From 1957-58, Gordon studied Jazz composition and orchestration at Hollywood's Westlake College of Music, in California.
Gordon taught himself how to play the drums and other percussion instruments.
As a teen, Gordon studied piano.
In 2005, Gordon said that it was his choir teacher, Ray Williams, who taught him how to sing with emotion and have confidence in his voice.
As a "boy soprano", Gordon made appearances on the the local radio and the local operetta, oratories and Kiwanis music festivals.
When he was young, Gordon sang in the choir of St. Paul's United Church.
His parents are Jessica Lightfoot and Gordon Meredith Lightfoot.
Gordon fell ill in Fall of 2002, leading to his Atlantic Canada tour being cancelled.
From January 2007-May 2007 Gordon has had at least 26 concerts.
Gordon Lightfoot performed "Summertime Dream" and "Spanish Moss" on a Season 1 Saturday Night Live episode.
Gordon: I'm not even interested in money. As a matter of fact probably my income tax supports a lot of people in this country.
Gordon: I try to keep it light and positive most of the time, whereas earlier on I didn't always do that.
Gordon: I know that we're being inexorably taken over by the Americans. Without a doubt. I don't mean invaded or anything like that, just taken over. By degrees.
Gordon: I don't think they should regulate the music field. I don't see how they can regulate the arts.
Gordon: I don't have any hangups about Canadians being oppressed and talent being held down.
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