You’ve probably heard that today is the anniversary of the sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald, a day that can be difficult for fans of maritime history who dislike Gordon Lightfoot.
That’s why we’re delighted to refer you to another piece of history: The day the inimitable T.D. Mischke conducted an interview with a historian, asking all of his questions as Lightfoot.
Here’s the audio. If you want to get right to the interview, scroll all the way to 7:30 (or click the YouTube click). But listen to the whole thing.
(h/t: Krystyna Pease)
Related: Gordon Lightfoot explains why he wrote ‘The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald’ (MLive)
The Legend Lives On (NewsCut)
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Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started several blogs, and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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