On This Day

Gordon Lightfoot

Singer-songwriter Gordon Lightfoot

Profession: Singer-songwriter


Biography: Achieved international success in folk, folk-rock, and country music, and has been credited for helping define the folk-pop sound of the 1960s and 1970s. Referred to as Canada's greatest songwriter and is known internationally as a folk-rock legend.

Born: November 17, 1938
Birthplace: Orillia, Ontario, Canada
Age: 83 years old

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Scorpio

Historical Events

  • 2005-07-02 Live 8 concert at Park Place in Barrie, Ontario, Canada; performers include Neil Young, Bryan Adams; The Tragically Hip; Motley Crue; Gordon Lightfoot; Deep Purple, and Bruce Cockburn
  • 2012-02-06 Canadian singer Gordon Lightfoot is presented with the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal by the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario