A New Chapter
After an illness that hospitalized him for a time, and suffering from the fatigue of touring an average 10 months of the year, John Gummoe left the group.  Ron Lynch left at the same time.  To fill the void left by Gummoe and Lynch in lead vocals and keyboards, the Cascades enlisted Gabe Lapano in September 1966, to fill both chairs.
This new Cascades lineup featuring Gabe Lapano, Tony Grasso, Eddy Snyder and Dave Wilson continued with its rigorous touring schedule, and in 1968 released a self-produced album entitled “What Goes On Inside”, on their own Cascades label..  John Gummoe co-produced the album with the group and sang backing vocals.
Adding to their ever-heavy schedule of touring U.S. concert venues, this energetic foursome next undertook a tour of the Asia Pacific region, including Guam, Okinawa, Japan and the Philippines. The group also found themselves entertaining soldiers and sailors, both on fire bases inside South Vietnam, and aboard U.S. Navy warships in the South China Sea.  Later that year a “North Atlantic” tour took them to Iceland, Greenland, Newfoundland and Labrador.
After the North Atlantic tour, Eddy Snyder left the group temporarily, and Lance Wakely was recruited in his place.  In 1969, with Wakely on guitar, and John Gummoe once again co-producing and adding backing vocals, the Cascades released the album “Maybe the Rain Will Fall” on Uni Records.
After a little over three years with the group, Gabe Lapano left in February 1970.  Tony Grasso departed in November 1974.  Thereafter the Cascades continued until 1979, with a revolving lineup anchored by Eddy Snyder and Dave Wilson.
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What Goes On Inside Maybe the Rain Will Fall