Kim Ludtke and I have been e-mailing back and forth. We also have spoken by phone several times in the past couple of weeks. He wanted to clear up the story about how Silver Laughter got its name. – Mick Orton
Happy birthday, and congratulations on keeping ‘most of your hair’! (December 28).
By the way, Steve Elliott still plays also, and in fact is probably the only Silver Laughter member that has continuously played in a working band. I usually get to sit in with him when I’m back in Davenport.
Don’t know if you knew this, but Steve and I went to school together, similar to you and Jon. And I’m not sure who is posting this around on various websites (you may have seen this), but the name Silver Laughter did not come from Steve wearing braces – it comes from Lewis Carroll’s Through the Looking Glass – there’s a poem at the beginning of the book about the Cheshire cat.
Perhaps you could mention this on your site…, so it would be nice to try to straighten that out. – Kim Ludtke