguin Random House web site.

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