Gordon Lightfoot Kundali AstroNidan
Birth Date: Nov. 17, 1938
Birth Time: 7 a.m.
Birth City: Orillia, Ontario, Canada
Degree : 24º28'59.39"
Sun Sign*
Degree : 7º32'57.53"
Moon Sign
Uttara Phalguni
Pada : 4
Degree : 27º24'12.49"
Last updated at Aug. 16, 2022, 11:54 a.m.
Created at Aug. 16, 2022, 11:54 a.m.

Kundali Details Birth details and configuration for astrological analysis

Birth Details

Gender Male
Weekday Thursday
Date Nov. 17, 1938
Time 7 a.m.
Daylight Saving No
City Orillia, Ontario, Canada
Geo-location 44ºN36'31.25", 79ºW25'14.45"
Timezone America/Toronto

Residence Details

City Orillia, Ontario, Canada
Timezone America/Toronto

Ayansmha Preference

Ayanmsha True Chitra
Ayanmsha Value 22º59'0.63"


Birth Time (America/Toronto) Nov. 17, 1938, 07:00:00 AM
Birth Time (UTC) Nov. 17, 1938, 12:00:00 PM
Birth Time (LMT) Nov. 17, 1938, 06:42:19 AM
Birth Time (Julian) 2429220.0
LMT Correction (in Hrs) -5.2947

Birth Place Location of birth place on map - Lat: 44ºN36'31.25" Lon: 79ºW25'14.45"

Life Attributes List of attributes/tags and tag associated with this kundali.


Awards | Grammy Awards | Hall of Fame Awards | Other Awards Awards | Vocational award Book Collection | Occult/ Misc. Collection Famous | Notable extremes Famous | Top 5% of Profession


Mind | Education extensive


Work | Work in team/ Tandem


Entertain/Music | Dancer/ Teacher Entertain/Music | Folk Music Entertain/Music | Group/ Duo Entertain/Music | Instrumentalist Entertain/Music | Song writer Entertain/Music | Vocalist/ Pop, Rock, etc. Entertainment | Child performer Entertainment | TV host/ Personality


Childhood | Sibling circumstances Parenting | Kids more than 3 Relationship | Number of Divorces Relationship | Number of Marriages


Body Part Problems | Paralysis

Life Story Story of person and major life events assoicated with this Kundali

Canadian singer, songwriter and guitarist known as the "Canadian Bard" and prominent for writing and recording such classics as "If You Could Read My Mind," "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald," and "Carefree Highway." Awarded the Juno (Canada's equivalent of the Grammy) 16 times, and nominated for four Grammy's, Lightfoot has written over 500 songs, with three albums going platinum and five gold. Born to Gordon Sr. and Jessica Lightfoot, he made his first performing debut in 1943, singing at a Sunday school event in Orillia, Ontario. He cut his first record in 1948, with his sister, Bev accompanying him on the piano. In 1950, he began piano lessons and voice study, and in 1951, he made his first 78 rpm record of "The Lord's Prayer." In 1952 and 1953, he won first place in his vocal class at the Toronto Kiwanis Festival. In 1954, he made his network radio debut, singing with a group called the "Teen Timers." He wrote his first song in 1955, called "The Hula Hoop song." In 1956, his barbershop quartet finished second in an Ontario competition. In 1958, he attended Westlake College of Music in Los Angeles, though he didn't complete the course there. In 1960, he began work as a choral performer and dancer at CBC's Country Hoedown, and would continue working there for two years. He became interested in folk music, and switched from the four-string tenor guitar to the six and 12-string guitars. He began playing drums for a revue called "Up Tempo" in 1961, under the pseudonym of Charles Sullivan. In 1961 he also made his first U.S. debut in Cleveland, sharing the bill with Jose Feliciano. In 1964, he became more influenced by Bob Dylan. By then he had written 75 songs, but his own identity was now beginning to emerge. He wrote "Early Morning Rain." Heard in Steele's Tavern in Toronto where he was performing, he eventually signed with an influential New York agency. The popular folk trio, Peter, Paul and Mary recorded his "For Lovin' Me," which reached the top 20 in the U. S. In 1964, he also played the Toronto Teacher's College, marking the first time he had done an entire show with his own material. In 1965, Lightfoot appeared with the prestigious Newport Folk Festival, wrote "Steel Rail Blues," and appeared on the Tonight Show. Marty Robbins recorded "Ribbon of Darkness," which was on the country and western charts for seven months. The following year, his first album, "Lightfoot!" was released by United Artists. He was commissioned by the CBC to write a song about the building of the Canadian railway for Canada's centennial, which became "Canadian Railroad Trilogy." In 1967, he played two sold-out concerts at Massey Hall. On 3/18/1968, a Lightfoot special was aired on CBC. In November 1969, he signed with Warner Brothers Records to record on their Reprise label, bringing a close to his United Artists years. Lightfoot received the Order of Canada in a ceremony in Ottawa, June 1970 and he was inducted into the Hall of Fame in April 1971 at his hometown, Orillia. In 1977, he received an honorary law degree at Trent University in Peterborough, Ontario. In November 1986 he was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame by Bob Dylan. The U.S. charts entered Lightfoot in February 1971 for the first time when "If You Could Read My Mind" reached fifth on the singles charts. The album, renamed after the single, reached No. 12 on the U.S. charts, and turned gold. In March 1972, while performing at Massey Hall, he felt a numbness on one side of his face which was diagnosed as Bell's Palsy. He was forced to cancel upcoming shows, and took several months off to recover. The year 1972 also saw the release of "Don Quixote," "Beautiful," and "Old Dan's Records." "Sundown" was released in January 1974 and held down the No.1 album position for three weeks. In March 1974 he wrote "Cold On the Shoulder," and in November, "Carefree Highway" reached tenth on the single charts. In October 1975, "Gord's Gold" was released, and in November, he wrote the material that will comprise the 1976 album, "Summertime Dreams." After the Edmund Fitzgerald sank in Lake Superior on 11/10/1975, Lightfoot wrote and recorded "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald" over an intense three-day period late in the month. In January 1980, Lightfoot was declared Canada's male singer of the decade ('70s). That same year, he went to Alberta and British Columbia to play U.S. Marshall Morrie Nathan for the upcoming film, "Harry Tracy Desperado." In 1981, he re-signed with Warner Brothers on a long-term recording deal. In recent years, his CDs have included "Waiting for You," April 1993 and "A Painter Passing Through," released on 5/05/1998 in Canada and 5/12/1998 in the U.S. A CD box set is scheduled for 1999. Lightfoot has been married twice, first to Brita on 4/06/1963 in Sweden. The marriage produced two children, Fred, born 2/01/1964 and Ingrid, born 12/31/1965. He and Brita divorced in 1973. A relationship that followed produced a son, Eric, born 12/30/1981. He married his second wife, Elizabeth, in the late '80s, and they have two children. On 9/07/2002, he was rushed to an Ontario hospital and the next day had emergency surgery for a weak blood vessel in his abdomen. His doctor called his condition serious. Link to Wikipedia biography

