NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 14: Gordon Lightfoot performs onstage at the Songwriters Hall of Fame 43rd Annual induction and awards at The New York Marriott Marquis on June 14, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Songwriters Hall Of Fame)

This week marked the 82nd birthday of Gordon Lightfoot, the Canadian folksinger who went on to become an international star. He helped define the folk-pop sound of the 1960’s, and went on in the 70’s to have many huge hits, including “Sundown”, “Carefree Highway”, “The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald”…and this gem from 1970.

“If You Could Read My Mind” deals with the breakup of his marriage, and is one of his most popular songs.  Here’s Gordon’s performance of it on the “Midnight Special” TV show in 1974. Happy Birthday and many more Gordon Lightfoot!

Gordon Lightfoot | If You Could Read My Mind (1974)

From a 1974 performance on the Midnight Special, Gordon Lightfoot sings If You Could Read My Mind.