History of The Gospel Lads

     (Note to former Lad members: Please feel free to send me any additional information that will help
fill in the holes. If I make a mistake on any “remembering” please tell me. Send to:
dave@davescroggins.com )


Poster from 1972

1966 - Paul Weil, Murray and Pete were singing under the name: The Messengers, with Loretta             Gardner, pianist.
            They cut their first record during this time (I have several of them-they have no jackets-Prudy             Weil-email: pweil@insignis.net)

1966 - Paul, Murray, Pete, Dave Root, Prudy, and Ruth Root sang as a sextet, with Loretta Gardner             singing and playing

1967 - Murray added George Melton, tenor; and Murray, Pete, and George became The Gospel             Lads. Frank Hartog sang bass.

1968 - Dave Scroggins joined the group and became the bass singer.

1969 - The first recording was made and was titled “The Gospel Lads.” (Product #3001)
            Dave Waites joined the group when Murray moved to Georgia.

1970 - Murray returned from Georgia to rejoin the Lads and Dave Waites moved back to Kentucky.

1971 - The Lads moved from the Southern California area to Joplin, Missouri to travel full time working
            with Cecil Todd and Revival Fires television ministry.

            In December Pete Ingraham left the group and joined the staff of Revival Fires.

            Charlie “Bush” Burnett joined the Lads as the lead singer.

1972 - George Melton left the group in the summer to sing with his family and Roger Bankson joined
            the group and sang tenor.