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Old 08-31-2017, 07:58 PM
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Default Lighthouse drummer dead at 74

Skip Prokop..RIP...One fine morning it wont be.
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Old 09-01-2017, 06:15 AM
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NO ONE, knows who this is?
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Old 09-01-2017, 07:05 AM
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Sorry man, I had to look him up! Apparently he was the drummer with the Paupers - who were a big influence on Geddy and Alex. I apologize for us Americans - we're not hip to our own music scene - let alone one in another country ;)
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Old 09-01-2017, 07:25 AM
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Thank you for that response, its very kind..There are a few folks on this site that seem to know everything about everything. I figured they would have paid their respects to a famous , even though he is a Canadian fellow brother drummer...by now

This is not my kind of forum, sorry but I'm leaving...regrds,
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Old 09-01-2017, 09:21 PM
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Leaving cuz we didnt know the guy, c'mon man....cut us some slack
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Old 09-02-2017, 12:12 AM
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That is curious. Maybe the deceased is a household name in Canada?
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Old 09-02-2017, 12:17 AM
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Lighthouse was Canada's "Chicago Transit Authority" and "Blood Sweat & Tears". My Junior High School teacher played trumpet with them for a while.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fxLY8ajMfBU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pvVN_KRriTM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P8IcW5TtP0E
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Old 09-02-2017, 12:18 AM
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That is curious. Maybe the deceased is a household name in Canada?
Correct. Every musician in Canada knew who the guys in Lighthouse were.
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Old 09-02-2017, 12:44 AM
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This is not my kind of forum, sorry but I'm leaving...regrds,
This HAS to be some kind of Canadian humor ay?
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That is curious. Maybe the deceased is a household name in Canada?
The band Lighthouse is known by most Canadians who lived through the 70s for two AM radio hits. The name of its drummer/singer is not really known by most/many Canadians. I had to look him up and I'm pretty encyclopedic about 70's music.

Perhaps sonormapex maybe has a special place in his heart for the band, or is tired of us all. RIP all the same.
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Old 09-02-2017, 05:58 PM
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RIP Skip. You shaped part of who I am as a drummer.

For folks unfamiliar with Lighthouse, I highly recommend starting here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cjh5gJhzntw
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I first became aware of Skip Prokop in the Fall of 1967 when I bought the Paupers' debut album, Magic People. I loved almost everything about the LP, but the real hook was Skip's drumming, which featured chops, power and groove in abundance. I took as much as possible of his prowess on board and lobbied friends, mostly unsuccessfully, to embrace the band. Over the intervening 50 years, I have greedily sought out any and all information relating to the band and Skip. The pickings have been pretty slim, but I have gleaned a few interesting tidbits:

Skip laid down that particularly slinky drum track on Peter, Paul and Mary's hit, I Dig Rock n' Roll Music.

The Pauper's pursuit of fame and fortune was dealt a serious blow by a disastrous performance at Monterey Pop.

The meager photographic information I have seen indicates Skip preferred Sonor drums.

Brad Campbell, the terrific bassist who replaced Denis Gerard (similarly gifted) in the Paupers, went on to play with both Janis Joplin's Kozmic Blues Band and Full Tilt Boogie band.
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I remember "One Fine Morning" well from the radio, I might have the 45 somewhere. But interestingly, I was in a marching band in 1971-2, and the leader cooked up a pretty cool arrangement of that song!

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