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Gordon Lightfoot’s 1976 folk ballad told the true story of a shipwreck on Lake Superior. One of his old friends called it “a documentarian’s song.”
His rich baritone and gift for melodies made him one of the most popular artists of the 1970s with songs like “The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald” and “If You Could Read My Mind.”
She said Till, at 14, had accosted her, and her testimony in the 1955 trial of her husband and his half brother was crucial in their acquittal in one of the most epochal murders in American history.