Lightfoot guitarist, Terry Clements, diesThe Canadian Press
TORONTO - Terry Clements, a Detroit native who played guitar for Gordon Lightfoot since the early 1970s, has died. He was 63.
Clements died on Sunday, 10 days after suffering a stroke. The news was confirmed by Lightfoot's publicist.
Born in 1947, Clements began playing guitar when he was only five years old.
After graduating from high school, Clements spent two years in the Navy before joining a '60s outfit called Golden Sunflower, managed by Lou Adler, who also steered the careers of the Mamas & the Papas and Carole King.
In the early '70s, Lightfoot met Clements while working on an early Burt Reynolds movie and soon brought the guitarist up to Toronto to audition to join his band. A 40-plus-year collaboration was then born.
Clements contributed to nearly all of Lightfoot's most memorable tunes, including "Carefree Highway," "Sundown" and, of course, "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald," which features a haunting solo from the guitarist.
RIP Terry,,,,,,,,,,,Cheers from Verdun Fans