Cathy Smith and Gordon Lightfoot

Cathy Smith and Gordon Lightfoot

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She later had an affair with Gordon Lightfoot. After the affair ended, Smith returned to Levon Helm and the circle who comprised The Band.

Smith became an employee and then mistress of Canadian singer-songwriter Gordon Lightfoot in the early- to mid-1970s.

The Smith-Lightfoot affair was volatile and illustrated in the lyrics of "Sundown", Lightfoot's Number One hit and most financially lucrative song. It reflects the dark feelings Lightfoot was experiencing at the time. Drinking too much and married to another woman, he on one occasion broke Smith's cheekbone in a fight. Lightfoot has stated of his three-year relationship with Smith, "I was sometimes crazy with jealousy".

Bluegrass musicians Bruce and Brian Good, The Good Brothers, who were one of Lightfoot's opening acts during that time, got fired by Lightfoot for "flirting" with Smith. Smith was cited in divorce papers, and shortly after his affair with Smith ended ... View All »

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