Black Day in July

"Black Day In July" is from Canadian singer/songwriter Gordon Lightfoot's third studio album "Did She Mention My Name? released in 1968 on the United Artists label. The album marked Lightfoot's first use of orchestration.


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The 1967 Detroit Riot, also known as the Detroit Rebellion and the 12th Street Riot, was the bloodiest incident in the "Long, hot summer of 1967". Composed mainly of confrontations between black residents and the Detroit Police Department, it began in the early morning hours of Sunday July 23, 1967, in Detroit, Michigan.

Gordon Meredith Lightfoot Jr. CC OOnt (born November 17, 1938) is a Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist who achieved international success in folk, folk-rock, and country music. He is credited with helping to define the folk-pop sound of the 1960s and 1970s. He is often referred to as Canada's greatest songwriter and is known internationally as a folk-rock legend. Lightfoot's biographer said  "His name is synonymous with timeless songs about trains and shipwrecks, rivers and highways, lovers and loneliness. He is considered by some to be Canada's greatest songwriter."

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