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Gordon Lightfoot

1938 - Today

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Gordon Meredith Lightfoot Jr. (born November 17, 1938) is a Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist who achieved international success in folk, folk-rock, and country music. He is credited with helping to define the folk-pop sound of the 1960s and 1970s. He is often referred to as Canada's greatest songwriter and is known internationally as a folk-rock legend.Lightfoot's songs, including "For Lovin' Me", "Early Morning Rain", "Steel Rail Blues", "Ribbon of Darkness"—a number one hit on the U.S. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gordon Lightfoot has received more than 3,892,017 page views. His biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 28 in 2019). Gordon Lightfoot is the 959th most popular singer (up from 1,025th in 2019), the 275th most popular biography from Canada (up from 288th in 2019) and the 19th most popular Canadian Singer.

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  • 3.9M

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  • 60.05

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  • 31

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 1.49

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.99

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among SINGERS

Among singers, Gordon Lightfoot ranks 959 out of 3,541. Before him are Boz Scaggs, Margot Hielscher, Éva Marton, Roy Eldridge, Yaroslav Yevdokimov, and Viorica Ursuleac. After him are Tommy Körberg, Simón Díaz, B. J. Thomas, Tammy Wynette, Manna Dey, and Jamala.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1938, Gordon Lightfoot ranks 297Before him are Sherman Hemsley, Fred Williamson, Diana Muldaur, John Corigliano, Giuseppe Merisi, and Carlos Monsiváis. After him are Marina Ratner, Huang Ju, Tura Satana, Eppie Wietzes, Jô Soares, and Fred Anton Maier.

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In Canada

Among people born in Canada, Gordon Lightfoot ranks 275 out of 1,130. Before him are Stephen McHattie (1946), Agnes Martin (1912), Michael Wincott (1958), Edward Routh (1831), Buffy Sainte-Marie (1941), and Kim Campbell (1947). After him are Geddy Lee (1953), David Suzuki (1936), Georges Vézina (1887), Patricia Churchland (1943), Bob Ezrin (1949), and Victor Jory (1902).

Among SINGERS In Canada

Among singers born in Canada, Gordon Lightfoot ranks 19Before him are Michael Bublé (1975), The Weeknd (1990), George London (1920), James LaBrie (1963), Garou (1972), and Peaches (1966). After him are Terry Jacks (1944), Feist (1976), Chad Kroeger (1974), Bruno Pelletier (1962), Anne Murray (1945), and Alissa White-Gluz (1985).

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