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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013.
By United Press International

Bieber booed in Canada

TORONTO, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- Teenage Canadian pop singer Justin Bieber was roundly booed before he took the stage at halftime of the Grey Cup game in Toronto.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011.
By United Press International

Edmund Fitzgerald sinking remembered

DETROIT, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- The daughter of the cook on the Edmund Fitzgerald says she learned of his death from a newspaper account of the vessel's sinking on Lake Superior in 1975.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Monday, Nov. 17, 2008.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Saturday, Nov. 17, 2007.
By United Press International

The Almanac

UPI almanac for Friday, Nov. 17, 2006.
By United Press International

Detroit church changes memorial service

DETROIT, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- A church service in Detroit that for three decades has honored the crew of the Edmund Fitzgerald is becoming a memorial for all Great Lakes sailors.

The Almanac

Today is Thursday, Nov. 17, the 321st day of 2005 with 44 to follow.
By United Press International

Singer/actor Hamilton Camp dead at 70

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- Hamilton Camp, half of the 1960s folk music duo Gibson and Camp, has died in Los Angeles at age 70.

The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, Nov. 17, the 322nd day of 2004 with 44 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Monday, Nov. 17, the 321st day of 2003 with 44 to follow.
By United Press International

People

ALAN JACKSON NAMED TENNESSEAN OF THE YEAR
DENNIS DAILY, United Press International

People

GORDON LIGHTFOOT'S CONDITION IMPROVING
DENNIS DAILY, United Press International
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Gordon Lightfoot
Gordon Lightfoot performs in concert, at the Mizner Park Amphitheatre, in Boca Raton, Florida, on February 9, 2006. (UPI Photo/Michael Bush)
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Gordon Meredith Lightfoot, Jr., CC, O.Ont (born November 17, 1938) is a Canadian singer and songwriter who has achieved international success in folk and country music.

As a singer-songwriter, tracks such as For Lovin' Me, Early Morning Rain, Steel Rail Blues and Ribbon of Darkness (which hit Number 1 in the US with Marty Robbins's cover in 1965) brought him international recognition in the 1960s. He also experienced chart success in Canada with his own recordings this decade, beginning in 1962 with the Number 3 hit "(Remember Me) I'm the One". His recordings then made their own impact on the international music charts in the 1970s, with original songs such as "If You Could Read My Mind" (1970) (Number 4 in the US), "Sundown" (1974), "Carefree Highway" (1974), "Rainy Day People" (1975), (all hitting Number 1) and "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald" (1976) (hitting Number 2). Some of his albums have achieved gold and multi-platinum status internationally, and his songs have been recorded by some of the world's most renowned recording artists, including Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, The Kingston Trio, Marty Robbins, George Hamilton IV, Jerry Lee Lewis, Bob Dylan, Judy Collins, Barbra Streisand, Johnny Mathis, Viola Wills, Richie Havens, The Dandy Warhols, Harry Belafonte, Tony Rice, Sandy Denny (with Fotheringay), The Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem, Scott Walker, Sarah McLachlan, John Mellencamp and Peter, Paul and Mary.

Robbie Robertson of The Band declared that Lightfoot was one of his "favourite Canadian songwriters and is absolutely a national treasure." Bob Dylan, also a Lightfoot fan, called him one of his favourite songwriters, and in an often-quoted tribute to his fellow songwriter, Dylan once observed that when he heard a Gordon Lightfoot song he wished "it would last forever." Lightfoot was a featured musical performer at the opening ceremonies of the 1988 Winter Olympic Games in Calgary, Alberta. He received an honorary Doctor of Laws degree (arts) in 1979, as well as the Companion of the Order of Canada - Canada`s highest civilian honor - in 2003. He has been referred to as Canada's greatest songwriter and internationally as a folk-rock legend.

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