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 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. (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.
- 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
- Also In November, Lightfoot performs at the
Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation Fundraiser
- 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
- 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.
- 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. (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.
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 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 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 Toronto.
- 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
- In March,
Neil Young covers "If You Could Read My Mind" at his concert 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
- 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 November, Lightfoot presented with first
Massey Hall roll of honour prior to second set opening night
- In December, Lightfoot marries Kim Hasse in
- 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. (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 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
- In May, Lightfoot with Kris Kristofferson and Ronnie
Hawkins record Me And Bobby McGee at Hawkins' studio near Peterborough,
- 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 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 July.
- 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
- In December, Lightfoot is added to the Barbershop Harmony Society's Wall
of Fame in Nashville.