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 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 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. (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 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,
- 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...)
- 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 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 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 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 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
- 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,
- 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 1981.
- 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.
- 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
- In February, Lightfoot attends and performs
I'll Tag Along at a celebration of Stompin' Tom Conners' 80th birthday
- 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 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
- 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
- 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 Fitzgerald.
- 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 Of Fame.