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M.Mylon LeFevre


Mylon LeFevre - 1960s

Mylon LeFevre (October 6, 1944-present)

Biography

Mylon LeFevre grew up performing with the LeFevres, a group managed by his parents, Urias and Eva Mae LeFevre.

He entered the United States Army at the age of 17. It was there that he wrote his first song, "Without Him." Some time later while still stationed at Fort Jackson, SC, Mylon hitchhiked to Memphis, TN to perform the song with his family at the National Quartet Convention. Elvis Presley heard the song and recorded it on his 1967 album, How Great Thou Art. As soon as Presley's album released, many other artists recorded the song as well. Mylon LeFevre has stated the first royalty check was in excess of $90,000. By this point, Mylon was a member of JD Sumner And The Stamps Quartet.

Soon after that, Mylon LeFevre turned his sights toward a different style of music. Mylon/We Believe was released in 1969 on the Cotillion label. This was the second Christian rock recording ever made, the first being Larry Norman’s Upon This Rock. The core members of Mylon’s band in 1969 became members of the Atlanta Rhythm Section in 1970.

During the 1970s, Mylon chased the dream of a secular rock music career, recording for Columbia Records. He ultimately hit bottom in 1979 and found redemption in Christ. After being delivered from drug addiction, he returned to perform Christian contemporary music in the 1980s and early 1990s with his group Broken Heart.

Mylon has focused on preaching and teaching more than singing in recent years. Mylon’s daughter, Summer, is married to Peter Furler, a former lead singer and drummer for the Newsboys.

Awards

GMA Hall Of Fame (2005)

Solo Discography



1968 Your Only Tomorrow: My Only Hope; Walking My Lord Up Calvary's Hill; Close To The Master; So Glad; Keep Me; A Friend Is Jesus; I'll Be So Happy There; The Angels Must Have Cried; Tormented Window; It Must Be The Man In The Sky; Your Only Tomorrow; Jesus Is The Only One For Me. (Reissued in 1984 as New Found Joy on Skylite Records 6317)


1969 Mylon/We Believe (Cotillion Records/Atlantic Records): The Old Gospel Ship; Sunday School Blues; Who Knows; Sweet Peace Within; You're Still On His Mind; Trying To Be Free; Searching For Reality; Pleasing Who, Pleases You; Contemplation; Hitch Hike; Peace Begins Within; The Only Thing That's Free.

1971 With Holy Smoke
1972 Over the Influence
1973 On The Road To Freedom
1977 Weak at the Knees
1978 Love Rustler
1980 Rock 'N Roll Resurrection
1982 Brand New Start
1983 More
1983 Live Forever
1985 Sheep In Wolves Clothing
1986 Look Up!
1987 Crack the Sky
1988 Greatest Hits
1988 Face the Music
1989 Big World
1990 Crank It Up
1992 A Decade of Love
1992 Faith, Hope And Love
???? Bow Down

Songwriter's Résumé

(Partial List)

More Of Jesus
Without Him
You're On His Mind

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