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.
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
- 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
-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.
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 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
- 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
- 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 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. (Read More...)
- In October, Lightfoot announces his "50 Years
On The Carefree Highway Tour" upcoming in 2013.
- Also in October, Lightfoot enters the Twitter
- 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...)
- 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
- In June, Lightfoot's recent album All Live is released
- 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 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 December, Lightfoot segment airs on CBS Sunday
- 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.
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 performs.
- 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
- In November, Lightfoot presented with first
Massey Hall roll of honour prior to second set opening night at
- 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 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 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 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
- 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 scene.
- Lightfoot returns to tour the UK and Ireland in May and June for the first
time in 35 years playing 11 sold out concerts.
- Lightfoot makes his annual July cameo appearance at Mariposa in Orilla,
including a walk on with the Good Brothers doing Alberta Bound.
- In July, another Lightfoot carving is unveiled on the Lightfoot trail in
Orillia, this one commemorating Black Day In July.