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Bob Dylan and Gordon Lightfoot together again

The Story

"One grateful guy from Orillia." That's how Lightfoot describes himself -- over and over again -- in this CBC Television clip from the 1986 Juno Awards as he is inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame. Lightfoot's hero, Bob Dylan, makes the formal induction, calling the folk singer "someone of rare talent." During his acceptance speech, Lightfoot thanks everybody from his parents to Ian and Sylvia Tyson to band mates and especially Dylan who, he says, "taught me how to write lyrics." 

Medium: Television
Program: CBC Television Special
Broadcast Date: Nov. 10, 1986
Guests: Anne Murray, Bob Dylan, Gordon Lightfoot
Duration: 10:19

Did You know?

• A four-time Grammy nominee, Lightfoot has 11 Junos to his credit, and has been nominated for a total of 27. He was presented the Order of Canada in 1970 and was among the inaugural group of inductees to the Canadian Walk of Fame in 1998.

• Other awards and honours bestowed upon Lightfoot over the years include: the Medal of Service (given by the Canadian government); the Vanier Award (for his contribution to Canadian culture); Canadian Male Recording Artist of the Decade; Toronto Music Award's Lifetime Achievement Award; Governor General's Arts Award, as well as inductions into the Orillia Hall of Fame and the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame.


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