GOGR Music History –
The Speer Family
Dad Speer once recorded a song entitled “Time Has Made a Change.” Although at the time, that seemed a long ways away for the Speer children, but it finally happened.
Although the nucleus for the Speer Family remained secure for many years, the “adopted” Speers were like a revolving door. As mentioned in the previous article, soprano Caroline Traylor passed away after a bout with cancer. The Speers didn’t immediately replace her and recorded two projects without a soprano vocalist. “Stepping Out on Faith” and “Celebration at Sea” featured the voices of Ben, Brock, and Faye Speer with Harold Lane. Harold Lane left the group in 1988. He was replaced by Bill Itzell and Jane Greene joined as soprano vocalist. The Speers continued to experience success on the charts with this group. “Saved to the Uttermost” and “He’s Still in the Fire” were two of their greatest recordings.