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- Lightfoot makes a surprise first performance since falling ill, at Mariposa in
- In August, the road back sees a giant step forward as Lightfoot does a 5 song solo set in
- Again in August, Lightfoot tapes a segment for Canadian Idol, coaching the final six for their performance of his songs.
- In September, Lightfoot attends the final of the Canadian Idol series in
- Lightfoot makes his long awaited return to the concert stage in November with 2 sold out benefit shows in Hamilton, ON. (Read More...)
- Lightfoot puts in place a tour schedule for 2005 that will see him perform at least 30 concerts in Canada and the US. (Read More...)
- Lightfoot attends a January tribute concert in his honour at Hugh's Room in Toronto.
- In February, Lightfoot presents Burton Cummings and Randy Bachman (Guess Who) with their Songwriters Hall Of Fame induction award.
- In March, Lightfoot is inducted into the Canadian Music Industry Hall Of Fame. (Read More...)
- In April, following his long recovery, Lightfoot begins his first concert tour since 2002.
- In May, Lightfoot makes a triumphant return to Massey Hall with four sold-out concerts. (Read More...)
- In June, Lightfoot presents Daniel Lanois with his Walk Of Fame induction in Toronto.
- In July, Lightfoot performs at the Canadian Live 8 concert.
- Lightfoot's Mariposa appearance in July harkens back to the early 70's in that he perform as a trio, with just Terry and Rick.
- In September Lightfoot sits in on a Toronto sports talk radio program hosted by Norman Rumack.
- In November, Lightfoot is among a distinguished gathering, including former Prime Ministers, attending MacLeans magazine's 100th birthday bash in Toronto. For the record, Lightfoot appeared on their cover 3 times - 1968, 1971 and 1978.
- In December, Lightfoot does an 8 song unplugged performance at St. Paul's United Chuch in Orillia, ON, with Rick Haynes and Terry Clements, as part of the church's 175th anniversary.
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- In February, Lightfoot attends the Song Writers Hall Of Fame induction of Leonard Cohen.
- In March, Lightfoot makes makes an impromptu appearance in Orillia's Highwayman Inn at an Even Steven gig to perform If You Could Read My Mind during celebrations of a cousin's birthday.
- In April, Lightfoot makes a special appearnce at a benefit for the Sick Kids Foundation in Toronto.
- Lightfoot attends Ron Sexsmith concert at Massey Hall in April.
- In April, Lightfoot is honoured by the Barbershop Harmony Society at a ceremony in Toronto.
- Lightfoot attends the Walk Of Fame induction ceremonies in Toronto in late May.
- In June Lightfoot makes an appearance at the St. Jamestown Festival.
- In July, Lightfoot attends a Randy Bachman-Burton Cummings concert in Toronto and is introduced from the stage to a standing ovation.
- Lightfoot completes the US portion of his 2006 tour in late September. He was forced to employ an opening act for 5 September concerts due to a transient stroke which made guitar playing difficult, but the situation improved and he was back to his usual two set concert by the last night of the midwest run in Milwaukee.
- In September, Lightfoot speaks at a "support the troops in Afghanistan" rally in downtown Toronto.
- In October, Lightfoot kicks off a western Canadian tour. (Read More...)
- Lightfoot completes yet another triumphant Massey Hall engagement in November. (Read More...)
- In late November Lightfoot attends the Mariposa Hall of Fame induction of Ian & Sylvia at Hugh's Room in Toronto.
- Lightfoot begins his new touring year promptly in late January with eight concerts in nine nights in the southwest US.
- In April, Lightfoot performs If You Could Read My Mind at a fundraiser for failed Toronto mayoralty candidate Jane Pitfield at the downtown Crowne Plaza Hotel.
- In May, Lightfoot performs at the 50th anniversary celebrations for CHUM-FM at Toronto's Nathan Phillips Square. Accompanied by Rick and Terry, they did Don Quixote, If You Could Read My Mind and Rainy Day People.
- In June, Lightfoot returned to the choir section of St. Paul's United church in Orillia, where he got his start as a young boy, this time with guitar in hand, performing Sit Down Young Stranger and Ring Them Bells.
- In June, Canada Post issues 52 cent limited edition stamp honouring Lightfoot. (Read More...)
- In August, Lightfoot contributes his recording of the Ian Tyson's Red Velvet to the Tyson tribute album, The Gift.
- Lightfoot performs at the Cambridge Club in Toronto during their Bentley Cup (squash championship) banquet.
- In December, Barry Harvey, Lightfoot's manager of 25 years passes away suddenly. (Read More...)
- In June, while Lightfoot is on the road in the US midwest, his longtime guitarist and friend, Red Shea passes away. (Read More...)
- Lightfoot wraps up the touring year in October in Amarillo, Texas.
- In November a press release announces a western Canadian tour for the spring of 2009. (Read More...)
- On November 17th, Lightfoot celebrates his 70th birthday.
- In November, Lightfoot performs at a fundraiser for Bloorview Kids Rehab in Toronto.
- In January, Lightfoot attends a tribute night at Hugh's Room in Toronto and performs Song For A Winter's Night.
- In February, Lightfoot visits Jim Cuddy backstage at Massey Hall.
- After finishing up the 2008 touring year in Texas (Amarillo) in October, Lightfoot kicks off the 2009 touring year in March again back in Texas (Austin).
- In March Lightfoot anounces his latest Massey Hall engagement slated for November. (Read More...)
- In June Lightfoot attends a plaque laying ceremony comemorating the Riverboat in Yorkville.
- In September Lightfoot appears in Hamilton for the unveiling of a sculpture of him and performed If You Could Read My Mind and Diamond Joe.
- Lightfoot presents Blue Rodeo with their Canada Walk Of Fame induction at Toronto gala in September.
- In October Lightfoot announces his Eastern Canadian tour for the spring of 2010. (Read More...)
- In November, Lightfoot autographs a Martin D18 guitar to be auctioned on Ebay for the Orillia Soldier's Memorial Hospital foundation. (Read More...)
- In November, Lightfoot completes yet another triumphant series of concerts at Massey Hall in Toronto.
- Also in November, Lightfoot attends SOCAN awards in Toronto receiving a radio play award for Race Among The Ruins.
- In December, Mariposa announces it has booked Lightfoot for their 50th anniversary folk festival slated for July 2010.