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
- 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.
- 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
- 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 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...)
- 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 &
- 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 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
- 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
- In December, Lightfoot marries Kim Hasse
- 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
- 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
- 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 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 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,
- 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 September, Lightfoot along with Ronnie Hawkins attend the
unveiling of a mural depicting the rich musical legacy of Yonge St. in
- 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 attend 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.