Photo courtesy of Steve Berman
Keith Bakke, Gordy Arlin, Brian Knowles
Cindy Knowles and Steve Berman

aka:  Light
Seattle, Washington
1974 ~ 1976


Gordy Arlin ~ Drums
Keith Bakke ~ Bass
Steve Berman ~ Keyboards
Brian Knowles ~ Guitar
Cindy Knowles ~ Vocals
Dan Mallory ~ Bass

This band started out in 1974 with the name "Family". Later after about a year or so, they changed the name of the band to "Light".   In addition to other lounge-lizzard kinds of places, they played at the Lake Forrest Park Sir-Loin Inn in Seattle, The Alpine in Everett, The Eighteenth Amendment in Bellevue, Ray's Golden Lion restaurant in Richland, WA and went to Alaska twice: Gold Rush Hotel in Anchorage for five weeks in the lounge and at the King's Kup in Fairbanks for four weeks.

Gordy Arlin was the drummer.  He had previously been in Axis Drive, and Cheeseburger Deluxe as well as Superband.  Gordy presently owns and operates three locations of "Bargain CDs Records and Tapes" in Everett, Marysville, and Snohomish, WA.

Cindy, wife of Brian, was a pretty good singer.  She later formed a band with Brian called Penrose, releasing an album, "Cyndi Knowles with Penrose"

Keith Bakke, a great singer and bass player, later formed a band called "Early Flight".  Keith was replaced in Light on bass by Dan Mallory.

Steve Berman, March 2001

Pictured:  Gordy, Brian, Cindy, Keith, and Steve
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Last Update: 21 April 2011
Credits:  Steve Berman
Band # 525