Mon. Jun 17th, 2024

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

Through the years, Lightfoot stopped by SiriusXM for plenty of interviews, together with a 2019 sit-down with Mary Sue Twohy on SiriusXM’s The Village channel. Take heed to the interview right now (Could 2) at 11am ET or on the SXM App by looking “Gordon Lightfoot.”

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Lightfoot’s passing comes lower than a month after 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 realized each piano and guitar as a young person. He moved to California in 1958 to review jazz composition and orchestration earlier than returning to Canada a few years later and spending time within the U.Ok. within the 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 referred to as the music legend “one among 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. Could his music proceed to encourage future generations, and will his legacy stay on endlessly,” Trudeau wrote.

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