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Gordon Lightfoot Musician Profile

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Gordon Lightfoot Biography

Gordon Lightfoot  was born November 17, 1938 and is a Canadian singer-songwriter who achieved international success in folk, folk-rock, and country music, and has been credited for helping define the folk-pop sound of the 1960s and 1970s.  He has been referred to as Canada’s greatest ...

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Gordon Lightfoot  was born November 17, 1938 and is a Canadian singer-songwriter who achieved international success in folk, folk-rock, and country music, and has been credited for helping define the folk-pop sound of the 1960s and 1970s.  He has been referred to as Canada’s greatest songwriter and internationally as a folk-rock legend.  Some of Lightfoot’s albums have achieved gold and multi-platinum status internationally. His songs have been recorded by some of the world’s most renowned recording artists.

Lightfoot performed with The Swinging Eight, a group featured on CBC TV’s Country Hoedown, and with the Gino Silvi Singers. He soon became known in the Toronto coffee houses promoting folk music.  In 1962, Lightfoot released two singles that were local hits in Toronto and received some airplay elsewhere in Canada. “(Remember Me) I’m the One” reached No. 3 on CHUM radio in Toronto in July 1962 and was a top 20 hit on Montreal’s CKGM, then a very influential Canadian Top 40 radio station.  The follow-up single was “Negotiations”/”It’s Too Late, He Wins”; it reached No. 27 on CHUM in December. He sang with Terry Whelan in a duo called the “Two-Tones”. They recorded a live album that was released in 1962 called Two-Tones at the Village Corner.

Lightfoot’s albums from this time were well received in countries other than Canada but did not produce any hit singles. Outside of Canada, he remained better known as a songwriter than as a performer.  Lightfoot’s success as a live performer continued to grow throughout the late 1960s. He embarked on his first Canadian national tour in 1967, and also performed in New York City. Between 1967 and 1974, Lightfoot toured Europe and was well-received on two tours of Australia.

UA would later consistently release “Best of” album compilations in the 1970s, after Lightfoot became a success on his next label Warner Bros./Reprise.

On June 16, 2014, Lightfoot was awarded the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award by SOCAN at the 2014 SOCAN Awards in Toronto.

On October 23, 2015, Lightfoot was honored with a 4-meter tall bronze sculpture in his hometown of Orillia, Ontario. The sculpture, called “Golden Leaves – A Tribute to Gordon Lightfoot” features Lightfoot sitting cross-legged, playing an acoustic guitar underneath an arch of golden maple leaves. Many of the leaves depict scenes from Lightfoot’s 1975 greatest hits album, Gord’s Gold.



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