Thursday, September 17, 2015

Song of the Day: 'Black Day in July' by Gordon Lightfoot


Gordon Lightfoot shined a light on "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald" when he wrote a chart-topping single about the sinking of the massive bulk carrier in Lake Superior in 1975. I only wish his 1968 song about the Detroit riots lived on as sharply in people's minds -- another tragedy from which the Motor City has still not recovered. The photo-filled video will stay with you long after the song ends. 

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