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Gordon Lightfoot  The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald" is a song written, composed, and performed by Gordon Lightfoot in commemoration of the sinking of the bulk carrier S.S. Edmund Fitzgerald on Lake Superior on November 10, 1975. It was inspired by the Newsweek article on the event, "The Cruelest Month," which appeared in the issue of November 24, 1975. The song originally appeared on Lightfoot's 1976 album, Summertime Dream, and was later released as a single. The single reached #2 on the Billboard pop charts in November 1976, making it Lightfoot's second most successful (in terms of chart position) single. 1976.
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Added: 14th April 2009
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Posted by: Classico on 2009-04-18 
This song remains one of the most popular ever played here in the Twin Cities.
Posted by: Wikiriwhi on 2009-05-30 
THe movie 'clerks' said it all

'Wish I'd written that song'

Posted by: Generationboom on 2009-06-15 
Wow. You just don't hear great songwriting like that anymore. There was a wealth of it around that time. What a gorgeous, eerie song.
Posted by: Marty6697 on 2009-11-09 
Tomorrow it will have been 34 years since that fateful night on Lake Superior. Now this song always gives me goosebumps!!
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