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This page is accumulating some good references. I think most of the spurious claims have been removed and the others have been documented now. I have it on my list and will continue to add to it. Really, the entry needs to be re-written as a more complete narrative of his life, but I think it meets documentation standards. Doctorfun (talk) 05:08, 7 December 2008 (UTC)
David Wilkerson Controversy
There was an article in 'Christian Life' (now 'Charisma') magazine back in the 80s which told the story of Evangelist David Wilkerson attending one of their concerts and claiming he saw demons flying off the stage and hovering over the audience. It was quite a controversy. Wilkerson even wrote about the experience in a newsletter. It may not be a big deal now, but it was then. If I find the article, I'll link to it. If anyone else has info about this, inform us. 126.96.36.199 (talk) 20:09, 24 June 2008 (UTC)
- I remember this. Wilkerson says he ran through the crowd shouting "Ichabod! Ichabod!" which means "The glory of the lord has departed," or something like that. I'm pretty sure I read this in CCM, but no longer have the issue in which it might have appeared. -- Mitchell k dwyer (talk) 00:31, 26 June 2008 (UTC)
Okay, I think you might be right about it being in CCM. I've got to find that article. When I do, I'll post a reference. I know I have the David Wilkerson newsletter, but he doesn't mention the name of the band. Did Mylon ever respond to this controversy? I wonder if he would talk about it now?188.8.131.52 (talk) 23:11, 29 June 2008 (UTC)
Atlanta Rhythm Section
Has Mylon really claimed to be part of ARS?? It's been over a decade snce I've seen or heard him in concert--I don't remember him ever saying he was part of the band, but like his website, he played with what became the nucleus of...I might consider altering the sentance in the article about ARS.... Bacl-presby 21:25, 6 March 2007 (UTC)
This section is lifted almost word-for-word from http://www.nationmaster.com/encyclopedia/Mylon-LeFevre Doctorfun (talk) 03:56, 6 December 2008 (UTC)
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From the "early years" section, there's this quote about a royalty check for "Without Him":
"Mylon's first royalty check for "Without Him" was for approximately $90,000 (approximately $634,000 in 2008 dollars) which he still owes to Ben Milan."
Some context might be nice...I'm a pretty big LeFevre fan but I have no idea who "Ben Milan" is. Is this someone's idea of a joke/vandalism? If the owed money is true, it might be worth telling the reader who Ben Milan is. GBrady (talk) 15:00, 4 December 2008 (UTC)
After looking at the history, I see that an anonymous user is credited with the edit that added "Ben Milan" reference. As their other contribution was vandalism, I am assuming this is also vandalism and deleting the Milan reference unless and until someone can properly source it. GBrady (talk) 15:04, 4 December 2008 (UTC)
This section appears to comes from a WNEW article. I took out the part about royalty payments and added a footnote to the WNEW article, along with a NOTES section. Most of the stuff in this article can be documented. Just takes time to search out sources. I'll keep working on Notes. I like Mylon LeFevre and his honesty about what he's been through. Doctorfun (talk) 03:24, 6 December 2008 (UTC)
POV in Early Career section
I removed the phrase "Though Mylon's life was headed out of control," from the last paragraph as this would be a value judgement. To make this NON-POV, it would be better if we could find a quote of Mylon himself characterizing this time of his life as "out of control". Otherwise we are presuming to judge what constitutes a "proper" lifestyle. I think I know what you're trying to get at here, i.e. "Christian" musicians are typically expected to do and not do specific things in regards to their personal lives, but we either need to have Mylon say that himself or word it in a way that emphasizes an OPINION is being expressed, i.e. "Though Mylon has admitted to heavy drug usage at the time, it is nonetheless usually considered one of the first 'Christian rock' albums." with a citation to a source giving it that designation. GBrady (talk) 15:44, 19 May 2009 (UTC)
Date of overdose?
This seems to be a point of contention. Some online sites mention 1979, some mention 1973. Can we locate a link with a quote of Mylon himself nailing down the date? That would seem to be the way to fix this and make it definitive. GBrady (talk) 16:44, 19 May 2009 (UTC)
Biased Non-Wiki Language
This article has acquired some much needed heft, but it has also acquired some unwarranted, laudatory language. And many of the claims are unsourced. I like Mylon and his music and his story, but this is an encyclopedia and articles need to read like encyclopedia articles, not promo pieces. Doctorfun (talk) 02:58, 2 November 2009 (UTC)