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Gordon Lightfoot joins Take 30 for the 1966 season finale

The Story

It is the 1965-1966 season finale for CBC television’s Take 30, and Gordon Lightfoot has been invited to perform at an on-set picnic. He sings a recent composition, A Minor Ballad - “an authentic English folk song that I wrote two weeks ago.” Host Paul Soles asks Lightfoot about his recent success with touring and having more of his compositions performed by other artists.

Medium: Television
Program: Take 30
Broadcast Date: June 10, 1966
Host: Paul Soles
Guest: Gordon Lightfoot
Duration: 1:24

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