Happy birthday! Gordon Lightfoot turns 81 today

The iconic and legendary singer turns 81 on Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019.

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Gordon Lightfoot is celebrating his 81st birthday today. As a number of online tributes attest, he is one of the most acclaimed singers of his generation.

Popular singer-songwriter-musician-poet Gordon Lightfoot (Sundown, Early Morning Rain, ...) has always liked to keep a bit of himself hidden from view. At 81st birthday, he remains a man of many facets.

Lightfoot, a cultural icon

Born Gordon Meredith Lightfoot, Jr. in Orillia on November 17, 1938, his career spans an arc over many different eras and tastes in Canadian history. Lightfoot's not just a great singer, he's an inspiration, an icon and a successful business man. At this point in his career, there seems to be little Gordon hasn't done.

And we've got a feeling the next 12 months are going to be even bigger and better for Gordon Lightfoot as he promises more to come. After all, he's only 81.

Happy Birthday, Gordon, you're the best!

Gordon Lightfoot career in pictures

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