CHRONOLGY

2010's


*2010*
-Lightfoot's 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.
-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.
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- 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.
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- In July, it is announced that Lightfoot will perform on Late Night With David Letterman on October 8th. The appearance was later postponed.
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- In August, tickets go on sale for Massey Hall Ontario tour for spring of 2011.
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- 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.

*2011*
-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.
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- Lightfoot announces in February his Canadian fall tour schedule.
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- 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.
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- 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, Ontario.
- Lightfoot by the Sheraton Center in December to sign a T-shirt for auction to help the Toronto food drive.

*2012*
  - 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 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. (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...)

*2013*
- 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.
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- 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.
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- 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.


*2014*

- 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.
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- In March, Neil Young covers "If You Could Read My Mind" at his concert in Los Angeles.