Canadian singer-songwriter Gordon Lightfoot — finest identified for his folks classics “The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald,” “Sunset,” and “If You May Learn My Thoughts” — handed away on Monday, in keeping with a press release on his Fb web page. He was 84.
Over time, Lightfoot stopped by SiriusXM plenty of instances, together with for a Visitor DJ particular at Willie’s Roadhouse. Take heed to the total particular on the SXM App now or on air in the present day (Could 2) at 8pm ET. Outlaw Nation may also broadcast a brand new tribute episode of the Steve Earle Present this Saturday at 9pm ET (hear it anytime on the SXM App after it premieres).
Moreover, take a look at Lightfoot’s 2019 sit-down with Mary Sue Twohy, through which he recollects discovering “misplaced songs,” on SiriusXM’s The Village channel. Stream the total interview now on the SXM App by looking out “Gordon Lightfoot” or hear it on the channel Could 3 at 8am; Could 4 at 8pm; Could 5 at 3pm; Could 6 at 6pm; and Could 7 at 1pm.
Lightfoot’s passing comes lower than a month after, in keeping with a Fb submit, he canceled his 2023 US and Canada live performance schedule due to “well being associated points.”
Born in Ontario in 1938, Lightfoot started singing as a baby in church and later discovered each piano and guitar as a young person. He moved to California in 1958 to check jazz composition and orchestration earlier than returning to Canada a few years later and spending time within the U.Okay. within the Sixties.
Lightfoot discovered success on the U.S. pop charts in 1970 with “If You May Learn My Thoughts.” That monitor additionally earned the artist his second of 4 GRAMMY nominations, that one for Greatest Male Pop Vocal Efficiency.
His 1976 ballad concerning the sinking of a Nice Lakes cargo ship, “The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald,” reached No. 2 on the Billboard charts. Different hits included “Carefree Freeway.”
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau known as the music legend “one in all our biggest singer-songwriters” in a tweet Monday night time.
“Gordon Lightfoot captured our nation’s spirit in his music — and in doing so, he helped form Canada’s soundscape. Could his music proceed to encourage future generations, and should his legacy reside on without end,” Trudeau wrote.