first public performance of the decade/year is at Hugh's Room in Toronto
at the now annual "The Way We Feel" tribute evening. He played I'll Tag Along,
Restless and Let It Ride and joined in on The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald.
Lightfoot is the featured artist during a Canadian Songwriting Hall Of Fame
evening of song in Toronto appropriately titled "If You Could Read My Mind".
- In February, Canwest news reports that Lightfoot has died. The rumours
are quickly put to rest as Lightfoot goes on radio in Toronto to tell a relieved
public that he is fine. (Read More...)
- Also in February, Lightfoot makes an appearance at the Good Brothers'
CD launch at Hugh's Room in Toronto.
- In March, Lightfoot kicks off his touring year in Winston-Salem, NC
- Also in March, in light of Edmund Fitzgerald research which proves that
the hatchways were not at fault, Lightfoot changes line from "At 7 PM, a main
hatchway caved in" to "At 7 PM, it grew dark, it was then" for future performances.
- In July, it is announced that Lightfoot will perform on Late Night With
David Letterman on October 8th. The appearance was later postponed. (Read More...)
- In August, tickets go on sale for Massey Hall Ontario tour for spring
of 2011. (Read
- In September, Lightfoot attends
a screening of the documentary, Forces Of Nature, about the life and work
of David Suzuki, at a "Green Carpet" event in Toronto.
first public performance of the year is at Hugh's Room in Toronto at the
now annual "The Way We Feel" tribute evening. He played Knotty Pine, All The
Lovely Ladies and East Of Midnight.
- Lightfoot attends and performs
at a benefit in Toronto for ORNGE, the medical transportation service that
helicoptered him to hospital in Hamilton, ON in 2002 when he fell ill.
- Terry Clements, Lightfoot's unsurpassed lead guitarist for 40 years,
passed away in February. His contributions to the Lightfoot sound, on recordings
and on stage is immeasurable. (Read More...)
- Lightfoot announces in February his Canadian fall tour schedule. (Read More...)
- Lightfoot kicks off the 2011 touring year in South Carolina in March.
- In May, Lightfoot is honoured with the Heart And Vision award from the
United Church of Canada.
- Yet another triumphant four night run at Massey Hall is completed in
May, with Lightfoot's concert total topping 175 for his career at the historic
- In June, Lightfoot is again at Massey Hall, this time attending a Ron
- In November, Lightfoot receives his nomination for the Songwriter's Hall
Of Fame in New York. (Read More...)
- David Rea, who played lead guitar on Lightfoot's 1966 debut album, passes
away in November.
- In November, Lightfoot visits the Occupy Toronto protest site.
- Also In November, Lightfoot performs at the Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation
Hospital Foundation Fundraiser in Toronto.
- In December, Lightfoot wraps up another busy touring year at the Stratford
Theatre in Stratford, Ontario.
- Lightfoot by the Sheraton Center in December to sign a T-shirt for auction
to help the Toronto food drive.
- In mid-January, Lightfoot kicks off another touring year at
Symphony Hall in Atlanta, GA.
- In February, Lightfoot receives the Diamond Jubilee Medal as
part of the Queen's Commonwealth 60th anniversary celebrations.
- In February, it is officially announced that Lightfoot will
be inducted into the US Songwriters Hall Of Fame in June. (Read More...)
- In February, Warner Bros/Rhino Records announce the forthcoming
Massey Hall Live album due April 17. (Read More...)
- In April, in conjuction with the release of All Live, Lightfoot
holds a CD launch and signing at Indigo bookstore in Toronto.
- In June, Lightfoot receives his Songwriters Hall Of Fame induction
in New York. He performs If You Could Read My Mind. (Read More...)
- Lightfoot kicks off a brief Ontario tour in June, with a side
trip to Montreal included.
- Also in June, Lightfoot is honoured, and performs at the Diamond
Jubilee Gala recognizing exceptional Canadians at Roy Thomson Hall in Toronto.
- In July, Lightfoot surprised the crowd at Mariposa in Orillia,
where he was in attendance and he performed Restless and Ring Them Bells.
- In August, Lightfoot attends a tribute to him by the Famous
People Players, a puppet group, at their Dine And Dream Theatre in Toronto.
- In August, Lightfoot bassist from 1965-1969, John Stockfish
passes away. He also recorded at times with Lightfoot in the 70's, including
on the Sundown track. (Read More...)
