“The Lord Helps Those Who Help Themselves” – A June 1977 Performance of Silver Laughter Original

From left Paul and Jon. Top is Mick, Ken, Carl and Kim surrounding one of our friends

1976 photo taken and Kim was leaving the band. From left Paul and Jon. Top is Mick, Ken, Carl and Kim surrounding one of our friends

“The Lord Helps Those Who Help Themselves”

This country song was written by Jon Ludtke but later was credited to Ludtke – Orton, though I don’t think I really added anything to this song other than the bass line at the end! The lineup in 1977 at a venue in Willmar, MN was Jon on lead vocal and rhythm guitar, Mick Orton on bass and backup vocals, Ken Wiles on lead guitar and backup vocals and Paul Staack on drums and backup vocals.

Willmar is the town where I found my second 1976 Hofner violin bass (named  Hugh Hofner) hanging on the wall of a Willmar second hand shop.

Jon onstage 1977 New Year's Eve

Jon onstage 1977 New Year’s Eve

As I listen to these old recordings which were recently supplied to me by our manager, Art Stenstrom, and look at the photos from our friend, Becky Livingston, and those young guys back in the 70’s makes me kind of sad to know that we are no longer together and don’t see much of each other. We did have a lot of really good times despite the occasional upset.

The tape had a little hiss to it, but our engineer did his best to preserve the quality of the performances which will be posted as the days go on.



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2 replies

  1. What pretty hair you had. HEHEHEHEHE

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