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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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We Are Marshall Soundtrack
(2006)
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(1998)
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 2019 The Beach Bum (performer: "Sundown") / (writer: "Sundown")
  Escape at Dannemora (TV Mini-Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2018) (writer - 1 episode, 2018)
- Part 5 (2018) ... (performer: "Carefree Highway") / (writer: "Carefree Highway")
 2018 The Tale (performer: "If You Could Read My Mind") / (writer: "If You Could Read My Mind")
  Mr. Robot (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2017) (writer - 1 episode, 2017)
- eps3.2_legacy.so (2017) ... (performer: "If You Could Read My Mind" - uncredited) / (writer: "If You Could Read My Mind" - uncredited)
  The Blacklist (TV Series) (performer - 3 episodes, 2014 - 2017) (writer - 3 episodes, 2014 - 2017)
- Philomena (No. 61) (2017) ... (performer: "Sundown " - uncredited) / (writer: "Sundown " - uncredited)
- Mato (No. 66) (2016) ... (performer: "If You Could Read My Mind" - uncredited) / (writer: "If You Could Read My Mind" - uncredited)
- The Cyprus Agency (No. 64) (2014) ... (performer: "Sundown") / (writer: "Sundown")
  Mike & Mike (TV Series) (performer - 10 episodes, 2013 - 2016) (writer - 10 episodes, 2013 - 2016)
- Episode dated 10 November 2016 (2016) ... (performer: "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald") / (writer: "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald")
- Episode dated 15 September 2016 (2016) ... (performer: "Sundown") / (writer: "Sundown")
- Episode dated 11 December 2015 (2015) ... (performer: "Sundown") / (writer: "Sundown")
- Episode dated 25 August 2015 (2015) ... (performer: "Sundown") / (writer: "Sundown")
- Episode dated 27 April 2015 (2015) ... (performer: "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald") / (writer: "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald")
 2016 Weirdos (performer: "Summer Side of Life", "Cotton Jenny") / (writer: "Summer Side of Life", "Cotton Jenny")
  Supernatural (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2014) (writer - 1 episode, 2014)
- Fan Fiction (2014) ... (performer: "Sundown") / (writer: "Sundown")
 2012 A Fierce Green Fire (Documentary) (performer: "Pride of Man")
 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 Special) (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 Rikospoliisi ei laula (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Delfiinityttö (2006) ... (writer: "Early Morning Rain")
 2003-2006 Canadian Idol (TV Series) (writer - 5 episodes)
- Top 5: Country Standards (2006) ... (writer: "If You Could Read My Mind")
- Finale (2004) ... (writer: "The Way I Feel")
- Top 6 Results Show (2004) ... (writer: "Canadian Railroad Trilogy", "Early Morning Rain", "Sundown")
- Top 6 Performances (2004) ... (writer: "Early Morning Rain", "Rainy Day People", "Sundown", "The Way I Feel", "Song for a Winter's Night", "If You Could Read My Mind")
- Proud to Be Canadian (2003) ... (writer: "If You Could Read My Mind")
 2006 Aloha from Sweden (Video) (writer: "Early Morning Rain")
  I Love the '70s: Volume 2 (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2006) (writer - 1 episode, 2006)
- 1971 (2006) ... (performer: "If You Could Read My Mind") / (writer: "If You Could Read My Mind")
  Cold Case (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2005) (writer - 1 episode, 2005)
- Honor (2005) ... (performer: "If You Could Read My Mind") / (writer: "If You Could Read My Mind")
 2005 Elvis by the Presleys (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Early Morning Rain")
 2004 Idol (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Idol Finale (2004) ... (writer: "If You Could Read My Mind")
 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 Four Lives, Four Loves (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")
 1988 Day by Day (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Do You Think I'm Sexy? (1988) ... (writer: "If You Could Read My Mind" - uncredited)
 1985 Tears Are Not Enough (Documentary) ("Tears Are Not Enough")
 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 Jaws of Death (Documentary) (performer: "Long River" - uncredited)
 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 Nineteen Kids? (Documentary) (writer: "If You Could Read My Mind")
 1976 Twice Is Not Enough (performer: "Cold on the Shoulder" - uncredited) / (writer: "If You Could Read My Mind", "Cold on the Shoulder" - uncredited)
 1975 A Fantasy Fulfilled (writer: "If You Could Read My Mind" - uncredited)
 1972-1975 The Graham Kennedy Show (TV Series) (writer - 5 episodes)
- Episode dated 7 April 1975 (1975) ... (writer: "If You Could Read My Mind")
- Episode dated 21 June 1973 (1973) ... (writer: "You Are What I Am")
- Episode dated 15 March 1973 (1973) ... (writer: "If You Could Read My Mind")
- Episode dated 8 February 1973 (1973) ... (writer: "If You Could Read My Mind")
- Episode dated 9 November 1972 (1972) ... (writer: "I'm Not Supposed to Care")
 1974 McCloud (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Barefoot Girls of Bleecker Street (1974) ... (writer: "Sundown" - uncredited)
 1974 The Ernie Sigley Show (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Episode dated 30 July 1974 (1974) ... (writer: "Sundown")
- Episode dated 20 June 1974 (1974) ... (writer: "If You Could Read My Mind")
- Episode dated 12 March 1974 (1974) ... (writer: "If You Could Read My Mind")
 1973 Die Rudi Carrell Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Messe (1973) ... (writer: "Wär' ich ein Buch" - uncredited)
 1973 Paperback Hero (performer: "If You Could Read My Mind") / (writer: "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 Special) (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")
 1966 Bandstand (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 5 February 1966 (1966) ... (writer: "For Lovin' Me")
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Album: "Salute" (1983) See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Article | See more »

Alternate Names:

Gordie Lightfoot | Gord Lightfoot

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

I'm a little nuts. I'm a lot nuts. All I know is that in the midst of the madness of this world it's my therapy. The music touches my heartstrings. See more »

Trivia:

Six children: Two children, Fred (born Feb 1, 1964) and Ingrid (born Dec 31, 1965), from his first marriage with wife Brita Two children out of wedlock, including Eric (born Dec 30, 1981) with Cathy Coonley. Two children, Miles (born ca. 1991) and Meredith (born ca. 1996), with current wife Elizabeth.

One older sister, Bev.

Two grandchildren. See more »

Trademark:

His moustache, which he has worn consistently through the late 1960s and to this day See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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