THE LIGHTHOUSE BOYS 1980
A lot happened with The Lighthouse Boys in 1980, a lineup change, the release of their first album and they recorded a live album. It started back in late 1979 after a change in the lineup also changed much of the sound of The Lighthouse Boys that set them on their path to winning the 1980 Californians Choice Award for “Best Band” by the end of the year.
In 1979 members Frank McNinch, Gary Miller and Kenny Knight had left and Steve Johnson ended up leaving towards the end of the year. Enter Tim Cantu on Drums, Dathan Fernandez on lead guitar, by December, Ken & Jon Edwards joined and the lineup was set making Mark & Bill Underwood the only original members still in the group. The Lighthouse Boys entered almost daily practices for 2 to 3 weeks uniting songs from The Lighthouse Boys with a few songs from the Edwards Family setlist. The Lighthouse Boys would hit the road in a green maxi-van until eventually they purchased their Gold Eagle Flex from another Gospel Group later that year.
Many people flocked to Gospel Concerts back then and it would seem a lot of people flocked to see The Lighthouse Boys wherever they were booked. The above photo shows The Lighthouse Boys performing at Camelot Buffett in Lancaster, CA, they played there a few times that year, however dates are still being searched for.
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