Buried Here –
Bob was the vocalist of the Canadian rock band, Lighthouse which he joined in 1970, replacing the original singer. He sang such hits as “Hats Off to the Stranger” and “One Fine Morning“.
Bob also won a 1973 Juno Award in the Outstanding Male Performance category.
He died on February 20, 1998, at the age of 51 due to heart failure.
1969 – Suite Feeling
1969 – Lighthouse
1970 – Peacing It All Together
1971 – One Fine Morning
1971 – Thoughts Of Movin’ On
1972 – Sunny Days
1972 – Lighthouse Live!
1973 – Can You Feel It
1974 – Good Day
1996 – Song Of The Ages
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My father was the Juno Award winning lead singer of Lighthouse. He actually died when he was 51. He was a very talented man, who had his demons, as we all do. He had a distinct and amazing voice. I think he deserves respect.
Dear Elisa….I saw your dad perform live with LIGHTHOUSE one night and he was magic!!!!He had a beautiful voice and that night was amazing. I know how much you miss him. He had demons….but you are right we all do. I have a lot of respect for him and for you too. He was loved by a lot of people Elisa…and we miss him too. Take care of yourself….Catherine xxxx
Thank you so much for posting this Catherine! Xo ?
Elisa…. I knew your dad VERY well, and good friends! Many stories and memories from 35 years ago! I want to let you know that I have his 1972 Juno award!
Dr Wein………………. My name is Ron Moore. Skip and Bobby were my two closest friends and brothers. They were responsible for helping me go through a broken marriage and they introduced me to Jesus. Bob lived with me for nine months while he was fighting his demons. We did get him to Teen Challenge but he came back too soon We sang together often and still had hopes and dreams but Bobby’s situation was just too much for him to overcome. Skip is gone now too…. I met Alisa during the period of Bob’s funeral but have not been in touch with her. IF she does not want Bobby’s JUNO and you need to find a home for it I would be happy to be that ‘home’ I’ll make sure it goes to a good place when I am gone
Hi Ron, I just saw these comments. I do very much want to have my dad’s Juno Award. I am sick and it would mean so much to me. Bright Blessings to you.
Hi David, I hope you see this. Please get in touch with me at Elisa.firstname.lastname@example.org
It would mean so very much to me to have my dad’s Juno Award. I need some positive in my life right now. Thank you so much ❤️
Hi David, I am just seeing these comments now. I would love so much to have my dad’s Juno Award. It would lift my spirits at this time especially. Please contact me at email@example.com
Thank you so much ❤️
god bless him and you your father was a personal freind and helped me out once in a time of need during withdrawels i was having during a stay at the donwood in toronto in 1988
Elisa, Condolences on your loss.I never got the opportunity to see lighthouse perform, but I enjoyed listening to them on record& CD. “some”people just live to hurt others. Hold your head up high Elisa,your dad lives on in the memories!…………🌟🙂👋✌️🇨🇦
Hope this message finds you happy!💙
Hi Elisa…… I loved your father’s voice – so pure and beautiful. The last time I saw him was at the El Mocombo Toronto. Such a loveful and personal concert. I remember it well because it was the night John Lennon was shot.
I’m still playing his greatest hits…….and I’m right back there. He was so beautiful looking….such a wonderful person. I have a daughter lost in addiction on Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside she lives on the streets down there. Gave my everything to help her but……. I pray for her and light a candle for her every day.
Yes we all have demons so true. I’ve been there myself. I’m sure you are very proud of him……wow Bob McBride your father. I’m big fan now in my 80s but his songs will always be in my heartsong. Love and Peace
Just listened to live at carnegie, love sweet lullaby
Whenever I hear your dad’s music, I am reminded of good times in my life; I am reminded of the naivety of youth and the fun times. His voice brings me to a pleasant place where the frustrations of life disappear and remind me that there is good and joy in our world. How I miss those days!!!!
I delivered Bob and Danny’s mail in Willowdale area in the early seventies. I lived in a basement apt and one night my landlady had a guy over who sat up all night singing Pretty Lady with his guitar. I had to get up early for work, went upstairs and complained about the noise! It was Bob, I was so embarrassed the next day when she told me…
I’m so deeply moved by the postings here. Also, I’m reassured in the possibility of the internet to actually positively support human connection. Elisa, your dad was a musical hero of mine; his voice and his ability to use it enriched my teenaged years and inspired me in my own musical pursuits. There aren’t enough superlatives to apply to his talent. I’m a musician too, certainly not a pro. And I have a liking for the narcotics too, to which I relapsed several times before I finally outlasted the demon. I don’t mean to minimize addiction by suggesting that Dad and I shared a “liking’. It’s sickness, not badness. I know. As an aside, back in 1978-79 I worked with your aunt, she was a nurse, when I was in university. I got to get the inside skinny on your Dad from a real close source, before things went real dark for him. She was a lovely woman who struggled with cystic fibrosis. I’m glad I came across this message board. It moved me to be taken back to a place that still is so much of who I am today. God bless you sweetheart.
I lived across the street from your Dad and Uncle when they were in North Toronto. He lived on Roselawn Ave. My next door neighbour Marilyn Pratt and I use to go over to his place and I hate to say it ate his parents Shrimp. I had never had that before. We use to play football etc. Then he left if I remember to go learn singing with I believe Tony Bennett.
I was sad to hear of his passing. He was a character.
Bob McBride, best lead vocals of any band. Incredible talent. Exceptional range. Just watched Ontario Place reunion concert. Great memories.