Gordon Lightfoot


i can not find any info on this guy....i have to hand in an essay this friday but i cant find anything..if any one has a good website with info on his contributions to canada please email it to me at megshu@hotmail.com just put gordon lightfoot in the subject box

>>By meggie-mae   (Monday, 18 Nov 2002 01:22)

Try gordonlightfoot.com

>>By Bob   (Wednesday, 20 Nov 2002 20:12)

Considering that I am writing a bio on gordon Lightfoot, if you have sympatico internet all you have to do is type "Gordon Lightfoot" in the "go" box and voila you have over 40,000 sites on him. All his early records, and I mean old records have his life story on him. The only real thing I know is he writes maybe over 30 records or something, when he was born in 1938 Orillia canada, and started singing very young, I really just started researching him. I know a good website with a dreadfully long chronology that has excessive detail...Which would take you a good hour to finish reading: http://www.lightfoot.ca/. I'm sorry if I seem quite rude to you. So, if you don't have sympatico just go to the website to use, like msn. A website for his contributions would be: http://home.europia.com/~random7/ .So try it!

>>By Zelda   (Wednesday, 11 Dec 2002 01:24)

Sorry to be mistaken, but if you do not have any internet, then go to you local library, meggie-mae.

>>By Zelda again   (Wednesday, 11 Dec 2002 01:26)

he is awesome. what a songwriter. check it

>>By ass   (Sunday, 9 Feb 2003 06:27)

I cant find anything on this guy! Does anyone now if he had benifit concerts??!?!?!?!!?!?!!

>>By krisjen10   (Monday, 17 Feb 2003 00:15)

Been a GL fan since 1973 - have all his albums - amazing talent - can never grow tired of hearing his music. Also a Bob Dylan fan. My all time favorite Lightfoot songs?

It's Worth Believing
Home From the Forest
Song for a Winter's Night
Leaves Of Grass
The Ballad of Yarmouth Castle
Your Love's Return
The Pony Man
Talking In YOur Sleep
Looking At the Rain
That Same Old Obsession
Ode To Big Blue
Sea Of Tranquility
High and Dry

And many more


>>By Blick   (Sunday, 13 Jul 2003 08:34)

I have been a fan for so so long........

Gordon Lightfoot has the best songs for that special long roadtrip :)
His poprock style is right up there with my style. I really like to sing along in the car...........
It is old time country boy music------His words are clear and crisp

Thank you for the AWESOME music GORDO :)

>>By Gordon R. Smith   (Sunday, 20 Jul 2003 12:33)

August 12, 2003
Media information / For immediate release

Canadian labels unite to release
a star-studded tribute to Canada’s
greatest songwriter, Gordon Lightfoot

The Tragically Hip, Blue Rodeo, Ron Sexsmith,
Cowboy Junkies and Bruce Cockburn are among
the artists who have recorded Lightfoot songs for
the first-ever salute to Canada’s premier songwriter

Borealis Records, Canada’s pre-eminent folk/roots label and NorthernBlues, Canada's cutting-edge blues label have combined forces to release “Beautiful: A Tribute to Gordon Lightfoot.” The upcoming album will be released in Canada, the United States, and a number of overseas markets, on October 7 this year.

Some of North America’s best-known roots and blues artists produced and recorded their own interpretations of some of Lightfoot’s best-known songs.

The Cowboy Junkies open the album with “The Way I Feel” and are joined by a cast of performers that include The Tragically Hip, who recreate “Black Day in July,” Blue Rodeo, with one of Lightfoot’s earlier songs, “Go Go Round,” Murray McLauchlan, who essays a personal solo version of “Home From the Forest.” and Bruce Cockburn who delivers a soulful version of “Ribbon of Darkness” — the first Lightfoot “hit” recorded by Marty Robbins.

Other Lightfoot hits are here too: “Sundown” (Jesse Winchester), “For Loving Me” (Terry Tufts), “If You Could Read My Mind” (Connie Kaldor) and the classic “Canadian Railroad Trilogy.” from Canadian folk hero James Keelaghan.

Ron Sexsmith — who once lined up to get Lightfoot’s autograph — performs “Drifters,” while other artists include Blackie & The Rodeo Kings (“Summer Side of Life”), guitarist Harry Manx (“Bend in the Water”), Quartette (Song for a Winter’s Night”), and Maria Muldaur (“That Same Old Obsession.”)

The CD closes with a simple salute to the songwriter. “Lightfoot” is sung by Aengus Finnan, a young singer who represents the new generation of Canadian songwriters who regard Gordon Lightfoot as an artist who broke boundaries by writing songs that were uniquely Canadian, and that remain influential, and enormously popular, today.

The principals of the two labels are delighted that the project — which has been in the making for almost two years — is finally about to be released. Said Grit Laskin of Borealis: “Gordon Lightfoot is the most significant figure on Canada’s folk scene, and has been creating wonderful music for well over 30 years. Canadians — and many others around the world — know so many of his songs.” Fred Litwin, who heads NorthernBlues, added: “This has been a labour of love for both labels, and the willingness of all the artists to get involved shows how grateful they are to Gordon Lightfoot for the music he created.”

Surprisingly, this is the first album that’s paid tribute to Lightfoot’s astonishing catalogue of songs — which are still available on almost 20 different albums.

The salute is being announced a week after it was announced that Lightfoot
has been appointed a Companion of the Order of Canada.

“Beautiful” has been executive-produced by Colin Linden, and will include a 20-page booklet. A special series of events is being planned to coincide with the release of “Beautiful” in early October. The album will be distributed in Canada by Festival Distribution and in the United States by Big Daddy Music Distribution, based in New Jersey.


For further information, contact:
Bill Garrett, Borealis Records, Ph: (416) 530-7692
E-mail: bill@borealisrecords.com
Fred Litwin, NorthernBlues Toll-free: (866) 540-0003
E-mail: info@northernblues.com, or

Media information:
Richard Flohil/Laurie Lockhart, Richard Flohil & Associates
Ph: (416) 351-1323 E-mail: rflohil@sympatico.ca

>>By northernblues   (Friday, 15 Aug 2003 21:33)

I really want to know where to find the song "If you could read my mind" singed in FRENCH by Gordon Lightfoot.

Any help ?

>>By Cape   (Tuesday, 2 Dec 2003 17:54)

I have been a Gordon Lightfoot fan since about 1972. I don't think there is anyone who can paint an image wit lyrics as well as Lightfoot. The songs, the chords, the lyrics.... They are all so pretty. Gordon is truely a musical artist who actually paints pictures with his beautiful songs.

I thought the lates album was "A Painter Passing Through, but the new one is called "Harmony. I'll be getting mine soon.

Thanks Gordon Lightfoot for all the great music.

>>By Sticksmateo   (Tuesday, 19 Jul 2005 20:10)

i love gordon lightfoot. he was the first concert i ever went to, back in the day.

>>By raspberry_juice   (Sunday, 18 Feb 2007 03:14)

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