Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Wraith of the Edmund Fitzgerald

Posted By on Wed, Nov 10, 2010 at 5:44 PM

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It was 35 years ago today that the Edmund Fitzgerald and its 29-man crew were sunk by a massive storm out on Lake Superior.

And it was one year later that Canadian singer-songwriter Gordon Lightfoot topped the charts with "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald," a song he's guaranteed to play when he comes to Pikes Peak Center next Monday, Nov. 15.

In honor of the above, here's a 1979 performance of the Lightfoot ballad, followed by a few more vintage shipwreck tunes from Procol Harum, Crack The Sky, and Woody Guthrie.

Be careful out there.

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