Gordon Lightfoot

1938 - Today

Gordon Lightfoot

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 3,437,975 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 1,020th most popular singer.

Memorability Metrics

  • 3.4M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 45.10

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 28

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 1.44

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.58

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among singers, Gordon Lightfoot ranks 1,024 out of 3,001Before him are Ali Akbar Khan, Zack de la Rocha, Jonathan Davis, Seiko Matsuda, Jimi Jamison, and David Sylvian. After him are Bleona, Sumi Jo, Katy Bødtger, George London, Philippe Jaroussky, and Richard Tucker.

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Among people born in 1938, Gordon Lightfoot ranks 303Before him are Waheeda Rehman, Charles Lloyd, Millie Perkins, Connie Stevens, Heinz Strehl, and John Smith. After him are Carlos Lapetra, Fred Stolle, Hariprasad Chaurasia, Diana Muldaur, Barry Jackson, and Pierre Nguyễn Văn Nhơn.

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In Canada

Among people born in Canada, Gordon Lightfoot ranks 287 out of 840Before him are Étienne Desmarteau (1873), Wyndham Lewis (1882), Bobby Orr (1948), Xavier Dolan (1989), Geddy Lee (1953), and Bob Rock (1954). After him are Lochlyn Munro (1966), G. A. Cohen (1941), R. B. Bennett (1870), Kate Nelligan (1950), Alissa White-Gluz (1985), and Robertson Davies (1913).

Among SINGERS In Canada

Among singers born in Canada, Gordon Lightfoot ranks 17Before him are Alanis Morissette (1974), Jon Vickers (1926), Michael Bublé (1975), James LaBrie (1963), Garou (1972), and Terry Jacks (1944). After him are Alissa White-Gluz (1985), Chad Kroeger (1974), Feist (1976), The Weeknd (1990), Bruno Pelletier (1962), and Anne Murray (1945).

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