R.I.P. – Lighthouse Drummer Skip Prokop Has Passed Away

Hamilton native and founding member of the band Lighthouse, Skip Prokop, has died at the age of 73. As the drummer and a vocalist in the Juno award-winning act, Prokop helped define the sound of rock and roll on Canadian airways in the 1970s. Lighthouse was Canada’s answer to Chicago, with the 13-piece rock/jazz ensemble releasing hits like Sunny Days and One Fine Morning. Lighthouse won the Juno Award for best Canadian group for three consecutive years from 1972 to 1974. Despite several lineup changes, the band continued to perform the old hits through the ’90s and into the new millennium. Prokop, who had a lengthy history of heart problems, continued anchoring the group until about two years ago when he was replaced on drums by his son Jamie. Skip Prokop is also survived by his wife Tracy and daughters Shannon and Cassandra.
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