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Skip Prokop, R.I.P.

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Ron 'Skip' Prokop, bandleader of Lighthouse (One Fine Morning, Pretty Lady, etc.) died today.  Skip stated drumming in a Sea Cadet band in Hamilton Ontario, then joined the Preston Scout House. A year he joined the Toronto Optimist and was lead snare  drummer for three years. Of course you know the rest.

 

As a former member of the Optimist Alumni and lead snare until 2008 this is very sad and I must say March On! in honour of a brother.

 

Regards,

John

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This is sad news.  Thanks for sharing.

I've written about Skip in my DCW column, and always liked Lighthouse.  (If you had a nickel for every corps that played "One Fine Morning" in the early 70s....)

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You too. I wrote a two-parter that ran in 2012. It was cool to trade war stories (I was the section leader of the Optimist Alumni 40 years post Skip being the section leader). Almost made him late for a gig having a smoke and chatting right before a show. Fun Times. 

 

 

Edit: I was replying Brian and somehow the quote function broke.

 

Regards,

John

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