first_imgPromotional image from Gordon Lightfoot: If You Could Read My Mind courtesy of Kinosmith. Advertisement Twitter It was an event whose biggest name was supposed to be Bruce Cockburn, and which was suddenly the scene of surprise performances by Joni Mitchell and Neil Young (with a refusal by organizers to allow a visiting Bob Dylan on stage for fear of a riot – which almost happened anyway, just from Bob walking about). As word spread, security became busy on the shores intercepting people who tried to crash the event by canoe or rowboat. Advertisement Advertisementcenter_img Toronto, ON – The documentary Gordon Lightfoot: If You Could Read My Mind opens in theatres across Canada throughout June – fittingly in places often ignored in Canadian movie release schedules, like Cobourg, Waterloo, Sudbury and Saskatoon.I heartily recommend the film if Gordon Lightfoot means anything to you. And judging by the clicks I received on a review I wrote after its debut at the Hot Docs film festival, Lightfoot fans are legion.But there’s a few minutes devoted to my personal favourite memory of Orillia’s favourite son (all apologies to Stephen Leacock fans). It’s a scene from the Mariposa Folk Festival in 1972 at the Toronto Islands, the highlight of my first visit to Toronto when I was 14. Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebooklast_img