Life Events List of life events assoicated with this Kundali profile

S.No. Event Type Event Date Event Description

New Career

Jan. 1, 1943

Work : New Career 1943 in Orillia (Performance debut)



Jan. 1, 1948

Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1948 (First record cut)



Jan. 1, 1951

Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1951 (Record, "The Lord's Prayer")



Jan. 1, 1952

Work : Prize 1952 in Toronto (First place in vocal class)



Jan. 1, 1953

Work : Prize 1953 in Toronto (First place in vocal class)


Gain Social Status

Jan. 1, 1954

Work : Gain social status 1954 (Network radio debut)



Jan. 1, 1955

Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1955 (Wrote first song, "The Hula Hoop Song")



Jan. 1, 1956

Work : Prize 1956 (Finished second in barbershop competition)


New Job

Jan. 1, 1960

Work : New Job 1960 (Singer and dancer for CBC TV show)


New Job

Jan. 1, 1961

Work : New Job 1961 (Played drums for revue)


Gain Social Status

Jan. 1, 1961

Work : Gain social status 1961 (Made U.S. debut)



Jan. 1, 1964

Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1964 in Toronto (Played Toronto Teacher's College)



Jan. 1, 1965

Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1965 (Appeared with prestigous folk festival)



Jan. 1, 1965

Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1965 (Song, "Steel Rail Blues")



Jan. 1, 1966

Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1966 (Album, "Lightfoot!")



Jan. 1, 1967

Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1967 (Played two sold-out concerts)



March 18, 1968

Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 18 March 1968 (TV special aired) .



Nov. 1, 1969

Work : Contracts, agreements November 1969 (Signed with Warner Brothers Records) .



June 1, 1970

Work : Prize June 1970 in Ottawa (Received the Order of Canada) .



April 1, 1971

Work : Prize April 1971 in Orillia (Inducted into the Hall of Fame) .



Jan. 1, 1972

Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1972 ("Don Quixote," "Beautiful," "Old Dan's Records" released)



Jan. 1, 1974

Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released January 1974 (Album, "Sundown") .



March 1, 1974

Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released March 1974 (Song, "Cold On the Shoulder") .



Oct. 1, 1975

Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released October 1975 (Album, "Gord's Gold") .



Jan. 1, 1976

Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1976 (Album, "Summertime Dreams")



Jan. 1, 1977

Work : Prize 1977 in Peterborough (Received honorary law degree)



Jan. 1, 1980

Work : Prize January 1980 (Male Singer of the Decade) .



Jan. 1, 1981

Work : Contracts, agreements 1981 (Ended long-term contract with Warner Brothers)



Nov. 1, 1986

Work : Prize November 1986 (Inducted into Canadian Music Hall of Fame) .



April 1, 1993

Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released April 1993 (Album, "Waiting For You") .



May 1, 1998

Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 5 May 1998 (Album, "A Painter Passing Through") .

S.No. Event Type Event Date Event Description


March 1, 1963

Relationship : Marriage 6 March 1963 (First marriage, Brita) .



Jan. 1, 1973

Relationship : Divorce dates 1973 (Brita)

S.No. Event Type Event Date Event Description

Degree Enrollment

Jan. 1, 1950

Social : Begin a program of study 1950 (Piano lessons and voice study)


Degree Enrollment

Jan. 1, 1958

Social : Begin a program of study 1958 in Los Angeles (Music college, didn't finish)

S.No. Event Type Event Date Event Description

Birth Child

Feb. 1, 1964

Family : Change in family responsibilities 1 February 1964 (Son born) .


Birth Child

Dec. 31, 1965

Family : Change in family responsibilities 31 December 1965 (Daughter born) .


Birth Child

Dec. 30, 1981

Family : Change in family responsibilities 30 December 1981 (Son born) .

S.No. Event Type Event Date Event Description


March 1, 1972

Health : Medical diagnosis March 1972 (Bell's Palsy) .


Acute Illness

Sept. 1, 2002

Health : Acute illness 8 September 2002 (Emergency surgery on blood vessel; serious) .

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