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
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,
- 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. (Read More...)
- 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 Toronto.
-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.
- Lightfoot kicks off the 2011 touring year in South Carolina
- 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 venue.
- 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
- 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
- In June, Lightfoot receives his Songwriters Hall
Of Fame induction in New York. He performs If You Could Read My Mind.
- 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. (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
- 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
- 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...)
- In February, Lightfoot attends
a Q&A session at St. Paul's United church in Orillia, ON. A reception
to meet Lightfoot followed.
- 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
- In August, Lightfoot replaces Neil Young at Greenbelt Harvest
Picnic in Dundas, ON and at the Ottawa Folk Festival in September.
- 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 Fest 2014.
- 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
- 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 More...)
- 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
- 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 performs.
- In July, Lightfoot makes an impromptu appearance at Mariposa,
performing a 4 song solo set. Earlier he listened to daughter Meredith
- 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
- 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.
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. (Read More...)
- 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 1981. (Read More...)
- In July, Lightfoot attends Mariposa
Folk Festival in Orillia and performs Couchiching and If You Could Read
- In November, Lightfoot wraps up another busy touring year
that saw him play 68 concerts.
- In October, a sculpture is unveiled on the grounds of Mariposa in
Orillia honouring Lightfoot.
- Coinciding with his 77th birtrhday in November, Lightfoot announces
Massey Hall dates for November 2016. (Read More...)
- In December, Ronnie Hawkins releases the Xmas single Christmas
Must Be Tonight which was co-produced by Lightfoot.
- 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
- In March, Lightfoot kicks off yet another ambitious touring year
- On an off day on the road in March, Lightfoot and his band visit Graceland.