I love seeing all these old photos of the band. This is another one I lifted from Steve Elliott’s Facebook page. He also makes some funny comments to go with each photo. Here is what the lineup looked like when I visited Silver Laughter with my (then) wife, Pam, somewhere on the road as a precursor to me joining. In the photo from left to right are: Jon Ludtke, Mark Zaputil, Kim Ludtke, Denny Walton and Steve Elliott.
Whether that was a motel or a place provided by the club’s management is not clear. And Pam and I may not have rented our own room. We likely slept in the same place where the rest of the band was. I could be wrong, but I have a hazy memory of us all bunking in the same accommodations. Communal living at its best!
This is around the time Denny and Steve decided to leave the band. I was supposed to take Steve’s place on bass and vocals, so I wanted to see what I was getting into. Mark and Jon would then be the only two remaining guitarists for Silver Laughter. Thus we became a four piece band at this point.