Gordon Lightfoot

Gordon Lightfoot

Gordon Lightfoot was born November 17, 1938, to Jessica Lightfoot and Gordon Meredith Lightfoot in Orillia, Ontario, Canada. As a youth, he sang in the choir of St. Paul's United Church under the direction of choir-master Ray Williams. During this time as a "boy soprano" Lightfoot made several appearances on local radio and local operetta and oratorios as well as Kiwanis music festivals. Lightfoot remarked in 2005 that it was choir master Williams who taught him how to sing with emotion and how to have confidence in his voice. As a teenager, Lightfoot... more