Gordon Lightfoot: Hitmaking Singer-Songwriter

From a New York Times obit by William Grimes headlined “Gordon Lightfoot, Hitmaking Singer-Songwriter, Is Dead at 84”:

Gordon Lightfoot, the Canadian folk singer whose rich, plaintive baritone and gift for melodic songwriting made him one of the most popular recording artists of the 1970s, died on Monday in Toronto.

Mr. Lightfoot, a fast-rising star in Canada in the early 1960s, broke through to international success when his friends and fellow Canadians Ian and Sylvia Tyson recorded two of his songs, “Early Morning Rain” and “For Lovin’ Me.”