The sudden passing of John was shocking and upset us greatly.
He was and will forever be a great friend. His music will be with us always.
God speed John
John Kawecki - Nov 11 2010
29 Sept 2002
What can I say... She was loved by all and without her, the band would have never been what it became...
and Alan Orkins 16 Mar 2002
We miss you
Aug 8 2004
This is a hard update to write today.
Last night while talking to Don on the phone I heard that John Kozik had left us. The news came as a shock for me because I didnít know that John was sick. It seems like yesterday we were laughing and having a grand ole time at the reunion at Donís house. Everything was great. We all had fun remembering the old times. John looked great but just a tad less hair. We talked, he smiled and said how good it was be there.
John, I wish I could turn back the clock and spend more time with you. You left without saying good bye. It has been a great privilege for me to share those wonderful times with you. You have, and always will, make me smile when I think about you.
Northern Lights lead guitar and singer Bob Rider, Left us on March 10th 2012 This was totally unexpected and has left us all with great sadness. . . His music was unique and very creative. . . His guitar skills were superb and he made the Northern Lights sound great. . . We all can still hear him singing "All Alone " which he also wrote. . . Although we never met I have enjoyed his music, and so have countless others.
Rest in peace Robert Rider
Opening Page Meet The Band The Beginning Rehearsals Photo Shoot Victoria Theater Show Time Gigs 1 Gigs 2
The Recording Session NYC Gigs 3 Bell Sound Studios NYC The Songs Epilogue 57,58, 59 + the 1963 Cash Box Top 100
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