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Gordon Lightfoot Net Worth:Gordon Meredith Lightfoot, Jr. CC OOnt (born November 17, 1938) is a Canadian singer-songwriter who 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. He has been referred to as Canada's greatest songwriter and internationally as a folk-rock legend.Lightfoot's songs, including "For Lovin' Me", "Early Morning Rain", "Steel Rail Blues", "Ribbon of Darkness"—a number one hit on the U.S. country chart with Marty Robbins's cover in 1965— and the 1967 Detroit riot-generated "Black Day in July" brought him international recognition in the 1960s. He experienced chart success in Canada with his own recordings, beginning in 1962 with the #3 hit "(Remember Me) I'm the One". Lightfoot's recordings then made an impact on the international music charts as well in the 1970s, with songs such as "If You Could Read My Mind" (1970) (#5 on the US chart), "Sundown" (1974), "Carefree Highway" (1974), "Rainy Day People" (1975), all reaching #1, and "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald" (1976) (#2).Some of Lightfoot's albums have achieved gold and multi-platinum status internationally. His songs have been recorded by some of the world's most renowned recording artists, including Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Hank Williams Jr., The Kingston Trio, Marty Robbins, George Hamilton IV, Jerry Lee Lewis, Neil Young, Bob Dylan, Judy Collins, Barbra Streisand, Johnny Mathis, Eddie Albert, Herb Alpert, Viola Wills, Richie Havens, The Replacements, Harry Belafonte, Tony Rice, Sandy Denny (with Fotheringay), The Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem, Scott Walker, Sarah McLachlan, Eric Clapton, Jim Croce, John Mellencamp, Jack Jones, Bobby Vee, Blue Rodeo, The Tragically Hip, Roger Whittaker, Toby Keith, Peter, Paul and Mary, Glen Campbell, Anne Murray, Waylon Jennings, The Irish Rovers, Nico, Olivia Newton-John and Paul Weller.Robbie Robertson of The Band declared that Lightfoot was one of his "favourite Canadian songwriters and is absolutely a national treasure." Bob Dylan, also a Lightfoot fan, called him one of his favourite songwriters, and in an often-quoted tribute, Dylan observed that when he heard a Gordon Lightfoot song he wished "it would last forever." Lightfoot was a featured musical performer at the opening ceremonies of the 1988 Winter Olympic Games in Calgary, Alberta. He received an honorary Doctor of Laws degree (arts) in 1979 and the Companion of the Order of Canada—Canada's highest civilian honor—in 2003. In November 1997, Lightfoot was awarded the Governor General's Performing Arts Award, Canada's highest honour in the performing arts. On February 6, 2012, Lightfoot was presented with the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal by the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario. In June of that same year he was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
|Birth date:||November 17, 1938|
|Birth place:||Orillia, Ontario, Canada|
|Height:||6' (1.83 m)|
|Spouse:||Kim Hasse (m. 2014), Elizabeth Moon (m. 1989–2011), Brita Ingegerd Olaisson (m. 1963–1973)|
|Children:||Meredith Lightfoot, Fred Lightfoot, Miles Lightfoot, Ingrid Lightfoot, Eric Lightfoot|
|Parents:||Jessica Lightfoot, Gordon Lightfoot Sr.|
|Awards:||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, If You Could Read My Mind, Sundown, The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald|
|Nominations:||Grammy Award for Song of the Year, Juno Award for Album of the Year, Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance, Juno Award for Best Produced MOR Album, If You Could Read My Mind, Sundown, The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald|
|Movies:||Harry Tracy, Desperado, Gordon Lightfoot: Live in Reno, Gordon Lightfoot: Greatest Hits Live, Music Scene: The Best of 1969-1970: Vol. 2|