LP 229 / LIGHTHOUSE - Live ! - DBL LP

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LP 229 - 1972 USA / Orginal 1ste press Vinyl; EX - Cover; EX- (wear ) DBL LP & FOC ---------------------- Origin Toronto, Ontario, Canada Genres Rock, jazz fusion Years active 1968–1976 1982 1992–present Labels RCA, GRT, Evolution, Vertigo, Polydor, Denon, Universal -------------- Studio/live/compilaton albums Year Album US Top 200 1969 Lighthouse - Suite Feeling - 1970 Peacing It All Together 133 1971 One Fine Morning 80 Thoughts of Moving On 157 One Fine Light - 1972 Lighthouse Live! 178 Sunny Days 190 1973 Can You Feel It - 1974 Good Day - 1996 Song of the Ages[8] - 2009 40 Years of Sunny Days - Singles Year Song RPM Magazine US Hot 100 1969 "If There Ever Was A Time" - - "Could You Be Concerned?" - - "Feel So Good" 55 - 1970 "The Chant" 39 - 1971 "Hats Off (To The Stranger)" 9 - "One Fine Morning" 2 24 "Take It Slow (Out In The Country)" 12 64 1972 "I Just Wanna Be Your Friend" 54 93 "Sunny Days" 4 34 1973 "You Girl" 17 - "Broken Guitar Blues" 34 - "Pretty Lady" 9 53 "Can You Feel It?" 19 - "Magic's In The Dancing" - - 1974 "Good Day" 66 - -------------- Lighthouse is a Canadian rock band formed in 1968 in Toronto. Their sound included horns, string instruments, and vibraphone; their music reflected elements of rock music, jazz, classical music, and swing. They won Juno Awards for Best Canadian Group of the Year in 1972, 1973 and 1974. ---------- Band history Lighthouse was formed in 1968 in Toronto by vocalist/drummer Skip Prokop (formerly of the Paupers) and keyboardist Paul Hoffert. The two met by coincidence on a flight from New York City to Toronto, and discussed forming a band structured around a rock rhythm section, jazz horn section, and classical string section. Prokop had admired Ralph Cole's playing when they shared the bill at the Grande Ballroom in Detroit, so he brought him to Toronto to be the band's guitarist. Prokop and Hoffert assembled the rest of the group from friends, studio session musicians, and Toronto Symphony Orchestra members, and proceeded to make a demo recording. On the advice of Richie Havens, Prokop and Hoffert took the demo to MGM Records in New York, who signed the band. Two days later they had a manager, Vinnie Fusco, out of Albert Grossman's office, who overturned the MGM contract and made a deal with RCA Victor. Lighthouse made its debut on May 14, 1969, at the Rock Pile in Toronto, introduced by Duke Ellington with the words, "I'm beginning to see the Light...house".[1] The band originally consisted of 13 members: Skip Prokop: drums and vocals Paul Hoffert: keyboards and vibraphone Ralph Cole: guitar and vocals Grant Fullerton: bass and vocals Vic "Pinky" Dauvin: percussion and lead vocals Ian Guenther: violin Don Dinovo: violin and viola Don Whitton: cello Leslie Schneider: cello Freddy Stone: trumpet and flugelhorn Arnie Chycoski: trumpet and flugelhorn Howard Shore: alto saxophone Russ Little: trombone One of the first Lighthouse concerts was at Carnegie Hall and in its first year, the band also played at Fillmore East, Fillmore West, Toronto, Boston, the Atlantic City Pop Festival, and the Monterey and Newport Jazz Festivals. A free concert at Toronto City Hall in the summer of 1969 drew a reported crowd of 25,000.[2] Their first album, Lighthouse, was released in 1969 by RCA from RCA's Toronto Eastern Sound Studio. The band appeared at the Strawberry Fields Festival in August 1970, followed by the Isle of Wight Festival where they were the only act other than Jimi Hendrix asked to perform a second night among groups that included The Doors, Joni Mitchell, Chicago, Miles Davis, and The Who. Their next album, Suite Feeling, was also recorded in 1969 at Toronto Eastern Sound Studio. It featured two cover songs: The Band's "Chest Fever" and The Beatles' hit "A Day In The Life". Their third and final album for RCA also turned out to be the last one for original lead singer Pinky Dauvin. The album Peacing It All Together was recorded in RCA’s Music Centre of the World Hollywood Studios. The songs "Feel So Good", "If There Ever was a Time", and "The Chant" were minor hits in Canada during the band's time with RCA. The band moved to the record label GRT and Toronto’s Thunder Sound Studios. There were some other changes within the band as well including the loss of a few members – down to eleven musicians with seven original members still on board. The most notable change was a new lead singer in Bob McBride. In 1971, Lighthouse released One Fine Morning and Thoughts of Movin' On. The title track from One Fine Morning was a hit in Canada, peaking at #2 on Canada's Singles Chart.[3] The song was also an international and American hit, peaking at #24 in 1971 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart,[4] with both albums 'going gold' in Canada. It was preceded on the Canadian charts by "Hats Off to the Stranger" (#9 in Canada). In between recording albums and touring 300 days a year, they were creating innovative projects including the first performances by a rock band with symphony orchestras, a collaboration with the Royal Winnipeg Ballet company, Ballet High, which toured across Canada,[5] and a CBC production of Prometheus Bound with actress Irene Worth. During this period of recording from 1970 to 1971 with GRT, RCA piggybacked the success of Lighthouse and released a best-of album of the first three records recorded with RCA called One Fine Light. Lighthouse Live! was recorded live at Carnegie Hall in February 1972. This was the first time a Canadian album qualified for platinum status. The band came back later that year with the album Sunny Days on GRT, and garnered the band another gold album. The title song became the band's next Canadian hit single. Hoffert, tired of life on the road, left the band in 1973 but continued as the band's executive producer. Bob McBride mysteriously failed to show up at the Record Plant in New Y