- In October, Bob Dylan covers "Shadows" at concert in Alberta.
- In October, Lightfoot announces his "50 Years On The Carefree
Highway Tour" upcoming in 2013.
- Also in October, Lightfoot enters the Twitter world @lightfoot365.
- In November, Lightfoot returns to his hometown
in Orillia to perform two benefit concerts. (Read More...)
Lightfoot complets another successful 4 night run at Massey Hall
- Also in November, Lightfoot attends the SOCAN awards in Toronto.
- Completing a busy month of November, Lightfoot performs a truncated
Canadian Railroad Trilogy at the halftime show of the 100th Grey Cup in
- In December, Lightfoot performs at a benefit fundraiser for
Renascent Foundation at Glenn
Gould in Toronto. (Read More...)
- In February, Lightfoot attends a Q&A session
at St. Paul's United church in Orillia, ON. A reception to meet Lightfoot
- In March, the 50 Years On The Carefree Highway tour kicks off in California.
- In March, Lightfoot appears on the Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Show
in New York.
- In April, on record day, Sit Down Young Stranger is released on vinyl
in its original format with no name or title on the cover.
- In June, Lightfoot's recent album All Live is released on vinyl.
- In August, Lightfoot replaces Neil Young at Greenbelt Harvest Picnic
in Dundas, ON and at the Ottawa Folk Festival in September. (Read More...)
- In September Gordon M Lightfoot official Facebook
- Filming begins on a Lightfoot documentary in and artound Orillia, ON
between tour legs in September. Doc to debut at Toronto International Film
- In October, Lightfoot announces an extensive coast to coast Canadsian
tour for 2014. (Read More...)
- In November, the 50 Years On The Carefree Highway tour wraps up in Pittsfield,
- In November,
Lightfoot attends the National Business For The Arts awards gala in Toronto.
- In December, Lightfoot segment airs on CBS Sunday Morning.
- In January, Lightfoot
has a cover story featured in SOCAN trade Magazine, Words & Music.
- In January, Lightfoot is inducted into the Goldmine Magazine Hall Of
- In January, Lightfoot announces western Canadian fall tour for 2014.
- In March, Neil Young covers "If
You Could Read My Mind" at his concert in Los Angeles.
In April, Neil Young releases
covers of "If You Could Read My Mind" and "Early Morning Rain" on his newest
album A Letter Home.
- In April, Lightfoot kicks off the Canadian leg of this year's tour in
St. John's, NF.
- In May, Lightfoot receives an honorary degree in Doctor of Humane Letters
from Victoria University, University Of Toronto.
- In May, Lightfoot is presented with the Impact Award by the Ontario Country
- In June, Lightfoot receives the Lifetime Achievement Award from SOCAN.
- In June, the 40th anniversary of Sundown becoming the #1 Album and Single
is celebrated by a series of performers in Toronto. Lightfoot attends and
- In July, Lightfoot makes an impromptu appearance at Mariposa, performing
a 4 song solo set. Earlier he listened to daughter Meredith Moon perform.
- In July, on an off day in New York, Lightfoot tapes an interview with
Fox News, then goes next door and is interviewed by Steve Earle for Outlaw
Country on SiriusXM.
- In August, Lightfoot attends a Ronnie Hawkins concert in Ancaster, ON.
- In August, Lightfoot performs at the Voices For Habitat concert with
Daniel Lanois in Hamilton, ON.
- In September, Lightfoot is forced to cancel his concert in Santa Cruz,
CA due to chest cold. Is back on stage the next night in San Diego.
- In the lead up to Lightfoot's Massey Hall concert series in November,
Lightfoot is interviewed by Peter Mansbridge for The National.
- In November, Lightfoot attends Bob Dylan concert in Toronto.
- In November, Lightfoot presented with first
Massey Hall roll of honour prior to second set opening night at Massey.
- In December, Lightfoot marries Kim Hasse in Toronto.
- In February,
Lightfoot kicks off his touring year in Clearwater, FL.
- Lightfoot postpones eight
March concerts due to an acute illness which requires two weeks rest.
- Lightfoot is announced as co-president of the Canadian Songwriters
Hall Of Fame along with Robert Charlebois.
- In June, Lightfoot receives honorary doctorate degree from Lakehead University.