LIGHTHOUSE


One of Canada's most original pop groups ever, Lighthouse was formed in Toronto early in 1969 by Skip Prokop, Paul Hoffert, and Ralph Cole. The band would eventually grow to include dozens of performers over its 40 year career.

Lighthouse was undeniably one of the driving forces of the Canadian pop machine of the 1970's. With a total of nine gold and three platinum records, plus 4 JUNO Awards, no other band of the day could touch them. Their mega hits include the classics "Sunny Days", "One Fine Morning", "Pretty Lady" and many more.

In the 21st century the band is still as relevant as it ever was. In 2006 superstar rapper Akon sampled their song "I'd Be So Happy" on his multiplatinum selling album Konvicted. The songs have also been licensed for Toyota, The Trailer Park Boys, Swingtown on CBS, and the film Real Time starring Randy Quaid. In 2008 the band's music became available digitally for the first time, and preparations for a Greatest Hits package are currently underway.