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Born Gordon Meredith Lightfoot November 17, 1938 in Orillia, Ontario, Canada
Genre - Folk
Styles - Singer-Songwriter, Folk-Rock

In Lightfoot's 35-year career he has written over four hundred songs, recording over two hundred of them. Elvis Presley, Bob Dylan, George Hamilton IV, Olivia Newton-John, Barbra Steisand, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash, Tony Rice, Nanci Griffith and Sarah McLachlan have all recorded covers of Lightfoot's songs.

Lightfoot worked and performed in Los Angeles while studying orchestration at Westlake College, 1958; debuted in New York City, 1965; signed first recording contract, 1966.

What is unique about Lightfoot is that is that he appears to have heightened senses; he sees, hears and feels things that most of us don't; and then he can create the music and lyrics to help us experience what he does. What he says and how he says it leaves a lasting impression.

Discography: If You Could Read My Mind, Summer Side Of Life, Don Quixote, Sundown, Cold On The Shoulder, Summertime Dream, Endless Wire, East Of Midnight, Waiting For You, and A Painter Passing Through.

Awards: Five Grammy nominations, Winner of 17 Canadian Juno Awards; for top folk singer, 1965, 1966, 1968, 1969, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, and 1977, for top male vocalist, 1967, 1970, 1971, 1972, and 1974, and for composer of the year, 1972 and 1976; recipient of awards from ASCAP for songwriting, 1971, 1974, 1976, and 1977; decorated Order of Canada, 1970; "Sundown" named pop record of the year, 1974, by Music Operators of America; recipient of Vanier Award by Canadian Jaycees, 1977; named Canadian male recording artist of the decade (1970s), 1980; named to Juno Hall of Fame, 1986. In 1997 he received the Governor General's award - the highest official Canadian honor.



Some of his songs:

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