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.
-In February, 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". (Read More...)
- 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 More...)
- 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
-Lightfoot's 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
- 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 Sexsmith tribute.
- 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
- Lightfoot by the Sheraton Center
in December to sign a T-shirt for auction to help the Toronto
- In mid-January, Lightfoot
kicks off another touring year at Symphony Hall in Atlanta,
- 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
- 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. (Read More...)
- 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 in November.
- 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 Toronto.
- In December, Lightfoot
performs at a benefit fundraiser for Renascent Foundation at Glenn Gould in
Toronto. (Read More...)
February, Lightfoot attends a Q&A session at St.
Paul's United church in Orillia, ON. A reception to meet
- 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 page debuts.
- 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, MA.
- 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 &
- In January, Lightfoot is inducted
into the Goldmine Magazine Hall Of Fame.
- In January, Lightfoot announces
western Canadian fall tour for 2014. (Read
- 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 Music Association.
- 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
- 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
- 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. (Read
- In May, Lightfoot
attends Ronnie Hawkins' 80th birthday bash at 740 AM
Toronto and performs I'll Tag Along.
- In May, tickets go on sale
for Lightfoot's 2016 tour of the UK, his first there since
- In July,
Lightfoot attends Mariposa Folk Festival in Orillia and performs
Couchiching and If You Could Read My Mind.
- In September, Lightfoot attends
David Foster's Foundation Miracle Gala in Toronto. Also on hand
Stevie Wonder and others.
- In October, a sculpture is unveiled on
the grounds of Mariposa in Orillia honouring Lightfoot.
- In November, Lightfoot wraps up another busy touring
year that saw him play 68 concerts.
- Coinciding with his 77th birtrhday in
November, Lightfoot announces Massey Hall dates for November
- In December, Ronnie Hawkins releases
the Xmas single Christmas Must Be Tonight which was co-produced
- In January, Lightfoot play a few songs at
a private show in King, ON. Also on the bill, Leon Russell and the Good Brothers.
- In February, Lightfoot attends and
performs I'll Tag Along at a celebration of Stompin' Tom Conners'
80th birthday in Toronto.
- In February, a co-written Lightfoot song released
by tribute group Lightfeet "Up In Buffalo". (Read More...)
- In March, Lightfoot kicks off yet
another ambitious touring year in California
- On an off day on the road in March, Lightfoot
and his band visit Graceland.
- In May, Lightfoot with Kris Kristofferson
and Ronnie Hawkins record Me And Bobby McGee at Hawkins' studio
near Peterborough, ON.
- In May, Lightfoot speaks at a plaque
unveiling honouring the history of Toronto's Yorkville music
- Lightfoot returns to tour the UK and Ireland in
May and June for the first time in 35 years playing 11 sold out
- Lightfoot makes his annual July cameo appearance
at Mariposa in Orillia, including a walk on with the Good Brothers
doing Alberta Bound and If You Could Read My Mind solo.
- In July, another Lightfoot carving is unveiled on
the Lightfoot trail in Orillia, this one commemorating Black Day
- In August, Lightfoot participates in the Bobby Curtola
tribute in Toronto.
- In September, Lightfoot along with Ronnie Hawkins attend
the unveiling of a mural depicting the rich musical legacy of Yonge
St. in Toronto.
- In October, Lightfoot announces his upcoming single "Plans
Of My Own" to be released November 24th. (Read More...)
- In November, Lightfoot releases statement following
the death of Leonard Cohen, "I am deeply saddened by the passing
of my contemporary, colleague, fellow Canadian and my dear friend Leonard
Cohen. He loved music and his music affected millions of people around
the world. He will begreatly missed. I offer my deepest condolences
to his family as they grieve this tremendous loss."
- In December, Lightfoot is added to the Barbershop Harmony
Society's Wall of Fame in Nashville.
- In January, Lightfoot attends Kris Kristofferson
concert in Orillia, ON and duets on Me And Bobby McGee.
- Lightfoot and his band kick off the 2017
touring year in Texas in March.
- In March, Lightfoot attends Good Brothers CD release
in Toronto and joins in on Alberta Bound.
- In May, the Alberta Ballet performs a show based on
Gordon Lightfoot songs.
- On July 1st in Ottawa, Lightfoot performs If You Could Read
My Mind at Canada's 150th celebration.
- In July, Lightfoot makes a cameo at Mariposa performimg Diamond
Joe and Drink Yer Glasses Empty.
- In July, the morning after health bill fails in US Senate, the
House Republicans begin their meeting by playing The Wreck Of The Edmund
- In October, Lightfoot is awarded the Gold medal from the Royal
Canadian Geographic Society at the CBC theatre in Toronto. Lightfoot
performs Restless and If You Could Read My Mind.
- In October, Lightfoot issues an official statement on the death
of Gord Downie. "I'm truly saddened by the news of Gord Downie's passing.
Canada has lost one of its bright stars. He will be missed but not forgotten.
I am thinking of his family today and send them my deepest condolences."
- In October, Lightfoot attends the book launch of Nicholas
Jennings' biography "Lightfoot" at the Pilot in Yorkville in Toronto.
- Lightfoot kicks off a western Canadian tour in Vancouver in October.
- In December, Lightfoot donates 3 canoes to the Canadian Canoe Museum
in Peterborough, ON, including the yellow canoe of "Canary Yellow Canoe"
- In February, Lightfoot kicks off another
busy touring year in Florida.
Photo courtesy Kim Lightfoot
- In March,
Lightfoot travels to New York to receive the Canadian Association of New
York Foundation's (CANY) Arts And Letters award.
- In July, Lightfoot wraps up another standout run at Massey Hall. The
Hall closes now for a 2 year renovation.
- Lightfoot attends Mariposa where he performs a guest set and inducts
Bonnie Dobson and her song Morning Dew into the Canadian Songwriter's Hall
- In November, Lightfoot celebrates his 80th birthday with a benefit concert
in his hometown of Orillia, ON.
- In December, Lightfoot attends a John Prine "House Of Strombo" concert
- In January, Lightfoot attends Stompin'
Tom 83rd birthday celebration at Zoomer studio in Toronto.
- In February, Billboard article announces new Lightfoot album
in the works. (Read
- In March, Lightfoot is back on the road to begin the new touring
year, starting in California.