From John Carstensen’s Facebook page, here is what he says about joining the band:
“I remember first band practice at the home of Steve Elliott. The name, “Silver Laughter” hadn’t been adopted yet. Jon Ludtke, just started playing his guitar as if on a mission. He didn’t care who I was the only guy with braces on my teeth, and I used to laugh a lot (more than most). I finally realized why the name, Silver Laughter was adopted.”
Carl sent the picture.