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in the 60's I used to attend gospel music concerts whenever they came
to town, about 2-3 times a year. One of my favorite groups was the
LeFevres, mostly because of Mylon. I loved the sound of his voice and
just the incredible way he could sing a song.
I gradually lost touch with listening
to gospel music and was never a fan of rock music, so I had lost touch
with whatever Mylon was doing. It wasn't until I saw a Bill Gaither
Gospel Classic show on public TV that I saw a segment with Mylon
singing a song with his mother. I was struck once again by his voice
and went on Bill Gaither's website to see if I could purchase a copy
of that show. I purchased a tape of his Reunion 1992 show and it has
Mylon singing his song "Without Him" near the end of the tape.
I have never been so touched by a
performance as I have by that one. It brought me to tears,
particularly when I learned what Mylon's life had become in the rock
world. Knowing that he had "died" from a drug overdose and was able
to turn his life completely around, I watched his singing that song
with a new insight into Mylon's soul. I think when he wrote the song,
he believed what he wrote, but when he sang that song on the Reunion
show, he finally BELIEVED IN what he was singing. He KNEW that he was
dying, was enslaved, had a hopeless life, but that with Jesus he was
saved. If he never does another thing for mankind or for the gospel,
he has done enough already in writing and singing his song "Without
I have watched that tape over and over
and play the CD of that recording over and over in my car. I will
never tire of it and it will always bring me to tears because I truly
understand the message of that song. I can't (and no one should try
to) live their life "Without Him". Thanks to Mylon for writing the
perfect gospel song to drive that message home. I hope he continues
to let himself be used by God in the same way to show the way for
others. God bless him!
your web site and saw Mylon a number of times in concert at Creation
music festival in Pennsylvania. I'll also never forget the first time I
saw his video of Trains Up In the Sky. Wow.
38 years old now, but as a teenager living in Atlanta about 2 miles
from Mt Paran Church of God where every Monday Night Mylon would play
in the Gym. I never missed a show. The music was great and I
believe at that age by hearing Mylon talk about his past in drugs and
his love for Jesus, I honestly believe that's why I never did drugs.
I currently am a singer songwriter for a band caled ADAMSDAY , and
live in New Orleans.
Mylon is still a big part of my life. I
even knew his daughter in High School.
Thanks for this great web site. If I
can dig up my old pictures I will scan a few.
By the way I even tried to audition to
tour with Mylon when I was about 15. He told me he thought I was too
young, but he let me play anyway. I was definitely too young. But
Mylon had such a nice way about him. He made me feel encouraged to
I have a deep love for Mylon, though he
wouldn't know me if he saw me.
Turns out later in life my Uncle an
Entertainment Attorney Joel Katz was Mylons Attorney.
This is a great web site and I'm so
glad you have it.
Adam Dayton Gibson
New Orleans via Atlanta
I worked for Mylon for many years and was
blessed to do his lighting work, mostly spotlights and also some
backstage work. I covered pretty much all of the shows in Georgia
back in the 80's (about 1982-86). He played very heavily at Mt. Paran
Church of God in Atlanta, GA in their auditorium. He also went to
church there as well, so not only did we get the opportunity to see
Mylon and Broken Heart play VERY often, but also got to meet and talk
and worship with him pretty much every week. It was always an event
when Mylon walked into the sanctuary, because you could hear all of
the people whispering and buzzing when he came in. His presence was
But the main thing that amazed me the
most about Mylon was that here was this very "cool cat" who would get
on the stage show after show and rock out like crazy. It was a
literal pain to try and keep up with him with the spotlight chasing
him from one side of the stage to the other. I loved Mylon and he was
a HUGE impact on me vocally, but it was a tremendous relief when they
told me that I was to spotlight Kenny or Dean instead of Mylon. The
crowd would be screaming, jumping up and down, singing along, and air
guitaring. He would work them into a frenzy and then when no one saw
it coming, he would break it down into sweet catchy songs like
Children of the King, More, or The Warrior. Then he would speak in his
heavy, comforting, slow, soft and gentle southern drawl and deliver
the perfect testimonial message about how it was okay to love Jesus
and be cool at the same time. And before you knew it, hordes of
people were giving their lives to Christ. At first, they were rocking
out and thrashing their fists in the air and before the hour was out,
they were walking down the aisle in a decision that would change their
lives forever. Some of them were even high or drunk when they got
there, we saw a lot of that. They only came to party and listen to
some southern rock and roll, but before the concert was over, they had
made a decision to change their lives forever. Everyone knew that
Mylon had a tremendous gift for speaking to "rock and rollers" and
bringing them to Christ. He was a well respected musician and song
writer with the perfect balance of cool and Christ-like.
His music still brings me chills and
all of his songs have melodies that continually tug at your heart
strings. Music that makes you want to be a better person and to
strive to be more diligent at what we as Christians are here to do.
At the time, I had no idea about any of his past experiences or work
beyond Broken Heart. I just knew he was something special and that he
had a commanding presence, but I never realized how that one man could
have made such a difference in how I feel about "religion" and what it
means to be a Christian. It was an incredible time in my life and I
wouldn't trade it for anything in the world. And I'm sure that none
of the thousands of people that gave their life to Christ as a result
of his ministry would either.
great website! I only heard Mylon & Broken Heart's music for the first
time a few months ago. As a fan of 80's and 90's Christian music, I
instantly liked what I heard when I first heard them. I have Mylon's
solo album from 1992, but had no idea of his career beforehand.
June 22, 2005