Gordon Lightfoot Biography
Gordon Lightfoot is a Canadian Singer-Songwriter who was born and brought up in Orillia, Canada. He is also a guitarist who achieved international success in folk, folk-rock, and country music. He further hosted BBC TV’s Country and Western Show, returning to Canada in 1964.
Gordon Lightfoot Age
Lightfoot was born on 17 November 1938, in Orillia, Canada. His birth sign is Scorpio.
Gordon Lightfoot Height
Lightfoot stands at an approximate height of 6 feet (1.83 m) tall. However, details regarding his actual weight and other body measurements have not been publicly shared.
Gordon Lightfoot Family
Lightfoot was born to parents Jessie Vick Trill and Gordon Lightfoot, Sr. It is known that his father owned and managed a local dry cleaning firm. His mother recognised Lightfoot’s musical talent early on and schooled him into a successful child performer.
He experienced his childhood along with his late sister sibling, Beverley Lightfoot. Further information regarding his family in detail is currently under review and shall be updated as soon as it is available.
Gordon Lightfoot Education
Lightfoot went to Orillia District Collegiate & Vocational Institute (ODCVI). While here, he performed extensively and taught himself to play folk guitar. He was also an accomplished high school track-and-field competitor and set school records for shot put and pole vault.
He joined McGill University’s Schulich School of Music. He also enrolled at the University of Toronto, Faculty of Music. While here, he studied jazz composition and orchestration for two years at Hollywood’s Westlake College of Music.
Gordon Lightfoot Spouse
Lightfoot has been married three times. Currently, he is married to actress Kim Hasse, with whom he tied the knot in 2014 in Toronto, Canada. Prior, he married his second wife Elizabeth Moon with whom he had two children; Miles and Meredith.However, the two divorced in 2011 after a nine years marriage. Before that, Gordon was married to Brita Ingegerd Olaisson, with whom he had two children, Fred and Ingrid. It is known that he divorced in 1973, the marriage ending in part because of his infidelity.
Gordon Lightfoot Children
Lightfoot is a proud father of six children. It is known that he had two children; Miles and Meredith with his second wife Elizabeth Moon. He had another two from his first marriage to Brita Ingegerd Olaisson namely; Fred and Ingrid.
He also has two other children, Gaylen McGee and Eric Lightfoot from relationships between his first and second marriages. Further information regarding his children in detail is currently under review and will be updated as soon as it is available.
Gordon Lightfoot Net Worth
Lightfoot has an estimated Net Worth of $30 Million. This includes his Assets, Money, and Income. His primary source of income is his career as a singer-songwriter.
Gordon Lightfoot Music Career
Lightfoot is a renown singer-songwriter and guitarist. It is known that he achieved international success in folk, folk-rock, and country music. He is well known for helping to define the folk-pop sound of the 1960s and 1970s.
Gordon was the subject of Martha Kehoe and Joan Tosoni’s 2019 documentary film Gordon Lightfoot: If You Could Read My Mind. Citing his work, he was awarded the Gold Medal of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society in 2017.
He won a competition for boys whose voices had not yet changed. He made his first appearance at Massey Hall in Toronto at 12 years of age. He went to Orillia District Collegiate & Vocational Institute (ODCVI).
Furthermore, Gordon was also an accomplished high school track-and-field competitor and set school records for shot put and pole vault. Afterward, he joined McGill University’s Schulich School of Music. He also enrolled at the University of Toronto, Faculty of Music.
Gordon Lightfoot Sundown
Sundown is the tenth original album by Gordon Lightfoot released in 1974 on the Reprise Records label. The album reached #1 in the US on the pop chart, the only Lightfoot album to achieve this. The album has 10 songs;
High and Dry
Seven Island Suite
Circle of Steel
Is There Anyone Home?
The Watchman’s Gone
Too Late For Prayin’
Gordon Lightfoot Songs
10 Degrees And Getting Colder
14 Karat Gold
A Lesson In Love
Canadian Music Hall of Fame
Juno Award for Songwriter of the Year
Juno Award for Folk Artist of the Year
Juno Award for Best Male Artist
Juno Award for Folk Album of the Year
Five Grammy Awards