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Jim Bow
05-02-2017, 12:06 PM
We went to the Worlds Fair Grounds in NY in 1964. The Canadian Pavilion was still open. This was the music that played on the moving sidewalk through the diorama.


https://youtu.be/NjoU1Qkeizs

Steve McMahon
05-02-2017, 12:16 PM
I have a Gordon Lightfoot CD in my truck with that song. I have to make sure I'm on cruise control when it plays or I end up unconsciously speeding up during certain parts of the song.

CWSmith
05-02-2017, 12:19 PM
We went to the Worlds Fair Grounds in NY in 1964. The Canadian Pavilion was still open. This was the music that played on the moving sidewalk through the diorama.

I was at that fair also. I was 9 and my grandfather took me and some of the other grandkids.

His Gord's Gold got played all through college in my dorm room. It was my go-to at the end of the day.

I was playing his music last night and reflecting. I think he is more diverse in his song structures than many song writers.

Bobcat
05-02-2017, 12:20 PM
We can thank the CBC: it commissioned the piece

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canadian_Railroad_Trilogy

Jim Bow
05-02-2017, 01:29 PM
I read the CBC wiki article, and I dispute the reference to 1967 as the year. I have a distinct memory of the song in 64, and of being pleased to hear it on the later album.

Nicholas Scheuer
05-02-2017, 03:26 PM
We liked the Belgian Pavilion at the NY World's Fair. They had a carousel on the street and the whole scene strongly resembled a Belgian Impressionist's painting I inherited from my parents' featuring a carousel in the middle of a street, as maybe in Brussels.

Reynard38
05-02-2017, 04:00 PM
Was there as well. 2 at the time.