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    Default Something I found on Wikipedia

    Anyone ever hear that Sammy was considered as a replacement singer for Steve Walsh when he left Kansas?

    Found this on Wikipedia when I did a search on Kansas:

    "Due to creative differences over the lyrical direction of the next album, Walsh left in October 1981 to form a new band, Streets. In early 1982, Walsh was replaced by vocalist/keyboardist John Elefante,[1] who was also a Christian (though not known at the time). He was chosen over such applicants as Sammy Hagar and Doug Pinnick. Kansas' first album with Elefante, Vinyl Confessions, was released in June 1982."

    This was before he was in VH. This is news to me.

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    Didn't know that. Did he get an interview or just fill out one of those tear out apps like they have at McDonald's?

    I love Kansas. I love Sammy. Sammy + Kansas = disaster. Sammy is not prog rock.

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    Default John Elefante Releases New Pro-Life song.

    Man, John still has the pipes.



    Sep. 18, 2013

    Mainstream singer-songwriters generally don’t spend too much time openly embracing conservative principles. But John Elefante, the Grammy-winning former lead singer of the band Kansas, recently released “This Time,” a tune and accompanying music video that tackle the issue of abortion head-on, taking an overtly pro-life stance on the contentious matter.

    For Elefante, the abortion issue hits home, seeing as he has an adopted daughter whose mother could have easily decided not to bring the little girl into the world, Charisma News reports. In the end, though, the young mom chose to give her daughter up for adoption — something for which Elefante is eternally grateful.

    As a result of the experience, the performer’s personal journey has colored his professional work, with the new song and video poised to raise some eyebrows among pro-life and pro-choice forces, alike. But that seems fine by Elefante, who is intent on making a major impact through his music

    I can’t imagine life without my daughter, Sami, and it just breaks my heart that pregnant young women much like her birth mother, instead of choosing life for their babies, are denying them the chance to be born,” Elefante said in a quote published on his website. “If our song can in any way bring attention to this issue and encourage those who are considering abortion to choose life through options such as adoption, then we couldn’t be happier.”

    The lyrics of the song tell the story of Sami’s 13-year-old mother, who is depicted in the music video as entering a clinic where she considers having an abortion — but then subsequently changes her mind and flees the building.



    In addition to raising awareness about adoption and abortion, the singer is using “This Time” to bring attention to Online for Life (OFL), a non-profit organization that stands against abortion, helping to connect babies to caring families. According to official numbers posted on the group’s website, its work has saved 1,151 babies.

    “The core focus of Online for Life is to reach at-risk women and men in their deepest time of need and introduce them to local life-affirming organizations where love and information can be shared in a compassionate, nonjudgmental way,” explains the OFL website.

    As Charisma notes, Elefante connected with the organization after speaking with his friend, Michael Kadrie, and decided to partner with the group, using the resulting music video in an effort to reach women who might be considering an abortion.

    “When we first heard about John’s song and his daughter’s story, we felt a connection right away and realized we had a mutual passion for saving babies from abortion,” OFL president Brian Fisher told Charisma. “We are so grateful for his team’s heart and their desire to see this beautiful music and touching story used for the cause of life.”




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    I saw Sam open for Kansas back in 1977. Sam has always had the respect of his peers and contemporaries, so while I didn't know this, it seems very plausible at that time.


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    Never heard this one before. who knows? Sam seems to be pretty well liked in the hard rock community so I'm sure back in the day he was one of those guys who would be considered for this type of thing. I don't know all of Kansas's music so I don't know if he would fit in or not.

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    First, the disclaimer. Don't believe everything you read on Wikipedia. It's open source. That could've been put there by DLR....

    Second, man that would've sucked.

    I don't recall reading about it in Sammy's book. But then, a lot of things were left out. This idea may have been kicked around much like Phil Collins in Van Halen. Managers talking, but apparently nobody else.

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    Good points. I think Sam would have mentioned it at some point. So...do you really think Dave started this?


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    Quote Originally Posted by lmr5150 View Post
    I love Kansas. I love Sammy. Sammy + Kansas = disaster. Sammy is not prog rock.
    I don't know. This was pretty proggy, and kicks tons of ass.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hagarfn View Post
    So...do you really think Dave started this?
    Haha. Not a chance. Just making a point.

 

 

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