Every Billboard Hot 100 Single 1970: #631: ” If You Could Read My Mind”- Gordon Lightfoot. December 26, 1970.
- Single: “If You Could Read My Mind”- Gordon Lightfoot
- Record Company- Reprise
- Genre: Folk Rock
- Written by Gordon Lightfoot
- Time: 3:48
- B-side: “Poor Little Allison”
- Album- Sit Down Young Stranger
- Grade: A+
- Peaked at #5 15 weeks in Billboard Hot 100.
Gordon Lightfoot was born in 1938 in Orillia, Ontario, Canada. The folk singer/ songwriter/ guitarist had 11 Hot 100 singles and 6 which made the Top 40 from 1970-82. It seems like he should have had more hits. This was his first hit single. Gordon’s biggest hit #1 “Sundown” 1974. He is still out there now in his 80’s. His debut album came out in 1966. One of the last of the hard core troubadours.