If Gordon Lightfoot really could put time in a bottle, chances are he wouldn't change a thing. The legendary Canadian singer-songwriter helped define the folk sound of the '70s and his career spans five decades, throughout which he recorded more than 20 albums and saw hundreds of his songs recorded by other legendary artists.
Now in his 70s, Lightfoot is still performing—often at sold-out shows. Moreover, his songs still have legs: thousands of hopefuls have uploaded covers of Lightfoot's songs to YouTube--most notably "Sundown"—giving the classic tune a country, reggae, rock, orchestral, indie, pop or rap makeover. And isn't imitation the sincerest form of flattery?