Mon. May 20th, 2024

Canadian singer-songwriter Gordon Lightfoot — greatest identified for his folks classics “The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald,” “Sunset,” and “If You Might Learn My Thoughts” — handed away on Monday, in response to an announcement on his Fb web page. He was 84.

Through the years, Lightfoot stopped by SiriusXM quite a lot of occasions, 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 as we speak (Might 2) at 8pm ET. Outlaw Nation can even 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, try Lightfoot’s 2019 sit-down with Mary Sue Twohy, wherein he recollects discovering “misplaced songs,” on SiriusXM’s The Village channel. Stream the total interview now on the SXM App by looking “Gordon Lightfoot” or hear it on the channel Might 3 at 8am; Might 4 at 8pm; Might 5 at 3pm; Might 6 at 6pm; and Might 7 at 1pm.

From left to proper: Sturgill Simpson, Gordon Lightfoot and Steve Earle on the SiriusXM Studios in 2014.

Lightfoot’s passing comes lower than a month after, in response to a Fb publish, 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 toddler in church and later realized each piano and guitar as a youngster. 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.Ok. within the Nineteen Sixties.

Lightfoot discovered success on the U.S. pop charts in 1970 with “If You Might Learn My Thoughts.” That monitor additionally earned the artist his second of 4 GRAMMY nominations, that one for Finest 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 “certainly one of our best singer-songwriters” in a tweet Monday evening.

“Gordon Lightfoot captured our nation’s spirit in his music — and in doing so, he helped form Canada’s soundscape. Might his music proceed to encourage future generations, and should his legacy stay on eternally,” Trudeau wrote.

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