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Gordon Lightfoot

Gordon Lightfoot is perhaps the most accomplished and well-known singer/songwriter to ever come out of Canada. He is internationally known for such monumental folk/pop/rock hits as "Sundown", "If You Could Read My Mind", "Early Mornin' Rain", "Wreck of The Edmund Fitzgerald" and many more. His songs have been covered by such music giants as Elvis ... See full bio »
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  Mike & Mike (TV Series) (performer - 3 episodes, 2013) (writer - 3 episodes, 2013)
- Episode dated 12 December 2013 (2013) ... (performer: "Sundown" - uncredited) / (writer: "Sundown" - uncredited)
- Episode dated 25 September 2013 (2013) ... (performer: "Sundown") / (writer: "Sundown")
- Episode dated 25 July 2013 (2013) ... (performer: "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald") / (writer: "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald")
 2009 The Greims (Short) (performer: "Pussywillows, Cat-tails") / (writer: "Pussywillows, Cat-tails")
 2009 This Beat Goes On: Canadian Pop Music in the 1970s (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "Sundown") / (writer: "Sundown", "Alberta Bound", "Cotton Jenny")
 2009 The Marty Stuart Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Charlie Pride (2009) ... (writer: "Ribbon of Darkness")
 2008 Qwerty (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #3.1 (2008) ... (writer: "If You Could Read My Mind")
 2008 Generation Kill (TV Mini-Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- A Burning Dog (2008) ... (writer: "Sundown")
 2007 Holiday Festival on Ice 2007 (TV Movie) (writer: "Song For A Winter's Night")
 2006 We Are Marshall (performer: "If You Could Read My Mind") / (writer: "If You Could Read My Mind")
 2006 Aloha from Sweden (Video) (writer: "Early Morning Rain")
 2006 I Love the '70s: Volume 2 (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- 1971 (2006) ... (performer: "If You Could Read My Mind")
 2005 Cold Case (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Honor (2005) ... (performer: "If You Could Read My Mind")
 2005 Elvis by the Presleys (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Early Morning Rain")
 2003 Wonderland (performer: "If You Could Read My Mind" (1970)) / (writer: "If You Could Read My Mind" (1970))
 2003 The Brown Bunny (performer: "Beautiful") / (writer: "Beautiful")
 1999 Mission Hill (TV Series) (performer: "Sundown") / (writer: "Sundown")
 1998 54 (writer: "If You Could Read My Mind")
 1992-1998 Mystery Science Theater 3000 (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Gorgo (1998) ... (writer: "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald" - uncredited)
- Attack of the Giant Leeches (1992) ... (writer: "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald" - uncredited)
 1995 Nico Icon (Documentary) (writer: "I'm Not Sayin'")
 1994 Quatro por Quatro (TV Series) (performer: "Sundown")
 1994 Miracle on 34th Street (writer: "Song for a Winter's Night")
 1990 Gremlins 2: The New Batch (performer: "If You Could Read My Mind") / (writer: "If You Could Read My Mind")
 1982 Harry Tracy: The Last of the Wild Bunch (performer: "My Love for You")
 1982 The Kingston Trio and Friends: Reunion (TV Movie) (writer: "Early Morning Rain")
 1978 Renaldo and Clara (performer: "Ballad in Plain D")
 1977 James at 16 (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- Mrs. Carson (1977) ... (performer: "Race Among the Ruins", "Summertime Dream")
- Higher Ground (1977) ... (performer: "I'm Not Supposed to Care")
 1977 Who Are the DeBolts? [And Where Did They Get 19 Kids?] (Documentary) (writer: "If You Could Read My Mind")
 1976 Twice Is Not Enough (performer: "Cold on the Shoulder" - uncredited) / (writer: "Cold on the Shoulder" - uncredited)
 1975 A Fantasy Fulfilled (writer: "If You Could Read My Mind" - uncredited)
 1973 Paperback Hero (performer: "If You Could Read My Mind")
 1973 Elvis: Aloha from Hawaii (TV Special documentary) (writer: "Early Morning Rain")
 1973 Elvis: Aloha from Hawaii - Rehearsal Concert (TV Movie) (writer: "Early Morning Rain")
 1972 Ciao Manhattan (writer: "Can't Make It Anymore")
  The Johnny Cash Show (TV Series) (performer - 3 episodes, 1969 - 1971) (writer - 2 episodes, 1969 - 1971)
- History of Country Music: Part 2 (1971) ... (performer: "If You Could Read My Mind") / (writer: "If You Could Read My Mind")
- Episode #2.15 (1971) ... (performer: "When Uncle Bill Quit Dope", "One More Ride")
- Episode #1.2 (1969) ... (performer: "For Lovin' Me") / (writer: "For Lovin' Me")
  Music Scene (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1969) (writer - 1 episode, 1969)
- Episode #1.14 (1969) ... (performer: "That's What You Get for Lovin' Me", "Saturday Clothes") / (writer: "That's What You Get for Lovin' Me", "Saturday Clothes")
 1969 Hail, Hero! (performer: "Hail, Hero!", "Wherefore and Why") / (writer: "Hail, Hero!", "Wherefore and Why")
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Personal Details

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Hit #5 on the Billboard Hot 100 pop charts with "If You Could Read My Mind" in 1971. See more »

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Gord Lightfoot


6' (1.83 m)

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Personal Quote:

I was under contract for 33 years, and when you're like that you're always under the gun to produce. You tend to ignore certain things and to become isolated, and you don't spend enough time thinking about other things like the business end and the family and even the live performances. Now I can concentrate on my shows, which is great because that's what I like best anyway. -- GL, during 2007 ... See more »


He was awarded the O.C. (Officer of the Order of Canada) on June 26, 1970 and awarded the C.C. (Companion of the Order of Canada) on May 8, 2003 for his services to entertainment. See more »


His distinctive baritone voice See more »

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