Furthurmore Friday Week 88

Week 88

Q: Early in their recording careers, both the Grateful Dead and the Canadian band the Rheostatics (widely acclaimed as one of the most important and influential Canadian bands ever) recorded songs by this Canadian singer-songwriter. What songs were they, and who was the songwriter?

A: For the Grateful Dead, "Early Morning Rain" and for the Rheostatics "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald," both written by Gordon Lightfoot.

Jack Mitz
Seattle, Wa