At age 17 I had my first “break”. I became one of the regular “crowd” dancers on a Montreal based TV show called “Like Young”. Every Saturday afternoon I lined up outside CFCF-TV sporting my grandmother’s orthopedic brown lace up shoes, ready to dance. Those borrowed shoes were just super for dancing and they looked fabulous with my floor dusting gabardine pants. Every week after the show we got to meet the featured singing artist. I remember having to sit down very quickly before I fainted when Bobby Darin shook my hand.
On May 25th, 2011, Canadian folk hero Gordon Lightfoot performed his 150th Massey Hall show in Toronto, a tradition that began when he first performed at the historic theatre back in 1974. (Click here for our full review of Lightfoot’s show.)
On how he survived the sex, drugs & rock n’ roll: “I do remember at one point in L.A., there was a period where it had become dangerous and so unhealthy that a doctor actually said to Martin [Scorscese] and me, ‘So, have you done all your best work? Because if not, you have to change right now.’ I thought, whoa, we have to get off that train.”